Welcome to the debut of On Campus, an Erie Times-News blog for and about the college athlete and college sports fan.
Northwestern Pennsylvania features an abundant roster of small colleges, and On Campus will primarily focus on those schools: Allegheny College, Edinboro, Gannon, Mercyhurst College, Mercyhurst North East and Penn State Behrend.
We’ll also try to keep readers up to date on the conferences in which those schools compete, as well as the Division I schools, such as Penn State and Pitt, that have big cheering sections in our region.
You’ll also find updates and news about Erie-area athletes who have gone on to colleges in other areas of the state or country, whether to play or coach or serve in some other role.
History? We’ve got that, too. Watch for the reappearance of Old School, a daily feature that proved popular on our now-defunct Sports blog. We’ll post a photo from our archives every day of a former college athlete with ties to Erie.
We intend to do some live event coverage on the blog as well. If you’ve taken part in live-blog coverage of high school sports on our Varsity blog, you know it can be a lively and entertaining time. We’ll let you know in the Times-News and on the On Campus blog when we have live events scheduled.
The majority of hockey news will continue to be featured on the Shootout blog, but you’ll find some here as well. You’re also likely to find some basketball on the Give and Go blog, but most of it will be available here.
If you have a suggestion or question, please let us know.