Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi got a commitment from a defensive end from Massachusetts, his 14th in the 2015 class.

Pitt football lands 2015 commitment

The Panthers got their 14th verbal commitment for the Class of 2015 when defensive end Allen Edwards gave his pledge to coach Pat Narduzzi.

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 Pitt offensive linesman Artie Rowell during pre-game warmups before their game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on Friday  Sept. 5, 2014 in Boston.

Ron Cook: Pitt's Artie Rowell puts student-athletes in a good light

The redshirt senior is heavily involved with issues on the Power 5 conference and NCAA levels, while on course to graduate in April.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues for a shot clock violation against George Tech to referee Tim Nestor in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Jamie Dixon, Pitt tear page out of old practice book

Panthers return to old ways in practice and emphasize being physical and playing with intensity.

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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

The former football players’ lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial for warping the young men’s judgment.

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 Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi made the rounds through the Oakland Zoo student section before the Panthers took on Clemson at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 10. Pictured with Narduzzi is senior Nick Brenner and mascot Roc.

Late-starting Pitt staff putting high-energy focus on recruits

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi addresses defensive needs early, convincing three high school prospects to commit to the Panthers.

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Panthers can't find last gear

Pitt has an answer for every challenge until No. 23 Syracuse makes one final run in 68-60 victory at Petersen Events Center.

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 Pitt's Cameron Johnson puts up a 3-point shot against Niagara's Matt Scott in the first half at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 14, 2014.

Pitt's Cameron Johnson to have shoulder surgery

Johnson played in the first eight games of the season but has been out with a shoulder injury since early December.

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Four WVU football players cited for marijuana possession

Dravon Henry, Jaleel Fields, Yodny Cajuste and Xavier Preston were cited by WVU police late Tuesday evening at Lincoln Hall.

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Robert Morris wins in overtime at Mount St. Mary's

Robert Morris overcame a skittish offensive showing that resulted in 21 turnovers in a 63-59 victory against Mount St. Mary’s.

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 Penn State freshman Marty Powers carries a cardboard cutout of late head football coach Joe Paterno as he arrives for a rally on the steps of Old Main on campus to celebrate the reversal of NCAA sanctions against the school's football program Friday.

Sensitivity still an issue with Joe Paterno’s legacy at Penn State

Three years after his death, the university has unanswered questions about when and how to honor college football's winningest coach.

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 University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino celebrates by cutting down the net after Louisville beat the University of Michigan to win the 2013 NCAA national basketball championship.

Louisville, Pitt's next opponent, faces some of the same struggles

Like the Panthers, the Cardinals have struggled with their shooting, but coach Rick Pitino still believes in his team.

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Robert Morris freshman Marcquise Reed quickly, consistently developing

Marcquise Reed takes over for a graduated NEC player of year, has emerged as the Colonials' top-scoring threat.

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 Brianna Kiesel goes for a layup during the City Game between Pitt and Duquesne at the Petersen Events Center last month.

Month in Vietnam a life lesson for Pitt's Brianna Kiesel

Panthers senior point guard instructed children as a volunteer teacher and introduced them to basketball.

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 Robert Morris University goalie Dalton Izyk takes a break while goalie Terry Shafer works the net during practice Tuesday at the Island Sports Complex. The two share time in goal and are helping to put the Colonials in first place in the conference standings.

Who’s that in goal for Robert Morris? Depends on the day

RMU’s hockey team is in first place in its conference, and its unorthodox arrangement in front of the net is a big reason why.

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 Spencer Casson (2), a Chartiers Valley grad from Presto, has come on strong lately and leads the PSAC in blocked shots as a freshman at Seton Hill.

South/East/West Xtra: Char Valley grad having a block party at Seton Hill

Spencer Casson is leading the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in blocked shots as a freshman center.

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New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi gets first recruit

Jay Stocker, a safety from Coatesville (Pa.) High School gives Panthers a verbal commitment.

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 Jamel Artis

Sophomore Jamel Artis emerging as scoring threat for Pitt

Forward is turning into one of the Panthers's top offensive weapons in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

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Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 1.21.15

Sam takes your questions on the off-season moves of the Panthers.

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 Pat Narduzzi staff is coming together at Pitt.

Pitt's Narduzzi set to name wide receivers coach

Pat Narduzzi is expected to hire Kevin Sherman from Purdue, filling the last opening on his staff.

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 Eric Scheid has a “409” sticker on his helmet, honoring Joe Paterno’s number of career wins. The move by the hockey team Friday caused some backlash at Penn State.

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour backs off 409 sticker stance

Debate over 409 helmet stickers -- and in some ways, how to appropriately honor Joe Paterno -- continues at Penn State.

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Robert Morris women win third in a row

Some more sharp shooting from the Colonials helped them take care of NEC foe Sacred Heart at home.

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 Pitt guard Chris Jones,left, looks to make a pass under pressure from Duke's Tyus Jones, right, as Aron Phillips-Nwankwo (15) looks on during the first half of Monday's game.

Pitt falls to hot-shooting Duke, 79-65

Pitt made its first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC on Monday.

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 Dick Groat, center, and Bill Hillgrove do a post-game interview with Pitt coach Jamie Dixon, left.

Dick Groat misses Pitt game against Duke

Color commentator didn't make the trip after falling and getting a concussion.

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 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Georgia Tech's Charles Mitchell in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt faces tough ACC stretch starting with No. 4 Duke tonight

The Panthers embark tonight on the toughest part of their conference schedule, beginning at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

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District basketball roundup: Pitt women grind out OT victory

A couple of big performances lifted the Panthers to another ACC win, this time a thriller at Georgia Tech.

