Matt Rotheram, left, and the rest of Pitt's offensive line is improving but strives to be more cohesive.

Pitt's offensive line better, but not 'there' yet

Offensive line still not where Pitt coaches want it to be, but there has been significant progress recently.

about 6 hours ago


 In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, former Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Ron Cook: Math whiz Urschel putting more than 2 and 2 together

Ex-Penn State star offensive lineman John Urschel uses his smarts and skills to make rapid ascent in first year with Baltimore Ravens.

about 6 hours ago


 West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) runs in an interception for a touchdown against Oklahoma State during the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. West Virginia won 34-10.

Aliquippa's Henry makes early impact at West Virginia

Former Aliquippa High School star Dravon Henry matures quickly as starting freshman safety for West Virginia.

about 6 hours ago


Big Z a big hit at Penn State

Anthony Zettel is a small-town kid from Michigan and Penn State's big-time talent at the defensive line.

about 6 hours ago


Pitt basketball plays first exhibition game tonight

For a tune-up, the Panthers and coach Jamie Dixon prefer the exhibition options over scrimmages.

about 6 hours ago


College football previews on Post Route Podcast: Episode 7

Post-Gazette sports reporters Sam Werner and Stephen Nesbitt discuss Pitt’s struggles and look ahead to West Virginia’s showdown with TCU.

about 18 hours ago


Duke center gets wish at Heinz Field

Junior Blue Devils center Matt Skura takes the long way around to reach a major goal — playing a football game at Heinz Field.

1 day ago


 ACC commissioner John Swofford speaks at the conference's media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

Challenges arise amid misconduct in ACC

ACC commissioner John Swofford acknowledged the conference's ongoing scandals, but that doesn't mean he sees it heading the wrong direction.

1 day ago


 Penn State safety Marcus Allen breaks up the catch of Ohio State's Michael Thomas in Penn State's 31-24 double overtime loss Saturday to the Buckeyes at University Park, Pa.

Penn State freshman safety Allen off to flying start

Nittany Lions freshman safety Marcus Allen's college career is off to a fast start.

1 day ago


 West Virginia senior Kevin White, shown celebrating with fans after a 41-27 win Oct. 18 against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., is looking forward to a bowl game.

Mountaineers seniors relieved after 6th win

For Kevin White and the senior class, West Virginia's sixth win meant a little bit more -- it meant bowl eligibility.

1 day ago


 Georgia Tech redshirt sophomore guard Corey Heyward answers a question at the ACC's media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

ACC Media Day notebook: Georgia Tech's Heyward keeps Pittsburgh in mind

Redshirt sophomore guard Corey Heyward roots for one Pittsburgh team, even while playing basketball at Pitt's ACC foe Georgia Tech.

1 day ago


 West Mifflin Area High Schoolo graduate Jake Tkach is a standout linebacker for Robert Morris University.

South/West Xtra: West Mifflin grad shines at Robert Morris

West Mifflin’s Jake Tkach wears No. 58 for a reason as he leads the Robert Morris defense.

1 day ago


 Dillon Buechel, a graduate of Montour High School, is putting up impressive numbers for the Duquesne University Dukes.

West Xtra: Montour grad a great fit for Duquesne's offense

In less than two seasons, Montour grad Dillon Buechel has made an impact on the Duquesne University football program.

1 day ago


Pitt men's basketball picked 6th in ACC

The Pitt men’s basketball team was picked to finish 6th in the ACC in a preseason poll of media members that cover the league.

1 day ago


 Georgia Tech's DeAndre Smelter pulls in a pass as he's defended by Pitt's Lafayette Pitts in the second quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.29.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who look to rebound at home against Duke after a blowout loss to Georgia Tech.

1 day ago


 Georgia Tech's Broderick Snoddy carries for a touchdown against Pitt's Lafayette Pitts in the first quarter Saturday afternoon, October 25, 2014 at Heinz Field.

Pitt must tackle defensive issues quickly

Failure to make tackles was a glaring issue for the Panthers against Georgia Tech, and it isn’t likely to get much easier against Duke.

