Hawaii's Rainbow Warriors beat Pitt in Maui, 74-70

For the first time this season the Panthers left the confines of the Petersen Events Center and for the first time this season they lost.

about 9 hours ago

 Panthers offensive lineman Matt Rotheram, left,  shown here practicing during preseason in August at the team's South Side facility, will play his final home game today.

Small class of seniors play final home game at Pitt

Eleven players hoping to end the tailspin and help Panthers win final two games to become bowl eligible.

about 11 hours ago

  Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg  calls a play at the line against the Maryland Terrapins during a game at Beaver Stadium earlier this month.

Nittany Lions offense has chance to get healthy against the Illini

Penn State’s offense searching for confidence against Illinois

about 11 hours ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team as they take on Niagara in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night, November 14, 2014.

Hawaii once was home for Pitt coach

Jamie Dixon got his first full-time basketball job at Hawaii and also met his wife there.

about 11 hours ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3) hands the ball off to Rushel Shell (7) during the second half against Kansas State in Morgantown, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Kansas State won 26-20.

Backup QB Skyler Howard gave West Virginia something to cheer about

Rather than focus on Clint Trickett’s possible injury-related woes, Dana Holgorsen lauded backup Skyler Howard for his performance Thursday.

about 11 hours ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

1 day ago

Pitt wrestling overmatched by Penn State

The four-time reigning national champion Nittany Lions picked up a 24-12 victory against Pitt at Petersen Events Center.

about 12 hours ago

Pitt hoping extra game pays off

Panthers reap numerous benefits from road contest in Hawaii.

1 day ago

 Head coach Scott Shafer of the Syracuse Orange looks on during the first half of a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Pitt, Syracuse coaches bear resemblance in approach to their profession

Paul Chryst and Scott Shafer come from opposite sides of the ball, but have a mutual respect and similar styles for the Panthers and Orange.

1 day ago

Penn State refuses to get all a-Twitter over scrutiny

Nittany Lions coach James Franklin tries to shield his players and staff from criticism 140 characters at a time.

1 day ago

 Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters rushes against West Virginia Thursday night in the Wildcats' Big 12 win against the Mountaineers.

Kansas State spoils WVU's home finale, 26-20

The Mountaineers (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) suffered their third loss in a row Thursday night in their home finale.

1 day ago

 Angelo Mangiro (left) and Austin Johnson of Penn State celebrate with the Dan Rooney Trophy after victory over UCF in the Croke Park Classic American Football match between Penn State v Central Florida at Croke Park Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

Penn State lineman Angelo Mangiro knows job backwards and forward

Angelo Mangiro has worked through dyslexia to become a versatile offensive lineman for the Nittany Lions.

2 days ago

 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen holds his head during the second half of last year's game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 35-12.

West Virginia must curb turnovers vs. Kansas State

Kansas State does not beat itself, which for West Virginia has been the opposite tale ahead of its game tonight against the No. 12 Wildcats.

2 days ago

Hot shooting lifts Pitt women to win vs. Michigan

The Panthers cruised past marquee foe Michigan thanks to a stellar effort from 3-point range and senior guard Brianna Kiesel Thursday night.

1 day ago

Pitt defensive backs a work in progress

Secondary coach Troy Douglas has had his unit stretched thin in the past, but is seeing improvement in the young Panthers.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Josh Newkirk drives to the net against Niagara's Karonn Davis in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night, November 14, 2014.

Bench role doesn’t slow Pitt guard Josh Newkirk

When sophomore guard Josh Newkirk comes off the bench, Pitt certainly doesn’t lose any speed or production.

2 days ago

 Brianna Kiesel goes for a layup during the City Game between Pitt and Duquesne last year at the Petersen Events Center.

Brianna Kiesel eyes rebound vs. Michigan for Pitt women

Panthers senior guard Brianna Kiesel didn’t shoot like the leader of a young team Monday, but has since been working to bounce back tonight.

2 days ago

Congressmen demand NCAA release Penn State documents

The documents related to the 2012 consent decree over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

2 days ago

 Heather Betancourt makes a save for the University of Dayton women's soccer team.

