This season, West Virginia running back Rushel Shell could play his biggest role in an offense since he was a star at Hopewell High School.

West Virginia becomes home for Hopewell's Rushel Shell

Atop the depth chart and finally settled, Mountaineers running back and Hopewell graduate Rushel Shell is ready for what awaits him.

1 day ago


 Former Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus is still chasing his NFL dream after a slew of injuries.

Former Pitt standout Greg Romeus hopes for second NFL chance

Two knee injuries kept Greg Romeus from realizing his NFL dreams, but the defensive end is hoping for another chance.

2 days ago


 Tyler Boyd can't quite come up with a reception as he's defended by Phillipie Motley during Pitt's Blue-Gold game today at Highmark Stadium. The Blue team beat the Gold, 17-10.

Pitt boasts defense, alumni, full house in spring game at Highmark Stadium

Just about everything about Pat Narduzzi’s first Blue-Gold spring game as Pitt coach went about as well as he could have hoped.

2 days ago


 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, right, and former Penn State QB Matt McGloin chat before Hackenberg warms up prior to Penn State's Blue-White Game.

Penn State defensive line highlights annual Blue-White Game

Four players combined for six sacks and Penn State’s defensive line doesn’t look like it will miss a beat.

2 days ago


 Pitt football teammates practice how they will enter the field during spring practice Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt's Blue-Gold game not short on intensity or bragging rights

Panthers teammates will be on opposite sides of the field today at Highmark Stadium, making for what should be a competitive spring game.

3 days ago


 Penn State linebacker Nyeem Wartman leads drills at a spring practice in Holuba Hall.

Man in the middle: Penn State's Nyeem Wartman aims to uphold Linebacker U legacy

Nyeem Wartman goes one-on-one to talk about his role as PSU’s next middle linebacker and why he’s not taking it lightly.

3 days ago


 Pitt's Bam Bradley works through drills during spring practice last month at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt coaches still deciding who must be the 'Money'

Mike Caprara and Bam Bradley are competing for the “Money” outside linebacker spot this spring, one of the Panthers’ few position battles.

4 days ago


 Backup quarterback Trace McSorley hands the ball off during situational drills Saturday afternoon.

Penn State’s backup QB turning heads this spring

Backup QB Trace McSorley is among Penn State’s spring surprises. The redshirt freshman has a chance to impress fans Saturday.

4 days ago


 Pitt's 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 in March.

WNBA Draft: Pitt's Brianna Kiesel is Tulsa Shock's selection, 13th pick overall

Pitt point guard Brianna Kiesel was selected by the Tulsa Shock with the 13th overall pick of the WNBA Draft Thursday night.

4 days ago


 Robert Morris men's basketball coach Andy Toole speaks Wednesday at the university at a news conference celebrating a contract extension that runs through the 2019-20 season.

Robert Morris, Toole agree to extension through 2019-20 season

Andy Toole, 34, had been mentioned as a candidate to coach at other schools, but he stayed with an administration and team he knows.

5 days ago


 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his squad during spring camp Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Blue-Gold game Saturday wraps up Pitt’s spring session

Three offensive stars end up on one team after draft was held for coach Pat Narduzzi’s first important step in his first season at the helm.

5 days ago


 Running back Akeel Lynch takes direction from coach Charles Huff while readying for a drill during Wednesday's practice.

Penn State notebook: This spring, Akeel Lynch is nobody’s backup

A look at Akeel Lynch’s starting job, QB Christian Hackenberg’s spring progress and Penn State’s plan for middle linebacker.

6 days ago


 University of Pittsburgh defensive lineman Tyrique Jarrett (middle, in blue) during spring practice at the UPMC Sports Complex on the South Side Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Pitt's interior defensive line will be big factor in new scheme, literally and figuratively

Tyrique Jarrett’s emergence at tackle should help Pitt’s defensive line become much bigger factor this fall.

6 days ago


 Oakland Catholic alum and Virginia sophomore Leah Smith competes at the NCAA championships March 21 where she won the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. The Mount Lebanon native will hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics next year.

Former Oakland Catholic swimming star has Olympic dreams

After winning two NCAA swimming titles, Leah Smith will spend the next year competing for a chance to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro.

6 days ago


 Durand Johnson will leave Pitt, coach Jamie Dixon announced.

Pitt guard who was suspended will transfer

Durand Johnson, who sat out the 2014-15 season, will not be reinstated to the program, but coach Jamie Dixon will aid his transfer.

6 days ago


 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi directs his players during a spring practice session in March.

Pitt will face Iowa Sept. 19 in prime-time matchup

The start time for the road game was not announced, only that it will be a night game.

1 week ago


 Former backup running back Dennis Briggs has focused on the other side of the ball this spring for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.

Pitt's Dennis Briggs makes most of position flip

Former Shady Side Academy standout Dennis Briggs has gone from offense to defense with the Panthers, and he’s fitting in well so far.

1 week ago


 Penn State's new kicking candidates, including Chris Gulla (right), could likely learn a thing or two about their craft from former kicker Sam Ficken.

Penn State's specialists a work in progress

The punters and snappers haven’t progressed as James Franklin expected this spring. PSU has no scholarship specialists.

