Pitt quarterback Tom Savage tries to elude the tackle of New Mexico's Brett Bowers during a game on September 14, 2013,  at Heinz Field.

Paul Chryst not surprised by Tom Savage’s ascent in NFL projections

Pitt's coach says former Panthers quarterback "certainly has a lot of the talents and physical attributes."

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 WVU's Clint Trickett looks to pass during the Mountaineers game against Texas Tech in Morgantown in October.

Trickett remains as West Virginia's No. 1 QB

Clint Trickett is listed as West Virginia’s No. 1 quarterback on the Mountaineers’ post-spring practice depth chart.

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  Shane Conley, a Carlynton High School graduate, takes a swing at a pitch for the Point Park University baseball team.

West Xtra: Carlynton grad gives Point Park a lift

Shane Conley has played an important role in Point Park's drive to a conference championship.

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 This image of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be the inspiration for a statue to be erected in downtown State College. A 2001 Paterno statue was removed from the school campus in 2012; the university is not involved in the new effort.

A new Joe Paterno statue planned for State College

The statue, depicting the football coach sitting on a bench and reading a book, would be placed on property in front of The Tavern.

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Top teams to visit Pitt, Petersen Events Center next season

The ACC announced Pitt’s basketball schedules for the next two seasons, which includes home games against North Carolina and Louisville.

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Former Pitt football player pleads guilty to robbing bank

Jovani Chappel, 26, of Hazelwood, will serve one to two years at the Allegheny County Jail as part of an agreed-upon sentence.

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Pitt to host N.C., Syracuse, Louisville and Notre Dame in 2014-15

The Panthers' home ACC schedule also includes Florida State, Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Miami.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon.

Pitt basketball: Dixon gets OLSH guard; assistant leaves

Cam Johnson grew 5 inches and averaged 26.8 points a game last year, which caught the eye of several coaches, including Jamie Dixon.

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 Pitt assistant coaches Barry Rohrssen (top) and Brandin Knight call out to their team as they take on Virginia in the second half of the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro last monrth.

Pitt assistant Rohrssen joins Kentucky staff

Barry Rohrssen is departing from the program and has accepted a job as an assistant coach under his long-time friend John Calipari.

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Pitt lands 6-foot-7 guard from OLSH

Cam Johnson of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is the third WPIAL player in Pitt's recruiting class.

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 Pitt strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej.

Pitt's new strength, conditioning coach proves to be big asset in hurry

To a man, the Panthers players say new strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej already has made a big difference.

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Obituary: Gerald E. Hart / Super salesman, NFL official was football fanatic

Gerald E. Hart, who officiated NFL games for 10 years after playing football at Notre Dame and West Point, died of natural causes at age 83.

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 Ovie Soko only played one season for Duquesne, but what a season it was for him individually.

Duquesne's Ovie Soko has sights set on future as a pro

Ovie Soko discusses what's next for him after his one season with the Dukes, an integral stop on his whirlwind basketball odyssey.

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At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.

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 Tanya Timko, a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School, is a standout tennis player for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

South Xtra: Char-Houston grad is making a big impact for IUP tennis team

Tanya Timko may be small in stature, but she is playing a huge role for the IUP women's tennis team.

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 Butler guard Rene Castro brings the ball up court Dec. 9. The freshman point guard has transferred to Duquesne.

Duquesne lands Butler transfer point guard Rene Castro

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.

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Former Robert Morris star Artemis Spanou lands WNBA tryout

The Washington Mystics invited leading scorer in Robert Morris history Artemis Spanou to their preseason training camp.

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West Virginia QB battle will produce clear winner

Unlike last season, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said the starting quarterback will be clear-cut when the opener rolls around.

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 Pitt quarterback Trey Anderson eludes a tackler during a drill at the final spring practice for the Panthers.

Transition to next phase begins for Pitt football

With spring practice now wrapped up, coach Paul Chryst is eager to see how his team approaches the next stage of the offseason.

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Pitt notebook: In lieu of open scrimmage, fan event aims to please young and old

Pitt officials claim more than 3,000 fans attended the "Field Pass" with coaches and players Sunday at the South Side practice facility.

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 Tyler Boyd

Boyd puts first year in rearview mirror

Star receiver Tyler Boyd enters his sophomore season as a Panther with a new comfort level on and off the field.

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 Rushel Shell eyes a hole in West Virginia’s Gold-Blue game Saturday — his first action since transferring from Pitt before the 2013 season. He carried eight times for 37 yards.

Scrimmage has moments for Holgorsen

Speedy receiver Mario Alford stole the show early, but coach Dana Holgorsen was impressed by his first-team, new-look defense.

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 Cole Chiappialle looks for an opening in Saturday’s Blue-White scrimmage in University Park, Pa. He rushed for 63 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns.

Penn State walk-on running back Chiappialle impresses big crowd

Former Blackhawk standout Cole Chiappialle made a name for himself on an ideal day at Beaver Stadium.

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In college b-ball, emphasis on new rules nets mixed results for 2013-14

College basketball scoring increased a bit after a tweaking of rules and some foul calls in the offseason, and coaches give their thoughts.

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 West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia spring game offers intriguing first looks

The Mountaineers return to their own field in front of the fans for the first time since last season in today's Gold-Blue spring game.

