Pitt's Rori Blair goes through drills during spring practice Tuesday, March 31, 2015, on the South Side.

Small defensive end hopes to wrap up starting spot

Pitt defensive end Rori Blair hopes some extra weight will help him in his sophomore season.

about 4 hours ago

Penn State offense finding footing in second year with coordinator John Donovan

Penn State offensive coordinator John Donovan sat down with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to analyze the offense’s improvements this spring.

about 4 hours ago

 Robert Morris' Rodney Pryor lays the ball up against North Florida's Beau Beech in the first half of the First Four game of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, OH, on March 18, 2015.

Robert Morris guard named to transfer list

Colonials guard Rodney Pryor earns a spot on the 2015 Riley Wallace All-America team, which honors the top transfers in college basketball.

about 4 hours ago

 Pitt mascot Roc bows to former Panther Aaron Donald as Pitt takes on Akron at Heinz Field in September.

Fitzgerald, Donald to serve as honorary coaches for Pitt's Blue-Gold game

The game, set for April 18 at Highmark Stadium, is free to the public.

about 12 hours ago

 Connecticut forward Morgan Tuck, front, drives against Dayton center Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova in the first half of a regional final game Monday in Albany, N.Y.

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup: Connecticut, Maryland advance

Unlike the first three games of the tournament, the Huskies got all they could handle from seventh-seeded Dayton.

1 day ago

 Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers is helping a Penn State biologist raise research funds by producing a video about how the coach witnessed the decline and death of his father from Alzheimer's disease.

Penn State coach lends help to professor pursuing brain-repair research

Basketball coach Patrick Chambers is working with PSU biologist Gong Chen, whose research focuses on restoring brain cells and function.

1 day ago

 New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his team Saturday morning. The Panthers are two weeks into spring practice. They have three more weeks before the Blue-Gold game April 18.

Pitt brothers Bradley, Grigsby ready for more at linebacker this season

Bam Brad­ley and Nicholas Grigsby are two of the con­tend­ers to fill the start­ing out­side line­backer roles left open by graduates.

3 days ago

Penn State notebook: Situational football takes center state in spring

The Nittany Lions worked on situational drills and tried a pair of left tackles during their fifth practice of the spring.

3 days ago

Underdog Irish hope efficiency fuels victory against unbeaten and No.1-seeded Kentucky

Notre Dame’s guard-oriented offense is one of the most efficient in Division I while Kentucky is one of the tallest, best defensive teams.

4 days ago

NCAA tournament notebook: Calipari reminds players Kentucky is beatable

Midwest Region notebook: Kentucky’s coach said the Wildcats should have lost five or six games this year.

4 days ago

Indiana law denounced as invitation to discriminate against gays

Passage of the measure drew expressions of dismay from the NCAA, which will hold its men’s basketball Final Four games in Indianapolis.

4 days ago

Obituary: Rod 'Hot Rod' Hundley / Outsize basketball personality

He parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century.

3 days ago

 West Virginia's BillyDee Williams, left, and Nathan Adrian watch form the bench during the second half of Thursday's game against Kentucky.

No. 1 Kentucky overpowers West Virginia, 78-39, in Sweet 16

Thursday night’s game was a mismatch from the start as the top-seeded Wildcats crushed the No. 5-seed Mountaineers.

5 days ago

Fun-loving California Vulcans look for second national title

Central Valley graduate Seairra Barrett is an important cog in a California University team that has eyes on a national title.

5 days ago

Bria Holmes leads Mountaineers to rout of Dukes in WNIT

West Virginia (21-14) rolled into the WNIT quarterfinals for the first time since 2005 with a 60-39 win against Duquesne at WVU Coliseum

5 days ago

 Pitt's Avonte Maddox goes through drills during spring practice Thursday on the South Side.

Pitt defensive back Avonte Maddox ready for pressure-filled role

The cornerback learned from his mistakes last year and hopes those lessons will help him in his sophomore season.

5 days ago

 Penn State offensive tackle Paris Palmer waits his turn to complete footwork drills at practice Monday afternoon in Holuba Hall.

