“They’re different in their own ways,” Jordan Whitehead said of the Youngstown State receivers.

With opener looming, Youngstown State has Panthers' full attention

The attitude is strictly focused on one thing, and that’s Youngstown State,” said freshman safety Jordan Whitehead.

about 2 hours ago

 Penn State's Adam Breneman, second from left, works out during a Nittany Lions practice.

Status of Penn State tight end Breneman up in the air

“He's got some challenges that he needs to overcome on the football field,” head coach James Franklin said.

55 minutes ago

 David L. Harper was introduced as the new athletic director at Duquesne University today.

Dayton's Dave Harper named Duquesne's new athletic director

Harper was Dayton’s associate vice president for athletics, overseeing the school’s successful men’s basketball program, among other things.

about 6 hours ago

 Jamie Dixon called Jonathan Milligan "a promising combo guard."

Dixon adds another transfer to Pitt men's basketball team

The guard from Kilgore (Junior) College had interest from schools including Tennessee, Creighton, Marquette and N.C. State.

about 4 hours ago

 Penn State junior-college transfer Paris Palmer (73) will be a key to the offensive line as he slides in at left tackle to protect prized quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

Penn State football preview: Three keys for the Nittany Lions' season

Penn State’s offensive line, special teams and sophomore class are under the microscope as the season opener looms.

about 16 hours ago

 Penn State football coach James Franklin uses his school's cost of attendance stipend in recruiting pitches.

Cost of attendance stipends give scholarship student-athletes a little financial freedom

For the first time, college athletes on full scholarship have access to a cost of attendance stipend to help with daily living expenses.

about 16 hours ago

 "If our kids aren’t nervous on Friday night and Saturday morning, they probably aren’t ready to play,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said.

Pitt notebook: It's game week for Pitt, and new coach Pat Narduzzi is feeling it

Narduzzi is excited, but also nervous, for his first game as a head coach Saturday against Youngstown State at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

Adam Bittner: Without rivalries on its schedule, Penn State far from #107Kstrong

Penn State hasn’t drawn even as many as 101,000 to a non-conference game at Beaver Stadium since the Nittany Lions hosted Alabama in 2011.

1 day ago

 Out with the block, in with the script is the new plan for all Pitt sports, not just football.

Pitt to adopt script logo for all sports beginning with 2016-17 season

The goal is to have a roll-out for new apparel this spring, and have all of teams in new “Pitt” script uniforms for the 2016-17 school year.

1 day ago

 Pitt's James Conner has already left his mark on the record books, and likely has one last season to do so in the win column.

Pitt football preview: Three keys for the Panthers' season

Football beat writer Sam Werner looks at what must happen for them to be successful this year, with a game-by-game look at the schedule.

1 day ago

 Brashear's Therran Coleman (4) is perhaps the top player in the City League, which hasn't often been a recruiting hotbed for Pitt.

Brashear football standout Coleman chooses Pitt

Therran Coleman, an elite cornerback and a senior at Brashear, committed to the Panthers and new coach Pat Narduzzi Sunday night

1 day ago

College football preview: Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia are unrivaled for all the wrong reasons

Rivalries across college football have disappeared the past five years, making some wonder whether the sport has lost part of its appeal.

2 days ago

 Quarterback Trevone Boykin and TCU don't plan on being shut out of the College Football Playoff again this season.

Sam Werner's Top 25: Ohio State, Baylor, TCU top list

Post-Gazette college football writer Sam Werner votes in the weekly Associated Press poll. A look inside his initial ballot of 2015 …

2 days ago

 Media surrounds new Florida State quarterback and likely Jameis Winston successor Everett Golson, a transfer from Notre Dame.

Five college football storylines to watch this year

Post-Gazette sports writer Paul Zeise takes a look at five storylines to watch this college football season.

2 days ago

 Penn State and coach James Franklin could be undefeated when they meet defending national champion Ohio State in October.

Ten games to watch this college football season

Paul Zeise takes a look at the 10 games that will define college football’s regular season.

2 days ago

 Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is back after opening eyes during the Buckeyes' championship run last season.

This year's Heisman Trophy favorites

Paul Zeise finds five players to watch for in the Heisman Trophy race.

