Posts tagged Pittsburgh

McDowell’s James Conner — and the rest of Pitt’s recruiting class

   February 6, 2013 1:33 pm    0

Here’s a look at some of the new teammates for Pitt football recruit James Conner, a McDowell running back/linebacker. Pitt just released its full list of signings. Pitt lists Conner as a running back: 2013 University of Pittsburgh Football Recruiting Class: Name                                      Pos.             Ht.               Wt.          Hometown/High School/Prep School Carson Baker                          OL               6-5               280          Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn…


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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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Matha overcomes injuries, ineligibility to help Crimson Hawks

   October 10, 2012 8:24 pm    0

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…


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Duane Rankin’s Week 7 forecast

   October 9, 2012 10:52 am    0

Here are three games worth watching in Week 7. Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford Cardinal (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, (5-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WICU (NBC). Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78…


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Duane Rankin’s Bowl Week 1 outlook…

   December 16, 2011 11:10 pm    0

Too many bowl games. Too many sponsors with long names. I want a playoff system, but it’s not happening. Too bad. What do I get in return? A slew of bowl games that are too tough to call sometimes, but if you think you’re better than me, enter my sixth BCS bowl contest on…


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Youngsters making plays in secondary for Scots…

   October 15, 2011 5:53 pm    0

Devin Ghafoor didn’t expect this. Being a true freshman, Ghafoor didn’t have very high expectations this season “I came in just trying to be freshman on the team and learn and all that,” Ghafoor said. He’s learning pretty fast. Ghafoor deflected a screen pass that was ruled a backward pass, picked the ball up and…


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Romanias slimmer, trimmer and better….

   September 29, 2011 10:46 pm    0

Alex Romanias was on the move this summer. The Edinboro senior kicker tried to run two to three miles a day, but he also worked at the St. Clair Country Club golf course. “I was moving around constantly throughout the day,” said Romanias, who is from Pittsburgh and attended Upper Saint Clair High School. “I…


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Stan Swank’s 400th, ‘Hurst vs. Cornell and more

   January 18, 2011 10:07 am    0

College sports with a northwestern Pennsylvania slant: Congratulations to Edinboro women’s basketball coach Stan Swank, who earned his 400th career victory Monday when the Scots defeated Alderson-Broaddus 86-35 at McComb Fieldhouse. Swank’s big win came days after Mercyhurst College women’s hockey coach Michael Sisti won his 300th career game. He’s hoping for 301 tonight when…


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