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle grad gives Dayton women's soccer team a lift

Bouncing back after an injury, Heather Betancourt came on strong in the late going this season for the Dayton soccer team.

2 days ago

East Xtra: Area grad excited to play Pitt

Franklin Regional alum Sean Hickey only has two games left in his career at Syracuse, but one of those is Saturday vs. Pitt at Heinz Field.

2 days ago

 Pitt's James Conner scores a touchdown Oct. 25 against Georgia Tech at Heinz Field.

Pitt running back Conner sees no reason to end heavy workload

While Pitt's defense appears to have gone missing in the current losing streak, the rushing attack might just be rounding into form.

3 days ago

 "He's a man that demands perfection every single day," Penn State senior linebacker Mike Hull (43) said of defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.

Penn State: Shoop's strategy paves way for his predictions

Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop wins players' faith, confidence, respect with strategy and predictions.

3 days ago

 Thirteen of West Virginia's 19 seniors, including quarterback Clint Trickett, transferred to the Mountaineers.

West Virginia football: Trickett aims to make an indelible memory in home finale

Starting QB Clint Trickett is one of 19 seniors who will run onto Mountaineer Field for the final time Thursday night.

3 days ago

Pitt basketball: Panthers opt to go small with sharper edge on skills

Panthers go small, play to strong suit, and it's a good fit.

3 days ago

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium in April.

WVU football releases 2015 schedule

West Virginia will play a far more traditional schedule next season than it has in recent years.

2 days ago

Pitt women's basketball cruises against Niagara for first win

Freshman forward Stasha Carey shook off any pregame jitters and Pitt won its first game this season, a 70-54 victory against Niagara.

4 days ago

 North Carolina Tar Heels tailback Charles Brunson scores a touchdown as Pitt defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) and linebacker Anthony Gonzalez (28) defend in the third quarter, Saturday. The Tar Heels defeated the Panthers 40-35 at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Pitt notebook: Defensive woes puzzling

Despite a glaring need for defensive improvement, Pitt coach Paul Chryst stressed the importance of overall consistency.

4 days ago

 Consol Energy Center will host 2015 and 2018 NCAA Tournament action.

NCAA Men's Tournament to return to Pittsburgh in 2018

However, Pittsburgh was not selected to host any of the 2017-20 NCAA women's Final Fours, the NCAA announced Monday.

4 days ago

 North Carolina tailback Charles Brunson scores a touchdown as Pitt defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) and linebacker Anthony Gonzalez (28) look on in the third quarter Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Pitt defense continues searching for answers

The reeling Panthers are in need of a slump-busting performance on defense this week against Syracuse.

5 days ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is excited for the Nittany Lions to receive extra practice time by becoming bowl-eligible.

Penn State's bowl benefits start with extra practices

The experience of playing in an unexpected postseason game will be special for the Nittany Lions, but most important, it extends the season.

5 days ago

 West Virginia guard Jevon Carter, left, reacahes for the  the loose ball alongside teammate Jonathan Holton, right as Lafayette guard Monty Boykins tries to regain control Sunday in Morgantown, W.Va.

District basketball roundup: Penn State men clamp down in win

The Nittany Lions' returning leader and newest standout helped lead the way to stifling victory Sunday against Atlantic 10 foe Fordham.

5 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett drops back to pass against TCU in the first quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

West Virginia notebook: Passing offense starting to slip

Defense’s have kept the Mountaineers far below their early seven-game average of 361.7 yards per game.

4 days ago

 Panther guard James Robinson collides with Samford center Michael Bradley as he shoots in the first half Sunday  at Petersen Events Center. Robinson was called for a charging foul on the play.

Pitt defeats Samford, 63-56

The Bulldogs were overmatched by the Panthers just enough to allow Pitt to squeak out a win at Petersen Events Center.

5 days ago

Penn State president vows to revisit Freeh Report

President Eric Barron vowed in a statement on the university’s website that he would conduct “a thorough review” of the report.

6 days ago

 Pitt's Derrick Randall goes after a rebound against Niagara in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night.

