College Sports


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd was named to the All-ACC second team at the end of the 2013 season but was left off this preseason's squad.

No Pitt players on All-ACC preseason squad

The Panthers open training camp Aug. 4.

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Big 12 Conference commissioner addresses current, bleak landscape

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said changes in college football will come as a response to cheating, broken enforcement and lawsuits.

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 Pitt head coach Paul responds to questions at ACC media days regarding the Panthers' outlook for 2014.

ACC media days: Preseason poll no issue for Chryst

League media projects Pitt will finish sixth in the ACC Coastal division, but head coach Paul Chryst isn't worried about preseason polls.

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 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.

ACC media days: Chryst looking for plan to materialize in 3rd year

The head coach has sold fans and recruits on the vision of success. Now it‘‍s time to make that a reality.

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 Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston at ACC Football kickoff Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

Florida State's Winston motivated to repeat success

ACC Media Days notebook: Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning QB eyes a repeat in 2014.

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Freshmen adapting to each other, Pitt

The 21 freshmen on Pitt's football team are spending time in Oakland getting to know each other and preparing for the season.

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 Pitt's Ryan Luther drives to the basket during a game in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer Pro/Am League.

North Xtra: Luther preparing for 'leap' to Pitt

Hampton basketball standout Ryan Luther is using his summer to prepare for his future with Panthers.

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West Xtra: Montour's Macek ready for reveille at Army

Montour graduate Cole Macek will leave for West Point this weekend to begin his collegiate -- and military -- career.

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South/East Xtra: It's reveille time for Central grad from Jefferson Hills

Central Catholic‘‍s Angelo Natter, a Jefferson Hills resident, is ready to head to West Point to begin his military career.

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 Ejuan Price played in just six games last year before a season-ending back injury.

Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price to miss season with chest muscle injury

This will be the third consecutive season affected by injury for Price, a Woodland Hills graduate

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 Pitt's Tyler Boyd caught 85 passes last season.

Pitt's Tyler Boyd tapped as Biletnikoff Award candidate

Boyd, a sophomore, caught 85 passes for 1,174 yards — both Pitt freshman records — and seven touchdowns in his first college season.

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Lineman Dieffenbach still hoping for late-season return

Penn State senior lineman Miles Dieffenbach is rehabbing a torn ACL and hopes to return for the final three or four games of the season.

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 Pitt football coach Paul Chryst.

How Paul Chryst is changing Pitt's football image

By establishing trust with local high schools and recruits, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst is changing the image of the program.

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 About three years ago, Pitt started working with IMG Learfield to generate new ticket sales, which has worked on developing stronger relationships in the Pittsburgh business community. Pitt sold more than 8,000 new football season tickets last season, its first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Colleges look outside to boost sports ticket sales

Over the past three years, more than 60 Division I athletic programs have hired consultants to handle a portion of ticket sales.

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 Beth Wertz-Brubach will be inducted into the Point Park Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. She is a Seton-LaSalle graduate and a Brookline native who now lives in Cranberry.

North/South Xtra: Point Park honors Cranberry woman, Seton-LaSalle grad

Point Park University will honor one of its first standout female athletes in September.

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South/West Xtra: Char Valley's McConnell works at his craft

Not satisfied with a stellar junior season, T.J. McConnell is working ti improve his point guard skills.

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North Xtra: Ex-state trooper takes command at Slippery Rock

Mars grad Bobby McGraw takes over as women's basketball coach at SRU.

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 Testimony has concluded in Ed O'Bannon's landmark lawsuit against the NCAA. Commissioner Mark Emmert was one of many NCAA executives who testified in the case.

Testimony ends in O'Bannon trial; it's in hands of judge

Three-week O'Bannon trial comes to end; it's all up the judge now.

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O'Bannon Trial: Antitrust issues surface in key ways

Antitrust issues finally move to the foreground as testimony in the O'Bannon v. NCAA trial nears completion.

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O'Bannon Trial: Trafford's Vaccaro will not testify, stays in background

Sonny Vaccaro believes God gave him a way with words.

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 Former SMU running backs Craig James, left, and Eric Dickerson, right, starred for the program that became the poster child for NCAA violations in the 1980s.

O'Bannon Trial: NCAA's fear is unfettered booster access

Implications of college athletes being able to profit from the sale of their names, images and likenesses a nightmare, NCAA officials say.

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 Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky testified Monday about the cost required by schools in the conference to support Division I-A football and Division I men's basketball.

O'Bannon Trial: Conference USA an example of how the other half lives

NCAA tries to paint a picture of schools indebtedness through Conference USA athletic programs competing on the Division I-A level.

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