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Friday October 31 2014
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West Virginia University prides itself in its football team. Both the school and the state itself pride themselves in WVU athletics. It was a prideful day, then, when WVU’s football team hired Tom Bradley as senior associate head coach in February.

Bradley was a member of Joe Patersno’s staff for 33 seasons at Penn State, serving as defensive coordinator for the final 11 years.

10/28/2014 - 02:33
Shanna Rose
Mountaineers stay hot, set up crucial game with TCU next week in Morgantown

No. 22 West Virginia has proved this year that they are a team that knows how to close the door.

10/25/2014 - 21:18
Anthony Jaskulski
Defense, Trickett lead the way as Mountaineers improve to 3-1 in Big 12

MORGANTOWN, WV -- Clint Trickett passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns and Baylor had over 200 yards in penalties as West Virginia upset the fourth-ranked Bears 41-27 in Morgan

10/18/2014 - 16:48
Tony DeFazio
Late field goal completes second half rally

Josh Lambert kicked a 55-yard field goal as time expired to cap a fourth quarter rally as West Virginia edged Texas Tech 37-34 on Saturday in Lubbock.

10/12/2014 - 20:01
Tony DeFazio
The last two years have not been what WVU football fans were expecting. Ever since the Mountaineers made the switch to the Big 12, their success has slowly dwindled.

The team opened the 2012 season with five straight wins, only to finish 7-6.

08/06/2014 - 17:12
Samuel Fatula
For a long time, West Virginia University athletics existed as a Very Big Fish in a small Big East pond.

The always-entertaining “Backyard Brawl” between WVU and Pitt brought fan and media attention on an annual basis, arguably becoming one of the best rivalries in the eastern region.

07/21/2014 - 20:07
Samuel Fatula
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 - 11:44
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 - 10:50
Tony DeFazio
Local players headed to Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson was selected in the second round, and West Virginia's Charles Sims and Will Clarke were picked in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

05/09/2014 - 23:43
Tony DeFazio
Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.

TOP LOCAL PROSPECT
Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt 6-1, 285

04/13/2014 - 12:13
Tony DeFazio
Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.
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Milan Smith scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and Penn Hills forced a late Woodland Hills turnover as the Indians topped the Wolverines 22-15.
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Bethel Park running back Alex Minton ran for 170 yards and two scored to lead the Black Hawks over Baldwin 26-13.
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New coaches, an infusion of younger players, a goalie entering a contract year, the makeover of Kris Letang... here are four storylines to follow as the Penguins start the 2014-15 season.
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There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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