1 week ago


 Former FBI director Louis Freeh

Freeh seeks out-of-county judge for Spanier defamation suit

Louis Freeh’s new filings suggest a good candidate for the job would be Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover.

1 week ago


 Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno.

'We've got to get this solved': Paterno family takes key role in sex abuse prevention effort

The late Joe Paterno’s wife reports on a pilot program funded by the Paterno family that trains adults in child sex abuse prevention.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Malik Henderson goes through drills during spring camp Thursday.

As the early bird, Pitt's Malik Henderson gets time to learn

Henderson was the lone early enrollee in the Panthers’ 2015 recruiting class, but the extra time is helping him adjust to early troubles.

1 week ago


 Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence for child molestation.

Penn State trustees authorize settlements with Sandusky victims

The authorization covers “one or more” claims related to the actions of Sandusky, who’s now serving prison time for child molestation.

1 week ago


 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard throws during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014.

Quarterback uncertainty lingers for West Virginia

After Clint Trickett’s graduation, junior Skyler Howard and freshman William Crest are spending most of the time under center.

1 week ago


 Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen is stopped by Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart during the first half Tuesday.

UConn holds off Notre Dame, wins third straight NCAA women's title

The Huskies (38-1), the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, allowed just one field goal over the final 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

1 week ago


WVU defensive lineman Rose arrested at Morgantown bar

The redshirt senior is charged with battery on an officer, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Zach Challingsworth passes during spring practice Tuesday on the South Side.

Challingsworth makes his pitch for playing time as Pitt wide receiver

South Fayette product Challingsworth hoping to emerge as secondary option at wide receiver.

1 week ago


 Purdue's Ricardo Allen, left, tries to stop Penn State's Adam Breneman as he runs down the field with the ball during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in State College, Pa.

Improved health for TE Adam Breneman a spring objective

Penn State notebook: Tight end Adam Breneman is healthier, the offensive line more confident and DT Anthony Zettel has a strong sidekick.

1 week ago


 Jerry Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts related to sexual abuse of 10 children.

Penn State looks to settle another Sandusky lawsuit

The school's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday morning to discuss "potential settlements" and possibly vote.

1 week ago


 Madison Cable has played in the Final Four three times, with tonight's tilt against Connecticut being her second NCAA title game.

From Mt. Lebanon to Notre Dame, Madison Cable's career marked by title games

The former Mt. Lebanon High School star has been on teams that have played for championships for six of the past seven years.

2 weeks ago


 Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, right, and his players speak at a news conference Sunday in Indianapolis.

State of college basketball murky as national title game looms

The national championship game tonight between Duke and Wisconsin should be a thriller, but college basketball has taken its hits lately.

2 weeks ago


 Duke Blue Devils players celebrate after their win against the Wisconsin Badgers Monday night in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Championship game.

Duke defeats Wisconsin, 68-63, for men's national championship

Wisconsin's late comeback falls short; the Blue Devils, coach Krzyzewski march to fifth championship after rallying to defeat the Badgers.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney directs players in spring camp Thursday on the South Side.

New Pitt offensive coordinator merges past with present

New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney leans on experience at Purdue and in the NFL and SEC to fuel his playbook.

2 weeks ago


 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib and the rest of the defense stretch spring practice Wednesday.

Walk-on no more: DE Carl Nassib making most of opportunity at Penn State

Defensive end Carl Nassib went from walk-on to scholarship player who has a chance to be a starter this season.

2 weeks ago


Robert Morris signs Toole to two-year extension

Robert Morris coach Andy Toole gets a two-year extension, though a prized freshman has been granted his release.

2 weeks ago


 Andy Toole and Robert Morris beat North Florida in the NCAA Tournament this season.

RMU offers basketball coach Toole two-year contract extension

The news comes about one week after coach Andy Toole turned down an offer to become the next coach at Fordham.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Reggie Mitchell runs with the ball Thursday during spring camp at the team's South Side training facility.

Just call Pitt safety Reggie Mitchell Mr. Fix-It

Versatile defensive back Reggie Mitchell continues to seal whatever holes spring up in Pitt’s secondary.

2 weeks ago


 NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions during a news conference today in Indianapolis.

NCAA president says organization in 'wait-and-see' mode on Indiana law

The NCAA, based in Indianapolis, was among the first to express concern about the law when it was passed last week.

2 weeks ago


 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg hands the ball off during practice Saturday afternoon in Holuba Hall.

Penn State quarterback not tasked with fixing as many problems this spring

For the first time in nearly a year quarterback Christian Hackenberg can focus on his development because offense has more experience.

2 weeks ago


 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens drives to the net against Pitt's Chris Jones in the first half at Consol Energy Center.

Duquesne guards Stevens, Ridenour to transfer

Coach Jim Ferry said he is expecting no other players to transfer.

2 weeks ago


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

Small defensive end hopes to wrap up starting spot for Pitt

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


West Virginia tops Temple, advances to WNIT title game

Bria Holmes scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Mountaineers to a 66-58 victory in overtime against the visiting Owls.

2 weeks 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 Pryor named one of nation's top transfers

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago



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