Glass Grad Ferguson Goes from Geneva to Sweden

Former E.C. Glass basketball player Jermaine Ferguson, who graduated last winter from Geneva College (Pa.), will replace his best friend Lloyd Deloatch on an elite professional basketball team in Nässjö, Sweden, a town of 16,000 located two hours south of Stockholm.

Saints to Open Season Nov. 6
After a 4-2 start to last season, injuries finally caught up with the Thomas More College football team, who lost their last four games to finish 4-6. The silver lining for 2008 is that not only are many of those injured players coming back, but so are the understudies who gained valuable experience.
Cincinnati Press

PG West: Geneva College Will Rely on its Youth This Season
Geno DeMarco laughed when he said he couldn't have players walking around the Geneva College campus in Beaver Falls with a soft cast on their leg or their shoulder in a sling.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District College Football Preview
NCAA Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference
Washington & Jefferson returns 16 starters from a 10-1 team that won its 19th conference championship in 23 years. But a one-point home overtime loss to North Carolina Wesleyan in the first-round of the playoffs has given the Presidents additional incentive as they head into a new season.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Tribfives
Newly named Division III Backyard Brawl likely will decide Presidents' Athletic Conference championship.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

New Scorers Must Step Up For Saints
Jeff Cummings isn't just trying to put together the final touches on his lineups as the Thomas More men's and women's soccer coach prepares for next week's season openers. He's trying to figure out how to replace two Presidents' Athletic Conference players of the year.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Romeo Prepares for Double Duty
Westminster may need the Poland graduate for kicking and punting. Fred Romeo of Poland may be called upon to do double duty as a placekicker and punter this season as a junior with the Westminster College football team, which opened camp last Wednesday in New Wilmington, Pa.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Rutherford Goes on the Defensive
Rod Rutherford, the former Perry Traditional Academy star who is tied with the great Dan Marino for most career touchdown passes at Pitt (60), is part of an unpredictable scenario at NCAA Division III St. Vincent.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Geiger, Klink Named Coaches at Bethany
BETHANY, W.Va. — Two Youngstown-area women are among six new assistant coaches named at Bethany College to start the 2008-09 school year. Ellie Geiger from West Branch High and Mount Union College, will be an assistant basketball coach for Rebecca Upton. Molly Klink from East Liverpool High and Thiel College will join the volleyball staff of coach Courtney Kline.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Washington Sunday: Presidents Retain their 'PAC men' Designation
Washington & Jefferson College coach Mike Sirianni wants his players to forget about last season. He's proud of the 10-0 record the Presidents posted during the regular season, but doesn't want the disappointment of losing in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs to carry over to this season.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Washington Sunday: Waynesburg has Big Plans After Near Miss in '07
Two points -- that's all that separated the Waynesburg University football team from the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship last fall.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG West: Western Beaver Graduate Blinn Displays Toughness on Westminster College Football Team
Jordan Blinn enters his senior season at Westminster College with a streak of 20 consecutive games played. "It's not unusual to see a player start 20 straight games," Westminster coach Jeff Hand said. "But it is unusual to play six of those games with a torn ACL."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG East: St. Vincent Coach Expects Improvement in Football Program's Second Year
The wait is finally over. After not having fielded a varsity football team since 1962, Saint Vincent College returned to the field last season, competing in a slate of games it hoped would jump start the program.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG East: Penn-Trafford Grad Piling up Accolades as W&J Lineman
Dave Bucar enters his senior season at Washington & Jefferson College as a preseason All-American.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG East: Ex-Pitt QB Joins Bearcats Staff
For years, Rod Rutherford was the prey. Defensive coordinators stayed up late developing useful schemes in hopes of diminishing Rutherford's dual-threat quarterback repertoire, while opposing defenders were typically left disgruntled in their efforts to hunt him down.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG South: Mt. Lebo's Orstein Takes Job as Assistant Coach at Dickinson
After a brief run at a career in real estate, Kaitlyn Orstein is going back to her more natural habitat. In effect, she's leaving one family business and diving into another.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Locals Dot College Rosters
A few college football teams in western Pa. have updated their 2008 rosters. Here are the locals with position and high school:
The (Sharon) Herald

Penn-Trafford graduate Dave Bucar, a senior center at Washington & Jefferson College recently was named to the 2008 Preseason All-America Team as a second-team honoree.
Penn-Trafford News

PAC Notes: Blinn Good to Go for Westminster
Jordan Blinn will be playing on two healthy legs when the Westminster College football team begins preseason training camp. For that, the senior linebacker and Western Beaver High School graduate is thankful.
Beaver County Times

Geneva: DeMarco's Not Looking Back
The Geneva College football team begins preseason training camp today and Geno DeMarco has a whole gamut of emotions as he begins his 16th season as coach.
Beaver County Times

PAC to Unveil "Rivalry Week'
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference is taking its rivalries to another level this season. The conference announced yesterday the debut of "PAC Football Rivalry Week," beginning in the 2008 regular season.
New Castle News

W&J, Waynesburg Top PAC Poll
Accolades are nothing new for Washington & Jefferson College's football team. That's the prize for being among the elite teams in NCAA Division III.

Highly Ranked W&J Head of The PAC
Before he started to talk about the lofty goals for his football team this year, Washington & Jefferson coach Mike Sirianni looked back to the final game last season -- a 35-34 overtime loss to North Carolina Wesleyan in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

W&J Picked to Win PAC in Preseason Poll
Washington & Jefferson College was picked to win the 2008 Presidents’ Athletic Conference football championship, according to the preseason poll released at the 2008 PAC Football Media Day at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe on Wednesday.
The Herald

As a Rule, W&J Owns The PAC
The Presidents Athletic Conference celebrated its annual Football Media Day with a nice little blowout at St. Vincent's College on Wednesday afternoon.
The Intelligencer

W&J Favored to Repeat as PAC Champ
The college football matchup between NCAA Division III neighbors Washington & Jefferson and Waynesburg is developing into a significant series in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PAC Projects W&J on Top/PAC, MAC to Face Off in 2010, 2011
Washington and Jefferson was picked to capture the 2008 football championship in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, according to the preseason poll released at the 2008 PAC Football Media Day at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., today.

Headlee Looks to Future With Waynesburg Wrestling
After 20 years coaching in the area at the high school and middle school level, Ron Headlee moved up to take the reigns at his hometown Waynesburg University.

PAC, MAC Back Challenge Series
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference and Middle Atlantic Conference will play a two-year “PAC-MAC Football Challenge Series” beginning in 2010.
The NCAA News


Longtime W&J Coach/AD Passes Away
A pioneer in the Washington & Jefferson College athletics department, Paul Reardon, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, in Washington, Pa.

W&J Alumna Follows Her Dad
After a run at a career in real estate, Kaitlyn Orstein is going back to her more natural habitat. In effect, she's leaving one family business and diving into another.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Spinney's Return Brings Big Goals
In his first season back as Thomas More College's volleyball coach, John Spinney has high expectations for the Saints.
The Cincinnati Enquirer


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