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Pitt leads the way locally with four players certain to hear their names called later this month, and as many as six in the mix. Penn State will likely have the first local player chose, however.

One of the highest-risers in the 2017 NFL Draft has been Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman, whose regular season performance and post-season success could shoot him all the way into the second round

04/10/2017 - 10:10
Brandon Walker
Pitt tries to salvage a disappointing season, while West Virginia attempts to put together a strong finish for the NCAA Tournament.

Pitt at Duke
February 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. CBS at Cameron Indoor Stadium

01/31/2017 - 23:23
Brandon Walker
College basketball's conference season kicks into full swing this month as Pitt plays eight ACC games, while Penn State travels for six of their nine conference games and West Virginia tests itself with a full slate of Big 12 contests.

January 4
Pitt at Syracuse, Noon, ACC Network (Channel 4 in Pittsburgh)

01/03/2017 - 23:33
Brandon Walker
A man once called a "runaway beer truck" has a rather predictable career.

Owen Schmitt owns a bar just outside of Morgantown, West Virginia, and plays a mean guitar on the side.

Well, not quite.

12/26/2016 - 19:14
Joel Norman
The three-week long college football season opened Dec. 17 when New Mexico edged Texas-San Antonio in the New Mexico Bowl. Forty-one games will be played, including the three that will decide the 2016 national champion. Here's your complete viewing guide to the games.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Gildan New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M.
New Mexico 23 - UTSA 20


12/17/2016 - 10:23
Brandon Walker
Big Ten champions Penn State will head to the Rose Bowl to face Southern California, while Pitt -- whose 42-39 win over the Nittany Lions essentially kept Penn State out of the College Football Playoffs -- will take on Northwestern in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Pitt officially accepted an invitation this afternoon to face Northwestern in the 2016 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, played at iconic Yankee Stadium in New York City on December 28.

12/04/2016 - 21:54
PSR Staff
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?

Duquesne Dukes vs. Pitt Panthers
Friday, December 2, 7:00 PM
PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa.

11/28/2016 - 20:26
Brandon Walker
While Americans gobbled up turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes on Thursday afternoon, No. 19 West Virginia defeated Illinois, 89-57, in the NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinal.

Back at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time since falling to Stephen F.

11/25/2016 - 09:18
Joel Norman
Adapting to the Big 12 was not easy for West Virginia University.

The football team has yet to win 10 games since switching conferences in 2012. The men’s basketball team went a combined 30-35 in its first two seasons in the Big 12.

11/01/2016 - 17:11
Joel Norman
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.


08/02/2016 - 14:54
Nathan Toth
We miss what we never had. In 2013-15, the sample cart finally swung around the Pittsburgh Pirates fanbase, and it sprinkled on the palate what these devoted enthusiasts have been missing out on since the early ‘90s: glory.
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Allow E.C. Matthews to lay down the truth of the impression a college basketball coach should leave on his players. “This is my guy,” the emotional senior guard said of his coach Dan Hurley. “I know we’re not the same color, but he’s definitely my father.”
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Mar. 7, 2009 was more than a sunny, brisk day in Pittsburgh. That day nine years ago was hardwood ecstasy, a constant drug that flowed through the veins of a western Pennsylvania college basketball junkie faster than it takes the bathtub section of I-376 to overflow with water after a raging rain storm.
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A to Z is a sharp, complete betting guide for the 2018 NCAA Tournament, pointing you in the right direction of every trend, angle and wiseguy play.
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Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
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Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
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A quick look at the Pittsburgh Sports Report staff
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Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
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