“If it comes to fruition where we think not having a conference championship game hurts us, then we obviously go back to the drawing boards to look at it,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said.

WVU athletic director Lyons open to Big 12 expansion

After Oklahoma’s president pushed for it, Shane Lyons said he’s open to expansion, but the conference is “in a great spot.”

4 days ago


Pitt loses projected starting tackle to knee injury

Jaryd Jones-Smith, projected to start for the Panthers this year, was injured in during an offseason conditioning session.

4 days ago


 Pitt's Greg Williams and Austin Ransom take down West Virginia's Bradley Starks during a past matchup between the two teams, who haven't met on the football field since 2011.

Return of the Brawl? West Virginia AD says renewing rivalry with Pitt a top priority

“It’s a great thing for college football as a whole,” said West Virginia’s Shane Lyons.

5 days ago


Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd waives hearing in DUI case

Jefferson Hills police stopped Boyd, 20, on June 12 after they said he switched lanes without using a proper signal.

5 days ago


 Ex-Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman throws to a receiver during the second half of a game against Austin Peay on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 45-0.

Nathan Peterman settles in quickly after transfering to Pitt

With his father relishing every moment, quarterback Nathan Peterman is adjusting to Pitt after leaving Tennessee.

6 days ago


Penn State snags verbal pledge from Illinois defensive end Joseph

Daniel Joseph is the fourth defensive lineman to give the Nittany Lions his verbal pledge in the last week.

6 days ago


 Geno Thorpe is leaving Penn State and the Big Ten for South Florida and the American Athletic Conference.

Former Shaler star Geno Thorpe transfers to South Florida

Geno Thorpe played at Penn State for two seasons after high school, but will now take his talents south to continue his basketball career.

1 week ago


 Riley Stapleton helped Indiana win its first WPIAL basketball championship, but also starred on the football field.

Post-Gazette co-Male Athletes of the Year: Riley Stapleton and Tre Tipton

Indiana’s Riley Stapleton and Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton will both be wide receivers in college, but were three-sport stars in high school.

1 week ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik will be a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy next month in New Orleans.

Pitt Notebook: Four-star wide receiver verbally commits to Panthers

Pitt is up to eight verbal commitments for its 2016 recruiting class.

1 week ago


Penn State continues recruiting momentum with pledge from four-star Jordan

Verbal commitments from three defensive tackles and a punter round out a busy six days for Penn State’s 2016 class.

1 week ago


 T.J. McConnell signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, giving him the chance to play in the summer league and earn a spot on the team.

Ex-Chartiers Valley guard McConnell picked up by Philadelphia 76ers

Former Chartiers Valley star guard did not get drafted but was invited to sign as a free agent with Philadelphia.

1 week ago


Penn State picks up verbal commitment from DT Ellison Jordan

Jordan, a 6-foot, 266-pound prospect is the 14th member of Penn State’s 2016 recruiting class.

1 week ago


Pitt football lands commitment from four-star receiver Flowers

Maurice Ffrench, an unrated prospect on Rivals.com, also verbally committed to the Panthers on Thursday night.

1 week ago


 After a vote of confidence from West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, quarterback Skyler Howard is confident he will be the starter entering next season.

Howard prepares as if he will be WVU's starting QB

Skyler Howard, the Mountaineers’ presumed starting quarterback this coming season, continues to prepare for the opener.

1 week ago


 South Park grad Billy Stanley earned All-American honors at Ohio State as a freshman in 2013.

South Xtra: After missing almost two full seasons, South Park grad eagerly looks toward his return with javelin

Ohio State javelin standout Billy Stanley, a South Park graduate, is hoping to return to the field after dealing with arm injuries.

1 week ago


 Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes talks to reporters Thursday at the Petersen Events Center.

New Pitt AD Barnes weighs in on state of football program

New Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes is excited to connect with fans as he begins his tenure.

1 week ago


 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi, seen here in spring practice earlier this year, already is building a strong recruiting class for 2016.

