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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
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.

FBS

08/02/2016 - 14:54
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 - 17:16
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 - 12:54
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 - 21:26
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 - 16:36
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 - 16:08
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 - 11:27
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 - 18:22
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 - 11:44
Tony DeFazio
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