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 Geno Thorpe is leaving Penn State and the Big Ten for South Florida and the American Athletic Conference.

Former Shaler star Geno Thorpe transfers to South Florida

Geno Thorpe played at Penn State for two seasons after high school, but will now take his talents south to continue his basketball career.

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 T.J. McConnell signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, giving him the chance to play in the summer league and earn a spot on the team.

Ex-Chartiers Valley guard McConnell picked up by Philadelphia 76ers

Former Chartiers Valley star guard did not get drafted but was invited to sign as a free agent with Philadelphia.

3 days ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik will be a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy next month in New Orleans.

Pitt Notebook: Four-star wide receiver verbally commits to Panthers

Pitt is up to eight verbal commitments for its 2016 recruiting class.

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Penn State continues recruiting momentum with pledge from four-star Jordan

Verbal commitments from three defensive tackles and a punter round out a busy six days for Penn State’s 2016 class.

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 South Park grad Billy Stanley earned All-American honors at Ohio State as a freshman in 2013.

South Xtra: After missing almost two full seasons, South Park grad eagerly looks toward his return with javelin

Ohio State javelin standout Billy Stanley, a South Park graduate, is hoping to return to the field after dealing with arm injuries.

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 After a vote of confidence from West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, quarterback Skyler Howard is confident he will be the starter entering next season.

Howard prepares as if he will be WVU's starting QB

Skyler Howard, the Mountaineers’ presumed starting quarterback this coming season, continues to prepare for the opener.

4 days ago

Injuries, NCAA rule changes force cancellation of Pittsburgh Pro-Am basketball league

Organizers said Pitt didn’t have enough healthy players for the league this year.

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 Virginia’s Thomas Woodruff hits a two-run single to help the Cavaliers break a 0-0 tie against Vanderbilt with three runs in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the College World Series Tuesday night in Omaha, Neb. Virginia won, 3-0, to force a deciding Game 3 tonight.

Virginia forces Game 3 in College World Series

The Cavaliers force an winner-take-all Game 3 against Vanderbilt for the second year in a row.

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Pitt lands three-star linebacker from Virginia

Chase Pine tweeted his decision Monday night.

6 days ago

 Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Jeannette and Ohio State, is back in the state of Ohio after latching on with the Browns as he tries to transition to wide receiver.

Morning briefing: Terrelle Pryor signs with Browns

Former Jeannette star Terrelle Pryor will hope to revive his NFL career as a wide receiver in Cleveland.

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North Xtra: North Catholic graduate to play at Niagara

Dominic Robb lands Division I basketball scholarship after year in prep school.

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 Dan Pierre, left, and his brother, Dave, take a selfie with new Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi Tuesday night at the Panthers’ On the Prowl publicity tour at The Chadwick in McCandless.

Narduzzi, Panthers on prowl to stir up alumni’s excitement

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi’s “On The Prowl” tour made a stop at The Chadwick in McCandless Tuesday.

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 Penn State coach James Franklin visits the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood where his Aunt Jackie used to live. Franklin spent holidays and summers in the neighborhood as a kid while connecting with his dad's side of the family.

Penn State's Franklin takes time to celebrate Pittsburgh roots

Penn State coach James Franklin took a detour during the school’s coaches caravan to visit some important sites from his youth.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt womens basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio.

Pitt's McConnell-Serio embraces new rules for women's basketball

Pitt women’s basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is excited for rule changes enacted for next season.

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North Xtra: Pine-Richland grad played key role at VCU

Freshman second baseman Daane Berezo helped team reach the NCAA Super Regionals.

2 weeks ago

 Lincoln Davis has been a driving force on the basketball court, from his time at Central Catholic to now at Lamar University.

East Xtra: Central Catholic grad finds a new home

Former Vikings standout Lincoln Davis is far from home at his new school, but that’s nothing new in his basketball odyssey.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic grad lands honor

Julia Lang a NJCAA Division II All-American after leading Mercyhurst North East into national softball tournament.

2 weeks ago

 Louisville pitcher Brendan McKay had a solid outing in Sunday's win against Cal State Fullerton.

Briefs: Brendan McKay helps keep Louisville alive

Former Blackhawk High School star Brendan McKay, the ACC freshman of the year, started Sunday for the Cardinals in a season-saving win.

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 Former Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay, now a freshman at Louisville, is one of four WPIAL graduates still left in the NCAA tournament.

Four former WPIAL players to play in NCAA baseball super regionals

Four former WPIAL baseball players will compete in the NCAA baseball tournament’s super regionals round

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 Hopewell High School graduate Matt Rubino earned All-American honors playing for Francis Marion University in South Carolina this past season.

West Xtra: Hopewell graduate is a Division II All-American

The son of a Marine colonel, Matt Rubino is gung-ho about baseball, becoming an All-American at Francis Marion University.

3 weeks ago

 Ronit Yurovsky, a Plum High graduate, helped Michigan to a Big Ten championship this past season playing in No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles.

East Xtra: Plum grad excels at Michigan

Former Mustangs tennis standout Ronit Yurovsky played a key role in Michigan’s Big Ten championship season.

3 weeks ago

Big 12 announced West Virginia early season games

The remainder of West Virginia's 2015 television schedule and game times will be announced on a 12-day or six-day window starting in

4 weeks ago

 The Davidson starting backcourt of Stephen Curry, left, and Jason Richards combined to average 38 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds a game in 2007-08.

Pitt's Richards and NBA MVP Stephen Curry are running mates forever

Jason Richards is now a Pitt assistant coach, but will always be one-time backcourt partner of one of the world’s biggest basketball stars.

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