Pitt volleyball coach learns a lot while leading Team USA to gold at Pan Am Games.

Pitt women’s volleyball coach Dan Fisher is excited to bring lessons to Pitt he learned while coaching Team USA.

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 The Schwab Auditorium made from buff-colored brick is named for Bethlehem Steel Corp. founder Charles M. Schwab and was completed in 1903, according to the school's web site.

One injured after Penn State balcony overhang falls

Part of a balcony overhang fell inside Schwab Auditorium as 500 people attended an event for prospective engineering students.

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 Pitt running back James Conner led the Panthers' rushing unit last season, but only five receptions.

Pitt running back Conner wants bigger role in passing game this year

James Conner was ACC Player of the Year last season, but only had five receptions. He’s aiming become a bigger receiving threat this season.

2 days ago

 Trystin Ingram, 9, from Homewood, works out with Pitt's Tony Pilato and Calvin Hamilton at a football clinic Friday at the Mel Blount Youth Home in Claysville.

Pitt freshman class bonds while helping at Mel Blount Youth Home

Panthers freshman football players work with at-risk kids at Mel Blount Youth Home.

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 Tyler Boyd was suspended from the football team for about a month after his arrest, coach Pat Narduzzi said this week

Pitt's Boyd enters court program for DUI charges

Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd could have his charges expunged if he successfully completes Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.

3 days ago

Pitt lands verbal commitment from Ohio defensive end

Bryce Hargrove is the fourth defensive player to join the Panthers' 2016 class, and first defensive lineman.

3 days ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty, a Fox Chapel grad, was named to two preseason watch lists.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel grad one to watch at Pitt

Panthers OL Adam Bisnowaty is making his mark on and off the field.

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South Xtra: Bethel Park grad stands out at Clarion

Sean Edgar develops into top golfer for Golden Eagles.

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 Pitt running back James Conner speaks at the ACC college football kickoff event Monday in Pinehurst, N.C.

3 Pitt players make all-ACC preseason team

Running back James Conner, wide receiver Tyler Boyd and tackle Adam Bisnowaty receiver preseason honors.

4 days ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg passes during the first quarter of the 2015 Blue-White spring game at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State's Hackenberg spent part of summer coaching young athletes

At the Manning Passing Academy, the QB also picked the brains of Peyton and Eli about restructuring his own game-week routine.

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 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi speaks with the media during the ACC football kickoff event Tuesday in North Carolina.

Pitt's Narduzzi seeks advice entering first season as a head coach

The Panthers’ Narduzzi is the ACC’s only new head coach in 2015.

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 Pitt running back James Conner finished second in ACC Preseason Player of the Year voting.

Pitt picked to finish sixth in ACC preseason poll

Coastal Division parity was on full display in the poll, as every team except for Virginia received at least three first-place votes.

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Playoff director praises Big 12 Conference's careful approach to expansion

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Ohio State benefited from playing in a conference championship.

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 Pitt's Darryl Render and James Conner pose for a picture at the ACC football kickoff Monday in Pinehurst, N.C.

Pitt plans to finish stronger in 2015 season

New coach Pat Narduzzi hopes simplifying the game plan will help players in close games.

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 Pitt's Tyler Boyd celebrates a touchdown against Syracuse during a November game at Heinz Field.

Pitt Notebook: Boyd was suspended from team activities after DUI arrest

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi revealed that star receiver Tyler Boyd was suspended for one month for traffic violation in June.

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 West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen addresses attendees at the NCAA college Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas.

West Virginia ready to make mark on Big 12

The Mountaineers boast a solid defense heading into their fourth year in the conference.

1 week ago

 Pitt running back James Conner responds to a question at the ACC college football kickoff Monday in Pinehurst, N.C.

ACC concerned about players' time commitment

Commissioner John Swofford said he wants more flexibility for student-athletes and medical observers in the press box.

1 week ago

 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby addresses attendees to Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas.

Big 12 commissioner: No immediate plans for expansion

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby content with conference’s 10-team lineup; league passes contact measure.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Rori Blair goes through drills in spring practice in March at the program's facility on the South Side.

Pitt defensive end Rori Blair charged with DUI

State police said Blair, 20, of Upper St. Clair, was driving on the Parkway East at 117 mph and tested positive for cannabinoids.

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 ACC commissioner John Swofford speaks today during ACC Kickoff at Pinehurst Resort.

ACC commissioner talks student-athlete welfare at Kickoff event

John Swofford said each team will employ a medical observer in the press box this season.

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 Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks today at Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas.

For now, Big 12 Conference content with 10 teams, commissioner says

"It will continue to be a topic about which we spend at least a little time at every meeting talking about it,” Bob Bowlsby said.

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 Pitt football's Pat Narduzzi will be the only new head coach this year among the 14 ACC teams.

ACC Kickoff brings out big headlines

Five story lines to keep an eye on as the ACC, Pitt start gearing up for the 2015 football season.

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 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik looks to pass as he's defended by Avonte Maddox during the Blue-Gold game Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Highmark Stadium

Pitt notebook: Quarterback Chad Voytik soaks in experience at Manning camp

Panthers junior Chad Voytik spent four days learning from the best at the Manning Passing Academy last week.

