Grove City College Football Preview

The Grove City College football team enters the 2011 season with high expectations as the Wolverines pursue the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship and a return to the postseason.


Geneva offers free admission
For the third consecutive year, the Geneva College football program will not charge for admission to Saturday’s opener against Frostburg State.

Youngstown Vindicator



Small College Guide: Games to Watch

Thomas More at Washington & Jefferson, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24: Thomas More has snatched control of the PAC, a league once dominated by W&J, winning the past three titles. Maybe these Presidents can reverse a trend.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Frawley is anchor of Wolverines’ defense

Grove City College has approximately 2,500 students on a quiet campus and in a town of about 8,000 people.

The Derrick



Steratore to oversee PAC officials
Gene Steratore Jr., a 28-year officiating veteran who currently serves as a referee in the NFL, will serve as the Presidents' Athletic Conference Coordinator of Football Officiating in his role as head of the Tri-State officials association, beginning this season. He replaces Ed Manning, who retired following the 2010 season after 11 years in the position.

Observer Reporter


Westminster volleyball team enjoys winning trip to Barbados
The 2011 season will start on Sept. 2 for the Westminster College women’s volleyball team.

New Castle News



NCAA Football: Thiel looks to improve
Coming off the program’s worst finish since 1995, Thiel head coach Kurt Reiser is confident the Tomcats will bounce back in 2011.

Allied News


NCAA Football: Lehocky to lead Titans
Success in college football almost always starts at quarterback. Fortunately for Westminster, it’ll be hinging its hopes on a good one.

Allied News


NCAA Football: Wolverines prep for 2011

Smith set for 28th season at helm of Grove City: Grove City College head coach Chris Smith is expecting big things out of his Wolverines in 2011 and said his team could be the biggest surprise in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

Allied News


NCAA Football Quick glance: Presidents’ Athletic Conference

Here is a breakdown of this year’s NCAA Football Division III squads in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

Allied News


NCAA Football Quick glance: Grove City 2011 schedule

Here is a breakdown of Grove City College's 2011 NCAA Football schedule.

Allied News



Westminster Coaches Have Valley Roots

There is an opportunity to watch the Westminster football team play before the Titans open their season Sept. 3 vs. Hiram. Westminster will host Oberlin for a scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Harold Burry Stadium.


Play tells the story for Leavell

Willie Leavell quietly goes about his business on the field. The Waynesburg University freshman was a standout athlete during his four years at East Liverpool.

The Review



On Campus

Thiel College president Dr. Troy VanAken was chosen to represent the Presidents' Athletic Conference on the NCAA Division III Chancellor/ Presidents Advisory Group.



Fleegle taking skills to Waynesburg

When the Waynesburg University men’s basketball team begins practice in mid October, Jacob Fleegle will be looking to make an impact right out of the gate.

Daily American



Bethany Football Preview: Bison Look to Rise to Top of PAC

BETHANY, W.Va. – Although he is entering his sixth year as the head football coach at Bethany College, Tim Weaver, who led the Bison to a 5-5 record last year for its first .500 season since 2001, is getting to experience a lot of firsts as his team begins preparations for its 2011 season opener at Allegheny Sept. 3.

Ohio Valley Athletics



New father Arnesen holds fast to his dream

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As Erik Arnesen finished his postgame dinner of pasta and chicken at a riverside café with his 4-month-old son nestled on his lap on Saturday night, little Arik awoke abruptly from a deep sleep and started peering suspiciously around the restaurant with eyes wide as saucers.



St. Vincent football ready for next step

St. Vincent College football coach Bob Colbert knew restarting the program would be difficult, but the veteran coach is starting to see marked improvement.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


College football with none of the dirty laundry
No one expected Bob Colbert to hang onto the title for very long, but he was once the youngest college football coach in America, at Gallaudet University, during the unlearned lessons of Vietnam.
Post Gazette

Lehocky, Titans primed for PAC

LATROBE — Shawn Lehocky saw his role as quarterback change after graduating from Freedom High School and going to Westminster College.

Beaver County Times



College News

Dylan Berger, a 6-8 post player for the Big Macs, will play at Bethany College. He averaged 16.3 points as a senior, and was also recruited by Millersville and Lycoming.

