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South Xtra: Upper St. Clair grad develops at Clarion

Mike Deitrick has blossomed into an excellent tight end for the Clarion Golden Eagles.

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 Redshirt sophomore Chad Voytik brings versatility to the Pitt offense as a mobile quarterback.

Three keys to Pitt's 2014 football season

Sam Werner breaks down three important areas for Pitt’s success in 2014.

3 days ago


 CMU master's student Thomas Healy has started Headstart Labs, a company trying to revolutionize the study of impact on football helmets.

CMU punter, engineering student researches helmet safety

Thomas Healy has formed a company to develop a helmet to reduce head injuries.

2 days ago


 William & Mary wide receiver Sean Ballard catches a pass as West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks defends last season.

NCAA suspends WVU cornerback Banks for three games

The ban for Banks, who started all 12 games in 2013, is for “academic issues,” according to head coach Dana Holgorsen.

3 days ago


New era: Inaugural College Football Playoff ushers in much excitement for fans

While the playoff answers fans' longtime complaints, some of its details and longer-reaching implications are still to be determined.

5 days ago


 The Temple Bar district will be headquarters for a lot of Penn State fans.

A Penn State fan’s guide to an Irish season opener

The season opener in Dublin will be little more than a “business trip” for the team but Nittany Lions fans should have plenty to do and see.

5 days ago


 Jameis Winston seeks to join Archie Griffin (1974-75) as the only two-time Heisman winners.

Paul Zeise's hot reads for the new season

ACC power Florida State will figure prominently into any college football discussion this season but there are a number of stories to track.

5 days ago


 LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette

Paul Zeise: Don't miss these 10 games

Ten games that figure to have a role in writing the story of the 2014 college football season:

5 days ago


 Brett Hundley * UCLA * Quarterback

Paul Zeise's preseason Top 25

How Post-Gazette writer Paul Zeise sees the Top 25 less than a week from the start of the 2014 season:

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 Bryce Petty * Baylor * Quarterback

Paul Zeise: Striking the pose!

Paul Zeise chooses his preseason Heisman Tropy finalists.

5 days ago


 Clint Trickett - No doubt as to starting QB for Mountaineers in 2014.

West Virginia: Trickett prepares with higher level of comfort as QB

Former Florida State transfer Clint Trickett officially has the reins to the Mountaineers offense, and plans to run with it.

1 week ago


 Sophomore Matt Galambos, who projects as Pitt's starting middle linebacker, had an untraditional upbringing, but says he wouldn't be where he is without his tight-knit family guiding him along the way.

Pitt: Sophomore linebacker Matt Galambos goes from broken home to success story

Pitt sophomore linebacker Matt Galambos is boosted by his tight-knit, untraditional family after being born into a rough situation.

1 week ago


 Penn State's Mike Hull expects to be fresh after dealing with a knee injury for most of last season.

Penn State: Hull embraces leadership role

Senior middle linebacker and now captain Mike Hull wants to finish his college career with a bang for the Nittany Lions.

1 week ago


 Upper St. Clair graduate Pete Coughlin is the heir apparent to replace Matt Bliss as the starting quarterback for Washington & Jefferson.

South Xtra: Despite lots of youth, W&J sets high goals

Washington & Jefferson may be a bit short on experience, but coach Mike Sirianni hasn’t lowered the team’s goals.

2 weeks ago


 North Hills graduate John Wanner (57) is at the center of the action for Washington & Jefferson College.

South/North Xtra: North Hills grad playing key role at W&J

Without much fanfare, North Hills graduate John Wanner is playing a vital role in any football success Washington & Jefferson might have.

2 weeks ago


 Chartiers Valley grad Sean Lapcevic is a senior wide receiver at Case Western Reserve University.

South/West Xtra: Char Valley alumnus eager to play in familiar territory

Playing in the president’s Athletic Conference is new for Case Western Reserve, but its familiar territory for at least one of its players.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Bearcats hope to regroup under new coach

Ron Dolciato left a winning program in hopes of turning around the football fortunes at St. Vincent College.

2 weeks ago


 Norwin graduate Nick Revis is a senior linebacker at Saint Vincent College.

East Xtra: Norwin grad wants to help Bearcats turnaround

Norwin’s Nick Revis is out to help Saint Vincent return to its winning ways on the football field.

2 weeks ago


 Gateway graduate Jason Crystol has been named to the USA Football News Preseason All-American team.

East Xtra: Gateway grad gains recognition as standout center for Thiel College

Gateway grad Jayson Crystol is hoping to be at the center of a football revival this season at Thiel College.

2 weeks ago


 Junior defensive end Brett Alberti, a Blackhawk High School graduate, plays a key role for the Geneva College defense.

West Xtra: Lineman builds fine resumé at Geneva

Blackhawk graduate Brett Alberti has found the best of both worlds as an engineering student and football player at Geneva College.

2 weeks ago


 Western Beaver's Eric Blinn, a junior wide receiver at Bethany College, has piled up 2,645 all-purpose yards in two seasons.

West Xtra: Western Beaver's Blinn proves prolific at Bethany

Western Beaver alumnus Eric Blinn is piling up impressive numbers for the Bethany College football team.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: North Hills alumnus is a busy guy at Westminster

Jared Heck, a two-sport standout at Westminster College, keeps a hectic scheduled, but he couldn’t be happier.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: La Roche's new facility boosts programs

A new soccer/lacrosse field will give La Roche College’s athletic program a boost.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: North Hills' Kappas will run defense for D-III powerhouse

Mount Union will see a change in defensive coordinator this upcoming season as a former player will call the shots.

2 weeks ago


Penn State trustees vote to continue following consent decree

Penn State’s Board of Trustees passes resolution that allows continuation of NCAA consent decree as settlement talks with the NCAA move on.

2 weeks ago


 Purdue's Ricardo Allen, left, tries to stop Penn State's Adam Breneman as he runs down the field during a game last Novemeber.

With Breneman out indefinitely, Penn State will rely on TE depth

Penn State sophomore tight end Adam Breneman is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury.

2 weeks ago


 A judge ruled Friday in favor of Ed O'Bannon's landmark lawsuit against the NCAA. Commissioner Mark Emmert (above) was one of many NCAA executives who testified in the case.

NCAA rejected in suit over amateurism

In court, many doomsday scenarios were presented by NCAA attorneys about what a world in which college athletes were paid would look like.

2 weeks ago


 Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will face his brother, Jordan, in Week 1 Aug. 30 when the Terrapins play host to James Madison.

North Xtra: Seneca Valley grads C.J. and Jordan Brown to go head-to-head on football field

Maryland and James Madison compete on Aug. 30, which makes for a unique weekend for the Brown family.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) and running back Deron Thompson walk off the field Monday at Beaver Stadium after participating in the team’s media day in University Park, Pa.

Tight end depth not a big issue for Nittany Lions

Depth at many positions is a key issue as Penn State opens its preseason football camp.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt cornerback Titus Howard was projected as a starter for the Panthers this season.

Pitt cornerback Titus Howard suspended for 2014 season

The Clairton graduate played in 11 games as a freshman last season.

3 weeks ago


 Cameron Johnson drives to the basket during a game in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League.

West Xtra: OLSH grad uses summer league to prepare for Pitt career

Pitt freshman Cam Johnson is ready to step up to the next level and he got a taste of the tougher competition this summer.

4 weeks ago


 West Mifflin graduate C.J. Hester takes a shot during action in a Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League game.

South Xtra: West Mifflin alumnus sharpens his game

West Mifflin alumnus C.J. Hester prepares for his senior season at West Liberty by playing high-level competition.

4 weeks ago



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