Wiz Khalifa performs during Pitt's Midnight Madness event Friday night at the Petersen Events Center.

Khalifa rocks the house at Zoo After Hours

Pitt’s basketball teams held their version of Midnight Madness in an event called #ZooAfterHours featuring a concert by Wiz Khalifa.

about 4 hours ago

 Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price says the only thing on the Panthers' mind is "next game."

Pitt's biggest task today likely to be avoiding letdown against Virginia

On heels of big win at Virginia Tech last week, Pitt is hoping to avoid a letdown today against lowly Virginia.

about 5 hours ago

 Penn State's leading receiver Chris Godwin believes the offense has enough weapons to improve quickly.

Penn State offense searches for an identity while still needing to silence critics

Five games into the season. Penn State still doesn’t have an identity on offense.

about 5 hours ago

 West Virginia's offense has started to lean more heavily on its running backs, including former Hopewell star Rushel Shell.

West Virginia's offense has shifted into run-first mold

As he prepares to face a former employer, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is running a far different kind of offense than before.

about 5 hours ago

District football preview: Seton Hill, IUP's high-powered offenses face off

Anything Seton Hill does well through the air, IUP hopes to do even better on the ground today in their PSAC West matchup.

about 4 hours ago

 Penn State sophomore cornerback Grant Haley.

CB Grant Haley making a name for himself at his mother’s alma mater

The son of two doctors, PSU cornerback Grant Haley excelled in numerous sports before choosing football

1 day ago

 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi says his defense has to be ready for Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell.

Virginia's record might be deceiving for Pitt

The Cavaliers enter first ACC game against the Panthers after a brutal non-conference schedule.

1 day ago

 Katie Guarnaccia, a North Allegheny graduate, is a standout runner for the Point Park women's cross country team.

North Xtra: North Allegheny grad goes full speed ahead at Point Park

Katie Guarnaccia establishing herself as a top cross country runner after fourth weekly honor in a row.

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 Wiz Khalifa will sing at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours event on Friday.

Wiz Khalifa will perform at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours hoops party

The rap star and Pittsburgh native will be on hand for Friday’s Midnight Madness event at Petersen Events Center.

1 day ago

 Panthers defensive lineman Ejuan Price and linebacker Matt Galambos sack Virginia Tech quarterback Brenden Motley at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va.

Pitt defense not satisfied with getting to QB; hoping aggressive schemes create more turnovers

The Panthers coaching staff is emphasizing possession of the football, not “just killing the quarterback.”

1 day ago

Penn State vs. Indiana game broadcast moved to ESPN

Scheduling changes impacting the LSU-South Carolina game prompted a broadcast change with Saturday’s Penn State game.

1 day ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman passes against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first half at Lane Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Pitt defeated Virginia Tech 17-13.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.8.15

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who take on Virginia this weekend at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions defensive tackle Anthony Zettel  receives a hug from defensive line coach Sean Spencer following the completion of the game against the San Diego State Aztecs at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 26. Penn State defeated San Diego State 37-21.

Penn State’s Anthony Zettel aims to make his late father proud by playing on

Defensive tackle Anthony Zettel continues throwing his focus into football just weeks after losing his father to cancer.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh's Tyler Boyd catches a pass in front of Iowa defensive back Greg Mabin during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Pitt's passing game lacks downfield attack — for now

The Pitt offense is still developing, especially when it comes to deep passes, but an improved running game and Tyler Boyd can help that.

2 days ago

District colleges: Robert Morris center is a rock for the Colonials

Robert Morris senior center Nick Faraci has endured a lot during his time in college, both on and off the field.

2 days ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin , according to USA Today’s coaching salary database released today, is the eighth-highest-paid coach in college football.

Coaches' salaries: Franklin third in Big Ten; Holgorsen eighth in Big 12

USA Today released its annual database of college coaching salaries, and local coaches pull in millions.

1 day ago

 "We played with such lower pad level and with more force,” Pitt offensive lineman Artie Rowell said of the offensive line's performance against Virginia Tech.