2 days ago


Penn State notebook: Offensive line shifts around

The unit was already in flux before Donovan Smith was injured Saturday, but Miles Dieffenbach’s possible return could stabilize things.

2 days ago


 TCU's Trevone Boykin has five touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

West Virginia notebook: TCU’s Trevone Boykin a versatile star

Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin is having a breakout year, but the Mountaineers are already aware of the damage he can do.

2 days ago


 Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia in 2012.

Penn State trustees vote down revisiting Freeh Report

Trustees voted 17-9 against a resolution backed by alumni-elected trustees

2 days ago


 Pitt's James Robinson steals the ball from Colorado's Askia Booker in the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014.

Pitt looks to point guard for more offensively

Panthers point guard James Robinson enters his junior season leaner and, apparently, more focused on scoring than he was last year.

3 days ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik fumbles the ball against Georgia Tech in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Pitt football notebook: Fumbles and tackles point of emphasis in practice

The Panthers have no choice but to regroup for Duke, but the fumbling issues against Georgia Tech are a point of emphasis for the team.

3 days ago


 Penn State running back Zach Zwinak is carted off the field after the opening kickoff Saturday against Ohio State.

Penn State loses seniors Zwinak, Keiser for season

Penn State will be without senior running back Zach Zwinak and senior safety Ryan Keiser for the remainder of the season.

3 days ago


 Pitt running back James Conner is taken down by Georgia Tech's Isaiah Johnson in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

With Duke up next, Panthers in need of quick rebound

The Panthers already fumbled away a shot for a key win against division foe Georgia Tech, but they’ll have more chances down the stretch.

4 days ago


 Penn State linebacker Mike Hull tackles Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett in the first half Saturday at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.

LB Mike Hull stands out
 despite Penn State's losing skid

Senior linebacker Mike Hull continues pacing the Nittany Lions defense.

4 days ago


Pitt gets commitment from center Nix

Nix tweeted his announcement late Sunday after spending the weekend on an official visit at Pitt.

4 days ago


College GameDay crew coming to Morgantown

Next weekend will mark its first return since Sept. 24, 2011, when the Mountaineers fell, 47-21, against LSU.

4 days ago


 Mike Hull (43) of the Penn State Nittany Lions tackles J.T. Barrett (16) of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half during the game at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.

Penn State’s comeback bid falls short against No. 13 Ohio State

J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes outlasted any overtime heroics the Lions tried to pull off.

5 days ago


 Georgia Tech's Adrian Gardner reaches to recover a fumble by Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Same old Panthers can never flip the script

All the excitement about the Panthers’ return to script was much ado about nothing once they started fumbling the game away.

5 days ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik sits on the bench after coming out of the game against Georgia Tech in the fourth quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt falls to Georgia Tech, 56-28

Pitt lost five fumbles in the first quarter and couldn’t recover against Georgia Tech Saturday, as the Panthers fell to the Yellow Jackets.

5 days ago


 Pitt's script logo will appear on the team's helmet today against Georgia Tech and for the rest of the season. The Panthers most recently wore the script from the in 1997.

Pitt script is it again for homecoming and beyond

Pitt will debut an updated version of the old helmet logo against Georgia Tech today and will wear the new look for the rest of the season.

6 days ago


 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett hands off to running back Wendell Smallwood in the Mountaineers' Big 12 win at Oklahoma State Saturday.

West Virginia wins at Oklahoma State

The Mountaineers survived their first test since moving into the Top 25, beating Oklahoma State, 34-10, in scorching heat Saturday.

5 days ago


Bob Smizik: Pitt is city’s only first-place team

Based on their performance nine days ago against Virginia Tech, the Panthers have the ability to stay in the Coastal Division race.

5 days ago


 Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin stands at the gate prior to the game last month against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium.

Nittany Lions still a work in progress

Penn State’s expectations remain in check with No. 13 Ohio State on deck at Beaver Stadium.

6 days ago


 West Virginia's Mario Alford runs past Baylor defenders for a receiving touchdown late in the fourth quarter of last weekend's game in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27.

Big 12 title hopes on line for West Virginia

A win today against Oklahoma State would put the Mountaineers in serious contention for Big 12 Conference title.

