While Pitt’s recent history has been marred by coaching changes and dismissed players, Paul Chryst and his staff have added 23 high school seniors to form a class that has been rated between 35th and 40th by most recruiting services.
The class has several elite offensive players, two of whom are local talents.
By now, plenty of Penn State fans have heard new head coach James Franklin's plan to “dominate the state” on the recruiting trail. So far, though, he has been displaying his ability to do that away from Pennsylvania.
Franklin, who comes to Happy Valley after turning around Vanderbilt's program, was heralded by many as a top-notch recruiter. He showed that much almost immediately after arriving at Penn State.
As a mixture of snow and sleet mend to slosh atop the roads outside Butler High School’s gymnasium on a mid-December evening, the versatile Ryan Luther is inside, subtly heating up to lead a dominating effort.
Luther is a 6-foot-8 senior at Hampton High School who plays power forward and serves as the leader for one of the top teams in the WPIAL.
The high school basketball landscape in western PA is looking up thanks to stars like Hampton's Ryan Luther and Kiski School's Satchel Pierce, as well as powerhouse teams in New Castle and Midland. Here's what January holds for high school hoops fans.
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In the 1986 film “Top Gun,” Tom Cruise plays Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a young Naval aviator aboard the USS Enterprise. Maverick attends the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar, which is known as “Top Gun.”
He travels the same path as his father, Duke, both in occupation and style.
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When the Penguins dealt Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 overall pick on Draft Day 2012, they were coming off a string of disappointing playoff finishes.
The six western Pennsylvania quarterbacks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, George Blanda and Johnny Unitas -- will be honored in Pittsburgh next summer.
From 2004 to 2011, the Steelers led the league or finished second in fewest points allowed per game five times. Those squads were marshaled by Steelers greats such as nose tackle Casey Hampton and receiver Hines Ward, who recently made headlines for calling his old team's defense “soft.”