College Sports


 Nick Sell, a North Allegheny graduate, is a standout third baseman for Seton Hill University and among the leaders in home runs and RBIs in NCAA Division II.

North/East Xtra: North Allegheny grad a Seton Hill slugger

Nick Sell among the NCAA Division II leaders in home runs as power-hitting third baseman for the Griffins.

2 days ago


 Brendan McKay on the mound for Louisville.

Dual threat: Former Blackhawk standout McKay opening eyes at Louisville

From Blackhawk High School to the University of Louisville, Brendan McKay continues to shine

4 days ago


 Oakland Catholic alum and Virginia sophomore Leah Smith competes at the NCAA championships March 21 where she won the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. The Mount Lebanon native will hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics next year.

Former Oakland Catholic swimming star has Olympic dreams

After winning two NCAA swimming titles, Leah Smith will spend the next year competing for a chance to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro.

1 week ago


 Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen is stopped by Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart during the first half Tuesday.

UConn holds off Notre Dame, wins third straight NCAA women's title

The Huskies (38-1), the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, allowed just one field goal over the final 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

2 weeks ago


 Madison Cable has played in the Final Four three times, with tonight's tilt against Connecticut being her second NCAA title game.

From Mt. Lebanon to Notre Dame, Madison Cable's career marked by title games

The former Mt. Lebanon High School star has been on teams that have played for championships for six of the past seven years.

2 weeks ago


 Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, right, and his players speak at a news conference Sunday in Indianapolis.

State of college basketball murky as national title game looms

The national championship game tonight between Duke and Wisconsin should be a thriller, but college basketball has taken its hits lately.

2 weeks ago


 Duke Blue Devils players celebrate after their win against the Wisconsin Badgers Monday night in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Championship game.

Duke defeats Wisconsin, 68-63, for men's national championship

Wisconsin's late comeback falls short; the Blue Devils, coach Krzyzewski march to fifth championship after rallying to defeat the Badgers.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney directs players in spring camp Thursday on the South Side.

New Pitt offensive coordinator merges past with present

New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney leans on experience at Purdue and in the NFL and SEC to fuel his playbook.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib and the rest of the defense stretch spring practice Wednesday.

Walk-on no more: DE Carl Nassib making most of opportunity at Penn State

Defensive end Carl Nassib went from walk-on to scholarship player who has a chance to be a starter this season.

3 weeks ago


 NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions during a news conference today in Indianapolis.

NCAA president says organization in 'wait-and-see' mode on Indiana law

The NCAA, based in Indianapolis, was among the first to express concern about the law when it was passed last week.

3 weeks ago


 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens drives to the net against Pitt's Chris Jones in the first half at Consol Energy Center.

Duquesne guards Stevens, Ridenour to transfer

Coach Jim Ferry said he is expecting no other players to transfer.

3 weeks ago


 Connecticut forward Morgan Tuck, front, drives against Dayton center Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova in the first half of a regional final game Monday in Albany, N.Y.

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup: Connecticut, Maryland advance

Unlike the first three games of the tournament, the Huskies got all they could handle from seventh-seeded Dayton.

3 weeks ago


 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.

4 weeks ago


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.

4 weeks ago


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.

4 weeks ago


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.

4 weeks ago


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.

1 month ago


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

1 month ago


 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.

1 month ago


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.

1 month ago



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