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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Louisville's Lamar Jackson runs through an opening in the Florida State line during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in Louisville Ky. Lamar Jackson and No. 3 Louisville go from playing the main event last week to the side stage this week. The Cardinals head to Marshall after jumping into the national title race by tearing up Florida State at home last week.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

COLLEGE PICKS: Louisville goes from main event to side stage

Lamar Jackson and No. 3 Louisville go from playing the main event last week to the side stage this week. The Cardinals head to Marshall after jumping into the national title race by tearing up Florida State at home last week. Louisville certainly isn't the first team to play a ...

Pitt’s Receiving Corps Must Step Up

It’s not breaking news, but with everyone looking at Nate Peterman, we decided to look at the players catching the ball. We’ve talked a lot lately about how Pitt’s passing game needs to step up for the offense to be productive. The interesting thing is how successful they have been ...

Doctor Robert: Pitt-North Carolina Injury Report

An updated look at the Panthers’ injuries heading into Saturday’s game Pitt is banged up - we all know that. Looking beyond the season-long injuries already discussed before, there’s not a whole lot new for this week. The latest is that the new depth chart reflects the loss of Dontez ...

King of the Hill: ACC Football Power Rankings (Week 3)

An updated look at this week’s conference rankings Here are this week’s ACC Power Rankings. Obviously, the big conference game this week was Louisville dismantling Florida State and the Cardinals are the unquestioned No. 1 team after that. I dropped Pitt a spot after the Oklahoma State loss but I’m ...

WNBA playoffs set to begin with new format

The WNBA playoffs are ready to start with their own version of March Madness. Well sort of. The league changed the playoff format this season, adopting single-elimination games in the first two rounds before going to a best-of-five series in the semifinals. "I'm excited for it," said Los Angeles Sparks ...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2015, file photo, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, foreground, reacts after running back Alec Ingold scored a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland. Big Ten teams No. 11 Wisconsin and No. 8 Michigan State play Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in East Lansing, Mich.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Maryland, Ohio State take a break as Big Ten plays opens

There is something to be said about having a week off before delving into Big Ten play. That's how the schedule falls for Maryland first-year coach DJ Durkin, whose surprising Terrapins are idle this Saturday after opening 3-0. When Maryland returns, it will host Purdue on Oct. 1. Until then, ...

Big deficits leave Notre Dame in an early season hole

Notre Dame has played well when games against good opponents appear out of reach. The Fighting Irish (1-2) trailed Texas by 17 before taking the lead and then losing in overtime in the opener. They were down 29 to No. 8 Michigan State before scoring three straight touchdowns and losing ...

This photo provided by Utah County Sheriff's Office shows Christopher Dewitt Craig. Authorities said Craig was arrested Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, after a Utah elementary school was evacuated when Craig allegedly said that there were explosives in his car, which was parked near the building. About 250 students along with faculty were evacuated from Eagle Valley Elementary Monday afternoon. Craig, 35, of Eagle Mountain was arrested after three hours of negotiations. (Utah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-coach arrested after Utah school evacuated for threats

A Utah man who was once a promising college basketball coach has been arrested after police said he forced the evacuation of an elementary school with what he claimed was a trunk full of explosives, authorities said Tuesday. After three hours of negotiations, no weapons or explosives were found and ...

Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector (3) runs on a 56-yard touchdown reception against Southern California during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pac-12 predictions for the start of full conference play

The Pac-12 season kicked off last week with No. 7 Stanford's dominating win over Southern California in a rematch of last season's conference title game. This week, the conference season kicks into full gear, with every team but Oregon State playing another Pac-12 team. With that in mind, we thought ...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer leads his team onto the field for an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. The Ohio State Buckeyes are exactly where they wanted to be right now:  Three wins, including a pounding of Oklahoma in a marquee Saturday night game. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

After 'coming of age game,' Buckeyes get ready for Big Ten

The Ohio State Buckeyes couldn't have positioned themselves much better to begin the grueling nine-game Big Ten schedule: Three no-doubt wins, including a rout of Oklahoma in a marquee Saturday night game. Stars emerging on both sides of the ball. Now a week off to nurse the bumps and bruises. ...

UnScripted: The Cardiac Hill Podcast w/ Corey Cohen (S2 Ep5)

In this episode of UnScripted: The Cardiac Hill Podcast, Corey Cohen welcomes Jim Hammett to discuss the Pitt loss at Oklahoma State and the loss of recruit Donovan Jeter. In this brand new episode of UnScripted: The Cardiac Hill Podcast, Corey Cohen welcomes Jim Hammett to discuss the Pitt loss ...

Pitt at North Carolina: Breaking Down the Two-Deep

Looking at Pitt’s depth chart for the North Carolina game QB - 1. Nate Peterman 2. Manny Stocker Nate Peterman made some big throws in the Oklahoma State game. His 237 passing yards was his second highest total ever as the Pitt quarterback. Still, he wasn’t overly accurate with a ...

Ejuan Price named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week

The Pitt defensive end picked up a weekly honor for his play against Oklahoma State The Pitt defense got quite a bit of criticism this past weekend after Oklahoma State topped the Panthers with a total of 45 points. But the conference recognized at least one player on that side ...

Pitt depth chart at running back still unsettled

The Panthers are still shuffling players around behind James Conner Workhorse James Conner sits atop the Pitt running back depth chart - that much we know. But through three games, little else is settled. On a team where there isn’t a clear cut No. 2 option, the Panthers have three ...

Pitt-Marshall slated for night kickoff

The Panthers will host the Thundering Herd at Heinz Field in a rare night game Pitt fans have gotten accustomed to afternoon games over the years, but on Monday, it was announced that they have a night game headed their way. The Panthers’ game against Marshall is scheduled for a ...

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