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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.

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08/02/2016 - 13:54
Nathan Toth
One of the top wrestling prospects in Pennsylvania high school history is coming home.

Chance Marsteller, a graduate of Kennard-Dale High School in rural York County, decided this spring to transfer from the Oklahoma State wrestling program to Lock Haven University in an attempt to g

07/07/2016 - 16:16
Jed Johnson
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 - 11:54
Tony DeFazio
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 - 20:26
Brandon Walker
In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.

There is however, a thriving subgroup of Division II and III programs that find themselves competing for support and attention as they strive for success at their level.

08/03/2015 - 15:36
Aron Minkoff
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 - 15:08
Tony DeFazio
IUP head coach Joe Lombardi has energized the basketball program, turning the Crimson Hawks into a bona fide national powerhouse.

The 2014-15 season may have ended on a sour note for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s men’s basketball team, falling to Florida Southern in the Division II title game.

06/01/2015 - 10:27
Alex Stumpf
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.

In 1958, Stokes was a rising NBA star for the Cincinnati Royals. Hi life changed forever after a fall during a game against the Detroit Pistons left him paralyzed from the neck down.

06/26/2014 - 17:22
Mallory Merda
Pitt and Penn State were fairly well-represented in last month’s NFL Draft, with each school sending three players into the league via the annual draft. The western Pennsylvania region also saw three players selected.

The first local player taken was no surprise, as Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald went 13th overall to the St. Louis Rams.

06/06/2014 - 10:44
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
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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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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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