Mercyhurst at Edinboro: Part II — “Going for 2″

   October 26, 2012 1:02 am

“I was nervous. I remember smiling back at him, trying to pretend I wasn’t nervous.” — Travis Rearick Oct. 16, 2010: Mercyhurst 22, Edinboro 21 (OT) “The rest is history.” — Trevor Kennedy EDINBORO — Two years after winning in dramatic fashion at Edinboro, Mercyhurst was back at Sox Harrison Stadium fresh off a 28-27…

Sweet redemption for Vendemia, Robinson

   October 13, 2012 10:42 pm

Last season, Anthony Vendemia and Linnell Robinson had games against Gannon they’d like to forget. A year later, they were part of a victory they’ll never forget. Vendemia, a junior quarterback, and Robinson, a senior cornerback, were instrumental in Mercyhurst’s 38-29 win against the Knights today at Gannon University Field. “The other victories in the…

Matha overcomes injuries, ineligibility to help Crimson Hawks

   October 10, 2012 8:24 pm

Transferred. Injured. Ineligible. Senior right tackle Dan Matha has had his share of obstacles, but is once again a force on the field in helping No. 22-ranked Indiana (Pa.) boast one of the top rushing teams in NCAA Division II. ” It’s a great feeling,” Matha said. “It’s been a lot of bumps along the…

Duane Rankin’s Week 5 forecast

   September 24, 2012 10:02 pm

Here are three games worth watching in Week 5. Game of the week: No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) at No. 20 Michigan State Spartans (3-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: First road of the season won’t be an easy one for the Buckeyes in their Big Ten opener. How well sophomore quarterback…

Q&A: Chad Noce talks playoffs, Gannon and winning a title…

   November 11, 2011 6:18 pm

In a continuing series of Q&As with local players who are playing area college football, Duane Rankin caught up with Slippery Rock senior tight end Chad Noce to talk about several topics. Noce and the No. 24-ranked Rock (8-2, 6-1 PSAC West) are preparing for Saturday’s PSAC title game at Kutztown against the No. 8…

Teammates, opponents applaud Stoldt in his up-and-down day….

   October 8, 2011 10:59 pm

James Jackson has his back. Following Edinboro’s 24-23 loss in which true freshman Ty Stoldt threw three third-quarter interceptions in his first career start, Jackson, who starred as a true freshman last season at cornerback, was proud of how Stoldt played. “He’s a tremendous freshman,” said Jackson about the skinny 6-foot, 2-inch, 169-pound Stoldt. “He…

Older brother inspires Mercyhurst’s Galich to don the war paint…

   October 7, 2011 9:54 pm

Credit big bro. Before games, Mercyhurst College sophomore defensive end, Dustin Galich, applies black paint underneath his eyes that by the end of the game is running off his face from him sweating. Why? Thank his older brother, Nick Galich, for inspiring Dustin to dawn the war paint. “I played football with my brother at…

Coleman, Tapscott finally connect big…

   October 1, 2011 8:52 pm

Legend has it Daniel Tapscott and Lawrence Coleman have been clicking in practice, but it hadn’t transferred into big-time production in the games. That all changed today. Tapscott, a redshirt freshman quarterback, found Coleman, a senior receiver, three times in the second half to spark Gannon’s 30-27 win at PSAC West rival Mercyhurst College. “From…

Q&A: Dustin Galich talks Kutztown, nerves and pizza rolls…

   September 9, 2011 5:24 pm

Earlier this week,  Mercyhurst College sophomore nose guard Dustin Galich took time to do a Q&A with ETN sports reporter Duane Rankin about Saturday’s game between the No. 18-ranked Lakers (1-0) and No. 19 Kutztown (1-0). After tallying 31 total tackles  in a reserve role last season, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 240-pound Galich is now a…