Defensive tackle Anthony Zettel takes a breather between events at Lift for Life, held July 11, 2015 in State College.

Rare find: DT Anthony Zettel continues coming into his own

Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is a rare athlete whose off-field feats and interests keep teammates and coach James Franklin on their toes.

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Penn State notebook: Penn State-Pitt to discuss future of series

Penn State’s AD will discuss extending series with Pitt but will have to work around the Nittany Lions’ upcoming 9-game Big Ten slate.

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 "We’ve had a brief conversation. I think we’re scheduled here in the next month or so to talk about it," Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said of Pitt AD Scott Barnes and potential games between the two schools.

Penn State, Pitt ADs to talk about extending football series

The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.

about 13 hours ago


 Suzie McConnell-Serio led the Panthers to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Pitt signs McConnell-Serio to extension through 2021

Suzie McConnell-Serio signs contract extension as Pitt women’s basketball coach after leading Panthers to NCAA tournament last season.

about 16 hours ago


 "I do think they will be better because of that experience,” James Franklin said of Penn State's offensive line.

Franklin says Penn State offensive line has 'chip' on its shoulder

The Nittany Lions surrendered 44 sacks last season.

about 15 hours ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a screen pass during the first half of a game against Michigan State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Big Ten coaches, players not shy on praise for Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg’s shaky sophomore season hasn’t scared off opposing players and coaches from saying he’s one of the Big Ten’s best.

1 day ago


 Though Maryland only had four conference wins in 2014, one of them came against Penn State.

Big Ten notebook: Maryland eyes rivalry, recruiting battles with Penn State

A 2014 win against Penn State could pay dividends for Maryland, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is fondly remembered and Paul Chryst begins again.

1 day ago


 Penn Hills graduate Corey Jones, a receiver at Toledo, was named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list.

East Xtra: Penn Hills grad on the fast track at Toledo

Speedy receiver Corey Jones is an all-conference performer and among the best in the country.

1 day ago


RMU women's hockey slate features 16 home games

The Colonials kick off their 2015-16 preseason Sept. 25-26 at Bemidji State.

2 days ago


 Dewayne Hendrix, a University of Tennessee transfer, is now a Pitt Panther.

Tennessee transfer faces unusual year on Pitt's scout team

Defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, a transfer from Tennessee, hopes to use year off to his advantage at Pitt

3 days ago


 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks with Rori Blair during a spring practice on the South Side.

Adam Bittner: Pat Narduzzi evokes Joe Paterno in WVU comments

Renewing the Pitt-West Virginia rivalry doesn’t seem to be a top priority for Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi.

2 days ago


Pitt volleyball coach learns a lot while leading Team USA to gold at Pan Am Games.

Pitt women’s volleyball coach Dan Fisher is excited to bring lessons to Pitt he learned while coaching Team USA.

4 days ago


 Pitt running back James Conner led the Panthers' rushing unit last season, but only five receptions.

Pitt running back Conner wants bigger role in passing game this year

James Conner was ACC Player of the Year last season, but only had five receptions. He’s aiming become a bigger receiving threat this season.

6 days ago


 Trystin Ingram, 9, from Homewood, works out with Pitt's Tony Pilato and Calvin Hamilton at a football clinic Friday at the Mel Blount Youth Home in Claysville.

Pitt freshman class bonds while helping at Mel Blount Youth Home

Panthers freshman football players work with at-risk kids at Mel Blount Youth Home.

1 week ago


 Tyler Boyd was suspended from the football team for about a month after his arrest, coach Pat Narduzzi said this week

Pitt's Boyd enters court program for DUI charges

Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd could have his charges expunged if he successfully completes Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.

1 week ago


Pitt lands verbal commitment from Ohio defensive end

Bryce Hargrove is the fourth defensive player to join the Panthers' 2016 class, and first defensive lineman.

1 week ago


 Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty, a Fox Chapel grad, was named to two preseason watch lists.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel grad one to watch at Pitt

Panthers OL Adam Bisnowaty is making his mark on and off the field.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Bethel Park grad stands out at Clarion

Sean Edgar develops into top golfer for Golden Eagles.