6 days ago


District football roundup: Backup QB leads Duquesne to rout

With starting quarterback Dillon Buechel out, backup Ryan Egolf stepped in and led the Dukes to an easy win against a Division II foe.

5 days ago


 Script Pitt logos will be worn in Pitt's Saturday game against Georgia Tech.

Pitt to revive script logo in game against Georgia Tech

The Panthers will wear the script logo — which the team used until switching to the block logo in 1997 — with their current color scheme.

6 days ago


 Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) rolls out as Zach Laskey (37) blocks in the first half Oct. 18 against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Georgia Tech has plenty of options on offense vs. Pitt

Quarterback Justin Thomas is just one of several dangerous, skilled players Georgia Tech features in its triple-option offense.

1 week ago


 In this Sept. 26, 2009, file photo, Penn State fans wear white as they fill Beaver Stadium to show their support for the Nittany Lions as they face Iowa in an NCAA football game in State College, Pa. Penn State asked all of their fans to wear white in support of their "White-Out" slogan for the game.

Penn State’s White Out game makes for key recruiting weekend

Tradition in stands is backdrop for showdown against No. 13 Ohio State Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.

1 week ago


 West Virginia's Dreamius Smith carries against Baylor in the second quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014.

Big dreams took a hit for West Virginia RB

Dreamius Smith, hoping to make an impact in his senior season, tumbled down the depth chart after transfers, a freshman rolled in.

1 week ago


 Pitt's James Conner is congratulated by the student section after defeating Virginia Tech at Heinz Field Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Clear favorite yet to emerge in ACC's Coastal Division

With no clear favorite, Pitt is looking to capitalize against its next two opponents, Georgia Tech and Duke.

1 week ago


 Michigan defensive end Frank Clark sacks Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the fourth quarter of an game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Michigan won 18-13.

Nittany Lions offense seeks consistency

Penn State defenders say they won’t rest while waiting on offense to come around.

1 week ago


 West Virginia's Shaquille Riddick sacks Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in the third quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown Saturday afternoon.

West Virginia’s 3-3-5 defensive scheme earning high praise

Coordinator Tony Gibson re-applied the look after success with it more than a decade ago.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Ray Vinopal breaks up a pass against Virginia Tech's Cam Philips on the Hokies last play in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.22.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who host Georgia Tech on Saturday.

1 week ago


 Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render isn't Aaron Donald, but he will have to help fill his shoes against Georgia Tech's dangerous running attack.

Pitt defense will need team effort to stop triple option

Without Aaron Donald to do much of the heavy lifting, the Panthers will need to find other ways to limit Georgia Tech’s vaunted ground game.

1 week ago


 Penn State head coach James Franklin looks on from the sidelines during Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Penn State getting serious about season

Coach James Franklin sees Nittany Lions stepping up, taking ownership heading into Saturday's showdown against Ohio State.

1 week ago


 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett drops back to pass against Baylor in the first quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown Saturday afternoon.

West Virginia notebook: Quarterback endures highs, lows Saturday

Clint Trickett played with the flu in upset of Baylor, then found out his dad had a heart attack that morning.

1 week ago


 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

Eight arrested, 24 cited in post-game WVU riots in Morgantown

The arrests were mostly for public drunkenness or underage drinking; two were charged with assault on an officer.

1 week ago


 Robert Morris' Lucky Jones steals the ball against Saint Francis' Ronnie Drinnon in the first half of the NEC tournament semifinals in March.

Colonials picked to finish third in Northeast Conference preseason men's hoops poll

The Robert Morris women’s squad, the defending NEC champs, was picked to win the conference again.

1 week ago


Morgantown police using social media photos to nab rioters

Morgantown police have arrested five people in connection with what they described as “riots” after WVU’s victory Saturday against Baylor.

1 week ago


 Coach Andy Toole and Robert Morris were picked to finish third in the NEC in a preseason poll released Tuesday.

Robert Morris predicted to finish 3rd in NEC

Andy Toole’s team is picked third in the NEC preseason coaches poll.

1 week ago



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