Panther Hollow: Linebacker Thomas Suddenly Leaves Football TeamPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The first major storyline of Pitt football training camp mushroomed into a surprising development Wednesday, when head coach Paul Chryst announced "Will" (weak side) linebacker Todd Thomas has left the Panthers.
Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Patience A Virtue For VoytikPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- College newcomers are always told to watch out for "the freshman 15," and we've got a Freshman 15 you'll definitely want to keep an eye on--but for entirely different reasons.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Ohio State Taps Into WPIAL Pipeline AgainPITTSBURGH (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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Meet The Big 7's Ready-For-Prime-Time PlayersPITTSBURGH (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.
Panther Hollow: All-ACC DB Hendricks Has High Hopes For Woody High's FinestPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Last year the Panthers relied heavily upon the contributions of underclassmen for an effective pass defense. Safety Jason Hendricks, coming off a stellar redshirt junior season that earned him Preseason All-ACC honors, expects the approaching campaign to be no different.
Future Pens On Display At Annual Developmental Camp ScrimmagePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- For 37 young hockey players, the first step on their path to the NHL concluded Saturday at CONSOL Energy Center with the annual Penguins Developmental Camp Scrimmage.
Aliquippa Alumnus Washington Tries Turning The Power Back OnPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Wide receiver Mike Washington still fondly remembers the first season for the Pittsburgh Power in the Arena Football League, even though it didn't end the way they wanted. Maybe that's because much has happened in the two years since he'd just as soon forget.
Panther Hollow: Thomas, Defense Need Divine DebutPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Ask any Pitt fan to name the team's most indispensable player--which our own Chris Peak did not long ago--and, chances are, defensive tackle Aaron Donald will be named without much hesitation. But linebacker Todd Thomas can't be far behind.
Panther Hollow: What Does Virtual Reality Have In Store For The 2013 Panthers?NCAA Football 14 was released by EA Sports this week, and, every year, our parent company's "Eye On College Football" blog uses the new game to simulate the entire major college football season.
Panther Hollow: Street Happy To Help With Culture ChangePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Devin Street can be seen on the front of this year's Athlon Sports ACC football preview magazine. Nowadays, when it comes to "covering" the redshirt senior, that's about as easy as it gets.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Where Have You Gone, Mike Caputo?PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Former Perry athlete Mallory Claybourne, recently offered by Pitt, has confirmed to one source he will play for the new Renaissance Christian Academy program for his senior season.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Former City League Athlete Draws Local AttentionPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Have you heard about the wonderful things the University of Pittsburgh is doing to preserve endangered species?
Panther Hollow: Donald Eats Up Blockers, But Doesn't Indulge In HypePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- It is not always a bad thing when a player goes unnoticed. Aaron Donald must take that to heart, because, even as he continues to draw national attention, his focus, evidently, continues to sharpen.
Panther Hollow: What You Need To Know About Mostella, ZeisePITTSBURGH (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.
"Mr. High School Sports" -- Former N.A. Lineman Tackles Strongman ContestMONACA, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) -- Since February, the University of Delaware has been known for matriculating a Super Bowl champion, and, as of this past weekend, another Blue Hen can crow about a heroic feat of athleticism.