Pitt's Cameron Wright celebrates near the end of the Panthers; victory against Notre Dame Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Pitt steals victory vs. Notre Dame

Basketball gods have crazy notion that Panthers are an NCAA tournament team.

about 6 hours ago

 Christa Harmotto Dietzen - Captain of 2014 U.S. world champions

Sportswoman of the Year: Christa Harmotto-Dietzen a winner above all else

For as stellar an athlete as she is on a volleyball court, the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year is an even better leader and winner.

about 6 hours ago

 Former Pitt All-American Larry Fitzgerald.

Former Pitt WR, Cardinals' star Larry Fitzgerald wins inaugural Art Rooney award

Fitzgerald was selected in a vote of his peers, and will be presented with the Art Rooney Trophy as well as $25,000 to a charity of his

about 7 hours ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt upsets No. 8 Notre Dame

By winning 76-72 at home, the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak and broke a five-game winning streak by the Irish.

about 10 hours ago

Bryant beats RMU, 71-68, snapping Colonials' 4-game winning streak

While the Colonials made a late push, the Bulldogs still managed to stave off the threat for a win Saturday.

about 12 hours ago

 Notre Dame's Jerian Grant

Irish star now takes nothing for granted

Notre Dame star Jerian Grant is poster boy for players who make the most of a second chance.

1 day ago

 Robert Morris's David Appolon drives to the basket against Farleigh Dickinson during a game this week at the Charles Sewall Center in Moon.

Colonials guard plays with heavy heart

Robert Morris senior David Appolon plays for the memory of a close friend who died at age 16 after collapsing on the basketball court.

1 day ago

 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 Sat., January 17, 2015.

Panthers far from ready to write off year

Pitt players and coach Jamie Dixon refuse to give up on a season steeped in disappointment.

2 days ago

 Robert Morris forward Stephan Bennett blocks shot by Fairleigh Dickinsons forward Myles Mann in the second half at the Charles Sewall Center.

Robert Morris cruises to 87-65 win over Fairleigh Dickinson

The Colonials are now 11-10 overall and 7-2 in the Northeast Conference.

2 days ago

 Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole talks with Lucky Jones during a Jan. 18 game against Sacred Heart. The Colonials have won five of their past six games.

Colonials' manpower loss surmountable

Robert Morris keeps losing players, but the Colonials also keep on winning.

2 days ago

Judge dismisses state suit against NCAA after settlement of Penn State scandal issues

A judge dismissed the suit after the NCAA restored 112 Penn State football wins and agreed to spend a $60 million fine in the state.

2 days ago

 Tyler Boyd and the Pitt Panthers open their 2015 season Sept. 5 at home against Youngstown State.

Pitt will be hitting the road early in the 2015 football season

The ACC released 2015 schedules, and highlights for the Panthers are early road games and a home date with Notre Dame.

2 days ago

 "It’s a pattern, we’re getting beat at the 3-point line and we know it," said Pitt coach Jamie Dixon.

Perimeter defense a major reason for Pitt's three-game slide

The Panthers are last in the ACC in 3-point defense, and the conference’s best shooting team, Notre Dame, comes to town this weekend.

3 days ago

District basketball roundup: Duquesne bit by Richmond, 86-55

Duquesne loses sixth game in a row, this time 86-55 on the road against Richmond.

3 days ago

 Jesse Reed, a Greensburg Central Catholic High School graduate, is having a strong season playing for the American University Eagles, an NCAA Division I program located in Washington, D.C. He leads the nation in average minutes played per game.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central grad piling up serious court time

Jesse Reed, a junior at American University, leads NCAA Division I men’s basketball in minutes played per game.

3 days ago

No. 17 West Virginia wins on road

The Mountaineers won at Kansas State to improve to 5-2 in the Big 12.

4 days ago

 Cory Batey

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.

4 days ago

Texas WR Gentry Ivery commits to Pitt

Ivery is the seventh member of Pitt's recruiting class to commit to new coach Pat Narduzzi. All seven have come in the past week.

4 days ago

 Virginia Tech forward Christian Beyer reacts after he scored  against the Panthers in the second half  at Cassell Coliseum.

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, 70-67, in overtime

The Panthers couldn’t stop Virginia Tech’s first conference win of the season and it broke Pitt’s streak of overtime wins at seven games.

4 days ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team as they take on Louisville in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt makes quick ACC turnaround

With Virgina Tech on the horizon, the Panthers have little time to wallow after losing to No. 10 Louisville.

5 days ago

  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

5 days ago

 Nick Bowers flipped from Pitt to Penn State this week.

Football recruit Nick Bowers switches commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.

5 days ago

Robert Morris men's hockey ranked again

The Colonials, in first place in Atlantic Hockey at 14-3-3 (17-5-4 overall), reclaimed a spot in the USCHO weekly poll, coming in at No. 20.

5 days ago

 Louisville guard Chris Jones works around Pitt forward Jamel Artis in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 10 Louisville buries Pitt with hot shooting in ACC clash

Pitt’s strategy against the 10th-ranked Louisville Cardinals seemed to be simple – make them shoot from the outside, but it didn’t work.

6 days ago

RMU hockey teams prevail

The Colonials men edge Holy Cross, 2-1, while the women break out with six goals in the second period to rout Lindenwood, 7-1.

1 week ago

 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has her work cut out for her in dealing with the department's financial situation.

Big Ten sanctions continue to hurt Penn State

The NCAA lifted sanctions, but the Big Ten still imposes financial penalties on Penn State, which can't collect shared revenue from bowls.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Michael Young will likely be matched up with Louisville star Montrezl Harrell early and often.

Pitt has prime chance at home against No. 10 Louisville

With star Montrezl Harrell and No. 10 Louisville coming to town today, the Panthers have another shot at a momentum-building victory.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

1 week ago

Lady Panthers outlast Boston College

Brianna Kiesel had 29 points and eight assists to lift Pitt past Boston College, 78-70, Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

1 week ago

West Virginia escapes in wild finish

Jevon Carter sank two free throws in overtime to lift No. 18 West Virginia to an 86-85 Big 12 Conference victory against TCU.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi gets first recruit

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

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 1.21.15

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

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago


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