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 Robert Morris' Lucky Jones drives to the net against Sacred Heart in the first half at the Sewall Center.

Lucky Jones helps RMU basketball secure 85-65 win against Sacred Heart

The Colonials’ senior forward scored 18 of his season-high 22 points in the first half.

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 Steve Pederson  has spent the past 18 years as an athletic director, at Pitt from 1996-2002 and 2007-14, and Nebraska, his alma mater, from 2002-07.

The good, the bad, the AD: Steve Pederson's legacy at Pitt

While it might be simple enough to say Pederson’s first tenure was a success and his second a failure, his legacy is a bit more complex.

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 Steve Pederson has spent the past 18 years as an athletic director, at Pitt from 1996-2002 and 2007-14, and Nebraska, his alma mater, from 2002-07.

Ex-Pitt AD Steve Pederson: Firing was matter of 'timing'

Former athletic director Steve Pederson said the "timing was right" for him to leave, but he expects the Panthers to have great success.

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 Shanice Clark

Cal U women's basketball player found dead

Shanice Clark was found unresponsive in her residence in what school officials said appeared to be an accident.

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 Pitt's Ryan Luther grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech's Robert Sampson in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt survives scare by Georgia Tech

Nothing is easy with these Panthers, so it isn’t surprising that they found themselves in a meat grinder of a game against Georgia Tech.

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 Robert Morris’ Rodney Pryor dunks Friday against St Francis (N.Y.) at the Sewall Center.

Colonials remain without big win

Marcquise Reed led Robert Morris with 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting and Rodney Pryor added 15.

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 Pitt zoo members congratulate head coach Jamie Dixon after he won his 300th career game after defeating Florida State at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday night.

Jamie Dixon hopes he made his point with Pitt

Panthers aim to continue key turnaround in rebounds when they entertain Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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 Penn State University President Eric J. Barron speaks Friday after Penn State trustees voted to accept a proposed settlement of a lawsuit between the NCAA and state  officials as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. At left is trustee Kathleen L. Casey. At right is chairman of the trustees, Keith Masser.

Proposed NCAA deal would restore football wins for Penn State, Joe Paterno

The new deal would direct a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and would resolve the lawsuit.

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 With the latest hires, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi now has eight of his nine on-field assistant coaches finalized.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi hires four more assistants

Wide receivers coach is only position left to fill on football staff.

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 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, left, played 12 minutes in Wednesday's win against Florida State.

Jamie Dixon's decision to look down his bench pays off for Pitt

Walk-on center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo could fill a big hole for an undersized Panthers team, as he did Wednesday against Florida State.

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 Rodney Pryor

Robert Morris junior puts past behind him, can smile again

About one year after he worried his basketball career was over, Rodney Pryor is thriving with Colonials.

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 A student is reflected in the window of the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building on Penn State's main campus in State College.

Major renovations likely for Penn State's football building

Penn State trustees make recommendation for architects for a planned $12 million makeover of the Lasch Football Building.

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Women's basketball roundup: Florida State dismantles Pitt

The No. 20 Seminoles steamrolled to a victory at home Wednesday night against the Panthers.

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 Pitt center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo is congratulated by Joseph Uchebo as he comes back to the bench in the second half against Florida State at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday.

Walk-on sparks Pitt men's victory; Dixon wins 300th

Pitt center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo’s performance against Florida State might have made a case for him to be a regular part of the rotation.

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Pitt's new football coach adds assistant

Pat Narduzzi set to add Akron’s John Peterson to his staff as offensive line coach.

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 West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, left, and assistant coach Erik Martin question a play during the second half of Tuesday's game against Oklahoma.

ESPN’s telecast of WVU game stirs up ethical questions

The station's off-site broadcast of a West Virginia basketball game has raised some eyebrows.

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South/West/North Xtra: Pine-Richland lacrosse coach takes assistant post at Robert Morris

Rob Marasti, a former standout lacrosse player at Mt. Lebanon, will become an assistant coach for the Colonials.

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 Ashley Stoner, a Thomas Jefferson High School graduate, plays a key role for the nationally ranked Indiana University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson grad plays key role for IUP women's team

In her senior season, Ashley Stoner is one of the main reasons why the IUP women’s basketball team is nationally ranked.

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Pitt to hire Akron offensive line coach Peterson

John Peterson tweeted that afternoon that he was "excited and honored" to be the next offensive line coach at Pitt.

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Sam Werner's Pitt Football Chat 01.14.15

Pitt football beat writer Sam Werner answers readers’ questions about Pat Narduzzi, the Pitt script logo and the search for an AD.

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 Pitt guard Chris Jones puts up a shot against Oakland last month.

Shooting struggles hold back Pitt

The Panthers have struggled from 3-point range recently, which is problematic for an undersized team that has had defensive issues too.

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 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens pulls down a rebound against Saint Joseph's last week.

Duquesne's next foe struggling in 2014-15

Graduation decimated the defending conference champions, which could be a blessing for the Dukes tonight against Saint Louis.

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 Hopewell High School graduate Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is averaging 14 points and nearly six rebounds a game for No. 8 Maryland.

Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough finds her element at Maryland

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, the former Hopewell standout, is turning into a star on the basketball court for the Maryland Terrapins.

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District roundup: Mountaineers bench rises in win

No. 16 West Virginia rolled past No. 18 Oklahoma thanks to major contributions from valuable reserves.

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 Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett celebrates after the Buckeyes defeated  Oregon, 42-20, in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

Ohio State tops Oregon in first ever College Football Playoff title game

On a night for the ages, the Buckeyes assured their place among the tallest giants in 125 years of Ohio State football.

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