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Saturday April 19 2014
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The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?

Injuries, poor fits and simple bad luck can knock any player, no matter how great, off track. But here are four prospects whose future paths may eventually lead to Canton.

04/13/2014 - 12:19
Geoff Pfeil
Shabazz Napier scored 22 points to lead UConn to their fourth national championship in 15 years, beating preseason favorite Kentucky 60-54 in Arlington, Texas.

Several weeks ago, a dejected UConn Huskies squad had just lost its third game of the season to Louisville, and its NCAA Tournament stock crumbled.

04/07/2014 - 23:29
Ryan Bertonaschi
Aaron Harrison's 3-pointer with six seconds left lifted Kentucky to a 74-73 victory over Wisconsin, setting up an 8-seed vs. 7-seed matchup for the national championship.

In the week leading up to the 2014 Final Four, the Kentucky-Wisconsin matchup was being labelled as a collision of two polar opposite squads.

04/05/2014 - 23:51
Ryan Bertonaschi
Taylor Coppenrath. Ali Farokmenesh. Doug McDermott. Every March, someone the average Joe Fan never heard of becomes part of their daily language, for a few days at least.

Here are six players whose names you might not know right now, but you sure will over the next couple days.

03/19/2014 - 23:22
Anthony Jaskulski
The great basketball drama produced by the urgency of a single-elimination tournament is why hardcore hoops fans watch the NCAA Tournament.

The upsets are why so many others tune in. And the challenge of filling out those brackets make it fun for all of us.

03/18/2014 - 22:15
Anthony Jaskulski
Here we are again. It’s the day after Christmas and we get to play with all of our toys. Except it’s nearly 100 days after Christmas and those toys are numbers.

More specifically, the point spread on every game for the first two rounds of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

03/18/2014 - 10:33
Anthony Jaskulski
In the ever-changing world of today's college basketball, the race for the national championship is as wide open and fluid as ever. As the NCAA Tournament nears, however, these are the teams to watch.

FLORIDA GATORS

02/28/2014 - 15:06
Tony DeFazio
The NFL is about to have an openly gay player in its ranks. Missouri defensive end Michael Sam—the 2014 Southern Eastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year—is projected to be selected in the later rounds of this May's NFL Draft.

Can an openly-gay player really fit into a football locker room?

02/28/2014 - 14:53
Tony DeFazio
Todd Graham has guided his Arizona State Sun Devils to the Pac-12 Championship Game, where they will face Stanford in a battle for a Rose Bowl berth.

The former Pitt coach never actually sat down with PSR’s Anthony Jaskulski to talk about his new career in Tempe. But if he did, we imagine it might have gone like this...

12/05/2013 - 21:54
Anthony Jaskulski
Year after year many college athletes transfer from one school to another. Football and both men’s and women’s basketball see more transfers than others, but recently the number of transfers in men’s hoops specifically has sky-rocketed.

Going into the 2013-14 academic year, nearly 450 male athletes switched schools to play basketball.

11/27/2013 - 11:50
Josh Carney
It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
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The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
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A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
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Pirates' righthander Charlie Morton put an exclamation point on his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 with the best major league season of his career, posting 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.
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The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
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The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
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Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
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The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?
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