Posts tagged Pitt football

Conner’s big half leads area major-college football players

   August 31, 2014 10:17 am    0

As he did all last season, McDowell graduate James Conner led a group of District 10 graduates at the Football Bowl Subdivision level this weekend. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound sophomore rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns during the first half of Pitt’s 62-0 victory over Delaware. Conner was expected to see time at defensive…

 

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Ten former District 10 players at FBS programs

   August 28, 2014 7:44 am    0

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…

 

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McDowell grad Conner gets notoriety for 2-way play at Pitt

James Conner

   August 24, 2014 6:58 am    0

  A week ago, the Erie Times-News published a story about the likelihood of McDowell graduate James Conner playing both ways at Pitt as a sophomore this season. He led Pitt with 799 rushing yards and eight rushing TDs as a freshman. Last week, the 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound running back/defensive end also received national attention from USA…

 

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Preseason all-ACC team is ridiculously good

   August 19, 2014 10:02 am    0

How good is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s preseason all-star team? Consider these facts: 1. The team features the returning Heisman Trophy winner in Florida State’s Jameis Winston and arguably the top returning defensive player in the country in Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley. 2. Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd had 85 receptions as a freshman in 2013 and…

 

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Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 13

CollegeBase

   August 15, 2014 7:30 am    1

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 13 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 13 That’s the jersey number that Dan Marino wore with the University of Pittsburgh from a career spanning 1979-82. Marino, of course, went on to a record-setting 17-year…

 

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Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 19

   August 9, 2014 9:21 am    1

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 19 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 19 That’s the number of yards per reception that Tech Memorial graduate Dietrich Jells averaged during his Pitt career from 1991-95. Actually, Jells averaged 18.8 yards per reception,…

 

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Check out video of Pitt’s James Conner after practice

   August 4, 2014 5:35 pm    0

Pitt opened training camp today, and one of the players who was in the middle of the action was McDowell graduate James Conner, a sophomore running back and defensive end. Here’s a postpractice interview with Conner: The ACC also picked Conner as one of 25 players to watch in 2014. He’s at No. 19. Here’s…

 

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

   August 3, 2014 11:44 am    0

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,…

 

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NFL.com mentions Terry in story on college football QBs

Damion Terry

   July 15, 2014 1:15 pm    0

According to NFL.com college football writer Mike Huguenin, Erie’s Damion Terry is part of the No. 13 quarterback situation among the 128 major-college programs. Of course, that’s because the biggest part of Michigan State’s quarterback scenario is starter Connor Cook, who led the Spartans to a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory last season. In an…

 

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Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 48

CollegeBase

   July 11, 2014 8:00 am    1

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 48 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 48 – Points scored by McDowell graduate James Conner during his freshman season with Pitt in 2013. Conner led the Panthers with eight rushing touchdowns and…

 

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