1 week ago


 Pitt running back James Conner speaks at the ACC college football kickoff event Monday in Pinehurst, N.C.

3 Pitt players make all-ACC preseason team

Running back James Conner, wide receiver Tyler Boyd and tackle Adam Bisnowaty receiver preseason honors.

1 week ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg passes during the first quarter of the 2015 Blue-White spring game at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State's Hackenberg spent part of summer coaching young athletes

At the Manning Passing Academy, the QB also picked the brains of Peyton and Eli about restructuring his own game-week routine.

1 week ago


 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi speaks with the media during the ACC football kickoff event Tuesday in North Carolina.

Pitt's Narduzzi seeks advice entering first season as a head coach

The Panthers’ Narduzzi is the ACC’s only new head coach in 2015.

1 week ago


 Pitt running back James Conner finished second in ACC Preseason Player of the Year voting.

Pitt picked to finish sixth in ACC preseason poll

Coastal Division parity was on full display in the poll, as every team except for Virginia received at least three first-place votes.

1 week ago


Playoff director praises Big 12 Conference's careful approach to expansion

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Ohio State benefited from playing in a conference championship.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Darryl Render and James Conner pose for a picture at the ACC football kickoff Monday in Pinehurst, N.C.

Pitt plans to finish stronger in 2015 season

New coach Pat Narduzzi hopes simplifying the game plan will help players in close games.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd celebrates a touchdown against Syracuse during a November game at Heinz Field.

Pitt Notebook: Boyd was suspended from team activities after DUI arrest

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi revealed that star receiver Tyler Boyd was suspended for one month for traffic violation in June.

1 week ago


 West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen addresses attendees at the NCAA college Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas.

West Virginia ready to make mark on Big 12

The Mountaineers boast a solid defense heading into their fourth year in the conference.

1 week ago


 Pitt running back James Conner responds to a question at the ACC college football kickoff Monday in Pinehurst, N.C.

ACC concerned about players' time commitment

Commissioner John Swofford said he wants more flexibility for student-athletes and medical observers in the press box.

1 week ago


 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby addresses attendees to Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas.

Big 12 commissioner: No immediate plans for expansion

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby content with conference’s 10-team lineup; league passes contact measure.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Rori Blair goes through drills in spring practice in March at the program's facility on the South Side.

Pitt defensive end Rori Blair charged with DUI

State police said Blair, 20, of Upper St. Clair, was driving on the Parkway East at 117 mph and tested positive for cannabinoids.

1 week ago


 ACC commissioner John Swofford speaks today during ACC Kickoff at Pinehurst Resort.

ACC commissioner talks student-athlete welfare at Kickoff event

John Swofford said each team will employ a medical observer in the press box this season.

1 week ago


 Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks today at Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas.

For now, Big 12 Conference content with 10 teams, commissioner says

"It will continue to be a topic about which we spend at least a little time at every meeting talking about it,” Bob Bowlsby said.

1 week ago


 Pitt football's Pat Narduzzi will be the only new head coach this year among the 14 ACC teams.

ACC Kickoff brings out big headlines

Five story lines to keep an eye on as the ACC, Pitt start gearing up for the 2015 football season.

1 week ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik looks to pass as he's defended by Avonte Maddox during the Blue-Gold game Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Highmark Stadium

Pitt notebook: Quarterback Chad Voytik soaks in experience at Manning camp

Panthers junior Chad Voytik spent four days learning from the best at the Manning Passing Academy last week.

2 weeks ago


 Students taking the ice cream short course at then-Pennsylvania State College in 1894 work to separate cream at the dairy barns.

Penn State creamery still a staple in Happy Valley at 150

The popular 3,700-square-foot retail store employs more than 20 full-time workers and 100 students.

2 weeks ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg passes during the first quarter of the Blue-White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The school announced it will go back to the tradition of not displaying the names of the players on the back of the jerseys.

Adam Bittner: Penn State has a lot to live up to after jersey switch

With the decision to take players’ last names off of their jerseys, Penn State is looking to go back to its traditional winning ways.