2 days ago

 Jim Harbaugh's arrival at Michigan should spice up the best rivalry in the Big Ten and one of the best in the country with Ohio State.

Top 5 college football rivalries

Counting down the top five existing rivalries in college football.

2 days ago

 West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) runs in an interception for a touchdown against Oklahoma State during a game last year at Boone Pickens Stadium. West Virginia won 34-10.

Starting safety Dravon Henry brims with confidence for WVU

After a strong first year, West Virginia safety and Aliquippa graduate Dravon Henry is a more confident, complete player.

3 days ago

 Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz celebrates after scoring a touchdown during last season's game against Duke.

Pitt names four football captains

Pitt names Holtz, Pitts, Render and Rowell captains for the 2015 football season that starts Sept. 5.

4 days ago

 Pitt defensive back Avonte Maddox returns a punt during during practice.earlier this month.

Aggressiveness key for Pitt cornerbacks this season

The Panthers hope to develop a more ball-hawking attitude at cornerback this season, along with some increased depth.

4 days ago

 Penn State WRs DaeSean Hamilton and Saeed Blacknall wait for the team photo inside Beaver Stadium at media day earlier this month.

Penn State looking to turn potential into production with deep WR corps

Penn State plans to use eight receivers this year, a group that gives the offense looks it lacked last season.

4 days ago

 Pitt's head coach Pat Narduzzi instructs his team during workouts today on the South Side.

Narduzzi says Pitt ready for game week as training camp winds down

Starting Monday, the Panthers will enter game week preparations for the Sept. 5 season opener against Youngstown State.

5 days ago

 Penn State offensive linemen Chasz Wright, Paris Palmer and Sterling Jenkins wait for the offensive line's group photo in Beaver Stadium during media day earlier this month.

Penn State notebook: Nittany Lions moving closer to starting decisions

Penn State continues sorting through position battles as the season opener nears.

5 days ago

 LaVar Arrington poses during Penn State's media day at Beaver Stadium in 1999.

Penn State football: Q&A with LaVar Arrington

LaVar Arrington weighs in on the Pitt-Penn State rivalry, Christian Hackenberg and the upcoming season for the Nittany Lions.

5 days ago

 Robert Morris's David Appolon drives to the basket against Fairleigh-Dickinson in the second half of a game at the Charles Sewall Center on January 29, 2015.

Former RMU guard plunges right in to helping underprivileged youth in Florida

David Appolon is helping his friend, Scoop Jardine, make a difference with underpriviledged youth in Florida through a basketball academy.

5 days ago

 Pitt's Rachid Ibrahim carries the ball Monday during the Panthers' practice on the South Side. Ibrahim is expected to miss the 2015 season because of an Achilles injury.

Pitt hopes 'quality depth' at running back helps weather Ibrahim injury

Ibrahim, a junior, served as Pitt’s primary third-down back last season, and was poised to be one of James Conner’s backups in 2015.

6 days ago

 Anthony Payne, 6, left, who came with the Clairton Midget Football Organization, gets an autograph from Pitt Jr. WR Tyler Boyd, a Clairton alum, at Heinz Field for Pitt Fan Fest.

Heinz Field practice a good change of pace for Pitt

Pitt’s only training camp practice at Heinz Field on Tuesday gave it a chance to play at its home stadium before its opening game.

6 days 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.

WVU notebook: Dana Holgorsen sees no need to change vetting program

West Virginia’s coach will stick with his approach to vetting players even in light of Baylor’s sexual-assault scandal.

6 days ago

 A rendering of the upgraded Lasch Football Building.

Penn State unveils renovation plan details for Lasch Football Building

The upgrades include a lobby where awards will be displayed, an upgraded locker room with new carpet, improved lighting and a video wall.

6 days ago

 Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt practices during training camp Monday at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt kicker Blewitt puts Duke miss behind him for upcoming season

Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt has moved past missing a potential game-winner last year and is ready for the new season.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said he doesn't expect any of the Panthers who are currently banged up to miss game action.

Pitt's Narduzzi has 'pretty good idea' on depth chart

Two of the spots that have been most up in the air this month have been boundary safety and weakside outside linebacker.

1 week ago

 Duquesne coach Jim Ferry

Duquesne makes the most of lopsided games on foreign tour

Despite subpar competition, Duquesne coach Jim Ferry thinks his team improved on four-game trip to Ireland.

