Oil City grad Koyack set to play in Senior Bowl

Ben Koyack

   January 24, 2015 10:30 am

Oil City graduate Ben Koyack, a Notre Dame senior, will compete in the Senior Bowl today in Mobile, Ala., as he tries to catch the eye of NFL scouts. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. in the game, which will be televised by NFL Network. The 6-foot 5-inch, 254-pound tight end finished fourth in receiving…

Mercyhurst, Gannon well represented on Gazette Region 1 team

   January 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Three Mercyhurst and two Gannon players landed spots on the Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All Super Region 1 first team today. McDowell graduate and senior safety Colin Kimball made the first team for the Lakers, along with junior fullback T.J. Latimer and senior offensive guard Ben Gysin. Northwest Collegiate Academy grad and Gannon senior offensive…

Polls: Penn State football wins and Paterno’s statue

   January 16, 2015 1:55 pm

The NCAA announced an agreement today that would restore Penn State’s 112 football victories that were vacated during the Jerry Sandusky scandal. With that in mind, please answer these two poll questions:    

Despite Pitt bowl loss, Conner has strong finish to big season

James Conner

   January 3, 2015 8:39 am

Pitt sophomore running back James Conner certainly would have preferred a Panthers win to moving up stat lists Friday in the Armed Forces Bowl. Instead, the McDowell grad watched from the sideline for much of the fourth quarter as Houston completed a remarkable comeback, rallying from a 25-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 35-34 victory over…

Big Ten teams, running backs earn respect on New Year’s Day

   January 2, 2015 10:06 am

What a day for the Big Ten Conference. Four Big Ten teams played New Year’s Day bowl games, and all four were considered underdogs according to the experts. Big Ten teams responded with resounding victories in the three biggest games. Wisconsin — a 7-point underdog — pulled out a 34-31 overtime win against Auburn in the Outback Bowl. Michigan…

College football videos: Two top plays from New Year’s Day bowl games

   January 1, 2015 7:10 pm

Check out two of the premier plays from the New Year’s Day bowl games. First, Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams hurdles two defenders on the way to a TD in the Citrus Bowl.     Then, Michigan State blocks a field-goal attempt and then blocks the Baylor kicker himself. The play set up MSU’s winning…

Cathedral Prep grads Terry, Williams set for Cotton Bowl with MSU

Damion Terry

   January 1, 2015 9:52 am

As members of the Michigan State football team, Cathedral Prep graduates Damion Terry and Delton Williams will experience their second major bowl in two seasons today. One year after the Spartans beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl, MSU will meet Baylor today in the Cotton Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today on ESPN….

Poll: How do you feel about Pitt’s hiring of Narduzzi as football coach?

   December 30, 2014 10:59 am

With Paul Chryst’s departure to Wisconsin, Pitt has hired Pat Narduzzi after a run of four coaches in four seasons. The former Michigan State defensive coordinator is considered a tough coach. He will take over a young Panthers team that includes star offensive players in running back James Conner and wide receiver Tyler Boyd. With that…

Dudas contributes to Penn State bowl victory

   December 27, 2014 11:43 pm

Penn State had a memorable finish in its return to the bowl scene Saturday, beating Boston College 31-30 in overtime of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Sam Ficken, who sent the game to OT with a 45-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in regulation, kicked the winning extra point following a touchdown pass by Christian Hackenberg. BC…