2 weeks ago


 Rachel Roddy, a Greensburg Salem graduate, was a standout volleyball player at Point Park University from 2007-10. She will be inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in September.

East Xtra: Point Park honors Roddy

Greensburg native Rachel Roddy will be inducted into the Pioneers’ Athletic Hall of Fame.

2 weeks ago


 Leah Smith, left, a graduate of Oakland Catholic High School and a Mt. Lebanon resident, and Ambridge Area graduate Lindsay Vrooman, finished first and second in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2015 World University Games.

West Xtra: Ambridge grad Vrooman brings home international swimming medals

Lindsay Vrooman won three medals at the World University Games, including a gold in the 800-meter freestyle.

2 weeks ago


 Former coach Bill O'Brien added the names to Penn State jerseys to recognize players who chose to stay on the team after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Back to blank: Penn State to remove players' names from football jerseys

The nameless jerseys had been a tradition at Penn State for 125 years prior to the 2012 season.

2 weeks ago


 Dana Holgorsen's Mountaineers open the season Sept. 5 at home against Georgia Southern.

WVU football picked sixth in Big 12 preseason media poll

The Mountaineers finished 7-6 last season.

2 weeks ago


Pitt RB James Conner named to Doak Walker watch list

Conner is coming off a 2014 season in which he was named the ACC's Player of the Year.

2 weeks ago


 Freshman Daiquan Kelly took turns holding up an inflatable target while chasing after kids during the team's visit to Hershey Children's Hospital on July 15, 2016.

Nittany Lions make special visit to Hershey Children’s Hospital

Penn State brought three bus loads of players to the Children’s Hospital to surprise patients.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the hoop against Florida State's Michael Ojo during a January game.

Pitt's Young gets a seat on NCAA oversight committee

Forward Mike Young is selected to serve as student representative on the Division I men’s basketball oversight committee for two seasons.

2 weeks ago


 Tight end Mike Gesicki smiles after standing behind former teammate and Steelers rookie tight end Jesse James while James was interviewed in front of the crowd.

Penn State's Gesicki, Breneman poised to fill void left by new Steelers rookie

Adam Breneman and Christian Hackenberg helped sell Mike Gesicki on Penn State, and this year all three will play together.

2 weeks ago


Penn State secures verbal pledge from 2017 QB

Four-star Cincinnati, Ohio, quarterback Sean Clifford gave Penn State his verbal pledge

2 weeks ago


Ex-Penn State officials' case headed to appeal court hearing

Pennsylvania Superior Court has scheduled arguments in the case of Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz for Aug. 11 in Harrisburg.

2 weeks ago


 For the first time in a long time, Penn State tight end Adam Breneman feels like he's "good at football again."

Penn State offense embracing summer workouts

The Nittany Lions offense is using Tuesday night meetings to get on the same page for the upcoming season.

2 weeks ago


 Michigan prospect Quinn Nordin, rated as the top kicker in the 2016 class, picked Penn State over Michigan, Arizona State and Georgia. Penn State has two scholarship specialists in the 2016 class and 16 verbal pledges overall. Nordin visited Penn State for the Blue-White Game in April.

Penn State makes special teams point of emphasis in 2016 class

Penn State has verbal commitments from a kicker and punter, a luxury the team couldn’t afford a few years ago.

3 weeks ago


 West Allegheny's Nathan Hall, top, pinned Moon's Luke McConaghy at 2:48 in the 152-pound championship match of the Midwestern Athletic Conference tournament in January.

West Xtra: West Allegheny's Hall can't wait to wrestle for Pitt

Nathan Hall has plenty of motivation to succeed in his collegiate wrestling career at the University of Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago


Defensive lineman joins Pat Narduzzi at Pitt

Former Michigan State defensive lineman Mark Scarpinato put his medical aspirations on hold for one more year with Pitt.

3 weeks ago


Hearing set in newest Sandusky sex assault case

The latest accuser came forward in early June and alleged that Sandusky sexually assaulted him at a football camp in 1988, when he was 16.

3 weeks ago



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