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Brandon Smith might have been the only Penn State player to score any type of victory in Saturday’s 49-10 beatdown from the hands of Michigan in the Big House.

Smith, who was the breakout star in last week’s victory over Temple, found himself heading back to the locker room early in the second quarter after being ejected for targeting.

09/25/2016 - 11:41
Mark Puleo
Trace McSorley completed 18 of 24 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown and an interception and rushed for another score to lead Penn State to a 34-27 win against Temple on Saturday.

In a fireworks-filled game that finished much closer than it needed to, Penn State avenged last year’s heartbreaking season-opener with a 34-24 win over visiting Temple.

09/17/2016 - 17:44
Mark Puleo
In the words of amped-up former Pitt coach Walt Harris: “It’s a rivalry again!”

Despite some confusion of what exactly we are supposed to call this Pitt-Penn State matchup, Saturday’s game could be unanimously tabbed an edge-of-seat thriller, as the Panthers notched a 42-39 le

09/10/2016 - 23:57
Anthony Jaskulski
Trace McSorely threw two touchdown passes, Saquan Barkley topped the century mark and the Penn State defense tightened in the second half as the Nittany Lions beat Kent State 33-13 on Saturday.

It wasn’t the flashiest of wins, but James Franklin is okay with that.

09/03/2016 - 21:48
Mark Puleo
With new coordinators on both sides of the ball, Penn State will have a decidedly different look when they take the field this weekend to open the 2016 season.

The new-look Lions may find themselves finishing with a similar record from 2015, but the latest edition of James Franklin’s Penn State squad is sure to get there differently.

09/02/2016 - 09:54
Mark Puleo
It's still the dog days of summer, but college football season is nrarly upon us. Local teams begin to open camp this week and next, and there are several players to keep an eye on.

FBS

08/02/2016 - 14:54
Nathan Toth
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.

07/26/2016 - 14:24
Chris Hayes
Three WPIAL players were drafted into the NFL this past weekend. Former Pitt wide receiver and Clairton standout Tyler Boyd was the first local player off the board when the Cincinnati Bengals made him their second round pick on Friday night.

Scouts love Boyd’s competitiveness, route-running ability and hands, which make up for his lack of elite speed.

05/02/2016 - 12:54
Tony DeFazio
As difficult as it can be to discern real progress from a spring football game, Penn State’s 37-0 Blue victory over White in the Nittany Lions scrimmage earlier this month provided some clues.

Penn State capped their spring in front of 65.000 fans at Beaver Stadium. Here's what we learned from the scrimmage.

04/26/2016 - 07:40
Daniel Priore
There may not be a player with local connections selected in the opening round of this month's NFL Draft, but the region will nonetheless be well-represented once again when the NFL comes calling.

Penn State's Christian Hackenberg is the only player from the area with any real chance of being drafted in the first round, but that would be a surprise at this point.

04/18/2016 - 21:26
Brandon Walker
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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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Expectations are high for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. A revamped defensive line, featuring two of the league's best ends in Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt, is one of the main reasons why.
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The Steelers opened the preseason as the odd-on favorite in the AFC North, but injuries and suspensions could open the door for a still-talented Bengals team and Ravens squad looking to rebound from a disappointing 2015.
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Pittsburgh Penguins’ head coach Mike Sullivan has obviously spoken several very kind words about his championship hockey team. Sullivan has complimented his team’s speed, chemistry, and teamwork. But perhaps more than anything else, Sullivan complimented their toughness.
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College football is one week away, as Hawaii and Cal open the 2016 season in Sydney, Australia next Friday. The local teams don't kick things off until Labor Day weekend, but PSR has our preseason rankings together already.
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In the days leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, it was unknown whether University of Pittsburgh tight end JP Holtz would be selected.
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Western Pennsylvania's football recruiting class of 2017 is a strong one, led by Clairton's Lamont Wade -- one of the top recruits in the country. The class also features a multitude of interior line talent.
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Five of the top seven Heisman vote-getters are back on the college football field this fall, making this season's Heisman watch one of the most heated in recent memory.
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