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April 30, 2007
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A Terrific Trio

That Aliquippa’s Darrelle Revis, Hopewell’s Paul Posluszny and Woodland Hills’ Steve Breaston were selected in the NFL Draft should come as no surprise. All three former WPIAL stars are past recipients of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year honors: Posluszny …

April 29, 2007
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Tears of Joy

It was a poignant moment for Darrelle Revis, tears streaming down his face after the former Aliquippa High School and Pitt cornerback received a phone call from the New York Jets. It was then that Revis realized his dreams of …

April 27, 2007
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NFL Draft: A Look at Tyler Palko

Since his days at West Allegheny High School, Tyler Palko has been trying to focus on the things he can control. As much as he willed it to happen, Palko couldn’t power Pitt to the national championships he had predicted. …

April 27, 2007
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NFL Draft: A Look at Luke Getsy

Luke Getsy will be the first to tell you he’s “never been crazy about” watching the NFL Draft, but the Akron quarterback will pay attention this year. “I always make sure I see where everyone is going, guys that I …

April 27, 2007
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Distinguished Gentlemen

As someone who has covered their careers since they were high school sophomores, it’s gratifying to see Luke Getsy and Tyler Palko both have a shot at playing in the National Football League. If there’s one unfortunate twist to their …

April 27, 2007
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R U Serious?

In typical fashion, the NCAA has overreacted to a concern in college sports by not correcting it but banishing it. The NCAA Board of Directors voted Thursday to ban college coaches from text messaging prospective recruits. The rule goes into …

April 24, 2007
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H.B. Blades: A throwback

I distinctly remember the shrill thrill in Paul Rhoads’ voice on Signing Day 2003, how the Pitt defensive coordinator reacted after receiving a signed national letter of intent faxed from a kid named Horatio Benedict Blades. “We just got ourselves …

April 23, 2007
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From Pitt to Pros

Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt has taken plenty of heat for the Panthers’ defensive deficiencies, but there’s at least one former players you won’t hear complain about the scheme he played in: Darrelle Revis. The agent for the former Aliquippa High …

April 22, 2007
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Pitt Recruit In Cruz Control

Johnstown Bishop McCort tight end Mike Cruz has reneged on the verbal commitment he gave to Pitt earlier this month and will reopen his recruitment. “Unfortunately, I did,” Cruz said. “I think I rushed my decision.” The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Cruz …

April 22, 2007
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Breaking Down the Panthers: Quarterbacks

Quarterback Lost: Tyler Palko* Returning: Bill Stull, Kevan Smith, Dexter Davidson Newcomer: Pat Bostick Breakdown: After two years as Palko’s backup, Stull worked almost exclusively with the first team and proved adept at running the offense. The junior ended spring …

 
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