Pitt's recruiting class grows bigger and stronger

The Panthers’ 2016 football recruiting class is gaining momentum after three recent verbal commitments.

1 week ago


 Pitt men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon.

Summer league canceled after Pitt pulls players out

Panthers coach Jamie Dixon cited the number of players recovering from injuries and changes in NCAA rules for the decision to not play.

1 week ago


Pitt announces formation of 'fan experience' committee

The committee will comprise alumni, fans and students to discuss a range of issues, including ticketing and donor support.

1 week ago


Injuries, NCAA rule changes force cancellation of Pittsburgh Pro-Am basketball league

Organizers said Pitt didn’t have enough healthy players for the league this year.

1 week ago


 James Franklin and Penn State have five straight home games after the opener at Temple.

Penn State's opener against Temple set for 3:30 p.m. start

The matchup with the Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will air on ESPN.

1 week ago


 Virginia’s Thomas Woodruff hits a two-run single to help the Cavaliers break a 0-0 tie against Vanderbilt with three runs in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the College World Series Tuesday night in Omaha, Neb. Virginia won, 3-0, to force a deciding Game 3 tonight.

Virginia forces Game 3 in College World Series

The Cavaliers force an winner-take-all Game 3 against Vanderbilt for the second year in a row.

1 week ago


Pitt lands three-star linebacker from Virginia

Chase Pine tweeted his decision Monday night.

1 week ago


 Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Jeannette and Ohio State, is back in the state of Ohio after latching on with the Browns as he tries to transition to wide receiver.

Morning briefing: Terrelle Pryor signs with Browns

Former Jeannette star Terrelle Pryor will hope to revive his NFL career as a wide receiver in Cleveland.

2 weeks ago


 Penn State head coach Joe Paterno tries to fire up his players against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium in November 2009. Ohio State won 24-7.

Latrobe brewery honoring Paterno with special beer

The Vienna-style lager available in mid-August will come in 12-oz. cans featuring Paterno’s image and accomplishments.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd must make things right if he’s going to continue to serve as a cornerstone for Pitt’s future.

Adam Bittner: Tyler Boyd must regain goodwill to build Pitt’s future

Drunk driving charges, regardless of their ultimate outcome, put in jeopardy the All-ACC receiver’s legacy as a cornerstone of the program.

2 weeks ago


Pitt volleyball coach chosen to lead Team USA

Pitt coach Dan Fisher has been selected to lead Team USA in women’s volleyball for the upcoming Pan American Games.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: North Catholic graduate to play at Niagara

Dominic Robb lands Division I basketball scholarship after year in prep school.

2 weeks ago


Pennsylvania agency seeks applicants for millions from Penn State paid over Sandusky scandal

The first round is for children’s advocacy centers, victim service entities and health workers who aid child victims of sexual abuse.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd was formally charged with DUI on Tuesday, but coach Pat Narduzzi has yet to determine if Boyd will receive punishment from the team.

Formal charges filed against Pitt WR Boyd

Tyler Boyd, 20, will have a preliminary hearing Aug. 5 on DUI charges after a traffic stop early Friday morning in Jefferson Hills.

2 weeks ago


 Dan Pierre, left, and his brother, Dave, take a selfie with new Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi Tuesday night at the Panthers’ On the Prowl publicity tour at The Chadwick in McCandless.

Narduzzi, Panthers on prowl to stir up alumni’s excitement

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi’s “On The Prowl” tour made a stop at The Chadwick in McCandless Tuesday.

2 weeks ago


Pitt basketball guards Robinson, Smith undergo surgery

Both are expected to be ready by the time team practice begins in October.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd pulls in a pass during spring practice in April.

Pitt's Boyd formally charged with driving under the influence

Boyd, 20, also faces summary charges for underage drinking and traffic violations.

2 weeks ago


 The Penn State University Concert Choir, above, has 40 members, but The Rolling Stones only needed 24 for the show.