1 week ago

 Ohio State coach Urban Meyer speaks to reporters earlier this month during the university's NCAA college football media day in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.

Unanimous choice: Ohio State is No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25 college sports poll

The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released today.

1 week ago

 Pat Narduzzi, left, and his father Bill in 1985.

Even after heartbreak, Pitt's Narduzzi follows late father's footsteps

Pat Narduzzi had a front-row seat for his father’s coaching demise, but he chose to go into the family business anyway.

1 week ago

 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi gives instruction to his players at practice Saturdy at the team's South Side facility.

Pitt's defense proves a point in final scrimmage

The offense also made strides in one of the final chances for players to prove their worth in the starting lineup.

1 week ago

 Defensive lineman Tyrique Jarrett (54) looks on as coach Pat Narduzzi get the line set for the next drill earlier this month.

Pitt holds second scrimmage of training camp

Narduzzi and his staff did their best to simulate game-day conditions leading into Saturday’s session.

1 week ago

 Pitt wide receiver Tre Tipton watches the ball into his hands during drills Wednesday morning at the team's South Side practice facility.

Two freshman wide receivers likely to contribute for Pitt

Wide receivers Tre Tipton and Quadree Henderson apparently are ready to contribute as freshmen for Panthers.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi directs a drill during workouts Thursday.

Pitt football lightens practice in lead-up to Saturday scrimmage

The Panthers practiced in just helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for their second scrimmage of the month.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Reggie Mitchell runs through a drill during practice at Pitt's South Side training facility on August 17, 2015.

Reggie Mitchell's acclimation to Pitt culminates with him becoming a leader on defense

Safety Reggie Mitchell is no longer ‘the transfer,’ and hopes to be a leader for the Panthers defense

1 week ago

 Linebacker Jason Cabinda is a former three-star prospect from Flemington, N.J.

Linebacker Jason Cabinda at ease in Penn State’s defense

The Nittany Lions sophomore linebacker played in eight games last season and is expected to take on a starting role.

1 week ago

 Community College of Beaver County men's basketball coach Steve Brodzinski is ready to get going after the program's one-year hiatus.

West Extra: CCBC basketball returns from hiatus with new vision

Under new coach Steve Brodzinski, CCBC hopes to return to dominance on the court while developing its students off of it.

1 week ago

 Thomas Benyo, a senior defensive back at Geneva College, will be a key to the defense's success this season.

West Xtra: Benyo key to Geneva's success on defense

Senior safety hoping Golden Tornadoes have what it takes to contend in PAC.

1 week ago

North/East Xtra: North Allegheny grad proves he has professional talent

After a standout career at Seton Hill, Nick Sell goes undrafted but quickly shows he has the skills needed in the Dodgers organization.

1 week ago

 Reily Shane is a senior defensive lineman at Thiel who graduated from Highlands.

North Xtra: Highlands grad puts it on the line at Thiel

Reily Shane is a senior defensive lineman who is ready to lead the Tomcats.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Cal ready to put last season behind

Football team returns 14 starters as it tries to improve on 8-3 finish.

1 week ago

 Zack Crossey is a senior offensive lineman and leader at Washington & Jefferson who graduated from Penn-Trafford.

South/East Xtra: Penn-Trafford's Crossey a big hit at Washington & Jefferson

Former Warriors standout and offensive lineman Zack Crossey helps pave the way for a lethal Presidents offense.

1 week ago

 Saint Vincent head coach Ron Dolciato is hoping to turn the Bearcats program around.

East Xtra: Saint Vincent ready to make some noise in PAC

Bearcats got taste of winning last season and now want more.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Seton Hill shows it can compete in PSAC

Loss to IUP last season inspires Griffins to pull together this year.

1 week ago

 Woodland Hills graduate Dorian Lane is a standout linebacker at IUP.

East Xtra: Woodland Hills grad ready to put philosophy to test

IUP linebacker Dorian Lane gets to “win the play” an extra season after medical hardship.

1 week ago

 Former Pitt star and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald talks to Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney during the Blue-Gold Game in April at Highmark Stadium.

Pitt second nationally with five players on football writers' All-Time All-America team

Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Larry Fitzgerald, Bill Fralic and Hugh Green all made the squad.

1 week ago