Paris Palmer adds intrigue to Penn State's OT competition

Junior-college transfer Paris Palmer is one of three linemen competing for the starting left tackle spot with the Nittany Lions.

5 days ago

 Notre Dame's Zach Auguste dunks against Wichita State in the first half of a regional semifinal Thursday in Cleveland.

NCAA tournament notebook: Notre Dame makes long-awaited return to Elite Eight

The Fighting Irish reached the Elite Eight for only the sixth time — and the first trip this deep into the tournament since 1979.

5 days ago

 Pitt's Tyler Wilps, left, wrestles with Penn State's Matt Brown in the 174-pound title match at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis.

South/West Xtra: Violations cost Char Valley grad in NCAA final

Tyler Wilps of Pitt loses controversial 174-pound wrestling championship in final seconds.

5 days ago

South/West Xtra: South Fayette grad wins national title at W&J

Nick Carr wins Presidents’ first Division III wrestling title by capturing 174-pound championship.

5 days ago

 Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole applauds his team as they take on North Florida in the second half of the First Four game of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, OH.

Robert Morris basketball coach Andy Toole to stay with team

Announcement came just hours after rumors circulated on Twitter that Toole was considering the coaching job at Atlantic 10 program Fordham.

4 days ago

Pitt picks up verbal commitment from Ohio QB Thomas MacVittie

The Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) quarterback also had offers from Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo.

5 days ago

IUP advances to D-II national championship game

The Crimson Hawks of Indiana University of Pennsylvania took the lead in the last five minutes tonight and beat Tarleton State, 72-68.

5 days ago

 West Virginia guard Juwan Staten dunks during practice Wednesday in preparation for today's Sweet 16 tilt against Kentucky at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

West Virginia hopes pressing defense can stop undefeated Kentucky

Bob Huggins and West Virginia have deployed a different defensive style this season, and it has carried the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16.

6 days ago

NCAA notebook: Wichita State coach doesn't backpedal from Alabama interest

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall reiterated Wednesday he would listen to an offer from Alabama if the school approached him about a job.

6 days ago

No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 1 Kentucky

NCAA tournament Midwest Region semifinal between the Mountaineers and Wildcats.

6 days ago

Duquesne meets familiar foe, West Virginia, in WNIT

Duquesne has never advanced past the third round of the WNIT. West Virginia stands in its way.

6 days ago

California University defeats Emporia State, 51-46

California University won a grinding defensive battle and advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game.

6 days ago

 Pitt's Alex Bookser works with Aaron Reese during spring camp on the South Side yesterday afternoon.

Alex Bookser hopes versatility earns him starting job on Pitt line

Freshman offensive lineman Alex Bookser is trying to impress Pitt’s new coaching staff and earn a starting job in the process.

1 week ago

 Penn State President Eric J. Barron

Penn State considers tuition freeze

Eric J. Barron says he would recommend the freeze for in-state students if the university were to receive a proposed funding increase.

1 week ago

Cal U women's basketball team picks up OT win in Division II Elite Eight

The Vulcans’ next game is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7.

1 week ago

 West Virginia's Tarik Phillip elevates for a layup during Sunday's NCAA tournament game in Columbus, Ohio.

Mountaineers secure berth in Sweet 16; unbeaten Kentucky next

West Virginia’s high-pressure, physical defense won out over a Maryland attack that was among the most-prolific from the free-throw line.

1 week ago

 Panthers guard Brianna Kiesel handles the ball during the game against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Pitt women ousted by Tennessee, 77-67

After reaching their first NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009, the No. 10-seeded Panthers ended their season with a 20-12 record.

1 week ago

 Pitt senior guard Brianna Kiesel, whose favorite player growing up was former Tennessee star Candace Parker, celebrates the Panthers' NCAA tournament win against Chattanooga Saturday.

Pitt women's basketball team hopes to reach 'Summitt' of dreams at Tennessee

Brianna Kiesel and the Panthers today play a storied NCAA program on its home floor, where championships were nearly a given every season.

