Pitt releases quarterback
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst released troubled freshman quarterback Tra’Von Chapman from his scholarship on Friday, less than a month after Chapman pleaded guilty to assaulting a former girlfriend.
Chryst said in a statement it’s in “everyone’s best interest” for Chapman to continue his career elsewhere.
The 19-year-old Chapman from Kent, Ohio, enrolled in Pittsburgh in January after a standout career at Theodore Roosevelt High. He was arrested in Kent on April 26 and charged with one count of assault and one count of unlawful restraint.
Chapman pleaded guilty on July 29 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 40 hours of community service and a $200 fine. He spent three days in jail, with the remaining 87 days suspended. Chapman had been suspended indefinitely prior to his dismissal.
Duquesne trips St. Francis
PITTSBURGH – Forward A.J. Baroffio scored 2:12 into overtime as Duquesne outlasted the St. Francis University women’s soccer team, 1-0, Friday in the season opener for both squads.
The late marker – a header resulting from an Amy Vinopal cross – was the lone blemish in Red Flash goalkeeper Jessica Andrew’s first collegiate appearance in net. The junior made 10 saves in the first two periods of play.
The Dukes seized momentum in the first half, outshooting St. Francis, 12-5, and collecting eight corner kicks, six more than the Flash.
St. Francis’ MAC Hermann Trophy candidate Tesa McKibben took a match-high six shots, five on Dukes goal keeper Devon Tabata.
The Red Flash welcome Morehead State for a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday.
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Tomlin hit with $100G fine
Here’s another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
ACC-olades rolling in: Pitt’s Donald named league’s top defender
Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the national leader in tackles for loss, has been selected the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
Irish too much for Lady Lions
Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night.
Mountain Hawks outlast Red Flash
Tim Kempton scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as Lehigh took down St. Francis 57-50 on Wednesday night.
UPJ volleyball heads to NCAA Division II Regional
The fifth-seeded Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team will open its first ever berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament against fourth-seeded Shippensburg University beginning today at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Big second half leads UPJ past host Clarion
Nate Snodgrass scored 18 points, and Pitt-Johnstown outscored Clarion by 20 points over the final 16 minutes to earn a 78-68 comeback victory in the PSAC on the road.
Lady Cats get first PSAC win
Pitt-Johnstown built an 18-point halftime advantage en route to a 98-81 win at Clarion that earned the Lady Cats the program’s first PSAC victory.
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On a high note: Penn State ends year with win, holds off Wisconsin rally in upset
A bright future for Penn State emerged on a cool, crisp day in the Midwest.
Bruins snap skid against Pens
The surging Boston Bruins said they weren’t fazed by Sidney Crosby’s last-second goal. They proved it in overtime.
Torey Krug scored 34 seconds into OT and the Bruins beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Penguins in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.
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