Observer Reporter



West Xtra: Geneva is ready to make its mark in the NCAA Division III ranks
No longer will Presidents' Athletic Conference executive director Joe Onderko have to explain what "provisional" means.
Post Gazette

West/South Xtra: Char Valley grad wins Kings tour honors
Better late than never, Ryan Mazza is making the most of his golfing ability.
Post Gazette

Laurel grad new MMA featherweight champion

NEW CASTLE — Shawn King was just trying to stay in shape.

New Castle News


Thomas More the Pick in PAC
Three-time defending conference champion Thomas More College has been picked to again capture the 2011 football championship in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the preseason poll released at the 2011 PAC Football Media Day at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.
O-R Big Blog on Campus



Dillinger honored
Tyler Dillinger's final honor with Bethany College's baseball team was an academic one.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Titans picked eighth in PAC poll

Coaches and players have the same attitude toward preseason polls.

New Castle News



Geneva getting into football mix in the PAC
Thomas More was picked in the PAC preseason poll to win the conference title for the third straight year — with Washington & Jefferson close behind — but the Saints will have a new challenger this year.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PAC: Thomas More voted as early favorite
It comes as no surprise that Thomas More is the preseason favorite to win the Presidents' Athletic Conference football title. After all, the Saints have finished first in the PAC the past three seasons and have 16 starters returning, nine on offense and seven on defense.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Bethany Picked 4th in PAC Football Poll
LATROBE, Pa. – After posting their best record since 2001 last year, the Bethany College football team, along with Grove City, was predicted to finish fourth in the PAC preseason football poll, which was released at the 2011 Football Media Day at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Voters in the poll were league head coaches, sports information directors and members of the media who attended the event.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Welcome to the NCAA, Geneva

LATROBE — Geneva football coach Geno DeMarco made it a point to play it close to the vest Wednesday, saying very little at Presidents’ Athletic Conference media day at St. Vincent College.

Beaver County Times


Thomas More College Picked to "Four-Peat" as 2011 PAC Football Champion

LATROBE, Pa. - Three-time defending conference champion Thomas More College has been picked to again capture the 2011 football championship in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the preseason poll released at the 2011 PAC Football Media Day at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe today. Voters in the polls included conference head coaches, sports information directors (SIDs), and members of the media present at the conference media day.


New quarterback, big expectations for Waynesburg
LATROBE - For the first time in three seasons, someone other than Brad Dawson will be quarterbacking Waynesburg University's football team.

Observer Reporter


Westminster Basketball Recruits

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College head men’s basketball coach Larry Ondako has released his 2011 recruiting class. The following student-athletes have enrolled at Westminster and plan to participate on the men’s basketball team.


Youth Rules 2011 ECAC Division III Softball South All-Star Teams

CENTERVILLE, Mass.—The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) on Wednesday announced its Division III Softball South All-Star Team. Salisbury University picked up three major individual awards including Margie Knight as the coach of the year, junior Erika Brittingham as the pitcher of the year and first baseman Harley Hill as the rookie of the year. Kate Steiner, a senior shortstop from DeSales University, was selected the ECAC Player of the Year.



Geneva hires new women's basketball coach
BEAVER FALLS - Lori Wynn's college basketball career came full circle on Monday as she was hired as head women's coach at Geneva College.

Beaver County Times


Bethany’s Walker Chosen as Preseason All-American
SALEM, Va. – Bethany College senior Eric Walker (New Brighton, Pa.) has been selected as a running back for the D3 Senior Classic 2011 Preseason All-American Football South Second Team. The D3 Senior Classic is the premier postseason all-star game showcasing the talent of senior players on the NCAA Division III level.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Burrell Grad Enjoys Role as Bucs' Ball Girl
Lower Burrell's Leanne Abate laughed about the irony. "I played softball all my life, and I get on TV for being a ball girl," Abate said. Don't get Abate wrong. The former Burrell High School and Geneva College softball player is having a blast while working as a Pirates ball girl this season.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Ex-Leopard Makes Pick: Waynesburg
Belle Vernon Area High School graduate Mike Pavlic will attend Waynesburg University this academic year and be a member of the Yellow Jackets' baseball team. A first baseman and pitcher, Pavlic batted over .500 last season and helped the Leopards qualify for the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in nine years.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Ligonier Valley QB to attend Westminster
Quarterback John Jones, who helped Ligonier Valley post a 9-2 record last season, will continue his playing career at NCAA Division III Westminster (Pa.) College.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review




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