Pittt dragging on offense

Pitt’s defense had come around recently but the offense seems to be lacking as of late.

about 5 hours ago


 Penn State players celebrate Thursday night after defeating Stanford in  an NCAA women's volleyball tournament semifinal in Oklahoma City.

Player of year Hancock sets pace for PSU women

National player of year Micha Hancock sets everything up for Penn State women's volleyball team as it bids for NCAA title Saturday night.

about 5 hours ago


Pitt to hire football coach before athletic director

Head of search committee says hiring of a coach to replace Paul Chryst is expected "relatively shortly."

about 8 hours ago


Sandusky loses legal battle to restore state pension

The former Penn State assistant football coach, convicted of multiple sex offenses, was trying to win back a $4,900-a-month state pension.

about 5 hours ago


 Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury of sexual abuse of 10 boys and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

AP: Jerry Sandusky won't get his pension back

Sandusky’s attorney Chuck Benjamin said today that the State Employees’ Retirement System issued a 122-page opinion with the decision.

about 16 hours ago


 Jerry Sandusky is escorted from the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing on child sex abuse in October 2012.

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

The judge says she needs more time to resolve disagreements about which documents the NCAA must produce.

about 19 hours ago


 Former University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, and former Pitt football coach Paul Chryst talk about the team's inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football schedule at a news conference at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh last year.

Coach or AD? Which Pitt football post will be filled first?

With two top jobs open, the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic department may be looking to reinvent itself.

1 day ago


 Pitt's Michael Young blocks a shot by Duquesne's Darius Lewis in the first half at Consol Energy Center Friday night, December 5, 2014.

It still comes down to defense for Pitt

The Panthers are starting to do more of what Jamie Dixon wants defensively, though they also remain a work in progress.

1 day ago


 Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen on the sidelines in last month at Milan Puskar Stadium.

No shortage of topics for conversation around West Virginia football

Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is leaving after the Liberty Bowl, Tom Bradley isn't going anywhere, and Oliver Luck will be missed.

1 day ago


 Penn State football head coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference at Yankee Stadium regarding the upcoming Pinstripe Bowl between Penn State and Boston College, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in the Bronx borough of New York.

The in-home visit: Building a relationship with a recruit

Penn State coach James Franklin and his staff pride themselves on have rapport with the family as well as the player.

1 day ago


District roundup: Brianna Kiesel sparks Pitt women to 7th win

The Panthers took down Ball State Thursday at home to improve to 7-3 on the season.

1 day ago


 WVU quarterback Clint Trickett led the nation's No. 9 passing attack this season. Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is leaving the Mountaineers for the same post at Kentucky.

WVU offensive coordinator Dawson to join staff at Kentucky

Dawson, who will serve as offensive coordinator for the Wildcats, joined the Mountaineers’ staff in 2011.

1 day ago


Oliver Luck resigns as WVU’s AD for No. 2 job in NCAA

Luck, 54, will serve as executive vice president of the NCAA, second-in-command to president Mark Emmert.

2 days ago


 Steve Pederson spent 12 years over two tenures as Pitt athletic director.

Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

1 day ago


 JC Howard, a North Allegheny High School graduate, is playing a key role for the Saint Vincent College men's basketball team.

North/East Xtra: NA grad helps Saint Vincent to fast start

JC Howard among top scorers for a Bearcats team favored once again to win the PAC.

2 days ago


 Oliver Luck has been athletic director at West Virginia University since 2010 and was a member of the inaugural College Football Playoff committee.

WVU athletic director Oliver Luck resigns, will join NCAA

Luck, 54, will serve as executive vice president of the NCAA, second-in-command to president Mark Emmert.

2 days ago


 University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, was fired Wednesday just as Pitt football coach Paul Chryst, right, announced he was leaving to become head coach at the University of Wisconsin.

Shake-up at University of Pittsburgh athletics: AD Pederson fired as Chryst leaves

Vice chancellor Randy P. Juhl becomes acting athletic director, and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph will coach for Pitt’s bowl game.

2 days ago


 Paul Chryst, Wisconsin's new football coach, speaks during an a NCAA college football news conference at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion in Madison

Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst calls Wisconsin job 'special'

Chryst said at a news conference in Madison to announce his hiring that he had talked to Pitt football players and they were happy for him.

2 days ago


Pitt takes Manhattan with big game from Wright

Cameron Wright, in just his third game back in the lineup, sets the tone as Pitt takes Manhattan, 65-56.

2 days ago


 former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano

Pitt begins head football coach search

With progress of Panthers under Paul Chryst, Pitt likely is leaning toward hiring a replacement with head coaching experience.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst watches his team give up big yardage early in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College on Sept. 5, 2014, in Boston.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat, coaching edition: 12.17.14

Readers toss lots of questions about Paul Chryst’s expected, imminent departure to Wisconsin and who would take his place at Pitt.

2 days ago


Panthers ready for defensive challenge

Manhattan appeared a team on the rise last season but has been hampered by injuries this year.

3 days ago


 Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton runs between Akron safety Devonte Morgan and cornerback Bryce Cheek  after taking a pass from quarterback Christian Hackenberg for a first down during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Separation a trial for Penn State receivers

Improvement in getting away from defensive backs a focal point for Nittany Lions.

3 days ago


 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst during the Armed Forces Bowl press conference in Texas on Monday.

Chryst meets with Wisconsin officials about coaching job

Third-year Panthers coach likely to accept position today and return to his alma mater.

3 days ago


 Paul Chryst speaks at an Armed Forces Bowl news conference Monday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Pitt coach Chryst says he has talked to Badgers about coaching vacancy

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst admits he had talks with Wisconsin officials about the open Badgers coaching job.

