Brock DeCicco, a Thomas Jefferson graduate and standout tight end at IUP, is weighing his options toward a pro football career.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson grad patiently awaits a call from NFL team

Thomas Jefferson grad Brock DeCicco is hoping his six-year odyssey in college football yields an offer from a pro football team.

about 6 hours ago

Richmond forward will transfer to Pitt

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, a graduate transfer from Richmond, announced this past weekend his intention to play for Pitt next season.

1 day ago

Pitt women's basketball to play at Michigan

The Panthers’ game against the Wolverines is part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in December.

1 day ago

 Jamie Dixon's Pitt men's basketball program posted a perfect APR score of 1,000.

Pitt, Penn State, WVU maintain satisfactory Academic Progress Rate

Pitt men’s basketball posted a 1,000, one of two men’s hoops teams in the ACC to achieve a perfect score.

1 day ago

 "It will be a great early season road test for us,” Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said about the December tilt against Michigan.

Pitt women's basketball gets Michigan in Big Ten/ACC challenge

The Panthers and Wolverines have split meetings the past two seasons.

1 day ago

 Former Penn State University head football coach Bill O’Brien was the institution’s top compensated employee in 2013, making $3.4 million

Ex-football coach O’Brien was Penn State’s top money earner in 2013

Bill O’Brien earned total compensation of $3,440,352 in his final year at Penn State.

1 day ago

 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State.

Penn State fraternity stripped of recognition, shut down for three years

The decision against the Kappa Delta Rho chapter was based on “a persistent series of deeply troubling activities.”

2 days ago

Obituary: LaTonya Batteaste / former Pitt basketball player

LaTonya Renae Batteaste, a former basketball player at Pitt who became a teacher and coach in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, died May 14.

6 days ago

 Penn State president Eric Barron

Penn State's president puts fraternity life under microscope

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

1 week ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin, pictured here at a Coaches Caravan event in Cranberry earlier this month, said this week he plans to use Penn State's high cost of attendance as a recruiting advantage.

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?

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

A lot of talk but little action at annual ACC meetings

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

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