1 week ago

 Students taking the ice cream short course at then-Pennsylvania State College in 1894 work to separate cream at the dairy barns.

Penn State creamery still a staple in Happy Valley at 150

The popular 3,700-square-foot retail store employs more than 20 full-time workers and 100 students.

1 week ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg passes during the first quarter of the Blue-White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The school announced it will go back to the tradition of not displaying the names of the players on the back of the jerseys.

Adam Bittner: Penn State has a lot to live up to after jersey switch

With the decision to take players’ last names off of their jerseys, Penn State is looking to go back to its traditional winning ways.

1 week ago

 Rachel Roddy, a Greensburg Salem graduate, was a standout volleyball player at Point Park University from 2007-10. She will be inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in September.

East Xtra: Point Park honors Roddy

Greensburg native Rachel Roddy will be inducted into the Pioneers’ Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 Leah Smith, left, a graduate of Oakland Catholic High School and a Mt. Lebanon resident, and Ambridge Area graduate Lindsay Vrooman, finished first and second in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2015 World University Games.

West Xtra: Ambridge grad Vrooman brings home international swimming medals

Lindsay Vrooman won three medals at the World University Games, including a gold in the 800-meter freestyle.

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 Former coach Bill O'Brien added the names to Penn State jerseys to recognize players who chose to stay on the team after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Back to blank: Penn State to remove players' names from football jerseys

The nameless jerseys had been a tradition at Penn State for 125 years prior to the 2012 season.

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 Dana Holgorsen's Mountaineers open the season Sept. 5 at home against Georgia Southern.

WVU football picked sixth in Big 12 preseason media poll

The Mountaineers finished 7-6 last season.

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Pitt RB James Conner named to Doak Walker watch list

Conner is coming off a 2014 season in which he was named the ACC's Player of the Year.

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 Freshman Daiquan Kelly took turns holding up an inflatable target while chasing after kids during the team's visit to Hershey Children's Hospital on July 15, 2016.

Nittany Lions make special visit to Hershey Children’s Hospital

Penn State brought three bus loads of players to the Children’s Hospital to surprise patients.

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 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the hoop against Florida State's Michael Ojo during a January game.

Pitt's Young gets a seat on NCAA oversight committee

Forward Mike Young is selected to serve as student representative on the Division I men’s basketball oversight committee for two seasons.

1 week ago

 Tight end Mike Gesicki smiles after standing behind former teammate and Steelers rookie tight end Jesse James while James was interviewed in front of the crowd.

Penn State's Gesicki, Breneman poised to fill void left by new Steelers rookie

Adam Breneman and Christian Hackenberg helped sell Mike Gesicki on Penn State, and this year all three will play together.

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Penn State secures verbal pledge from 2017 QB

Four-star Cincinnati, Ohio, quarterback Sean Clifford gave Penn State his verbal pledge

2 weeks ago

Ex-Penn State officials' case headed to appeal court hearing

Pennsylvania Superior Court has scheduled arguments in the case of Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz for Aug. 11 in Harrisburg.

2 weeks ago

 For the first time in a long time, Penn State tight end Adam Breneman feels like he's "good at football again."

Penn State offense embracing summer workouts

The Nittany Lions offense is using Tuesday night meetings to get on the same page for the upcoming season.

2 weeks ago

 Michigan prospect Quinn Nordin, rated as the top kicker in the 2016 class, picked Penn State over Michigan, Arizona State and Georgia. Penn State has two scholarship specialists in the 2016 class and 16 verbal pledges overall. Nordin visited Penn State for the Blue-White Game in April.

Penn State makes special teams point of emphasis in 2016 class

Penn State has verbal commitments from a kicker and punter, a luxury the team couldn’t afford a few years ago.

2 weeks ago

 West Allegheny's Nathan Hall, top, pinned Moon's Luke McConaghy at 2:48 in the 152-pound championship match of the Midwestern Athletic Conference tournament in January.

West Xtra: West Allegheny's Hall can't wait to wrestle for Pitt

Nathan Hall has plenty of motivation to succeed in his collegiate wrestling career at the University of Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

Defensive lineman joins Pat Narduzzi at Pitt

Former Michigan State defensive lineman Mark Scarpinato put his medical aspirations on hold for one more year with Pitt.

2 weeks ago

Hearing set in newest Sandusky sex assault case

The latest accuser came forward in early June and alleged that Sandusky sexually assaulted him at a football camp in 1988, when he was 16.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's James Conner talks with teammates during spring practice Tuesday on the South Side.

Pitt's Boyd, Conner on watch list for one of college football's top honors

Conner and Boyd, both juniors, were two of the 80 players that made the cut for the Maxwell Award, given to the best player in college

2 weeks ago

 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up prior to the Blue-White Game in April.

Penn State trio up for major college football awards

Semifinalists for both awards will be revealed on Nov. 23 and the winners will be honored at an awards gala in Atlantic City in March.

2 weeks ago

 “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.”

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

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