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Then there were four

December 8, 2014 GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power. more »»

Big 12 may reassess how to crown champ after snub

December 8, 2014 FORT WORTH, Texas — Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff. more »»

Ravens defeat Miami

December 8, 2014 MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Down by 10 points in the second quarter, their playoff chances fading, the Baltimore Ravens finally picked up a first down. After that, the Miami Dolphins couldn’t stop them. more »»

Looking back

December 8, 2014 The Weir High girls basketball team lost two games by a combined six points last week. In those hard-fought games, Raegan Stead scored a combined 67 points for the Red Riders. more »»

West Virginia to face Texas A&M in Liberty Bowl

December 8, 2014 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — West Virginia will make its first Liberty Bowl appearance in half a century when it meets Texas A&M on Dec. 29. more »»

Houston takes on Pittsburgh in Armed Forces Bowl

December 8, 2014 FORT WORTH, Texas — Houston will make its fourth appearance in the Armed Forces Bowl when the Cougars take on Pittsburgh. more »»

WVU downs Northern Kentucky

December 8, 2014 Barons split basketball games From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team earned a 61-57 victory Sunday after Allegheny Mountain Collegiate... more »»

Barons split basketball games

December 8, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team earned a 61-57 victory Sunday after Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe Pitt-Bradford, 61-57, inside the... more »»

High School lineup

December 8, 2014 (JV games at 6 p.m. unless noted) Today Girls basketball Harrison Central at Indian Creek East Liverpool at Weir S. more »»

Toronto’s Jack Karaffa is a one-man team

December 7, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — In the words of the famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, “The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alon. more »»

Warriors run past Indian Creek

December 7, 2014 WINTERSVILLE — A good start and a good finish led to a big victory. more »»

What a way to get it started

December 7, 2014 If Friday’s boys’ basketball game between Toronto and Catholic Central was any indication of how exciting this prep hoops season will be, it is sure to be a thrilling winter in the Ohio Valley. more »»

A great many thanks to the people who helped

December 7, 2014 Our annual basketball preview edition — Inside The Paint — was published Friday. A lot of work from a lot of people goes into making the publication possible and I thank them all for their hard wor. more »»

Russell, Loving lead No. 14 Buckeyes over Colgate

December 7, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — To hear Kam Williams tell it, the Ohio State Buckeyes have a lot of role players just waiting to shine when their time arrives. more »»

Penguins slip past Senators, 3-2

December 7, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thanks to Sidney Crosby, Christian Ehrhoff had plenty of time and space for his go-ahead goal. “They missed the coverage on the weak side,” the Penguins defenseman said. more »»


December 7, 2014 Edison wrestling wins invite MORRISTOWN?— The Edison wrestling team beat out four other area teams to claim the title at the Rick Link Invitational, held at Union Local High School. more »»

Ohio State cruises to Big Ten title

December 7, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS?— The Ohio State football team made a big statement in its case for the college football playoff. In the process, it reclaimed the Big Ten title. more »»


December 6, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — Urban Meyer walked over to Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen on Friday and gave him a big hug. It was a welcome respite in one of the most trying weeks of Meyer’s coaching career. more »»

Robinson leads Pitt by Duquesne

December 6, 2014 PITTSBURGH — James Robinson scored a career-high 23 points and Pittsburgh held off a late surge to beat Duquesne 76-62 in the 83rd City Game on Friday night. more »»


December 6, 2014 Brooke loses on the road FARMINGTON — The North Marion girls basketball team hit 14 three-pointers in a 94-33 victory over visiting Brooke Friday night. more »»

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