Penn State president Eric Barron

Penn State president puts Greek life under scrutiny

President Eric Barron wants the university to raise the stakes for fraternities to model better behavior.

about 7 hours ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin said at a Coaches Caravan event Thursday even in Cranberry earlier this month.

Franklin hopes to use Penn State's high cost-of-attendance stipend to his advantage

Penn State’s cost-of-attendance stipend will be tops in the Big Ten. Does it give the school an advantage in recruiting?

about 7 hours ago


South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon grad is new 'voice' of UCLA sports

Mt. Lebanon native Bill Roth will become the “voice” of one of the nation’s most prestigious college athletic departments.

about 7 hours ago


 Nick Sell, a North Allegheny graduate, was a first-team All-PSAC West third baseman this season and leaves Seton Hill as one of its top hitters of all time.

East Xtra: Seton Hill's season ends in heartbreaker

Griffins’ baseball team ousted in region final on walk-off home run in 13th inning.

about 7 hours ago


Twelve local college teams earn high academic marks

NCAA bestows “Public Recognition Awards” on teams for high marks in retaining and graduating athletes.

1 day ago


NCAA honors Pitt men's basketball, women's tennis teams for academics

Both teams finished in the top 10 percent of their respective sports, with the newest data representing the 2010-14 period.

1 day ago


Pitt women headed to Paradise Jam in Virgin Islands

Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio announced the Panthers will be one of eight teams to participate in the 2015 Paradise Jam Tournament.

2 days ago


 Ian Happ, Cincinnati baseball.

Former Mt. Lebanon High School standout Ian Happ becomes a top baseball draft prospect

Ian Happ, now starring at Cincinnati, is named  AAC player of the year and is on the watch list for the Golden Spikes Award.

2 days ago


Three players to transfer from WVU football program

The biggest contributor of the transfers is cornerback Jaylon Myers, who appeared in 11 games for the Mountaineers in 2014.

2 days ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon.

Tax documents: Pitt's Jamie Dixon earned $3.2 million in 2014

Basketball coach tops university in compensation, largely from a deferred payment from a previous contract extension that vested in 2013.

2 days ago


 Brendan McKay is a pitcher with the Louisville Cardinals.

ACC honors pour in for ex-Blackhawk High School pitcher

Brendan McKay, now a sensation at Louisville, earns several ACC honors in his freshman season.

3 days ago


Pitt softball's season ends with loss to Michigan

The third-ranked Wolverines routed the Panthers in the NCAA tournament Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

4 days ago


Pitt softball team remains alive

The Panthers win two elimination games Saturday to advance to the regional final Sunday against No. 3-ranked Michigan.

5 days ago


 These renderings are of proposed renovations to Pitt's practice facility on the South Side.

Pitt upgrades practice complex with recruiting in mind

Pitt is making technological and superficial renovations to its South Side training center; work should be finished by fall.

6 days ago


Pitt falls to California in opening matchup

Panthers lose, 11-3, in first appearance in NCAA softball tournament, face elimination game Saturday night against Oakland, Mich.

6 days ago


NCAA basketball rules changes afoot

NCAA basketball rules committee recommends 30-second shot clock and other rules to increase scoring and speed up pace.

6 days ago


 The Sept. 5 game between the Panthers and the Penguins will be broadcast digitally on ESPN3.

Pitt to open 2015 football season against Youngstown State at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5

Several start times were announced for the season, while the rest of the Panther’s kickoff times are still to be determined.

6 days ago


NCAA men’s basketball rules committee proposes rule changes

Before they take effect next season, the recommendations must be approved by the NCAA playing rules oversight panel.

6 days ago


A lot of talk but little action at annual ACC meetings

Not much voting, but plenty of discussion at more “normal” ACC meetings.

1 week ago


Pitt considers alcohol sales at Heinz Field

Incoming Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes is willing to have a discussion about alcohol sales at football games.

1 week ago


 Jesse James celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Akron in September.

Penn State's Jesse James signs Steelers contract

The tight end caught 78 passes and had 11 touchdowns for the Nittany Lions.

1 week ago


 In this Nov. 9, 2010, file photo, Fran Fisher, left, congratulates former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, on his 400th career coaching win after his weekly NCAA college football news conference in State College, Pa. Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.

Obituary: Fran Fisher / Longtime voice of Penn State University football

“Fran was an iconic figure at Penn State,” said Jack Ham. Fisher’s first Penn State broadcast was also Joe Paterno’s first as head coach.

1 week ago


 The University of Pittsburgh's new athletic director, Scott Barnes addresses a press conference announcing Barnes' hiring at the school's Oakland campus in April.

Pitt's Barnes eyes changes to graduate transfer rules

Athletic director and coaches believe graduate transfer rule needs to be changed, but not everyone agrees.

1 week ago


Pitt draws home game against Purdue in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Boilermakers will visit Petersen Events Center Dec. 1 as part of the 14-game basketball showdown between the two conferences.

1 week ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon instructs his team during January's game against Louisville.

Pitt to host Purdue in Big Ten/ACC challenge next season

The Dec. 1 matchup will mark the first game between the Panthers and Boilermakers since 1977.

1 week ago


 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said cost of attendance was “a major topic” on recruiting visits in December and January.

ACC cautiously moving forward with new rules on scholarships

Support is strong for cost of attendance scholarship approved by the Power Five conferences, but there is some apprehension, too.

1 week ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues a call against his team late in the first half against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Saturday, January 18, 2014. Dixon received a technical foul.

Pitt's Jamie Dixon expects to see 30-second shot clock in college basketball next season

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon foresees rule changes for next season.

