On Campus

Ex-ESU men’s b-ball coach Ramage takes over Warriors women

   January 14, 2015 8:52 pm

East Stroudsburg University has announced a change to its women’s basketball coaching staff, with former men’s basketball head coach Lynn Ramage returning to ESU as interim head coach to replace Maureen Smith. Ramage coached ESU’s men’s basketball program for three years (from 1996-97 through 1998-99) and led the Warriors to the PSAC Tournament during the…

Gannon men have difficult Atlantic Region schedule

   January 13, 2015 8:41 pm

Their 19-9 record against one of the most difficult schedules in the PSAC and NCAA Division II Atlantic Region helped Gannon earn a berth in the D-II tournament in the 2013-14 season, the Knights edging Charleston and losing to PSAC champion and host East Stroudsburg in the Atlantic Regional won by West Liberty State. As…

Ex-GU coach Wright finds it tough with freshmen

   January 9, 2015 8:25 pm

Former Gannon women’s coach Cleve Wright’s Miami Redhawks are taking their lumps in his second season, but with five freshmen playing the bulk of the minutes, Wright’s plan to rebuild could flourish beyond this season. Miami is 3-10, 0-2 in the Mid-American Conference (as of Jan. 8) two years removed from a Division II Elite…

Behrend’s Bohman, Finnegan named in Players to Watch List

   January 8, 2015 12:26 am

Penn State Behrend’s Brian Bohman and Ryan Finnegan were named to Collegiate Baseball Magazine’s 2015 NCAA Division III Players to Watch List. Bohman, a sophomore catcher and McDowell graduate, and Finnegan, a junior third basemen, are two of 25 Lions to have been recognized by Collegiate Baseball Magazine for the honor since 2009. Bohman was…

Harbor Creek grad Markiewicz named to all-academic team

   January 5, 2015 4:57 pm

Harbor Creek graduate Kristin Markiewicz is one of a program-record seven women’s soccer players of the University at Buffalo who were named to the Academic all-MAC team. Markiewicz, a junior defender/midfielder, earned her first selection to the all-academic team. Markiewicz was a key cog in the Bulls’ program-record 14 wins and 13 shutouts. She helped…

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….

McDowell grad Conner has chance to move up Pitt stat lists

James Conner

   December 31, 2014 1:09 pm

McDowell graduate James Conner, a sophomore running back for Pitt, has had a prolific season for the Panthers. The consensus All-American and ACC Player of the Year enters today’s Armed Forces Bowl with a chance to move up several Pitt single-season and career statistical lists. (Kickoff is at noon on ESPN. Check out the preview story.)…