Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is quite familiar with Paul Chryst and his approach.

Pitt's Paul Chryst, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz go back to Big Ten days

The Panthers’ Paul Chryst and Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz, an Upper St. Clair graduate, are far from strangers.

about 3 hours ago


 Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton has formed a formidable duo with Geno Lewis.

Penn State WR duo sets record pace so far

Penn State's newest receiving combination of DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis might be an unlikely mix, but is on a record-setting pace.

about 3 hours ago


 The lone member of the Committee on Governance and Long Range Planning to vote against Thursday's proposal was alumni trustee Anthony Lubrano.

Reorganization would add to Penn State board of trustees

A proposal would provide give representation to students, faculty and the alumni association but also keep the nine alumni board members.

about 4 hours ago


 West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert (86) celebrates after kicking the winning field goal in the fourth quarter against Maryland Saturday.

West Virginia special teamers far from the usual

The Mountaineers’ kicker, punter and their position group counterparts put the "special" in special teams.

about 4 hours ago


For now, Pitt's Officer is center of attention

Pitt redshirt freshman Alex Officer knows he is not a lock to remain Pitt's starting center.

1 day ago


New: Check out Post Route Podcast on college football

Post-Gazette college sports reporters Sam Werner and Stephen Nesbitt talk about Pitt’s James Conner, WVU’s Clint Trickett and more.

about 16 hours ago


Nittany Lions using gimmicks, wildcat to spur offense

With a struggling running game, Penn State tries to create offense with the wildcat and some gimmick plays.

1 day ago


 Luigi Lista-Brinza, a Central Catholic High School graduate, takes a hand-off from quarterback Chase Haslett   during Indiana University of Pennsylvania opening-game victory against St. Augustine.

East/West Xtra: Central Catholic grad from McKees Rocks plays key role for IUP

Luigi Lista-Brinza steps in as a freshman and helps solidify running back position.

1 day ago


 West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at the Georgia Dome on Aug. 30, 2014.

West Virginia's Daryl Worley arraigned on battery charge

Daryl Worley turned himself in to Morgantown police after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with battery early Sunday morning.

1 day ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.17.14

Sam takes your questions on the 3-0 Panthers.

1 day ago


 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Pitt secondary needs to step up after being exposed vs. FIU

The Panthers are undefeated but concerned about the number of big plays allowed in the passing game.

2 days ago


 Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Jesse James runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. Penn State defeated Akron 21-3.

Penn State excelling in late-game situations

The Christian Hackenberg-led Nittany Lions offense keeps coming through in the end.

2 days ago


 West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a touchdown pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at Georgia Dome Aug. 30, 2014 in Atlanta.

Finding sub for suspended cornerback not easy for West Virginia

Mountaineers have to replace top cornerback Daryl Worley, who was suspended, for Saturday's game against No. 4 Oklahoma.

2 days ago


 Pitt's James Conner takes a carry in the season opener against Delaware at Heinz Field.

Paul Chryst: Pitt running game not at top efficiency yet

Pitt coach Paul Chryst says Panthers running game is not clicking on all cylinders yet despite an impressive start statistically.

3 days ago


Rutgers apologizes for offensive signs, shirts fans displayed at PSU game

Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi apologized for "offensive actions" of "a very small handful of our fans."

2 days ago


 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Early struggles provide 'teaching points' for Pitt

Saturday's win at Florida International showed that if nothing else, the Panthers are getting good at overcoming first-quarter hiccups.

4 days ago


 Penn State safety Ryan Keiser intercepts a pass intended for receiver Leonte Carroo with less than a minute to play Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Penn State defeated Rutgers, 13-10.

Penn State defense glad to take five

The Nittany Lions' defensive players didn't think they were going to snag five interceptions against Rutgers Saturday night; they knew.

4 days ago


 Quarterback Clint Trickett passes against Maryland in the first quarter Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.

Clint Trickett's strong rapport with WRs pays dividends for West Virginia

Clint Trickett and his top receivers are on the same page, which makes things pretty easy on the Mountaineers quarterback.