1 week ago


Pitt among seven ACC teams in NCAA softball tournament

The Panthers receive bid to national championship for first time in program history and meet Cal on Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich., regional.

1 week ago


ACC notebook: Pitt's Narduzzi looking for ways to upgrade 2015 roster

Pitt’s new football coach says his first recruiting class is still a work in progress.

1 week ago


ACC coaches like idea of early signing period for football recruits

Majority prefer December over July, but everyone agrees than any change would be better than doing nothing.

1 week ago


 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi, as well as incoming athletic director Scott Barnes and men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon, will likely have a busy week at the ACC meetings.

Pitt coaches, AD headed to ACC meetings today

New Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes will represent the school for the first time at the ACC’s spring meetings, which begin today.

1 week ago


 Miles Dieffenbach, right, practices with Josh Walker on Friday morning at Steelers rookie minicamp on the South Side.

Fox Chapel's Miles Dieffenbach hopes to catch on with Steelers

Miles Dieffenbach, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State, hopes his ability to play guard and center lands him a roster spot.

1 week ago


Pitt football gets commitment from junior college wide receiver

Rafael Araujo-Lopes played this season at Reedley (Calif.) College, catching 74 passes for 1,229 yards and 17 touchdowns.

1 week ago


 Penn State football coach James Franklin.

Penn State poised to have plethora of playmakers in the secondary

Penn State’s secondary, a unit that was strong last season, is poised to possibly be even stronger this season.

1 week ago


 Pitt's James Conner carries down the sideline in the first half against Iowa last season at Heinz Field.

Pitt's prime-time game vs. Iowa will kick off at 8 p.m.

The Hawkeyes topped the Panthers 24-20 at Heinz Field last season.

1 week ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin said at a Coaches Caravan event Thursday even in Cranberry that a renewal of the Pitt rivalry past 2019 is "open for discussion."

Adam Bittner: It’s time for Pitt, Penn State to chart rivalry's future

With both teams’ coaches seemingly in favor of extending the series past 2019, it’s the perfect time to make a long-term deal.

1 week ago


 The Old Main building on the campus of Penn State University.

Tensions high as Penn State trustees set to meet

The acrimony among members of the board of trustees at times has taken center stage and today’s meeting will tackle some weighty issues.

2 weeks ago


 "This is not an institution struggling to find applicants," Penn State President Eric Barron said today.

Penn State pushes back decisions on tuition until final budget OK’d

University trustees Friday approved an interim $4.65 billion operating and maintenance budget.

1 week ago


 Penn State football coach James Franklin made his scheduled stop in the Pittsburgh area Thursday.

Franklin says extending Penn State vs. Pitt series 'open for discussion'

“I think people are excited about it, especially in this region,” the Penn State coach said.

2 weeks ago


Pitt softball reaches ACC final

After two upset victories in a row, the Panthers will play for the conference title and an automatic NCAA tournament berth today on ESPN.

1 week ago


 Chris Miller, a graduate of Serra Catholic High School, was named first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference as a catcher. Miller plays for Seton Hill University.

South/East Xtra: Serra alumnus finds a home behind plate at Seton Hill

After a shaky start, Serra grad Chris Miller earns all-conference honors with the Seton Hill baseball team.

2 weeks ago


 Robert Morris University senior softball pitcher, Nicole Sleith, delivers a pitch during practice on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Nicole Sleith broke school's all-time strikeout record and single season strikeout record this year. She has won NEC Pitcher of the Year twice.

Nicole Sleith provides RMU's softball team with its biggest edge

Senior pitcher will lead Robert Morris’ bid for elusive Northeast Conference softball tournament title.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Josh Newkirk drives to the basketball against North Carolina during an ACC tournament game in 2014.

Arthroscopic knee surgery shelves Pitt guard Newkirk

Newkirk averaged 5.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 34 games this past season.

2 weeks ago


 Penn State's Jesse James, and underclassman, was selected by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Will trend of Penn State's underclassmen going into NFL continue?

Penn State had three underclassmen leave for the NFL, a process the program started preparing the players for as soon as possible.

2 weeks ago


 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour talks with reporters in State College, Pa. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Penn State hired Barbour as athletic director a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. Barbour replaced Dr. David Joyner, who took over at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and held the job for two and a half years.

Q&A: Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour on satellite camps, retaining coaches and more

Will Penn State use Beaver Stadium for a future ice hockey game? How will PSU deal with five consecutive home football games?

2 weeks ago


 Star Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders has not reneged on his Penn State commitment, according to his coach.

High school notebook: McCloskey father, son guiding Mt. Lebanon baseball

Patt McCloskey’s father is his assistant, but Ed McCloskey is still playing an instrumental role for the top-ranked Blue Devils.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon added another graduate transfer to the roster.

Pitt adds rebounding star from Brown as a graduate transfer

Pitt, Duquesne and Robert Morris all bolster their rosters in an active Monday for signings and verbal commitments.

2 weeks ago


Virginia guard Steven Whitley commits to RMU men's basketball team

Point guard Jordan Lester also recently announced his verbal commitment to the Colonials via Twitter.

2 weeks ago


Pitt men's basketball adds Brown transfer Maia

The 6-foot-9, 245-pound Maia, who led the Ivy League in rebounding the past three seasons, is eligible to play immediately.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's new athletic director, Scott Barnes, said he believes an improvement in football can help all the school's programs.

Ron Cook: Maybe Pitt got it right with new athletic director Scott Barnes

Scott Barnes brings no shortage of confidence to the position, and while he has a basketball background, his focus is largely on football.

2 weeks ago



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