College Sports

 Pitt forward Derrick Randall has the ball stripped by Kansas State guard Jevon Thomas Wednesday in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Pitt makes progress on Hawaii trip, especially on defense

Defense shows improvement in confidence-building win against Kansas State that capped the progress made in Pitt’s Hawaii trip.

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 Arizona guard T.J. McConnell holds his position while defending Missouri forward Johnathan Williams III in the first half of a game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/)

Ex-Duquesne guard bright spot at Arizona

Former Chartiers Valley standout T.J. McConnell close to reaching all his goals as the point guard for No. 3 Arizona.

1 day ago

 Zach Herman, a Greensburg Central Catholic High School graduate, plays a key role for the Seton Hill University men's basketball team.

East Xtra: Seton Hill just needs some time to develop

With a young team, Seton Hill coach Tony Morocco knows he has to exercise some patience this season.

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 Robert Morris University Illinois students play ‘‘League of Legends’’ during a practice of the school’s eSports program. The school spent $100,000 turning a computer lab into an eSports Arena with fast processing computers, large monitors, and ergonomic gaming chairs.

Video games gain new ground with athletic scholarships

One school in Illinois is offering athletic scholarships for video gamers. And it’s not as crazy as you think.

5 days ago

 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Hopewell High School) scores two of her 16 points for No. 9 Maryland in a 75-65 win against George Washington Saturday in Washington.

District college basketball roundup: Robert Morris falls to unbeaten Georgetown

Joshua Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Georgetown posted a win against visiting Robert Morris.

5 days ago

 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.

1 week 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 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

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District roundup: Slippery Rock claims PSAC crown

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

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 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.

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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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Gill sparks Duquesne to exhibition victory against Shippensburg

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

2 weeks 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.

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 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

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 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.

3 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.

3 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.

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 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

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