4 days ago


Nine alumni trustees want PSU to sue NCAA over sanctions, criticize the board

Nine alumni members of the 31-member board of trustees want the board to join plaintiffs who want NCAA sanctions overturned.

3 days ago


 Penn State running back Bill Belton.

Unbreakable bonds for Penn State's 'Supa Six' 2011 recruits

Six recruits bonded at Penn State, and, while they are friends for life, some might be opponents in the NFL soon.

4 days ago


 Pitt's Jamel Artis drives to the net against Niagara's Dayjar Dickson during a game earlier this season at the Petersen Events Center.

Artis fits big picture as power forward

With Cameron Wright back in the lineup, Pitt’s Jamel Artis returns to role he is best-suited for as a power forward.

4 days ago


 Pitt football coach Paul Chryst.

Pitt football recruits in dark as well

As Pitt waits to find out if Chryst's expected departure for Wisconsin comes to fruition, most of the incoming recruits are in same boat.

5 days ago


 Pitt's Cameron Wright goes up for a shot Saturday against St. Bonaventure.

Wright's return sparks defense

Pitt guard Cameron Wright returned to the starting lineup Saturday in the Panthers' victory against St. Bonaventure, giving defense a boost.

5 days ago


 Penn State Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Masser has informed the board that he does not expect a quorum of 16 members needed to conduct business.

PSU alumni trustees fail to draw quorum for meeting on NCAA suit

Nine alumni members of the 31-member board of trustees want the board to join plaintiffs who want NCAA sanctions overturned.

4 days ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg struggled mightily at times in his sophomore season under new coach James Franklin.

Trying season a test for Penn State offense

A difficult year on the field, and at times in the social media realm, should help the Nittany Lions mature.

6 days ago


 Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore. this fall.

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award.

6 days ago


Robert Morris downs Duquesne, 75-59

Colonials guard Rodney Pryor, the Colonials’ leading scorer, scored 25 points to lead Robert Morris to victory.

6 days ago


 Cameron Wright shoots after getting by St. Bonaventure’s Marcus Posley in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt beats St. Bonaventure, 58-54

It has been a long time since Pitt has played a game at the Petersen Center and the Panthers took the “defending the home court” literally.

6 days ago


 On National Signing Day Pitt head coach Paul Chryst names the students who intend to join the Pitt football team during a press conference on the South Side on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Ron Cook: If Chryst leaves, Pitt needs to get next hire right

Don’t knock Pitt coach Paul Chryst if he takes the same job at Wisconsin, but his departure would trigger many significant issues.

1 week ago


Pitt finally returns home to Petersen Events Center

The Panthers could be in for a formidable challenge today at home against St. Bonaventure.

1 week ago


Reports: Wisconsin AD also met with former Rutgers coach Schiano

Pittsburgh coach and former Badgers assistant Paul Chryst has emerged as a leading candidate, but Wisconsin must wait until Wednesday.

6 days ago


Bob Smizik: In defense of Pederson and the course Pitt must follow

The wrath of the Pitt fan base, always raining down on athletic director Steve Pederson, is in torrential mode today.

6 days ago


 Paul Chryst has gone 19-19 in his three seasons as head football coach at Pitt.

Pitt has first bowl practice as Chryst rumors persist

Panthers head coach Paul Chryst still seems to be likely candidate to take over at Wisconsin, his alma mater.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Paul Chryst.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst's name surfaces quickly at Wisconsin

Panthers coach Paul Chryst seems like a logical candidate to at least be on the short list to replace Gary Anderson at Wisconsin.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Cameron Wright steals the ball from Colorado's Askia Booker in the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando in March.

Pitt excited to get Wright back to business

With senior guard Cameron Wright returning from injury, coach Jamie Dixon expects the Panthers to get a boost.

1 week ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin places the name of quarterback recruit Michael O'Connor on a board during national signing day Feb. 5, 2014.

QB Michael O'Connor plans to leave Penn State

The Nittany Lions will be down to three quarterbacks as they prepare for their bowl game.

1 week ago


 “Members of the Board are likewise free to decide whether or not to attend any such meeting," Keith Masser wrote.

Chairman of Penn State trustees doesn't plan to attend meeting on NCAA suit

Nine alumni-elected trustees have called a special meeting Monday to persuade the school to join a lawsuit against the NCAA.

1 week ago


Second-half run lifts West Virginia

Women’s basketball: Bria Holmes had 27 points  to help No. 23 West Virginia roll to a 79-60 victory Wednesday night against Duquesne.

1 week ago


 Pitt running back James Conner stiff arms Duke's Breon Borders in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Conner ran for 263 yards and scores 3 touchdowns, but Duke won 51-48 in double overtime.

ACC coaches honor Pitt running back

Panthers' star back James Conner named conference player of the year again, this time by the league’s coaches.

1 week ago


 Pitt standout James Conner beat out Florida State QB Jameis Winston for the ACC Player of the Year award, voted on by league coaches.

ACC coaches name Pitt's Conner league's Player of the Year

It's his second such honor this year, as he picked up the media's ACC Player of the Year award last week.

1 week ago


Career night from Thorpe propels Lions past Dukes

Geno Thorpe led the way for Chambers’ Lions, scoring a career-high 19 points during Penn State’s 64-62 win against Duquesne.

1 week ago


 Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium on November 29, 2014 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Nittany Lions adopt New York state of mind

Benefits of Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College sitting well with Penn State.

1 week ago


 Penn State University president Eric Barron

Lawmaker angered over Penn State chief's hands-up gesture

Republican state Rep. Jerry Knowles says Mr. Barron’s gesture was disrespectful and a “slap in the face to law enforcement.”

1 week ago



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