Erie area football players teams’ set for upcoming bowl games

James Conner

   December 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Bowl season opens today, and here’s a look at the Erie area players whose teams will be in bowl games during the next two weeks (by order of appearance. PENN STATE, DEC. 27: Girard graduate Jordan Dudas and Cathedral Prep grad Billy Fessler are both members of a Nittany Lions team that will face Boston…

Oil City grad Koyack on Mackey Award midseason watch list

   October 13, 2014 9:47 pm

Oil City graduate Ben Koyack, a senior tight end at Notre Dame, has been named to the John Mackey Award midseason watch list. The 6-foot 5-inch, 254-pound Koyack was among 40 players on preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, which is awarded annually to college football’s top tight end. He is one of 33…

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…

Ten former District 10 players at FBS programs

   August 28, 2014 7:44 am

Ten former District 10 football players are on rosters for major-college programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season. Check out the list, which includes two players at Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan State, one at Pitt and three at other schools. The group is headlined by Pitt sophomore James Conner, who will play running…

Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 6

Mike McCoy in 2013

   August 22, 2014 7:30 am

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 6 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 6 Erie’s Mike McCoy placed 6th in the 1969 Heisman Trophy race as a senior at Notre Dame despite playing on the defensive line. McCoy, a hulking 6-foot…

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

   August 3, 2014 11:44 am

College football season is approaching rapidly, and the Erie Times-News and GoErie.com 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,…

Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 43

   July 16, 2014 7:00 am

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 43 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 43 Incredibly, that’s how many turnovers the Houston Cougars forced on the way to leading the nation in 2013. Houston intercepted 25 passes and recovered 18 fumbles as…

Oil City grad, ND tight end Koyack on Mackey Award watch list

Ben Koyack

   July 9, 2014 2:57 pm

Oil City graduate and Notre Dame tight end Ben Koyack is one of 40 players named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top tight end. The 6-foot 5-inch, 261-pound senior has played in 37 games, starting seven times, for the Fighting Irish during his first…

On Campus Cram Session: Terry’s future at MSU and more

   January 13, 2014 8:51 am

Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: FOOTBALL: • Some have suggested that Cathedral Prep grad Damion Terry should move to wide receiver to see more playing time with Michigan State next season because junior-to-be Connor Cook is the starter at quarterback. I disagree. Terry is a quarterback, period. He has four years of…

Area pair in New York City with Notre Dame for Pinstripe Bowl

   December 27, 2013 12:31 pm

A pair of former District 10 standouts are in New York City this weekend as the Notre Dame football team prepares to play in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday afternoon. Oil City graduate Ben Koyack is a junior tight end with the Fighting Irish, while Cathedral Prep grad John Chereson is a freshman kicker. Notre Dame…