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Friday July 31 2015
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Training camps are open across the NFL and dozens of rookies are trying to buck the odds and earn a roster spot, including nearly two dozen with ties to western or central Pennsylvania.

Penn State and West Virginia each landed six players on NFL training camp rosters, while Pitt placed four and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference three.

07/29/2015 - 16:08
Tony DeFazio
The 2014-15 hockey season began with Casey Bailey pulling his blue and white Penn State sweater over his shoulder pads, leading the Nittany Lions into battle in the Big 10. Bailey’s year ended with him trading one blue and white sweater for another.

The Alaska native was passed over in the NHL Draft despite a successful run in junior hockey with Omaha Lancers.

05/21/2015 - 15:02
Emily Stock
Culture is a forbidden word around State College these days. But when used in combination with any negative adjective of your choosing (dark, awful, dreadful), it’s the best way to accurately describe the current state of Penn State basketball.

The culture surrounding Penn State’s men’s basketball program is badly broken.

05/03/2015 - 21:00
Tony DeFazio
South Allegheny graduate joins Ohio State corner on draft's final day

PITTSBURGH—The Steelers lost out on picking a tight end Friday night when the Baltimore Ravens snuck in one pick ahead (via a trade with Arizona) and grabbed Maxx Williams, who was

05/02/2015 - 16:09
Steve Flinn
West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.

FIRST ROUND POTENTIAL
Kevin White, WR, WVU (6-3, 215)

04/11/2015 - 16:45
Tony DeFazio
Penn State hits the field for their second spring practice under James Franklin. After a 2-6 Big Ten season but a big bowl win, the Nittany Lions are looking for improvement.

As Penn State continues to recover from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Nittany Lions are looking for improvement in year two under James Franklin.

03/20/2015 - 16:52
Tony DeFazio
DJ Newbill scored 26 points as 13th-seeded Penn State held off a late rally by 12th-seeded Nebraska to win 68-65 in the play-in round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Penn State set a new Big Ten tournament record with 16 blocked shots in the win.

03/11/2015 - 19:39
Leah Nxumalo
D.J. Newbill scored 31 points, including a 3-pointer with one second left, as Penn State beat Minnesota 79-76 and clinched their first winning regular season since 2010-11.

With the possibility of a rematch coming up later in the Big Ten Conference Tournament, these two evenly matched teams met up for a regular season closer Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena in Minne

03/08/2015 - 16:35
Emily Stock
Latest loss drops Nittany Lions to 3-14 in Big Ten

Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points as the Buckeyes ran away from Penn State in the second half, beating the Nittany Lions 77-67 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State Coll

03/04/2015 - 22:15
Leah Nxumalo
Nittany Lions shoot just 27 percent in blowout loss

Penn State‬ shot 27 percent from the field and 29 percent from the free throw line as Northwestern throttled the Nittany Lions 60-39 in Evanston on Saturday.‬

02/21/2015 - 20:12
Emily Stock
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After a slow start to the recruiting season, things have picked up for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.
Editor's DeskFeature One
In 2001, advanced statistics innovator Bill James released The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, an updated version of his original one thousand-page baseball opus released in 1985.
Feature TwoNorth Shore Notes
Bob Huggins is heading into his ninth season as the head coach at West Virginia and his 30th season as a Division I head coach.
Feature ThreeWVU
There is a baseball player at Louisville who just completed the season with a 9-3 record, 117 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA in 96.2 innings pitched. There’s also a player who batted .308 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 211 at bats.
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The 2015 Steelers open training camp this weekend. Here's what we're wondering as the Black & Gold invade Latrobe.
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Driving past the line of scrimmage and into the secondary at a listed 255 pounds—40 pounds heavier than the league-average running back—few players in NFL history redefined their position quite like Jerome Bettis.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been notorious for having a top unit at the linebacker position year in and year out. Dating back to the days of Jack Lambert and Jack Ham, the Steelers have built their defensive foundation around the linebackers.
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With Steelers veterans like Troy Polamalu, Jason Worilds and Ike Taylor all retired, there are several positions that may not be sorted out until the team breaks camp in Latrobe in a couple weeks.
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