Posts tagged Pitt

McDowell grad Conner starts quickly vs. Florida State

   September 2, 2013 9:54 pm    0

McDowell graduate James Conner got his college career off to a strong start tonight in the first half of Pitt’s opener against Florida State at Heinz Field. Conner, a 6-foor 2-inch, 230 pound freshman entered the game in Pitt’s second offensive series and rushed for 9 yards on each of his first two carries. He…


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Conner’s status uncertain for Pitt opener vs. Florida State

   September 1, 2013 10:27 am    0

News on McDowell graduate James Conner has been scarce from the Pitt football camp over the past week. The 6-foot 2-inch, 230-pound true freshman appeared to have the Panthers’ starting running back spot all but locked up. That was before Conner injured his shoulder in practice Aug. 22. Shortly after the injury, Conner tweeted “Shoulder…


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Erie County recruits prepare for major-college camps to open

   August 2, 2013 11:04 am    0

Major-college football programs throughout the country are getting ready to open practice, and Erie County fans will pay attention to at least a couple camps outside of Pennsylvania. Connecticut will open practice today, which remains relevant in the Erie area because General McLane graduate Quinn Thompson heads into his first camp with the Huskies. This is…


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Conner will wear No. 40 at University of Pittsburgh

   July 18, 2013 12:00 pm    0

    Pitt has posted its 2013 football roster online, and former McDowell standout James Conner will wear No. 40. Conner, a freshman who stands 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 230 pounds, will play running back. He was a standout runner and defensive lineman for the Trojans, so Pitt could have placed him on either side…


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Michigan State, Pitt coaches give feedback on Erie football recruits

   February 7, 2013 8:58 am    0

Today’s Erie Times-News featured a story on Erie County’s four major-college football recruits. Michigan State Mark Dantonio talked about Cathedral Prep seniors Damion Terry and Delton Williams, both of whom will be Spartans in the fall. When talking about McDowell senior James Conner, Pitt coach Paul Chryst simply said, “There is a football player.” Read…


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Signing day: Erie-area athletes set to sign, commit today

   February 6, 2013 10:01 am    0

  Today is National Letter of Intent Day, and many area football players and other athletes are set to sign with Division I and Division II schools or commit to program at other levels. The Erie Times-News took a look at the area football players expected to sign today. Read a short bio on each…


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Duane Rankin’s Week 13 recap

   November 29, 2012 7:11 pm    0

Let’s recap Week 13, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame at USC Final score: Irish 22, Trojans 13 Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since the 1988 season, but hasn’t really contended for one since 1989…


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Duane Rankin’s Week 10 recap

   November 6, 2012 11:58 pm    0

Let’s recap Week 10, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Alabama at No. 5 LSU Final score: Tide 21, Tigers 17 Pregame rant: As good as this game will be, we don’t want to see the Tide and Tigers play in the national title game again. Alabama hasn’t lost since it fell 9-6…


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Duane Rankin’s Week 10 forecast

   October 30, 2012 10:10 pm    0

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 10. Game of the week: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) at No. 5 LSU Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC), Saturday, 8 p.m., WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: As good as this game will be, we don’t want to see the Tide and Tigers play…


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Duane Rankin’s Week 7 recap

   October 15, 2012 6:56 pm    0

Let’s recap Week 7, shall we? Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford at No. 7 Notre Dame Final score: Irish 20, Cardinal 13 (OT) Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78 points a game, Notre Dame is second only…


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