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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
From holes in the secondary to a new offensive coordinator to a slew of early arrivals, the Mountaineers have a lot to cover this spring.

1. THE OC: The Mountaineers hired 34-year veteran coach Joe Wickline as their new offensive coordinator in January.

03/20/2016 - 13:10
Brandon Walker
All three local Division 1 college football teams learned of their bowl destinations on Sunday. Pitt will face Navy in the Military Bowl, Penn State meets Georgia in the Tax Slayer Bowl and WVU plays Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl.

Pitt received an invititation from the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman and will play Navy of the American Athletic Conference in Annapolis, Md.

12/06/2015 - 20:39
Tony DeFazio
The Backyard Brawl is back, even if it’s not for another seven years. When the West Virginia Mountaineers take the field in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2022, the players that will be freshmen on those teams are mere sixth-graders now.

Many probably haven’t even started to play organized football yet. Nevertheless, it’s a good thing that the rivalry will continue, at least for four season from 2022-2025.

11/09/2015 - 18:16
Tony DeFazio
From 2008 through 2011, Hopewell running back Rushel Shell spent year after year establishing himself as one of the premier players in Pennsylvania.

After rushing for a state-record 9,078 yards and scoring a WPIAL-record 110 touchdowns, Shell became one of the most sought-after players by the top programs in the country.

10/18/2015 - 18:14
Michael Kiwak
The Panthers and Mountaineers will play a home and home four-year series

PITTSBURGH—The “Backyard Brawl” is coming back.

The series that provided such iconic Pitt moments as “4th and 17” and “13-9” will be played again beginning in 2022.

09/10/2015 - 23:49
PSR Staff
On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.

The Mountaineers rebounded to finish the regular season with a 7-5 record.

08/03/2015 - 16:26
Matthew Zabierek
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
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.

In 2001, Huggins became the 20th Division I coach (minimum 10 years coaching in Division I) to reach 700 victories when the Mountaineers defeated Missouri State, and he has 765 collegiate wins

07/16/2015 - 09:43
PSR Staff
Fourth and fifth round see five local players selected

Several players with local ties were drafted in the fourth and fifth rounds of Saturday's NFL Draft.

05/02/2015 - 16:11
Tony DeFazio
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