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District college football preview: Slippery Rock seeks first NCAA playoff win since 1998

By Bill West 11:27 p.m.
Slippery Rock senior Austin Miele’s football career soon will end — certainly within a month — but the Mars graduate wants the story of his ...

Seton Hill men prepare for 2nd year in PSAC
By Alex Oltmanns 10:11 p.m.
With 11 of its 13 players in their sophomore or freshman seasons, the Seton Hill men’s basketball team will be young this year. But for Griffins coach Tony Morocco, that youth is a point of optimism. “I’m very optimistic,” he said. “It’s a nice club, it’s a good group of kids, good ...
Seton Hill women look to improve on 5-win PSAC season
By Alex Oltmanns 10:11 p.m.
Last year during its first season in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, the Seton Hill women’s basketball team quickly learned just how tough of a league it was in. After finishing 13-14 overall and 5-11 in the conference and dropping its first round playoff game, the Griffins enter this season with ...
Pitt-Greensburg men return experienced lineup
By Andrew John 10:11 p.m.
Fourth-year coach Sean Strickland will implement a new philosophy on defense for the Pitt-Greensburg men’s basketball team. Strickland hopes to carry over the team’s high-tempo offense ...
District college notes: Seton Hill football ends with victory
By Paul Schofield 10:12 p.m.
Seton Hill ended the 2014 football season just like it did in 2013, with a victory against Cheyney. The Griffins (3-8) spotted Cheyney (0-11) a touchdown and then rolled to a 56-18 victory. Quarterbacks Christian Strong and Dan Pietrangelo split time and each had solid games. Strong completed 17 of 27 passes ...
Discipline key as Seton-La Salle product balances CMU football, academics
By Brian Knavish
It was a football season of mental adjustments for Will French. Mental challenges are nothing new to the Carnegie Mellon University junior. French, a Seton-La Salle ...
Cal U cagers split PSAC openers
By The Valley Independent
California University’s women’s basketball team got off to a winning start in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference with a come-from-behind 69-57 win over visiting Mercyhurst at the Convocation Center. The Vulcans (3-0, 1-0) trailed at halftime, 31-25, but roared past the visitors in the second half. Emma Mahady, who led Cal U ...
Campus clippings: Cratsenberg has 17-tackle game for VMI
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Apparently, Allan Cratsenberg has found his comfort zone again on the football field. And that means he is back to blowing up running plays as a linebacker, something he excelled at at Highlands. The freshman at Virginia Military Institute had a career game last weekend during a 42-27 loss to Western ...
Penn Hills grad returns from injury to help nationally ranked Wingate volleyball
By Ed Phillipps
As a standout player on the Penn Hills girls volleyball team, Cory McGowan was a high-flying hitter known for her athletic ability and dominating offense. ...
Jeannette grad ends St. Vincent football career in style
By Brian Knavish
It was the final college football game in the career of Darius Brown and the Jeannette High School graduate made sure it was memorable. Brown, a ...
Gogniat helps Emory CC squad earn spot at national meet
By Michael Love
The Emory College women’s cross country team recorded a first-place finish in a field of 29 teams at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships on Saturday. By virtue of its finish, the squad earned an automatic berth to this weekend’s NCAA Championships in Mason, Ohio. Gateway graduate Marissa Gogniat, a senior ...
CMU women’s soccer gets a kick out of winning
By Chuck Curti
How did the Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team prepare for its second-round NCAA Tournament game? The night before hosting Catholic, the players painted “The Fence,” a ...
St. Vincent men seeking milestone victory
By Kevin Lohman
The St. Vincent men’s basketball team enters the 2014-15 season with 998 wins in program history, and coach D.P. Harris said he couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to be a part of such a celebrated milestone. “I’m always honored to be the coach of St. Vincent because of the ...
Experienced lineup to guide St. Vincent women’s team
By Kevin Lohman
Every season, St. Vincent women’s basketball coach Jimmy Petruska said, he and his staff adjust their strategies according to the turnover on the roster. This season, Petruska won’t have to change much. The Bearcats return eight of their top 10 scorers from last season’s squad that went 19-10 overall and 14-4 ...
District college notebook: Robert Morris’ Brett among those to earn conference player of year
By Jeff Vella
OF NOTE • Robert Morris junior soccer player Neco Brett repeated as Northeast Conference Player of the Year after tying for first in the ...
District college notes: Derry grad Gulibon captures Big 10 honor
By Paul Schofield
Penn State sophomore Jim Gulibon (Derry) was named the Big 10 wrestler of the week. Gulibon, who is ranked No. 5 at the 133-pound weight class, upset No. 2 Mason Beckman of Lehigh, 8-3. It was Gulibon’s first Big 10 honor and he becomes the first Penn State wrestler since David Taylor ...