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Mark your calenders for these area PSAC women’s basketball games

By | August 21, 2014 2:53 pm | 0 Comments

Gannon released its women’s basketball schedule this week, providing a glimpse of some great local PSAC matchups this winter. Rivalry games against Mercyhurst and Edinboro are always a big draw. The Knights visit Mercyhurst on Nov. 22 (1 p.m. tip-off) and host the Lakers in the annual Pink Zone doubleheader on Jan. 31. Gannon hosts…


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Renovations a plus for Mercyhurst’s baseball team

By | August 16, 2014 11:56 pm | 0 Comments

Mercyhurst’s baseball team will be treated to some new amenities this fall. Contractors are finishing a new batting facility — a 32-by-100-f00t structure — for the Lakers’ baseball team. The facility, between Tullio Field and the baseball field, is a two-story pole barn that includes a locker room, a bathroom and a meeting/storage room overlooking…


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Altavilla earns another D-II scholar-athlete honor

By | August 15, 2014 12:29 am | 0 Comments

Dan Altavilla has earned another honor to add to his illustrious baseball career at Mercyhurst. Altavilla, who now pitches for the Class A Everett (Wash.) AquaSox in the Seattle Mariners’ organization, was named one of 16 regional winners of the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. A male and female…


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Mercyhurst men’s soccer team earns No. 6 preseason ranking

By | August 13, 2014 12:52 am | 0 Comments

  The Mercyhurst men’s soccer team finished last season with a memorable effort in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. The Lakers played eventual Division II national champion Southern New Hampshire to a scoreless tie through two overtimes before the Penmen won on penalty kicks to move on to the Final Four. Mercyhurst ended its 17-5-1…


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Training camp guide for Pitt, PSU, Erie schools; all FBS schedules

By | August 3, 2014 11:44 am | 0 Comments

College football season is approaching rapidly, and the Erie Times-News and are providing fans with a look at what’s ahead. Check out a training camp guide for Penn State, Pitt and two FBS schools featuring area players — Maryland and Notre Dame. The camp guide also included a look at the camps of Edinboro,…


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Mercyhurst hires former Pitt player as quarterbacks coach

By | July 23, 2014 10:57 am | 0 Comments

Former Pitt football player and Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Andrew Janocko has been hired as the Mercyhurst quarterbacks coach. Janocko, a Clearfield native, was a three-year letter winner who played in 39 games at Pitt from 2008-10 as a placeholder and backup quarterback. He was a three-time member of the Big East All-Academic Team….


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Gannon claims 4 Top Team GPA Awards in PSAC

By | July 16, 2014 12:21 am | 0 Comments

Gannon finished as the runner-up in the PSAC in the Top Team GPA Awards from the 2013-14 academic year. The awards honor the teams with the top cumulative team grade-point average in each of the 21 sponsored sports within the PSAC. The league hosts 23 championships, however, indoor and outdoor track and field are counted…


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Mercyhurst’s Collins added to Canada’s U18 women’s hockey coaching staff

By | July 10, 2014 12:55 pm | 0 Comments

Mercyhurst women’s hockey assistant coach Delaney Collins was named assistant coach on Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team. Hockey Canada announced the assignment this week. Collins has been an assistant coach with the Lakers for the past three seasons and has helped guide them to three NCAA tournament selections and to NCAA Frozen Four appearances in…


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Area PSAC student-athletes excel in classroom

By | July 3, 2014 9:48 pm | 0 Comments

As fans of college sports, we sometimes can forget we root for teams that are comprised of student-athletes. The student always comes before the athlete. So it’s nice to see area universities are producing many well-rounded individuals who excel in the classroom, as well as on the field/court/etc… Gannon had a school-record 186 student-athletes named…


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Manchel signs first Mercyhurst-NE recruit in Jones

By | June 27, 2014 8:07 pm | 0 Comments

Mercyhurst University has not had a Mercyhurst-North East junior college player on the men’s basketball team, but coach Gary Manchel said this week the Lakers signed their first Saints player in Cleveland 6-foot guard Damon Jones. “We never signed a player from the branch campus, and we think we have a good one in Damon,” Manchel…


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