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SFU women at Vermont Tipoff: 2 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT Records: Saint Francis (1-5); Vermont (2-5). Coaches: Keila Whittington is 1-5 in her first season at Saint Francis; Alisa Kresge is 13-23 in her second year at Vermont. Stats: www.uvmathletics.com TV: ...

Turnovers plague Panthers

PITTSBURGH — Pitt committed four turnovers in the loss Saturday to Boston College, three fumbles and an interception, which led to four Eagle field goals. It was the difference in the game according to Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi. “We had four turnovers. That’s usually a 27-point loss. ...

Irish beat up on Cardinal

STANFORD, Calif. — When Notre Dame needed a spark to get going late in the first half, the special teams delivered. Isaiah Foskey’s blocked punt set up Ian Book’s second of four touchdown passes and No. 15 Notre Dame reached double-digit wins for the third straight season by beating ...

Frosh throws six TDs for Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. — Jeff Undercuffler threw a school-record six touchdown passes and Albany rolled over Central Connecticut State 42-14 on Saturday for the first FCS playoff victory in program history. Albany (9-4), second in the Colonial Athletic Association, lost to Stony Brook in 2011 in its ...

A win is still a win: Lions avoid embarrassing loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Rutgers outplayed Penn State for much of Saturday’s game, which was shocking and had to be maddening for fans in the Nittany Nation. You know, because it was Rutgers. The worst Power 5 team in the country, and it’s not even close. There was never really much threat ...

Heading to Hershey: Marauders hold on at end to reach another state final

DANVILLE — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic held off three passes into the end zone from the Marauder 12-yard line, and Adrian Johnson sacked Nico Berrios on the final play just before the field was showered in Hershey Kisses in an 11-7 victory over Lackawanna Trail in the PIAA Class 1A semifinals ...

Wyandt delivers key field goal for BG

DANVILLE — Bishop Guilfoyle sophomore kicker Deven Wyandt had not played in a football game since the third week of the season. Yet, with 10:24 left in the PIAA Class 1A semifinals, his team down by one point against Lackawanna Trail and a chance to go to Hershey and play for the state title ...

Pitt eyeing strong finish against Boston College

PITTSBURGH — For the first time in two years, Pittsburgh heads into a game with its preseason goal of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title out of reach. The Panthers’ chances of earning a second straight berth in the ACC title game vanished in the cold November ...

Blue Jackets cruise past Penguins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gustav Nyquist scored three times to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Friday night. Nick Foligno had two goals for the Blue Jackets, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Joonas Korpisalo had 29 saves, making several good stops with ...

SFU men, PSU women preview capsules

SFU men at Saint Joseph’s Tipoff: 7 p.m., Hagan Arena, Philadelphia Records: Saint Francis (2-4); Saint Joe’s (2-5) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 99-127 in his eighth season at Saint Francis and overall. Billy Lange is 2-5 in his first season at St. Joe’s and 134-138 in 10 seasons ...

Southern Columbia takes down Richland in Class 2A semis

SELINSGROVE — Richland’s seemingly unstoppable march to the PIAA championship game ended at the hands of perrenial state power Southern Columbia, 49-27, Friday night in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals at Selinsgrove High School. The Rams were behind, 49-7, with a running clock going to the ...

Franklin wishes Shorter well in departure

From Mirror reports Receiver Justin Shorter is no longer with the Penn State team and will not play in the regular-season finale Saturday against Rutgers after he entered the transfer portal Tuesday. “I want nothing but success for him and his family,” coach James Franklin told reporters ...

A change for the best: Move by AAHS grad big reason behind playoff push

From Mirror reports ALBANY, N.Y. — University of Albany head football coach Greg Gattuso had a solid hunch that redshirt senior Eli Mencer would be a great help to the Great Danes as a defensive end this season. It meant that the 6-foot-1, 229-pound Mencer, a former standout at Altoona ...

Hodges relishes the underdog role

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Devlin Hodges has nothing to lose. He knows he’s always been considered too something — too short, too small, too unknown, too average — to carry the burden that comes with high expectations. Yet rather than make him angry, it’s ...

2019 Mirror girls tennis all-stars

FIRST TEAM Olivia Ratchford, jr., Central Cambria: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and second-team all-star as a freshman ... Three-time District 6 Class 2A doubles champion ... Three-time District 6 Class 2A singles runner-up ... Two-time PIAA 2A doubles quarterfinalist ... Helped Lady ...

2019 Mirror golf all-stars

FIRST TEAM Ky Bender, sr., Philipsburg-Osceola: District 6 Class 2A champion with score of 77. ... Tied for 32nd with an 83 at Class 2A PIAA Western Regional. ... Shot team-best 80 in PIAA team regional 325-332 victory over Rockwood at Iron Masters. ... Tied teammate Brandon Singer for first ...

All-Stars for ICC released

From Mirror reports Bellwood-Antis placed four players on the first team offense as the Inter-County Conference released its all-star football team for the 2019 fall season. Making it for the Blue Devils were Zach Mallon (RB), Troy Walker (BA), Evan Pellegrine (OL) and Jckson Boyer (OL). ...

Rudolph takes the high road before Browns game

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Soon after walking into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room after an abbreviated and earlier-than-usual practice Thursday, Mason Rudolph joked with teammates about their plans for Thanksgiving dinner. In the midst of a trying two-week stretch on and off ...

Championship pedigree: Marauders now expect district, state titles each year

Last week, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic wrapped up its fourth District 6 Class 1A title under Justin Wheeler. Since Wheeler took over at the school in 2011, winning the district title has been the hard part. The previous three District 6 titles were followed by PIAA championships, and the ...

2019 Mirror girls cross country all-stars

FIRST TEAM Meah Eshelman, fr., Bedford: District 6 Class 2A eighth-place finisher (20:24) ... Placed 135th at states (21:55) ... Laurel Highlands meet seventh-place finisher, Altoona Invitational seventh-place finisher, Saint Francis Invite eight-place finisher, Big Valley 13th-place ...