4 days ago


WVU cornerback suspended indefinitely

West Virginia returned one cornerback from suspension Sunday only to have another be suspended Monday.

3 days ago


High school football notebook: Pitt commit Tre Tipton does it all for Apollo-Ridge

Receiver, runner, passer, it doesn't matter to Panthers recruit Tre Tipton as he helps Apollo-Ridge to its first 3-0 start in 14 years.

4 days ago


 WVU quarterback Clint Trickett was named Walter Camp offensive player of the week after he led the Mountaineers to a dramatic 40-37 road victory against Maryland Saturday.

WVU's Clint Trickett named Walter Camp player of the week

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett completed 37 of 49 passes for 511 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.

4 days ago


District college football roundup: IUP allows 38 unanswered in loss

The worst loss for the Crimson Hawks in more than a decade saw Kutztown dominate through the air on offense.

5 days ago


 Panthers running back James Conner celebrates his  touchdown in the fourth quarter with offensive linesman Dorian Johnson and offensive linesman T.J. Clemmings during the game against the FIU Golden Panthers.

Pitt overcomes slow start to beat FIU

The Panthers trailed FIU 16-0 after the first quarter, but bounced back to move to 3-0 for the first time since 2009.

5 days ago


 West Virginia tight end Cody Clay gets upended by Maryland defensive back Sean Davis during the first half Saturday in College Park, Md.

West Virginia knocks off Maryland on last-second field goal

Clint Trickett continued his meteoric climb by completing 37 of 49 passes for a career-high 507 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.

5 days ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik drops back to pass against Delaware in the second quarter Aug. 30 at Heinz Field.

Panthers take shot at rare 3-0 start

It has been a long time since Pitt started a season 3-0, but the Panthers have that opportunity today against Florida International.

6 days ago


Penn State blanks Rutgers in second half, wins 13-10

The Nittany Lions have put together just 104 yards of total offense and allowed three sacks by a defense that is blitzing often.

5 days ago


 Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel breaks through the Akron Zips defense in the third quarter Sept. 6 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Penn State defeated Akron, 21-3.

Depth, some rest will help defensive linemen all year

Penn State coach James Franklin knows rest and depth are good things for his football team.

6 days ago


 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett shakes hands with fans following a 54-0 win Sept. 6 against Towson in Morgantown, W.Va.

Path of revenge starts with border rival Terps

Maryland is often an early barometer for West Virginia's season, and its postseason hopes could be determined in this five-game stretch.

6 days ago


District college football: California has tough test afoot

After a 33-24 win last week against Virginia State, California faces an early measuring stick in Bloomsburg,2013 PSAC champion.

6 days ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 09.12.14

The Pitt beat reporter answers your questions from hot, humid Miami as Pitt prepares to play FIU Saturday.

6 days ago


 Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd moves around Manasseh Garner after pulling away from Boston College defensive back Manuel Asprilla in the first quarter Sept. 5 in Boston. The Panthers, who beat the Eagles, 30-20, will play Florida International Friday in Miami.

Pitt opponent FIU had its dreams crumble

Pitt's next opponent, Florida International, continues to struggle to achieve football success after its dream season in 2010.

1 week ago


 Rutgers coach Kyle Flood, center, celebrates with his team after they beat Washington State, 41-38, Aug. 28 in Seattle. Rutgers has given Flood a two-year contract extension. Athletic director Julie Hermann announced the deal Thursday, two days before the Scarlet Knights (2-0) play their first Big Ten Conference game against Penn State (2-0).

Penn State's rivalry reborn against Rutgers

A new era begins in the Penn State-Rutgers rivalry now that the Scarlet Knights are in the Big Ten Conference.

1 week ago


 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on against Alabama at Georgia Dome Aug. 30 in Atlanta.

Mountaineers hoping to deliver 'payback'

The Mountaineers hope to pay back Maryland after absorbing a 37-0 loss last season against the Terrapins.

1 week ago


 Vincentian standout Brenna Wise, right, committed to Pitt Thursday.

