College Sports

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

about 5 hours ago

 Heather Betancourt makes a save for the University of Dayton women's soccer team.

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle grad gives Dayton women's soccer team a lift

Bouncing back after an injury, Heather Betancourt came on strong in the late going this season for the Dayton soccer team.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Area grad excited to play Pitt

Franklin Regional alum Sean Hickey only has two games left in his career at Syracuse, but one of those is Saturday vs. Pitt at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

 Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters rushes against West Virginia Thursday night in the Wildcats' Big 12 win against the Mountaineers.

Kansas State spoils WVU's home finale, 26-20

The Mountaineers (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) suffered their third loss in a row Thursday night in their home finale.

about 5 hours ago

 North Carolina tailback Charles Brunson scores a touchdown as Pitt defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) and linebacker Anthony Gonzalez (28) look on in the third quarter Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Pitt defense continues searching for answers

The reeling Panthers are in need of a slump-busting performance on defense this week against Syracuse.

4 days ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is excited for the Nittany Lions to receive extra practice time by becoming bowl-eligible.

Penn State's bowl benefits start with extra practices

The experience of playing in an unexpected postseason game will be special for the Nittany Lions, but most important, it extends the season.

4 days ago

 West Virginia guard Jevon Carter, left, reacahes for the  the loose ball alongside teammate Jonathan Holton, right as Lafayette guard Monty Boykins tries to regain control Sunday in Morgantown, W.Va.

District basketball roundup: Penn State men clamp down in win

The Nittany Lions' returning leader and newest standout helped lead the way to stifling victory Sunday against Atlantic 10 foe Fordham.

4 days ago

District roundup: Slippery Rock claims PSAC crown

The Rock won its first conference championship in 40 years Saturday by beating Bloomsburg, 28-26.

5 days ago

 Duquesne's Derrick Colter puts up a 3-point shot against Bluefield State's Michael Maynor in the second half at the A.J. Palumbo Center Saturday afternoon.

Derrick Colter has big return for Duquesne in win

Junior Derrick Colter returned from a battle with cancer to lead the Dukes with 26 points in a season-opening win against Bluefield State.

5 days ago

District college basketball roundup: Colonials crushed in season opener

Robert Morris shot just 25 percent from the field in a 77-50, season-opening loss to Lafayette Friday at Sewall Center.

6 days ago

District college notebook: Point Park basketball piling up points

Behind longtime coach Bob Rager and his up-tempo offense, the Pioneers men’s basketball team is giving new meaning to Point Park.

1 week ago

 Norwin High School graduate Zach Ligus holds 12 Saint Vincent College swimming records.

East Xtra: Norwin grad a record-setter at Saint Vincent

Senior Zach Ligus is towering over the opposition as a swimmer specializing in sprints.

1 week ago

 Sophomore Chad Voytik could be Pitt's starting quarterback for two more seasons.

Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik's development sparked by preparation

Like any quarterback, Chad Voytik will still ultimately be judged by wins and losses, but his desire to lead the Panthers is strong as ever.

1 week ago

Gill sparks Duquesne to exhibition victory against Shippensburg

Duquesne slips past Shippensburg, 72-69, in exhibition game.

1 week ago

Suspended Cal U football player did not tell school about pending sentencing in car crash

Corey L. Ford will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty to aggravated assault after crash that left bicyclist in a coma.

1 week ago

 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on during the 2014 season opener against Alabama in Atlanta.

West Virginia, Missouri announce home-and-home football series

The teams will meet in Morgantown, W.Va., Sept. 3, 2016, and in Columbia, Mo., Sept. 7, 2019.

1 week ago

 Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt walks off the field after missing a field goal that would've won the game for the Panthers Saturday against Duke.

Pitt notebook: Paul Chryst answers for late-game procedure

The Panthers didn't get the result they wanted against Duke, but coach Paul Chryst explained the reasoning behind his late-game decisions.

2 weeks ago

Jamaican soccer star Neco Brett fits in with Robert Morris

With inspiration from greats, Robert Morris junior forward Neco Brett made it from Jamaica to the top of Division I's scoring leader board.

2 weeks ago

 Matt Barto of Leechburg, a freshman at Gannon University, captured the PSAC golf title.

East Xtra: Gannon freshman plays like a titlist

Matt Barto of Leechburg captures Golden Knights' first PSAC individual golf championship.

2 weeks ago

Cal U football player arrested in assault also faces sentencing in D.C. crash

Corey Ford, 22, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty in September to striking a bicyclist in Washington, D.C., leaving the man seriously injured.

2 weeks ago

 Indiana’s Tevin Colema averages 8 yards a carry and has not been held to fewer than 108 this season.

Penn State defense must hold Indiana star Coleman in check

Penn State faces a challenge unlike any other in stopping Indiana running back Tevin Coleman.

2 weeks ago

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett on the Mountaineers' loss to TCU on Saturday: “If the guy missed the field goal, everyone is happy right now. That’s just part of the game.”

West Virginia coaches ban 

Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen took “moved on” to another level Tuesday, telling his players not to talk about their defeat against TCU.

