Pittsburgh Sports Now https://pittsburghsportsnow.com Pittsburgh's #1 Site for Pitt Football, Pitt Basketball, and WPIAL Recruiting and News Mon, 22 Oct 2018 02:41:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 105179077 Pitt Bye Week Offers https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/21/pitt-coaches-offer-nine-players/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/21/pitt-coaches-offer-nine-players/#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2018 02:00:21 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52274 With the Pitt football team on its bye week, the coaching staff hit the recruiting trail hard on Monday, handing out over a dozen new offers. Here’s who the Pitt staff offered scholarships to: 2019 Miami (Palmetto) ATH Cornelius Nunn, Jr. ⭐⭐⭐, 6-0, 170 Other offers: Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, FIU, […]

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Alchemy! Magic Equals Gold https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/21/alchemy-magic-equals-gold/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/21/alchemy-magic-equals-gold/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:52:56 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52722 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — The US is leading Russia 120-113 after the first two days of competition with many thanks to the man in the cover photo. The US has 185 and Russia 193 possible points remaining. David Taylor has waited four years since graduating college to make a world team. In 2014 he lost in […]

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WPIAL Top Prospects: Norwin QB Jack Salopek Impresses https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/21/wpial-top-prospects-norwin-qb-jack-salopek-impresses/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/21/wpial-top-prospects-norwin-qb-jack-salopek-impresses/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:25:21 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52667 For all intents and purposes Friday night was a playoff game for both Mt. Lebanon and Norwin. The Blue Devils could clinch a playoff spot with a win, and the Knights needed a win to keep their somewhat slim chances alive. Mt. Lebanon played the entire game like a playoff game, while Norwin played one […]

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First Loss For Capel As Pitt Loses Out To Miami For Anthony Walker https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/first-loss-for-capel-as-pitt-loses-out-to-miami-for-anthony-walker/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/first-loss-for-capel-as-pitt-loses-out-to-miami-for-anthony-walker/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 21:02:17 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52698 Jeff Capel has worked hard to get Pitt in the running for some major talent but to this point, hasn’t landed that big recruit yet. Despite being a finalist and the favorite according to some people, Pitt fell short in trying to landing Anthony Walker This afternoon, the 2019 4-star power forward announced that he […]

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Duquesne Comes Back to Beat St. Francis, 27-20 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/duquesne-comes-back-to-beat-st-francis-27-20/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/duquesne-comes-back-to-beat-st-francis-27-20/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:26:41 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52689 The Duquesne Dukes came into their first conference road game sitting at 0-2 away from Rooney Field. They have been battle tested on the road but needed that experience to result in wins. After losing their last two visits to Loretto, PA, the Dukes knew this was going to be a tough test as well. […]

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Pat Narduzzi Watches Impressive Night For M.J. Devonshire and Will Gipson https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/pat-narduzzi-watches-impressive-night-for-m-j-devonshire-and-will-gipson/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/pat-narduzzi-watches-impressive-night-for-m-j-devonshire-and-will-gipson/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:14:53 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52654 Pat Narduzzi and Rob Harley were on hand last night as the Aliquippa Quips routed Keystone Oaks to win the Tri-County West section championship. The two were at Carl Aschman Stadium to watch Aliquippa stars MJ Devonshire and Will Gipson and the duo didn’t disappoint as they combined to score 4 touchdowns. Devonshire already holds […]

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PSN Recruiting Notebook: October 20 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/psn-recruiting-notebook-october-20/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/psn-recruiting-notebook-october-20/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:37:44 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52668 The PSN Recruiting Notebook is your most reliable source for updated news and notes concerning Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and the WPIAL. UPDATE (9:07 PM)- Dukes hang on for program's first win over a ranked team // defeat #23 Rhode Island 3-1 // #GoDukes pic.twitter.com/nuqs0kaVQ6 — Duquesne Men's Soccer (@DuqMSoccer) October 21, 2018 UPDATE (8:57 […]

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Lebo Knocks Off Norwin, Secures Playoff Bid https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/lebo-knocks-off-norwin-secures-playoff-bid/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/lebo-knocks-off-norwin-secures-playoff-bid/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:30:39 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52658 Our 2018 WPIAL High School football coverage is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Pittsburgh. We thank Dunkin’ Donuts for their commitment to high school athletics in Western Pennsylvania and the WPIAL. Mt. Lebanon (4-5, 4-3) clinched a playoff berth Friday with a 34-28 win over Norwin (3-6, 2-5). The Blue Devils scored on their second […]

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Duquesne Looking For First Road Win as They Travel to St. Francis https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/duquesne-looking-for-first-road-win-as-they-travel-to-st-francis/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/20/duquesne-looking-for-first-road-win-as-they-travel-to-st-francis/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:55:27 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52646 The Duquesne Dukes head to Loretto, PA 0-2 for their first NEC road test as they take on St. Francis. However, while that record away from Pittsburgh may show a team struggling to get its act together, head coach Jerry Schmitt sees a team that is battle tested. While St. Francis is no walk in […]

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Dukes’ Dambrot: ‘I Didn’t Come to Duquesne to be 11th’ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/dukes-dambrot-i-didnt-come-to-duquesne-to-be-11th/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/dukes-dambrot-i-didnt-come-to-duquesne-to-be-11th/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 00:00:47 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52556 NEW YORK — As Duquesne men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot was wrapping up his print media availability during Thursday’s Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Media Day, the slightest of smiles formed when describing the contrast between setting goals but not being satisfied with reaching said accomplishments. In a poll publicly revealed Thursday morning, Duquesne placed 11th of […]