Vincentian girls basketball standout commits to Pitt

Senior basketball standout Brenna Wise will play for coach Suzie McConnell-Serio and the Panthers.

1 week ago


Vincentian's Wise commits to Pitt

Vincentian senior forward Brenna Wise,  committed to Pitt, about two weeks after taking her official visit there.

1 week ago


District college football: Slippery Rock RB Greene off to flying start

Slippery Rock running back Shamar Greene wasted little time showing his potential, earning PSAC West offensive athlete of the week.

1 week ago


 Gabe Roberts will start at center for Pitt's game Saturday against Florida International. Roberts is filling in for Artie Rowell, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament, last Saturday in a win against Boston College.

Pitt's Gabe Roberts eager to battle, fill in at center

After waiting years to be Pitt’s center, Gabe Roberts got his chance in a flash. Now he hopes to imitate Artie Rowell, the injured starter.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Vulcans QB enjoying his second love

Once pointed toward a baseball career, California’s James Harris has found success as a college football quarterback.

1 week ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik delivers a pass against Delaware in the season opener Aug. 30 at Heinz Field.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 09.10.14

Pitt football beat writer Sam Werner answers readers’ questions about Pitt’s game Saturday against FIU and more.

1 week ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik talks with coach Paul Chryst. The Panthers have gotten off to a strong start, but the team is staying focused on the next game on the schedule, in this case Saturday's matchup against Florida International.

Pitt keeping an even keel after fast start

Pitt is channeling its coaches by staying focused on its next opponent.

1 week ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin played to a packed house at his weekly news conference Tuesday in University Park, Pa. — a day after the NCAA lifted the most severe sanctions against the Nittany Lions program.

Penn State savors shot at bowl bid

Nittany Lions players only briefly celebrated the reduction of sanctions and the opportunity to contend for a bowl bid this year.

1 week ago


 “I didn’t understand at first, and then you hear that word — cancer … It was like everything just stopped.” — Duquesne's Derrick Colter

Duquesne guard Colter's cancer in remission

Duquesne basketball guard Derrick Colter stayed upbeat during radiation treatment, and his cancer (non-Hodgkins lymphoma) is in remission.

1 week ago


 Pitt running back James Conner tries to avoid a tackle Friday night against Boston College.

More honors for Pitt RB James Conner

Pitt notebook: Three Panthers, including sophomore James Conner, reap individual honors after victory against Boston College.

1 week ago


 WVU coach Dana Holgorsen wants receiver Kevin White (11) to break off a big gain for a touchdown soon.

West Virginia notebook: Dana Holgorsen laments team's lack of big plays

Despite solid showings in their first two games, the Mountaineers have struggled to turn “explosive plays” into “big plays.”

1 week ago


Woodland Hills QB Jones picks West Virginia

Woodland Hills quarterback Jeremiah Jones gets scholarship off from West Virginia despite a short high school resume.

1 week ago


 Penn State head coach James Franklin stands at the gate prior to the Saturday's game against Akron.

NCAA restores Penn State football scholarships, lifts ban on bowl games

The Nittany Lions were halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh running back James Conner, left, runs the ball against Boston College defensive back Bryce Jones on Friday.

ACC honors three Pitt players

Panthers running back James Conner leads the ACC with 367 rushing yards through two games.

1 week ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a pass in the second quarter Saturday against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg works through interceptions

The mistakes that have plagued Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg at times this season are a result of his aggressive mentality.

1 week ago


 Mountaineers quarterback William Crest Jr. carries the ball against Towson cornerback Donnell Lewis in the third quarter Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.Va,

WVU's offensive success has trickle down effect on William Crest

Freshman William Crest wasn't perfect in his debut, but the Mountaineers likely won't need him to be in the instances he sees playing time.

1 week ago


 Jerry Sandusky, a former longtime assistant under coach Joe Paterno, was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.

NCAA drops fight over Penn State fine

Penn State accepted the fine as part of a 2012 consent decree with the NCAA following the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.

1 week ago



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