Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Heinz Field.

Panthers' goals remain the same 
on heels of first loss

Despite a disappointing performance Saturday against Iowa, the Panthers will now turn their focus to building momentum for their ACC slate.

about 22 hours ago

 Penn State quarterback D.J. Crook drops back in the pocket in the fourth quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Penn State defeated Massachusetts, 48-7.

Penn State's seldom-used backups get a day in the sun

A quick and painless rout of Massachusetts allowed Nittany Lions coach James Franklin to trot out some of his reserves for rare action.

about 22 hours ago

 Clint Trickett of West Virginia celebrates after throwing a 68-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter Saturday against Oklahoma at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, W.Va.

West Virginia players, coaches thankful for bye

West Virginia's off week has arrived, and the Mountaineers truly have earned this repose. They escaped the first month of the season 2-2.

about 22 hours ago

District college football roundup: Duquesne moves to 2-2 with win

The Dukes held on to beat Monmouth on the strength of their dynamic passing attack.

1 day ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State runs over Massachusetts, 48-7

Massachusetts was scheduled as a breather and Penn State is getting its relaxation.

2 days ago

 Sooners running back Samaje Perine  runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Sooner freshman’s 4 scores spoil WVU’s payback bid

Samaje Perine stunted a shootout Saturday night by gashing and gouging the West Virginia defense for 242 yards and four touchdowns.

1 day ago

 Leah McCormick, 19, a sophomore at Pitt from Toledo, Ohio, hangs her head as Pitt loses to Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt suffers first loss of the season, 24-20, to Iowa

The Panthers squandered some of the momentum they had appeared to build during the first three weeks of the season.

2 days ago

Penn State trustees will decide whether to revisit Freeh Report

Chairman Keith Masser said the board discussed the controversial report during its executive session Friday in University Park.

2 days ago

 Matt Freed/Post-Gazette August 30, 2014  Pitt's James Conner carries as he's taken down by Delaware's C.J. Jones in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt-Iowa about giving up on ground

It’s strength against strength when the undefeated Panthers take the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten.

2 days ago

Penn State's special teams a work in progress

Nittany Lions coaches expect intensity, unity and success from special teams, but the unit is yet to meet expectations.

2 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett carries the ball during the first half of a game against Towson in Morgantown, W.Va., earlier this month.

No. 4 Oklahoma poses major threat to West Virginia

The Mountaineers (2-1) looking to prolong their revival against the Sooners in a Big 12 conference matchup at home.

2 days ago

 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days ago

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

Josh Lambert and West Virginia special teamers far from the usual

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

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days ago

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.17.14

Sam takes your questions on the 3-0 Panthers.

5 days 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 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."

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

WVU cornerback suspended indefinitely

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

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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


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