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Week 8 WPIAL Football Scoreboard https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/week-8-wpial-football-scoreboard/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/week-8-wpial-football-scoreboard/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:30:11 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52624 Tonight is week seven of the 2018 WPIAL Football season. Follow the PSN Friday Night Scoreboard for game updates, video highlights and all your final scores. We’re proud to announce that Pennsylvania State Representative Rob Matzie is the official sponsor of our PSN Friday Night WPIAL Football Scoreboard. Thank you Mr. Matzie for supporting WPIAL […]

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Friday Football Show: Alan is on Bye Week https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/friday-football-show-alan-is-on-bye-week/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/friday-football-show-alan-is-on-bye-week/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:08:27 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52621 It’s the Friday Football Show! Alan Saunders of Pittsburgh Sports Now is deep into his bye wee, but found some time to talk about the downturn of WPIAL football, what Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke might want for her birthday and why the Steelers and Panthers insist on playing on grass at Heinz Field Check […]

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Saunders: Birthday Wishes for Heather Lyke https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/saunders-birthday-wishes-for-heather-lyke/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/saunders-birthday-wishes-for-heather-lyke/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:09:47 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52617 It’s Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke’s birthday today, and despite our long and fruitful relationship, I was not invited to the party, and thus am not out buying a last-minute gift, as is my usual pre-birthday party routine. But I did take a moment to think about what Heather might, ahem, like as a birthday […]

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Florida OT Joseph Habinowski on Pitt Offer https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/florida-ot-joseph-habinowski-on-pitt-offer/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/florida-ot-joseph-habinowski-on-pitt-offer/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:18:21 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52601 During Pitt’s bye week, the Panthers sent out a total of 16 scholarship offers to prospects in the classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 as of Friday afternoon. Most of the work was done in Florida, with Charlie Partridge and Rob Harley hitting both coasts of the Sunshine State. One of those Florida prospects offered […]

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Duquesne’s Keith Dambrot on Taking the Dukes to Akron https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/duquesnes-keith-dambrot-on-taking-the-dukes-to-akron/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/duquesnes-keith-dambrot-on-taking-the-dukes-to-akron/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:29:10 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52593 NEW YORK — When Duquesne’s 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule was released, there was one oddity that stood out.  The Dukes’ Nov. 17 game against Radford, the third home game of the season, was scheduled with the venue to be determined. Duquesne’s home court, A.J. Palumbo Center, will be occupied because the school is hosting the […]

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Will Gipson Turning Heads at Aliquippa https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/will-gipson-turning-heads-at-aliquippa/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/will-gipson-turning-heads-at-aliquippa/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:15:55 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52585 PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Aliquipppa’s Will Gipson is thriving in first-year head coach Mike Warfield’s spread attack. Through eight games, the senior wideout is averaging an astonishing 31 yards per catch. With two games remaining in the regular season, he’s 48 yards shy of a 1,000-yard campaign and has already scored 12 touchdowns. Under the previous coaching […]

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Pitt Football and Basketball News and Notes 10/19/18 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/pitt-football-and-basketball-news-and-notes-10-19-18/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/pitt-football-and-basketball-news-and-notes-10-19-18/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:23:55 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52570 Both the Pitt football and basketball staffs were busy this week recruiting up and down the east coast. For Jeff Capel and his staff, they were in with 2019 players that they eventually hope to land and also strengthening relationships with underclassmen. As for the football staff, it was about checking in on current commitments […]

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Pitt Midseason Superlatives, What We’ve Learned, Prediction https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/pitt-midseason-superlatives-what-weve-learned-prediction/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/19/pitt-midseason-superlatives-what-weve-learned-prediction/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:04:59 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52574 It’s Pitt’s bye week and we’re calling it the midpoint of the season as the Panthers sit at 3-4 while they prepare for Duke next Saturday. It’s the midpoint in one sense, as the Panthers’ 19-14 loss to Notre Dame last Saturday signified the end of non-conference play. Pitt finished 1-3 against non-league opponents, beating […]

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Pitt Starts Relationship and Recruiting of 7-Footer Madior Seye https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/18/pitt-starts-relationship-and-recruiting-of-7-footer-madior-seye/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/18/pitt-starts-relationship-and-recruiting-of-7-footer-madior-seye/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:26:39 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52527 A big part of college recruiting is relationships and today the Pitt basketball staff started one with a player that has star potential. Pitt assistant coach Jason Capel made the short drive to First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pa. in order to visit 7-foot center Madior Seye. Seye is a junior that transferred this […]

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Young Norwin Squad Needs Win to Stay Alive https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/18/young-norwin-squad-needs-win-to-stay-alive/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/18/young-norwin-squad-needs-win-to-stay-alive/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:18:50 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52512 PSN’s 2018 coverage of WPIAL High School Football is sponsored by Dunkin‘ Donuts of Pittsburgh. We appreciate their commitment to high school sports in Western Pennsylvania and to PSN. Another week, another pseudo playoff game for Norwin (3-5, 2-4). After failing to secure a playoff spot last week against Canon-McMillan, the Knights will need to […]

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Saunders: To Fix WPIAL Football, Focus on the Wins https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/18/saunders-to-fix-wpial-football-focus-on-the-wins/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/10/18/saunders-to-fix-wpial-football-focus-on-the-wins/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:45:09 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=52509 Thursday was not a banner day for WPIAL football in the news. The inimitable Mike White of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote a fantastic story breaking down the incredible loss of upper-level talent in WPIAL football over the last decade, something that I’ve touched on many times here at Pittsburgh Sports Now. Meanwhile, Don Rebel of […]

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