Younger Pettis took a different route

   November 27, 2011 1:36 am

It’s not always a given a school is going to recruit the younger brother. Gannon coach Jim Kiernan had a chance to go after Kenny Pettis, but didn’t even though he had his older brother, Tomar, there. “We had five safeties and we just weren’t going to take one,” Kiernan said. “That’s tough. You got…

How Matt and Jonathon Jones reunited at Gannon…

   November 26, 2011 11:56 pm

Here’s a little history lesson as to how Jonathon Jones and Matt Jones both ended up at Gannon. Matt is older than Jonathon, but Matt was being recruited by several NCAA Division II schools. According to the Tampa Tribune, Jones was part of a 2008 recruiting class at Syracuse. “We kind of knew he had…

Kennedy, Kiernan weigh in on today’s ‘Boro-Cal showdown…

   November 5, 2011 2:39 pm

Having both lost to Edinboro and California (Pa.), Mercyhurst College senior receiver Trevor Kennedy and Gannon coach Jim Kiernan have an idea of what the Scots (7-2, 4-2) and No. 22-ranked Vulcans (7-2, 5-1) can do. The Lakers lost 30-20 to Edinboro at home Oct. 15 and fell 32-26 at Cal in overtime Oct. 22…

Sobucki last line of defense to save Gannon a score…

   October 1, 2011 7:19 pm

With Mercyhurst College leading 20-17, in today’s PSAC West showdown against Gannon, the Lakers were about to punt. And the Knights seemed confused. Gannon left Mercyhurst freshman Todd Wingate uncovered on the right side on a 4th-and-5 play from the Mercyhurst 40-yard line. So instead of punting, Mercyhurst senior Ian Wild snapped the ball directly…

Gannon looking to heal for Saturday’s rivalry showdown…

   September 27, 2011 8:14 pm

Gannon (1-3, 0-1) hopes to have starters Tim Reynolds, Ian Jeffers, Matt Jones, Jonathon Jones and Khalid Walker for Saturday’s 1 p.m. game at PSAC West rival Mercyhurst College (3-1, 1-0). All five missed Saturday’s 27-0 loss to No. 18-ranked Edinboro (4-0, 3-1) at Gannon University Field. Reynolds, a 6-foot, 9-inch, 360-pound junior right tackle…

Players remember Edinboro’s last-second win at Gannon in ’09

   September 23, 2011 7:40 pm

Four hours, 30 minutes long. Two lightning delays. One classic finish. On Sept. 26, 2009, Edinboro pulled out 22-20 victory at Gannon on a last second, 17-yard field goal by senior Alex Romanias to cap one of the wildest college football games in recent memory. “I thought we were fortunate to win the football game,”…

Caliste recounts scoring three times in less than three minutes…

   September 20, 2011 9:44 pm

Justin Caliste was almost out of breath Tuesday just talking about scoring three touchdowns in a span of two minutes and 52 seconds. The Gannon true freshman return specialist scored on a 66-yard kickoff return, 70-yard reverse run and 85 yard punt return in a 47-0 win against Millersville on Saturday at Gannon University Field….

Sharing laughs with Gannon senior Cory Borden

   September 1, 2011 8:49 am

A starter at defensive end, Gannon fifth-year senior senior Cory Borden plays with high spirit and enthusiasm. Last season, he had 29 total tackles. So Erie Times-News reporter Duane Rankin caught up with the Twinsburg, Ohio native and talked with him about a variety of topics that included what actor would play him in a…