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Will Pitt’s Donald be a better NFL player than Clowney?

By | April 24, 2014 11:27 am | 0 Comments

 

The conventional wisdom among NFL draft experts is that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the top defensive player available for the draft May 8. However, others say that Clowney isn’t even the best defensive lineman in the draft. They claim that honor belongs to Pitt’s Aaron Donald, an All-American who won just about… View Article

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Pitt’s Conner participates at Field Pass event wearing brace

By | April 14, 2014 12:03 pm | 0 Comments

 

  The Pitt football team concluded its spring workouts Sunday and then held a fan event called Field Pass. McDowell graduate James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman in 2013, did not participate in the final few spring practices with Pitt after spraining his knee in practice April 4. However, Conner… View Article

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Penn State Blue-White Game today; Girard’s Dudas to make debut

Jordan Dudas

By | April 12, 2014 9:53 am | 0 Comments

 

The annual Penn State Blue-White Game will cap the Nittany Lions’ first spring under new coach James Franklin. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Beaver Stadium. Franklin, the former Vanderbilt coach, replaced Bill O’Brien, who left for the Houston Texans after two seasons as Penn State’s coach. O’Brien led the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 record in… View Article

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Conner to miss rest of spring practices with knee injury

By | April 4, 2014 8:33 pm | 0 Comments

 

Pittsburgh star running back James Conner will sit out the five remaining spring football practices with a knee injury according to the Pitt football Twitter account. Conner has a left knee sprain and went down after being tackled out of bounds by Titus Howard according to Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Werner said that… View Article

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McDowell grad Conner opens practice with Pitt, might change number

By | March 17, 2014 4:05 pm | 0 Comments

 

The Pitt football team conducted its first spring practice Sunday, and McDowell graduate James Conner was in action no-pads session with the Panthers. Conner, who wore jersey No. 40 as a freshman, was wearing No. 24. He said he was trying out the number, which is worn by his favorite NFL player, Seattle Seahawks running… View Article

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Mercyhurst to induct 8 new members into Hall of Fame

By | March 5, 2014 2:53 pm | 0 Comments

 

Mercyhurst University will induct seven former Lakers’ athletes and one administrator into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 7, as part of the fourth annual Mercyhurst Reunion Weekend festivities. The Class of 2014 inductees include Brian Haberstock (football, Class of 1991), Jeanna Hartmann (field hockey, 2003), Lyndsi Hughes (women’s volleyball, ’05), Andrew… View Article

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With DBs up at NFL combine, here’s a look back at Wreh-Wilson

By | February 25, 2014 9:26 am | 0 Comments

 

Defensive backs take the field in the NFL scouting combine today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and that brings back memories from 2013. General McLane graduate Blidi Wreh-Wilson participated in last year’s combine, and he fared well. Wreh-Wilson, of course, performed strongly off the field at the combine because he’s a smart man who… View Article

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Cram Session: Signing day wrapup, observations

By | February 6, 2014 1:46 pm | 0 Comments

 

A day after the bedlam of National Signing Day, it’s time to step back and take a closer look: • Wide receivers were prominent in coach James Franklin’s first Penn State recruiting class after the loss of star wideout Allen Robinson to the NFL draft. • Paul Chryst’s Pitt recruiting class of 23 players includes three… View Article

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