Panthers offensive line hears coach Narduzzi's message: Step up or running game suffers

Since the loss to Iowa, Pitt’s O-line has improved its fundamentals, and Qadree Ollison is beginning to run like the big-sized he is.

2 days ago

 Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph will miss the rest of the season due to a right knee injury he sustained in practice on Tuesday.

West Virginia loses star safety for the season

Karl Joseph injured his right knee during a non-contact drill Tuesday at the team’s practice.

2 days ago

 Pitt defensive lineman Ejuan Price hits Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard right after Beathard threw a pass during the first half of a game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Healthy Price savors playing time after many injury-related problems

Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price relishes his chance to play after numerous injuries

3 days ago

 West Virginia Mountaineers running back Rushel Shell rushes for a touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners last week at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Oklahoma State poses even a bigger threat to WVU

One week after allowing seven sacks, West Virginia prepares for an Oklahoma State defense leading FBS in sacks and tackles for a loss.

3 days ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights last month at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State Notebook: Franklin understands struggles on offense

James Franklin said he responded to a fan’s criticism and hears their concerns about the Nittany Lions, despite a 4-1 start.

3 days ago

 Penn State head basketball coach Pat Chambers.

Penn State men’s basketball team searching for balanced scoring attack this season

Pat Chambers’ team doesn’t know who the leading scorer will be and is  OK with having plenty of options.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Tyrique Jarrett and Rori Blair take down Akron's Conor Hundley earlier in the season.

Pitt's defense shows signs of dominance, earning high expectations

Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin says the Panthers’ standard “is being the best defense in the ACC.”

3 days ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman drops back to pass Saturday in the Panthers' defensive-minded 17-13 win at Virginia Tech.

Pitt coach Narduzzi believes offense will sort itself out

Despite a dominant defensive performance, Panthers still are searching for their offensive identity

5 days ago

 Pittsburgh receiver J.P. Holtz celebrates with quarterback Nate Peterman after scoring a touchdown against Virginia Tech on Saturday in Blacksburg Va.

Pitt's coaching staff brings players back to earth

Coach Pat Narduzzi says there’s plenty of room for improvement despite victory Saturday at Virginia Tech.

4 days ago

 Mario Alford and the Mountaineers handed Baylor its lone regular season loss last season.

WVU-Baylor scheduled for noon kickoff next week

The Mountaineers (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) suffered their first loss of the season last week in a 44-24 setback at No. 10 Oklahoma.

4 days ago

 Penn State’s Mike Gesicki outraces Army defenders for a 33-yard touchdown reception Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki looks to continue bouncing back after early struggles

The sophomore tight end scored his first career touchdown against Army, one that helped boost Gesicki’s spirits after earlier struggles.

5 days ago

WVU's upcoming game against Oklahoma St. will be nationally televised

The game between the Mountaineers and Cowboys will kick off at 7 p.m.

5 days ago

District football roundup: Saints go marching past Washington & Jefferson

No. 12 Thomas More's victory against No. 13 Washington & Jefferson likely puts the Saints in the driver's seat for the PAC title.

6 days ago

 Panthers quarterback Nate Peterman escapes the tackle of Hokies defensive end Dadi Nicolas in the first half at Lane Stadium.

Pitt beats Virginia Tech 17-13 in ACC opener

Pitt relied on a swarming defense and solid running game to grind out a victory, giving coach Pat Narduzzi a win in his first ACC game.

6 days ago

 Penn State running back Nick Scott, left, celebrates with teammate Kyle Carter after scoring a touchdown during the first half Saturday against Army.

Penn State downs Army, 20-14

It took three quarters for Penn State to push the ball downfield with the right arm of quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

6 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard tries to evade Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker in the first quarter of Saturday's game.

West Virginia offense misfires in first loss of season at Oklahoma

The Mountaineers (3-1, 0-1) entered the game leading Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring defense and turnover margin.

6 days ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi says he can't imagine today's game at Virginia Tech having much worse weather than last month at Akron, but ...