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 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg will help give a glimpse into the James Franklin era at Penn State in the Blue-White game today.

2nd-year Penn State QB Hackenberg faces changes, challenges

Lots of changes and challenges crop up for quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

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Penn State turning to Lucas as a leader

Defensive back Jordan Lucas is a leader in the fiery mode and a voice for the Nittany Lions this coming season.

2 weeks ago


Young Pitt lineman getting snaps

With Adam Bisnowaty on the mend, redshirt freshman Jaryd Jones-Smith is getting a chance to shine, and he is hard to miss.

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 Penn State's Beaver Stadium.

Court questions validity of sanctions against Penn State

A Commonwealth Court panel has questioned the validity of the NCAA consent decree entered into by Penn State.

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Last man standing in Pitt's backfield gets a shot

Sophomore Rachid Ibrahim is the Panthers’ only healthy running back at the moment, and the coaching staff wants to see what he can do.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Ambridge grad boosts Penn State volleyball team

Ambridge High School graduate Nick Goodell plays a key role for the powerful Penn State men's volleyball team.

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South Xtra: Lebo grad shines on diamond at Vassar

A Mt. Lebanon High School alumnus is off to a great start for his college baseball team.

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 University of Virginia junior JB Kolod, a graduate of Fox Chapel Area, recently earned All-America honors in the 3-meter and platform dives at the NCAA swimming and diving championships.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel grad an All-American

University of Virginia junior JB Kolod turns in an outstanding diving performance at the NCAA championships.

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 Penn State's Allen Robinson celebrates his second touchdown of the game against Indiana during a game last season.

PSU receiver Allen Robinson improves draft stock

Receiver Allen Robinson likely boosted his NFL draft stock with an improved performance at Penn State’s pro day.

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West Virginia announces details of athletic facilities upgrades

Athletic director Oliver Luck says improvements will bring school in line with fellow members of the Big 12.

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 From left, Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, forward, forward DeAndre Daniels, and guard Niels Giffey celebrate after their team beat Kentucky 60-54 Monday in the NCAA championship game.

Connecticut beats Kentucky to win NCAA men’s basketball title

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and UConn won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen, 60-54.

2 weeks ago


Virginia pitching stymies Panthers

The top-ranked Cavaliers shut down the Panthers' offense again in Game 3 of the weekend series at Cost Field.

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 Pitt's Kevin Weatherspoon with dad, James, during a "father's day" event during spring practice Friday on the South Side.

Mutual admiration society in Pitt football

Dads from near and far quickly accepted Pitt's invitation to see their sons practice football on Friday.

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 From left, Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association; Tim Waters, political director of the USW; and former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter arrive Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

College athletes union raises tax, discrimination questions

Decision that classified Northwestern football players as university employees could complicate matters for athletes and universities alike.

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 Florida coach Billy Donovan runs practice Friday at AT&T Stadium, the site of the Final Four where his Gators will get a second crack at Connecticut.

Much more on the line in Florida-UConn rematch

You know a team has had a good season when its low point is a road loss in early December, but now the Gators get a chance at revenge.

2 weeks ago


Sandusky attorney accused of leaking evidence

The judge set a hearing, if one is required, for May 15 in Bellefonte, Centre County.

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 Pitt's Jester Weah pulls in a pass during spring practice on the South Side Friday, April 4, 2014.

Big spring battle for Pitt is Street's replacement

Young, untested wide receivers Zach Challingsworth and Jester Weah are bidding for playing time in Pitt’s spring football practice.

2 weeks ago


Pitt's top two RBs out for the rest of spring practices

James Conner and Isaac Bennett both suffered injuries in Friday's practice that will keep them out for the rest of spring practices.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Conner celebrates a touchdown last season against Notre Dame at Heinz Field.

Pitt notebook: James Conner, Tyler Boyd adjust to fame and changes

Running back James Conner and receiver Tyler Boyd are the faces of Pitt football despite making significant adjustments this spring.

3 weeks ago


Panthers welcome No. 1

The Pitt baseball team will play host to No. 1-ranked Virginia this weekend in ACC action.

3 weeks ago


Penn State players adjusting to uncommon position switch

Albert Hall, Brian Gaia, Derek Dowrey are trying to get used to life on the offensive line.

3 weeks ago


 Dan Altavilla threw a no-hitter against Clarion on March 21.

South Xtra: Elizabeth Forward grad putting up impressive numbers at Mercyhurst

Elizabeth Forward graduate Dan Altavilla has found a very effective pitching groove for Mercyhurst.

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Pa. Supreme Court will not review Sandusky sex abuse conviction

Former Penn State assistant football coach is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 boys.

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 Penn State's David Taylor celebrates after defeating Oklahoma State's Tyler Caldwell in the 165-pound match in the finals of the NCAA Division I wrestling championships March 22 in Oklahoma City.

Penn State wrestler David Taylor wins Hodge Trophy

The Dan Hodge Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate wrestler. Taylor also won the award in 2012.

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 Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa, right, is out for the remainder of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA notebook: Notre Dame star Achonwa tore ACL, will miss Final Four

Irish forward Natalie Achonwa's injury Monday night in the win against Baylor was a serious one, and she won't be available for a title run.

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