College Sports

 New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his team Saturday morning. The Panthers are two weeks into spring practice. They have three more weeks before the Blue-Gold game April 18.

Pitt brothers Bradley, Grigsby ready for more at linebacker this season

Bam Brad­ley and Nicholas Grigsby are two of the con­tend­ers to fill the start­ing out­side line­backer roles left open by graduates.

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Underdog Irish hope efficiency fuels victory against unbeaten and No.1-seeded Kentucky

Notre Dame’s guard-oriented offense is one of the most efficient in Division I while Kentucky is one of the tallest, best defensive teams.

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NCAA tournament notebook: Calipari reminds players Kentucky is beatable

Midwest Region notebook: Kentucky’s coach said the Wildcats should have lost five or six games this year.

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Indiana law denounced as invitation to discriminate against gays

Passage of the measure drew expressions of dismay from the NCAA, which will hold its men’s basketball Final Four games in Indianapolis.

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Fun-loving California Vulcans look for second national title

Central Valley graduate Seairra Barrett is an important cog in a California University team that has eyes on a national title.

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Bria Holmes leads Mountaineers to rout of Dukes in WNIT

West Virginia (21-14) rolled into the WNIT quarterfinals for the first time since 2005 with a 60-39 win against Duquesne at WVU Coliseum

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 Pitt's Tyler Wilps, left, wrestles with Penn State's Matt Brown in the 174-pound title match at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis.

South/West Xtra: Violations cost Char Valley grad in NCAA final

Tyler Wilps of Pitt loses controversial 174-pound wrestling championship in final seconds.

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South/West Xtra: South Fayette grad wins national title at W&J

Nick Carr wins Presidents’ first Division III wrestling title by capturing 174-pound championship.

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IUP advances to D-II national championship game

The Crimson Hawks of Indiana University of Pennsylvania took the lead in the last five minutes tonight and beat Tarleton State, 72-68.

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California University defeats Emporia State, 51-46

California University won a grinding defensive battle and advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game.

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Cal U women's basketball team picks up OT win in Division II Elite Eight

The Vulcans’ next game is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7.

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 Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia dives for a loose ball against Butler in the second half of of the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Notre Dame survives and goes to Sweet 16

This time the Butler didn’t do it and as a result Irish eyes are smiling and not because they are all still celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

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Pitt's defense slowly gets up to speed

Middle linebacker Matt Galambos finds himself a veteran of a young defense and is tasked to make strides as a leader.

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 North Carolina State's Abdul-Malik Abu celebrates a dunk with Trevor Lacey against Villanova in the first half of the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

North Carolina State sends No. 1 seed Villanova home

The Wolfpack beat Villanova, 71-68, at the Consol Energy Center, propelling them into the Sweet 16 for the 11th time in program history.

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 N.C. State's Anthony Barber celebrates with BeeJay Anya after defeating LSU in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center.

North Carolina State claws back to beat LSU late at Consol Energy Center

BeeJay Anya’s hook shot with 0.1 seconds left caps comeback for Wolfpack against Tigers.

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 Andrew Chrabascz, a member of Butler University's basketball team. studies in a meeting room of the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Downtown, after practice for the NCAA playoffs.

Colleges, student-athletes go by the book even during tournament time

Advisers travel with athletes to make sure they don’t fall behind in their studies during the NCAA tournament.

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 North Dakota State's Mitchell Bengtson, top, and Edinboro' s Mitchell Port wrestle in their 141-pound first-round match Thursday at the NCAA Division I Championships in St. Louis.

Edinboro thrives at NCAA wrestling Championships

Mitchell Port and David Habat win as expected, while Victor Avery and Kory Mines score upsets for Edinboro.

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Women’s NIT roundup: Duquesne pulls away to defeat Youngstown State

Duquesne defeated Youngstown State, 72-54, in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) in Youngstown, Ohio.

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 Tyler Wilps of Pitt, left, takes down North Carolina's John Staudenmayer in the semifinals of the ACC wrestling championships at Petersen Events Center. Wilps defeated Staudenmayer, 6-2, and went on to win the 174-pound championship.

South/West Xtra: Char Valley grad Wilps pursues NCAA wrestling honors for Pitt

Tyler Wilps has bounced back from an early-season injury to contend for honors at the NCAA wrestling championships.

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South/East/West Xtra: Central Catholic grad from Scott has eyes on NCAA wrestling laurels

Lorenzo Thomas, who is a student at the University of Pennsylvania, has qualified for the NCAA wrestling tournament.

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 Notre Dame's Zach Auguste dunks against Northeastern in the second half of today's game at Consol Energy Center.

Notre Dame survives against Northeastern in NCAA tourney opener at Consol

The Fighting Irish, the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region, will face the winner of Butler-Texas on Saturday.

