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Spring football at Pitt and Penn State are both in full swing, with their spring games both slated for next month. PSR looks at what you can expect from spring drills.

Pitt Spring Preview
Blue-Gold Game: April 12, 7:30 PM, Bethel Park High School

03/21/2013 - 13:35
Sam Oliff
Pitt will usher in its Atlantic Coast Conference era with the program’s biggest season opener in years when the Panthers host defending ACC and Orange Bowl champion Florida State for a Labor Day primetime opener at Heinz Field.

The Panthers and Seminoles will clash on Sept. 2 at 8 p.m., in front of a national ESPN television audience.

02/25/2013 - 16:23
PSR Staff
Veteran assistant John Palermo, Pitt alum and former Steeler Hank Poteat added to staff

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst announced today the promotion of Matt House to defensive coordinator and the hiring of coac

02/18/2013 - 11:08
PSR Staff
The 2013 Pitt recruiting class will feature a large grouping of western Pennsylvania athletes, versatile players who can play multiple positions, as well as elite local recruits Dorian Johnson and Tyler Boyd.

Tyler Boyd's future was the top local storyline of National Signing Day.

02/05/2013 - 22:56
Anthony Priore
North Allegheny's Pat Kugler, Belle Vernon's Dorian Johnson, Clairton's Tyler Boyd and Central Valley's Robert Foster grabbed most of the attention, but more than two dozen local high school football players will continue their careers at Division 1 colleges across the country.

Players are able to sign binding letters of intent with programs on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

02/04/2013 - 22:12
PSR Staff
At Southern Columbia High School in Catawissa, PA, they called him “Hank the Tank.” At the University of Pittsburgh, he was “Hyno the Rhino.” Now, on his biggest stage yet, the throngs of Giants fans in New York City and across the country have affectionately named him “the Hynocerous.”

Henry Hynoski has been given a different nickname at every level of his football career, each name acting as a benchmark along the timeline of his progress and a

01/24/2013 - 20:04
Rachel Labosky
Panthers home schedule to feature Florida State and Miami

The Panthers' eight-game ACC slate will include home contests against Florida State, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia.

01/12/2013 - 00:07
PSR Staff
Blue chip wide receiver Tyler Boyd of Clairton announced on Saturday that he will attend Pitt, choosing the Panthers over more than 30 other scholarship offers.

Boyd announced his commitment on NBC Saturday afternoon from the sidelines of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a high school all-star game in San Antonio, Texas.

01/06/2013 - 17:54
Tony DeFazio
Panthers and Nittany Lions to meet from 2016-2019

College football fans anticipating the renewal of the Pitt-Penn State rivalry in 2016 can look forward to an additional two games between the historic foes thanks to a new agreement.

12/07/2012 - 16:44
PSR Staff
Wisconsin AD confirms Chryst's decision to stay at Pitt

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said Thursday that Wisconsin won't pursue Pitt head coach Paul Chryst, the form

12/06/2012 - 15:09
Tony DeFazio
I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
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Quick. Fill in the blank: The Steelers’ current receiving corps is (fill in the blank). Deep? Bottom-heavy? Talented yet unproven?
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Steve Blass was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960 and made his major league debut in 1964. From 1968 through 1972, Blass was one of the National League’s best pitchers.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore Notes
It’s an odd thought for Sterling Jenkins. It’s still a year away, but after he finishes his senior year at Baldwin High School, he’ll be playing college football at Penn State.
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In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.
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When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
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The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).
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Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.
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