Young Samford up next for Panthers

After throttling Niagara in the opener, Pitt faces another young team before heading for Hawaii.

6 days ago

District roundup: Slippery Rock claims PSAC crown

The Rock won its first conference championship in 40 years Saturday by beating Bloomsburg, 28-26.

6 days ago

 North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams looks to pass as Panthers linebacker Nicholas Grigsby pressures in the second quarter.

Pitt falls 40-35 to North Carolina

Pitt couldn’t hold on to an early lead and lost a back-and-forth shootout late, falling 40-35 to North Carolina.

6 days ago

 Penn State running back Akeel Lynch dives for the end zone but is knocked out of bounds by Temple linebacker Nate D. Smith before he can cross the goal line during the first quarter.

Nittany Lions become bowl-eligible, down Temple, 30-13

Twenty eight months after signing a consent decree that banned the Nittany Lions from bowl play, Penn State will go bowling this winter.

6 days ago

 Duquesne's Derrick Colter puts up a 3-point shot against Bluefield State's Michael Maynor in the second half at the A.J. Palumbo Center Saturday afternoon.

Derrick Colter has big return for Duquesne in win

Junior Derrick Colter returned from a battle with cancer to lead the Dukes with 26 points in a season-opening win against Bluefield State.

6 days ago

District college basketball roundup: Colonials crushed in season opener

Robert Morris shot just 25 percent from the field in a 77-50, season-opening loss to Lafayette Friday at Sewall Center.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst talks with quarterback Chad Voytik as they take on Akron.

Panthers aim to stay on toes defensively against Tar Heels

In the time leading up to its matchup today against North Carolina, Pitt has been trying to mimic the Tar Heels’ breakneck offense.

1 week ago

Bowl berth at stake in Rhule’s return to Penn State

Temple coach Matt Rhule returns to his alma mater, but the Nittany Lions hope to spoil his homecoming with a win to clinch bowl eligibility.

1 week ago

 Penn State Board of Trustees member Anthony Lubrano

Penn State trustees postpone discussion on lawsuit vs. NCAA

Board of Trustees meeting in University Park draws angry crowd.

1 week ago

 Attorney Andrew Shubin represented nine of the victims in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. He is also involved in the "Happy Valley" documentary, which is being shown tonight in State College.

Sandusky victims’ attorney: Penn State scandal needs to be story of accountability

Attorney Andrew Shubin says none of the victims in this case believed that Jerry Sandusky would be convicted.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Durand Johnson moves the ball against Wake Forest at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2014.

Pitt suspends Durand Johnson for the season

Johnson, who missed the final two months of last season with an ACL injury, was poised to have a big year for the Panthers.

1 week ago

 Pitt guard James Robinson said he expects the opener tonight at Petersen Events Center against sharp-shooting Niagara to be a good test for the Panthers' defense.

Panthers set to open regular season against Niagara

Despite Niagara’s lack of size, Pitt coach Jamie Dixon sees the Purple Eagles’ quickness as a possible mismatch.

1 week ago

 Energetic defensive line coach Sean Spencer has played a large role in the Penn State’s No. 3 ranked defense.

Penn State defensive line in a state of 'Chaos'

The Nittany Lions defensive line is following the lead of energetic coach Sean Spencer to the tune of impressive production.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Cameron Johnson puts up a 3-point shot against Niagara's Matt Scott in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night, November 14, 2014.

Durand Johnson's suspension overshadows easy first win for Panthers

Pitt barely broke a sweat and crushed overmatched Niagara, 78-45, before a crowd of 9,749 at the Petersen Events Center.

1 week ago

 Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd catches a pass as Duke's Evrett Edwards defends in the second quarter at Heinz Field on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst appreciates Tyler Boyd setting tone for team

After a perceived slight from Tyler Boyd, the Panthers have rallied around the star receiver’s words, according to coach Paul Chryst.

1 week ago

Pitt women open with loss

Young Panthers start poorly in both halves in 59-43 loss to Ivy League favorite Princeton at Petersen Events Center.

1 week ago


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