Guess who's going to rock with The Rolling Stones?

Penn State’s Concert Choir, which usually performs classical music, will sing with the iconic band at Heinz Field on Saturday.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd, right, is expected to be charged with DUI and other offenses after getting stopped by Jefferson Hills police early Friday morning.

DUI charges against Pitt star WR Boyd to be filed

Jefferson Hills police plan to file DUI charges against Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd after he was stopped early Friday morning.

3 weeks ago


 Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno.

Paterno to be inducted into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

Former All-American quarterback Chuck Fusina and former All-American kicker Matt Bahr will also be inducted.

2 weeks ago


 University of Pittsburgh's Tyler Boyd, right, runs after catching a pass during spring camp in March on the South Side.

Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd to be charged with driving under influence of alcohol

Boyd, 20, was pulled over for a traffic violation early Friday and arrested under suspicion of DUI.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin visits the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood where his Aunt Jackie used to live. Franklin spent holidays and summers in the neighborhood as a kid while connecting with his dad's side of the family.

Penn State's Franklin takes time to celebrate Pittsburgh roots

Penn State coach James Franklin took a detour during the school’s coaches caravan to visit some important sites from his youth.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix shares a father with 7-foot Rozelle Nix, and soon they will share the city of Pittsburgh, too.

Long lost Nix brothers Roosevelt, Rozelle take Pittsburgh together

Roosevelt and Rozelle Nix had never met until last year, but now the half-brothers are reunited as they chase their dreams in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd pulls in a pass during spring practice in April on the South Side.

Pitt receiver Boyd suspected of driving under the influence

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi released a statement tonight calling the situation “both serious and disappointing.”

3 weeks ago


 Pitt womens basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio.

Pitt's McConnell-Serio embraces new rules for women's basketball

Pitt women’s basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is excited for rule changes enacted for next season.

3 weeks ago


North Xtra: Pine-Richland grad played key role at VCU

Freshman second baseman Daane Berezo helped team reach the NCAA Super Regionals.

3 weeks ago


 Lincoln Davis has been a driving force on the basketball court, from his time at Central Catholic to now at Lamar University.

East Xtra: Central Catholic grad finds a new home

Former Vikings standout Lincoln Davis is far from home at his new school, but that’s nothing new in his basketball odyssey.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic grad lands honor

Julia Lang a NJCAA Division II All-American after leading Mercyhurst North East into national softball tournament.

3 weeks ago


Pitt signs Richmond transfer forward Nelson-Ododa

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, who is a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward, is a graduate transfer and will eligible to play immediately.

3 weeks ago


 Henry Hynoski was a valuable part of Pitt's offense during his career with the Panthers, and his role with the New York Giants earned him a contract extension in March.

Former Pitt fullback Hynoski keeps striving to be better

Former Pitt fullback Henry Hynoski is using his unconventional path to the NFL to inspire young athletes.

3 weeks ago


Pitt football's road game at Akron to kick off at 6 p.m.

The game will be broadcast online on ESPN3.

3 weeks ago


 Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh addresses campers during Lauren's First and Goal camp Sunday at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

Mischievous Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh makes way to Pennsylvania

New Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh continues to stir the pot in the offseason, this time with a satellite camp in Penn State’s backyard.

4 weeks ago


 Veteran NFL and college offensive line coach Tony Wise gets hands-on as he runs a blocking drill at the fifth Joe Moore O-Line Camp at West Allegheny High School.

Former coach Joe Moore celebrated by old friends at offensive line camp

Many of football’s most influential offensive linemen worked at a camp this weekend to honor the legacy of a late coach.

4 weeks ago


 Louisville pitcher Brendan McKay had a solid outing in Sunday's win against Cal State Fullerton.

Briefs: Brendan McKay helps keep Louisville alive

Former Blackhawk High School star Brendan McKay, the ACC freshman of the year, started Sunday for the Cardinals in a season-saving win.

4 weeks ago



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