Toran’s advice to Mercyhurst — No need to call Gannon for help

   November 3, 2012 12:16 am

Maleek Toran knows what it feels like to be in Mercyhurst’s shoes. He was a true freshman in 2009 at Edinboro when the Scots needed Gannon to help them get in the NCAA Division II playoffs. In the final regular-season game, the Knights beat Bloomsburg in overtime, 10-7, to open the  door for Edinboro to…

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…

Recap: Slippery Rock 38, Edinboro 31 (OT)

   October 25, 2012 10:02 am

Last week, Slippery Rock edged Edinboro, 38-31, in overtime. Here’s a video interview with Rock head coach George Mihalik after the game. The Scots (3-4, 2-3) play PSAC West rival Mercyhurst (6-2, 4-1) Saturday at noon while Slippery Rock (4-4, 3-2) plays at No. 13-ranked California (Pa.) (7-1, 5-0).

Mihalik: “We don’t need any symbol” to remind Rock about Edinboro

   October 18, 2012 9:55 am

It’s as plain as day. To remind its players the importance of beating Slippery Rock, Edinboro has been placing a sizable rock painted green on display in its football office for years. Slippery Rock’s school colors are green and white. The Scots face this PSAC West rival Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium in…

Jones tallying up the tackles in final season at Gannon

   October 17, 2012 9:56 am

Ashton Jones came into his senior year at Gannon with 17 total tackles in his two seasons there after a year at Erie Community College in New York. This season, the Erie native and Strong Vincent High graduate has 18 solo tackles alone. “It’s just reassurance that I’m able to play,” Jones said.  “My number…

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…

Mercyhurst vs. Gannon: Game on

   October 13, 2012 4:20 am

Mercyhurst travels to Gannon for today’s PSAC West showdown against the rival Knights at noon. Check out players and coaches from both sides talk about this heated rivalry.

Vendemia looking to avenge last year’s loss to rival Gannon

   October 11, 2012 2:37 am

Mercyhurst  junior quarterback Anthony Vendemia will look to lead the Lakers to a win against PSAC West rival Gannon on Saturday at noon at Gannon University Field. A reserve last season, Vendemia replaced injured starter Travis Rearick in last season’s stunning 30-27 loss to the Knights.

Toran to get start in place of Jackson for IUP game…

   October 11, 2012 2:12 am

EDINBORO – Earlier this week, Edinboro coach Scott Browning said he’ll start Erie native Maleek Toran for Saturday’s key PSAC West game against No. 22-ranked IUP (5-1, 2-1). A Central Tech graduate, Toran will replace junior cornerback James Jackson, who is serving  one-game suspension after getting ejected from last week’s 44-24 loss to Gannon. “Right…

Harris takes heed to big brother’s advice on staying healthy

   October 10, 2012 8:58 pm

Cody Harris wasn’t thinking about his health when he lowered the shoulder on a Gannon defender in last week’s PSAC West win against the rival Knights. “I’m not sure if it was a wise decision,” he said. “Gannon hits pretty hard. Maybe I got lucky. I don’t know. I just put shoulder down and it…