James Franklin: My Job Is To Do What's Best For Penn StateRecently-hired Penn State football coach James Franklin took time out of his extremely hectic schedule on Friday morning at 6:20 a.m. to make an impromptu guest appearance on The Fan Morning Show.
Reporter: Ohio State Close To Landing PSU Top Recruiter Larry JohnsonAccording 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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Pitt Recruit Nicholson Lends A Hand In Gateway Nail-BitersMONROEVILLE, 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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - A New Star Is Born In Beaver FallsBEAVER 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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Washington Tailback McKenzie Done For The SeasonWASHINGTON, 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.
"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.
"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: 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.
Panther Hollow: Belle Vernon's Johnson Clears A Path For ProgressPITTSBURGH (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.
PSU's O'Brien Discusses Recruiting PlanPenn 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.
Paul Chryst Offers Inside Look Into Recruiting ProcessSigning 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.
Panther Hollow: Essential Bear Eager To Revamp Pitt OffenseCLAIRTON (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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - How 'Bout Dat' Pitt Recruiting Class?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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Pitt Is It For Clairton's BoydSAN 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.