1 week ago

 Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia dives for a loose ball against Butler in the second half of of the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Notre Dame survives and goes to Sweet 16

This time the Butler didn’t do it and as a result Irish eyes are smiling and not because they are all still celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

1 week ago

Pitt's defense slowly gets up to speed

Middle linebacker Matt Galambos finds himself a veteran of a young defense and is tasked to make strides as a leader.

1 week ago

 Rodney Pryor, soaring in for a dunk in Friday night's loss to Duke, is one of several standouts slated to return next season for Robert Morris.

Robert Morris season in review: Rising stars poised to make more noise

Even with the departure of rising coaching star Andy Toole a possibility, the Colonials believe a less turbulent season is likely next year.

1 week ago

 West Virginia's Juwan Staten looked good in his return to the court in Friday's win against Buffalo.

West Virginia-Maryland preview: Juwan Staten invigorates offense

Point guard Juwan Staten's return gives the Mountaineers a big lift going into their third-round NCAA tournament game against the Terrapins.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh players Brittany Gordon, left, Brianna Kiesel, center, and Monica Wignot celebrate in the final seconds of the second half.

Pitt women advance in NCAA tournament

Stasha Carey and Brianna Kiesel helped the Panthers beat Chattanooga in the first round.

1 week ago

 Pitt women's coach Suzie McConnell-Serio gives instruction at a Panthers practice earliers this season.

McConnell-Serio on NCAA cloud 9

NCAA women’s tournament: Pitt's Suzie McConnell-Serio is no stranger to life in the tournament, but her players certainly are.

1 week ago

 North Carolina State's Nick Gwiazdowski takes down Penn State’s James Lawson in a 285-pound quarterfinal match Friday in the NCAA wrestling championships at Scotttrade Center in St. Louis.

NCAA wrestling: Pitt, WVU standouts reach title matches

Pitt’s Tyler Wilps and West Virginia’s Moisey rode an upset wave into the finals in St. Louis.

1 week ago

Robert Morris hockey falls in conference semifinal

A bevy of shots on goal were not enough for a Colonials victory against AHC rival Mercyhurst Friday night in Rochester, N.Y.

1 week ago

 North Carolina State's Abdul-Malik Abu celebrates a dunk with Trevor Lacey against Villanova in the first half of the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

North Carolina State sends No. 1 seed Villanova home

The Wolfpack beat Villanova, 71-68, at the Consol Energy Center, propelling them into the Sweet 16 for the 11th time in program history.

1 week ago

Duke hits late shot to outlast Albany

NCAA Women’s tournament roundup: The Blue Devils overcame  27 turnovers and have won their opener in each of their 22 appearances.

1 week ago

 West Virginia's Juwan Staten (3) goes in for a shot against Buffalo's Will Regan (2) in the first half of an NCAA tournament game in the Round of 64 in Columbus.

West Virginia beats Buffalo to advance in NCAA tournament

The fifth-seeded Mountaineers move on to face No. 4 Maryland Sunday in the Midwest Region.

1 week ago

 Robert Morris fans cheer during the first half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game against Duke in the Round of 64 in Charlotte, N.C.

RMU can't beat history — or Duke

Never had a No. 16 seed beaten a No. 1 seed, and that remains true.

1 week ago

Pitt junior Tyrone Haughton to transfer to different basketball program

Haugton, who is 6-foot-9, was supposed to fill a role as a shot blocker and rebounder but never developed enough to merit any playing time.

1 week ago

RMU loses Atlantic Hockey Conference semifinal to Mercyhurst, 4-3

The Colonials set a program record with 63 shots on net while watching their bid end for a second straight conference championship.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play during his team's NIT loss to George Washington on Tuesday.

Dixon to serve as guest analyst for Turner Sports

The studio show will be aired in between games and at halftime of the NCAA third round games Saturday.

1 week ago

 N.C. State's Anthony Barber celebrates with BeeJay Anya after defeating LSU in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center.

North Carolina State claws back to beat LSU late at Consol Energy Center

BeeJay Anya’s hook shot with 0.1 seconds left caps comeback for Wolfpack against Tigers.

1 week ago


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