2 weeks ago

Robert Morris rolls in first exhibition game

The Colonials rode a second half scoring spurt en route to a 75-49 rout of Mansfield Tuesday night at the Sewall Center.

2 weeks ago

 Cameron Wright is one of Pitt’s top players, but the senior likely won’t be back in the lineup until December.

College basketball 2014-15 preview: 3 keys to Pitt's season

Paul Zeise breaks down the keys to the Pitt men's basketball season.

2 weeks ago

 Senior guard Brianna Kiesel is 10th on Pitt’s all-time scoring list with 1,348 career points.

College basketball 2014-15 preview: 3 keys to Pitt women's season

Sam Werner breaks down the keys to the Pitt women's basketball season.

2 weeks ago

 The Connecticut women once again appear to be one of the nation's best teams, and the Kentucky men could be the last squad standing with all of the Wildcats' NBA-caliber talent.

College basketball preview: Looking ahead to the 2014-15 season

The Connecticut Huskies captured both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournament titles last season.

2 weeks ago

 Louisville joins the ACC this season, and it brings along Montrezl Harrell, a 6-foot-8 junior power forward who is likely to earn NBA paychecks in the future.

College basketball 2014-15 preview: ACC nearing quality to match hype

After proclamations last year that the ACC would be college basketball's premier conference fell short, a similar refrain remains this year.

2 weeks ago

 North Carolina's Marcus Paige

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 5 men's players

Paul Zeise’s five men’s college basketball players to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 Connecticut's Breanna Stewar

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 5 women's players

Paul Zeise’s five women’s college basketball players to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 10 women's teams

Paul Zeise’s 10 women’s college basketball teams to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 Kentucky coach John Calipari

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 10 men's teams

Paul Zeise’s 10 men’s college basketball teams to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 Jonathan Barlow, D' Andre Dunkley, Corey Ford, Rodney Gillin and James Williamson were charged with severely beating Lewis Campbell III.

Man allegedly beaten by Cal U football players in serious condition

Lewis Campbell was working at a baby food plant in West Chester before he moved to Washington County in October to be with his girlfriend.

2 weeks ago

 West Mifflin Area High Schoolo graduate Jake Tkach is a standout linebacker for Robert Morris University.

South/West Xtra: West Mifflin grad shines at Robert Morris

West Mifflin’s Jake Tkach wears No. 58 for a reason as he leads the Robert Morris defense.

3 weeks ago

 Dillon Buechel, a graduate of Montour High School, is putting up impressive numbers for the Duquesne University Dukes.

West Xtra: Montour grad a great fit for Duquesne's offense

In less than two seasons, Montour grad Dillon Buechel has made an impact on the Duquesne University football program.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State running back Zach Zwinak is carted off the field after the opening kickoff Saturday against Ohio State.

Penn State loses seniors Zwinak, Keiser for season

Penn State will be without senior running back Zach Zwinak and senior safety Ryan Keiser for the remainder of the season.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt running back James Conner is taken down by Georgia Tech's Isaiah Johnson in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

With Duke up next, Panthers in need of quick rebound

The Panthers already fumbled away a shot for a key win against division foe Georgia Tech, but they’ll have more chances down the stretch.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State linebacker Mike Hull tackles Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett in the first half Saturday at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.

LB Mike Hull stands out
 despite Penn State's losing skid

Senior linebacker Mike Hull continues pacing the Nittany Lions defense.

3 weeks ago

 Mike Hull (43) of the Penn State Nittany Lions tackles J.T. Barrett (16) of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half during the game at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.

Penn State’s comeback bid falls short against No. 13 Ohio State

J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes outlasted any overtime heroics the Lions tried to pull off.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's script logo will appear on the team's helmet today against Georgia Tech and for the rest of the season. The Panthers most recently wore the script from the in 1997.

Pitt script is it again for homecoming and beyond

Pitt will debut an updated version of the old helmet logo against Georgia Tech today and will wear the new look for the rest of the season.

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett hands off to running back Wendell Smallwood in the Mountaineers' Big 12 win at Oklahoma State Saturday.

West Virginia wins at Oklahoma State

The Mountaineers survived their first test since moving into the Top 25, beating Oklahoma State, 34-10, in scorching heat Saturday.

3 weeks ago

District football roundup: Backup QB leads Duquesne to rout

With starting quarterback Dillon Buechel out, backup Ryan Egolf stepped in and led the Dukes to an easy win against a Division II foe.

3 weeks ago

 Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) rolls out as Zach Laskey (37) blocks in the first half Oct. 18 against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Georgia Tech has plenty of options on offense vs. Pitt

Quarterback Justin Thomas is just one of several dangerous, skilled players Georgia Tech features in its triple-option offense.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt's James Conner is congratulated by the student section after defeating Virginia Tech at Heinz Field Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Clear favorite yet to emerge in ACC's Coastal Division

With no clear favorite, Pitt is looking to capitalize against its next two opponents, Georgia Tech and Duke.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render isn't Aaron Donald, but he will have to help fill his shoes against Georgia Tech's dangerous running attack.

Pitt defense will need team effort to stop triple option

Without Aaron Donald to do much of the heavy lifting, the Panthers will need to find other ways to limit Georgia Tech’s vaunted ground game.

1 month ago


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