Pitt football ready for more than a little rain at Virginia Tech

The Panthers say they’re prepared for rainy conditions in their ACC opener today against the Hokies.

1 week ago

 Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) takes a screen pass for a touchdown against Buffalo last month.

Two Penn State receivers molded by Marine Corps families

A Military Appreciation Day game today against Army has a special meaning for two Penn State wide receivers.

1 week ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard has come a long way since not being recruited out of high school. The junior from Texas is averaging more than 300 passing yards per game this season.

Once overlooked, WVU QB Howard turns disappointment into determination

Ignored much of his career by schools he now plays against, West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard continues to be driven by scorn.

1 week ago

District football preview: Big game carries emotion with it for Washington & Jefferson

The Presidents play Thomas More in what is likely the game of the year in the PAC, but some painful memories linger.

1 week ago

Fire alarm goes off at Pitt team hotel

The Pitt football team got an unexpected wake-up call late Friday night when the team hotel’s fire alarm went off just before midnight.

1 week ago

 Bruce K. Heim

Penn State rescinds honor for former board member of Sandusky charity

Bruce Heim was supposed to appear at Saturday’s football game against Army.

1 week ago

 Pitt's James Conner carries for a first down as Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller tries to take him down in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Like Pitt, Virginia Tech also lost a talented player

The Hokies prepare to move on without star cornerback Kendall Fuller.

1 week ago

 Bruce K. Heim

Penn State criticized for lauding ex-official of Sandusky charity

Penn State selected Bruce Heim to join a group of alumni for an honorary coin toss prior to Penn State’s game Saturday.

1 week ago

 Pitt women's basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio addresses the media today.

Pitt women not doubting themselves after a tough year to top

Diop was charged with aggravated assault stemming from an on-campus incident in August.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon talks about the upcoming season during media day Thursday.

Pitt's Young happy about his return to power forward

Mike Young is one of Pitt’s most important returning players and yet Jamie Dixon spent the offseason recruiting players to take his job.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Darrin Hall scores a touchdown against Akron in the fourth quarter at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.

Pitt RB Darrin Hall to miss Panthers' game against Virginia Tech

Hall was the Panthers' leading rusher in their last game, with 38 yards on 14 carries in the team's 27-24 loss at Iowa two weeks ago.

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik scrambles against Youngstown State earlier this season.

Narduzzi says it will be a 'feel thing' on how he'll use Voytik against Hokies

Even though Nate Peterman has seized Pitt’s starting quarterback job, it seems like a pretty safe bet that backup Chad Voytik will see at

1 week ago

 “We’re not going to build a thing that we can’t afford,” Sandy Barbour said, referencing all of Penn State’s facilities.

Penn State AD prefers renovating, not replacing, Beaver Stadium

“That’s our preference as an athletic department and certainly as a university,” Sandy Barbour said today.

1 week ago

 The 106,572-seat Beaver Stadium has undergone seven expansions since moving from the other side of the Penn State campus in 1960.

Penn State looks to renovate or replace Beaver Stadium

“There’s a recognized need. I’ve not run into anybody that doesn’t recognize that need,” Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said.

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman scrambles against Akron in a game last month in Akron.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.1.15

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who head to Blacksburg, Va., this weekend to take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Brian O'Neill is writing his story at a new position this season as a redshirt freshman.

Pitt right tackle Brian O'Neill deals with weight of starting job

Brian O’Neill seizes the starting role as the right tackle after moving from tight end in the offseason.

1 week ago

 Freshman wide receiver Brandon Polk waits for the team photo inside Beaver Stadium this summer.

Penn State receiver settling in with the jet sweep

One of Penn State’s fastest players, freshman Brandon Polk is running the jet sweep and getting his feet wet with the offense.

1 week ago

District football notebook: PSAC West upstarts Seton Hill, Clarion make league even tougher

The Griffins and Golden Eagles were expected to be toward the bottom of the conference this season but have already turned the tables.

1 week ago