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One man's view of the College Football Playoff process

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11/20/2014 - 15:18
Joe Lodanosky
Can John Calipari load up for another title run with what is perhaps America's most talented roster? Does UConn have enough to repeat? Will the Tar Heels big men lead UNC to the promised land?

1. Kentucky Wildcats: With returning starter Dakari Johnson and newcomers Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles, the Wildcats look like the favorite to win it all

11/18/2014 - 12:02
Shanna Rose
The 2014-15 season is underway and plenty of high-end talent dots the top teams in America. Here is PSR's early peek at some of the best players in the land.

First Team

11/18/2014 - 11:54
Shanna Rose
CONSOL Energy Center to host NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament preliminary round games in 2018

CONSOL Energy Center has been selected to host preliminary round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2018.

11/17/2014 - 20:48
PSR Staff
Pittsburgh chosen as site of 2017 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

NEWPORT NEWS, VA—The Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will take on a new look and vibe when it moves to CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 2017 and to

09/04/2014 - 15:40
PSR Staff
With a brand new playoff system in place this season, it doesn't matter who finishes No. 1 at the end of the regular season -- the top four teams will meet in a two-round tournament to decide the national champion.

1. Florida State Seminoles

08/06/2014 - 14:27
Geoff Pfeil
The 2014 draft is in the rear view mirror, which means it's never too early to start talking about next year's class.

Half a dozen prospects stand out above the rest as top 10 draft picks next spring, and half are quarterbacks.

05/12/2014 - 10:43
Tony DeFazio
Steelers look for receivers and corners, local players play the waiting game

The Steelers main needs heading into this draft were along the defensive line, cornerback, wide receiver and linebacker depth.

05/10/2014 - 09:50
Tony DeFazio
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 - 11:19
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 - 22:29
Ryan Bertonaschi
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Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
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When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
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Aaron Gray is a familiar name for most Pittsburgh basketball fans. The 7’0”, 270-pound center led the '07 Panthers to an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and was one of the most prolific big men to play for coach Jamie Dixon.
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Jeanne Marie Laskas is the New York Times best-selling author of Concussion and the 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which inspired the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
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The college basketball season is underway as local teams finish their non-conference games this month. Will Kevin Stallings re-ignite the Pitt program? Can Jim Ferry recover from losing three seniors at Duquesne? Will Penn State's freshmen class finally produce competitive basketball in State College?
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Exactly four months after the Pittsburgh Penguins raised the Stanley Cup in San Jose, the new NHL season got underway. While the Penguins will look to become the first team in nearly 20 years to repeat as champions, the season will be sure to deliver plenty of twists and surprises during the regular season.
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As much as 80 percent of the Pirates starting rotation could be different next season. Only Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are locks to return from the 2015 crew. With three spots potentially open, the Pirates could look to add veterans through waivers, free agency and trades. Here are some potential in-house solutions.
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For years, the accomplishments of the Penn State men’s basketball team have been few and far between. Head coach Patrick Chambers has posted a 23-67 overall conference record in his five seasons, one of the worst marks among Power 5 schools. Only TCU, Boston College, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech have a lower in-conference winning percentage than Penn State's .256 mark during that span.
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