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 Butler's Kellen Dunham drives against Texas' Jonathan Holmes in the first half Thursday of the second round of the NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center.

Butler beats Texas, 56-48, in NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center

The game was mostly defined by woeful offensive execution on both ends.

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 Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard drives against Lafayette in the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center.

No. 1 seed Villanova crushes Lafayette, 93-52, at Consol Energy Center

No. 16 seeded Lafayette was unable to knock off a top seed. Villanova scored 11 of the game’s first 13 points and didn’t let up from there.

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 Jim Boeheim has been head basketball coach at Syracuse University for nearly 40 years.

Syracuse coach Boeheim to retire in 3 years; athletic director out

The university said Boeheim decided to make the announcement to “bring certainty to the team and program in the coming years.”

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 Steve Struble, an account manager for DVSport, sets up the courtside replay system during a practice session Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.

Robinson company DVSport gives NCAA referees another set of eyes in tournament

The replay technology, which can speed reviews dramatically, will be used for the first time at all NCAA tournament games.

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 James Roever, left, and Dave Smith of Connor Sports Flooring set up the vinyl banner at the Consol Energy Center on Tuesday.

Behind the Madness: Many work tirelessly to make NCAA tournament a success

Pittsburgh is hosting two regional rounds of the premier event of men’s college basketball at Consol Energy Center Thursday and Saturday.

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 Temple University football players Dion Dawkins, left, and Hasson Reddick are charged with attacking a fellow student on Jan. 17 at a party in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties section.

Temple U. suspends football players arrested in assault

Police said Dion Dawkins and Haason Reddick were involved in a fight Jan. 17 at a party in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties section.

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 Shanice Clark, 21, died in January.

Coroner: Cal U basketball player died of blood cell disorder

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sudden death can occur in extremely rare cases of sickle cell trait.

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 Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, from left,  Marvin Clark Jr. and Travis Trice celebrate after a play against Maryland during the Big Ten tournament this past week in Chicago.

Paul Zeise's NCAA Tournament bracket chat transcript: 03.16.15

Paul answers readers’ questions to help them fill out their March Madness brackets, plus a few questions about Pitt in the NIT.

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 Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison shakes hands with forward Karl-Anthony Towns during the second half of the SEC tournament championship game Sunday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

NCAA tournament regional breakdown

A look at the favorites, sleepers and noteworthy matchups in the four NCAA tournament regions.

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 Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson, from left, Bonzie Colson and Jerian Grant celebrate Saturday after beating North Carolina for the ACC tournament title.

Villanova, Notre Dame highlight Pittsburgh NCAA tournament slate

Also coming to Consol Energy Center this week: Eighth-seeded N.C. State and ninth-seeded LSU.

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Robert Morris men's hockey sweeps quarterfinal series against Niagara

The Colonials move closer to advancing to the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season.

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 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White runs the 40-yard dash at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

West Virginia wide receiver settles in at top of draft board

With credentials already established at the NFL Scouting Combine, Kevin White has an uneventful pro day in Morgantown, W.Va.

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 One of the biggest questions facing West Virginia is whether Skyler Howard (3) can step in to replace senior Clint Trickett at quarterback.

Five questions facing West Virginia entering spring practice

The Mountaineers kick off spring practice Sunday, and there are many questions facing the team as it starts preparing for a new season.

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Tickets still available for NCAA at Consol Energy Center

The NCAA announced that a limited number of tickets are on sale for second- and third-round games next Thursday and Saturday.

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 Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts to a play during the Orange's game at Pitt in February.

NCAA suspends Syracuse coach Boeheim, cuts basketball scholarships

The university had already self-imposed a postseason ban on its basketball program this season.

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 Troy Johnson and Travis Johnston

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Twins Troy and Travis Johnston are big boosters of collegiate rugby

Troy and Travis Johnston of Brighton have been instrumental in getting the Point Park team into the Three Rivers Rugby Conference.

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 Jordan Serio, a sophomore, plays basketball for her mother, head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio at the University of Pittsburgh. They share a moment after practice on Wednesday.

Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio named Naismith Trophy semifinalist

In just her second year with the Panthers, McConnell-Serio has guided the women's basketball team to a surprising 19-10 overall record.

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 Carlow men’s basketball coach Tim Keefer: “I’m not the best coach for this job, but I’m probably the best guy for this job.”

Carlow men's basketball team endures growing pains in first year

Coach Tim Keefer and members of the Carlow men’s basketball team reflect on a challenging first season of competition in the NAIA.

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North Xtra: La Roche dominates in AMCC once again

Under the guidance of Kamela Gissendanner, women’s basketball team wins its fifth regular-season conference title in a row.

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