According to Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Pete Thamel, Penn State’s top recruiter Larry Johnson Sr. is close to leaving Happy Valley after spending the last 15 seasons there as an assistant coach and serving as one of the teams top recruiters.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — The final whistle of 2012 was supposed to mark the end of an era for the two teams that met in WPIAL Class AAAA First Round action at Antimarino Stadium last Friday. By the end of this game, however, not much had changed.
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — On any other great team, specifically those not as deep as defending WPIAL Class AA champion Aliquippa (6-0, 8-0), senior running back Terry Swanson would be a huge star.
WASHINGTON, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — The news from the biggest name on the Little Prexies was sobering, as top WPIAL recruit Shai McKenzie tweeted he will have surgery to repair a torn ACL, missing the rest of the 2013 season.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The infamous events involving former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel that dissuaded some WPIAL youth from going there have not stopped the new regime under Urban Meyer from pursuing western PA talent, and the Buckeyes have added a significant name to their 2014 freshman class.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Over two months ago ROOT Sports and the WPIAL agreed to continue the network’s “McDonald’s High School Football” program. Their 2013 television schedule should be released soon, and one featured game, in fact, seems to have been leaked.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Have you heard about the wonderful things the University of Pittsburgh is doing to preserve endangered species?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Perhaps the only certainty in Paul Chryst’s offense right now is the leadership of Devin Street, but on Wednesday he shored up his receiving corps beyond Street’s final collegiate season.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — National Letter of Intent Day for major college football was a good one for Pitt, especially when Tyler Boyd joined its 27-man recruiting class, and fellow WPIAL superstar Dorian Johnson, another incoming Panther, saw it coming.
Penn State University head coach Bill O’Brien joined The Fan Morning Show on Thursday to talk about how recruiting is a little different due to the NCAA’s sanctions.
Signing Day has come and gone and by all accounts, Pitt did quite well for themselves. Head coach Paul Chryst spoke with The Fan Morning Show on Thursday about the recruiting class and how the team is shaping up for the future.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — When Clairton senior Tyler Boyd signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning, Paul Chryst officially got an out-of-this-world local talent. In fact, it sounds like Chryst is willing to go outside his own world to best utilize that talent.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — It was senior athlete Tyler Boyd who originally got “Bout Dat,” part of a lyric by rapper Gucci Mane, trending on Twitter as the slogan of Clairton High School’s historic football team. If he has his way again, he’ll get “#ACCChamps” trending as well.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (93-7 THE FAN) — On what was otherwise a rough day for Pitt, the football program received great news that it hopes will offset a recent disappointment on the recruiting frontier.
HARMONY, P.A. (93-7 THE FAN) — After an uncharacteristically ugly win at Heinz Field, Friday was a return to the norm for three-time WPIAL champion North Allegheny (14-0), and another mercy rule-shortened day at the office for its quarterback.