When 6-foot-5 former Penn State volleyball star Blair Brown went club-hopping a while back with 6-4 Nebraska All-American Brooke Delano and three other very tall young women, they weren’t exactly shy about their height.
All five wore three-inch heels.
“We would have worn six-inch heels if we had them,” Delano said with a laugh. “We got some comments about our long legs, and we loved it.”
After a 15-year NFL career, one of the things Jason Taylor did was thank his former high school football coach at Woodland Hills, George Novak. Taylor continues to give back to the community that started him on the path to greatness.
MIAMI - After his 15-year NFL career was over, after he had terrorized his last offensive lineman and after his Dolphins had beaten the New York Jets for the final time, Jason Taylor thanked his fo
Paulina Prieto-Cerame said she felt like The Bachelorette. But instead of two dozen handsome bachelors pursuing her, there were at least that many college coaches looking for a commitment from the 6-2 outside hitter from Miami’s Palmer Trinity High School.
Who got the final rose?
Russ Rose, naturally.
The Penn State coach landed the Class of 2012 star by using a simple approach.
“He said, ‘Here’s my resume, here’s my program and
I’m in the eye of a scandalous storm in which a sawed-off thief, loser and convicted felon is threatening to take down a Hurricanes football program that has more players in the NFL than any other and had a glorious two-decade run in which they won five national titles.
MIAMI – Could a similar scandal hit Pitt, Penn State or West Virginia?
Trailing the Miami Hurricanes 79-76 with less than five seconds to play last season, West Virginia's Jonnie West had the ball in the right corner of the court with a chance to send the game to overtime.
He declined the shot, his pass became a turnover, and WVU lost.
While it’s too soon to know if the Pirates’ 2011 draft can be judged a success, we know one word that cannot be used to describe it – safe. The Pirates took somewhat of a gamble with the draft’s first overall pick, right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole of UCLA, and then went all-out Las Vegas with their next choice, high school right fielder Josh Bell.
Both players are represented by agent Scott Boras, which makes signing them by the August 15 deadline far from a certainty.
A skilled 6-6 center is a rare commodity in women's basketball, which explains why Shawnice "Pepper" Wilson received over 100 scholarship offers out of Pittsburgh's Westinghouse High School a couple of years ago.
Wilson, a two-time City League Player of the Year at Westinghouse, visited just two universities – Pitt and Miami-Florida.
Pitt catcher Kevan Smith often wonders what would have happened had his athletic career not taken a three-year detour away from baseball. Baseball had always been his first love at Seneca Valley High School, but when then-Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt offered the 6-4, 240-pounder a scholarship to play quarterback, everything changed.
“Colleges knew they couldn’t compete (financially) with a football scholarship,” Smith said.
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The Steelers rough start has raised plenty of questions. Does Mike Tomlin have command of the locker room? Is Todd Haley competent? Does Dick LeBeau still have it? Kevin Colbert's draft choices have come into question and the players have come under fire.
After starting the season 0-4, the Steelers’ playoff chances looked dead on arrival. Pittsburgh is steadily rebuilding its confidence with a 5-3 record since mid-October. The team faces some challenging opponents this month.
Todd Graham has guided his Arizona State Sun Devils to the Pac-12 Championship Game, where they will face Stanford in a battle for a Rose Bowl berth. The former Pitt coach never actually sat down with PSR’s Anthony Jaskulski to talk about his new career in Tempe. But if he did, we imagine it might have gone like this...
Olli Maatta is special. He is the rare talent that most NHL clubs are lucky to experience once every 20 years. What’s even more impressive is that Maatta has broken the mold in an organization that drafts with a heavy emphasis on defense.
Pitt enters the 2013-14 season after a recent string of unprecedented player exodus. Since 2010, Pitt has lost six players to transfers—including the surprising departure of senior J.J. Moore—and one player (center Steve Adams) to early entry in the NBA draft.
After a disappointing loss in the semifinals in last year’s Northeast Conference Tournament resulted in one of greatest wins in program history—the Colonials opening round defeat of Kentucky in the NIT—Robert Morris is looking to make another journey back into the NCAA Tournament.