Gannon, ‘Hurst football players named to Academic All-District team

   November 6, 2014 11:47 pm

Four players from Gannon and three from Mercyhurst were named to the Capital One Academic All-District I football first team Thursday. Golden Knights quarterback Liam Nadler, offensive lineman Randy Toth, defensive back Nick Bengal and defensive lineman Matthew Gawlik all landed a spot on the top team and will move to the national ballot for…

Poll: Which team will win Mercyhurst-Gannon football showdown?

   October 10, 2014 8:18 am

The records would suggest that the Gannon football team is a strong favorite Saturday when it hosts archrival Mercyhurst at Gannon University Field. Gannon, after all, is 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the PSAC. Mercyhurst is 1-4 and 1-3. However, the game appears to be a closer matchup with a little analysis. (Here’s a link…

Gannon, Edinboro, Mercyhurst set for intriguing matchups

   October 9, 2014 10:37 am

Several intriguing PSAC West football matchups featuring area teams will take place during a busy upcoming 12-day period. Here’s the list: Saturday: Mercyhurst at Gannon, noon Saturday: Edinboro at Clarion, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16: Gannon at Edinboro, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Mercyhurst vs. Slippery Rock,  1 p.m., at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich….

Gannon goes for 1st place; Edinboro, Mercyhurst seek 1st wins

   October 4, 2014 10:18 am

The Gannon football team faces a crucial midseason game tonight when the unbeaten Golden Knights (4-0 overall, 3-0 PSAC West) visit No. 14-ranked Slippery Rock (4-0, 3-0). Both teams have running backs who rank among the top five nationally in Division II. Meanwhile, both Edinboro (0-3, 0-4) and Mercyhurst (0-4, 0-3) will seek their first…

Gannon-SRU showdown to feature top D-II running backs

   October 1, 2014 2:44 pm

Saturday’s Gannon-Slippery Rock showdown will feature not just the top two teams in the PSAC West standings. The game also will feature two of the nation’s premier Division II rushers. The Golden Knights are tied with Slippery Rock for first place in the PSAC West, both at 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference, as they prepare…

PSAC update: District 10 alumni contribute for area college teams

   September 30, 2014 12:58 pm

Here’s an update on some former District 10 football players who are competing in the PSAC: • Gannon: North East graduate Tyler Johnson, a redshirt sophomore running back, turned in his second big contribution of the season on Saturday in the Golden Knights’ 33-7 victory over Clarion. Johnson, who rushed for 110 yards in Week 2…

Prep grad Klemensic makes most of first college reception

Brendan Klemensic

   September 28, 2014 7:52 pm

Cathedral Prep graduate Brendan Klemensic had a memorable first reception of his Gannon career Saturday. The 6-foot 180-pound redshirt freshman wide receiver made the first catch of his college career, scoring on a 21-yard reception in the Golden Knights’ 33-7 victory at Clarion. He hauled in a pass from Liam Nadler to give Gannon a 10-7…

Edinboro, Gannon, Mercyhurst football teams go on road

   September 27, 2014 10:06 am

Erie County’s three Division II football teams will go on the road to face solid PSAC West opponents. Gannon (3-0, 2-0) will visit Clarion (2-1, 2-0), Mercyhurst (0-3, 0-2) will head to Indiana (2-1, 1-1) and Edinboro (0-3, 0-2) will make the trip to California (2-1, 1-1). Meanwhile, in Division III action,  Allegheny (1-1,1-0) will…

Former D-10 players make impact as college pass receivers

Ben Koyack

   September 25, 2014 11:48 pm

Several former District 10 standouts are making impacts as pass receivers at different levels of college football. Here’s a look at a few: • Ben Koyack, Notre Dame: The Oil City graduate and Fighting Irish tight end is off to a solid start this season.  Koyack, a 6-foot 5-inch, 254-pound senior, is Notre Dame’s third-leading receiver…

Area grads Kimball, Astorino excel in PSAC football

Colin Kimball, Mercyhurst senior free safety

   September 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Several area high school graduates continued to excel in the PSAC football action this past weekend.  • Mercyhurst: McDowell graduate Colin Kimball was a preseason All-American selection by several college football websites, and on Saturday he showed why. The 5-foot 11-inch, 180-pound senior safety led the Laker with nine tackles — all solo — in a 38-22 loss…