9:54 PM EST, Fri February 05, 2016

WVU's Holgorsen declares recruiting class a success

As it prepares for its fifth season as a member of the Big 12, West Virginia announced its 27-player signing class Wednesday.

Mason, Colter lead Duquesne to victory

Micah Mason scored 23 points with five 3-pointers, Derrick Colter added 23 with three 3s and Duquesne beat Saint Louis, 78-67, Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.
West Virginia sweeps season series vs. Kansas State

West Virginia sweeps season series vs. Kansas State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia played so well against Kansas State Tuesday night that two technical fouls couldn’t even slow down the Mountaineers.

Mon Valley lawyer to join race for Daley seat

Carroll lawyer Alan Benyak has thrown his hat into the ring for a soon-to-be-vacated seat in the 49th Legislative District.Mr. Benyak, 52, is the first Democrat to announce his intention to seek the seat being vacated by state Rep. Peter J. Daley, D-California, who intends to retire this year after 17 terms in office.The district includes portions...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6708-mon-valley-lawyer-to-join-race-for-daley-seat

Dem field narrowing in AG's race

And then there were three. Veteran prosecutor Jack Stollsteimer, of Delaware County, dropped out of the state attorney general's race this morning, a move announced by fellow southeast Pennsylvania AG candidate Josh Shapiro.In a release issued by the Shapiro campaign, Mr. Stollsteimer said that while he was grateful for the support he'd...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6707-dem-field-narrowing-in-ag-s-race

Counting down to Signing Day 2016: Wide receiver

Up next in our look at Pitt's 2016 recruiting class as we approach national signing day: Wide receiver.Previous positions: Quarterback, running back Early Enrollees: None. Verbal commitments:Juwann Winfree (6-2, 210 lbs)Coffeyville Community College (Coffeyville, Kan.)Rivals: 4*, NRScout: 3*, No. 60 JUCO247: 3*, No. 16 WR   Ruben Flowers (6-4, 191 lbs)Lima Senior High School (Lima, Ohio)Rivals: 4*, NRScout: 3*, No. 81 WR247: 3*, No. 74 WR  Maurice Ffrench (5-11, 179 lbs)New Brunswick High School (New Brunswick, N.J.)Rivals: 3*, NRScout: 3*, No. 64 RB247: 3*, No. 79 ATH Remaining...

Another 'dark money' group jumps in state budget fight

Another so-called "dark money" group has joined the fray in Pennsylvania's budget fight.The Growth and Opportunity Fund  is a 501c4 organization "dedicated to advocating and promoting policies that lead to economic growth and opportunity. Fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, investing in our children's education and promoting private job...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6706-another-dark-money-group-jumps-in-state-budget-fight

BREAKING: Albert Baker Knoll, son of former Lt. Gov. running for state treasurer

Albert Baker Knoll, the son of former Lieutenant Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll, is running as a Democrat for state Treasurer, according to multiple sources and a campaign website that appears to still be under construction."I have always been inspired by my mother’s service to her community," says a statement on the site. "When she was elected State T...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6704-breaking-albert-baker-knoll-son-of-former-lt-gov-running-for-state-treasurer

District basketball roundup: Win streak ends at six for Robert Morris women

The Robert Morris women’s team watched a six-game win streak end and suffered its first Northeast Conference loss Saturday at the hands of Fairleigh Dickinson, 83-68, at Sewall Center.

Perry on Politics: Peddling fear in not-so-fearful times

Donald Trump, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 13, 2016. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)"This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper," Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address in 1933. "So, first of all, let me assert my...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6703-perry-on-politics-peddling-fear-in-not-so-fearful-times
Powerball

Powerball

Obama gave one of his stronger SOTU speeches on Tuesday night. I was especially impressed with the comparison of Sputnik and global warming. Brilliant. That said, the country is quite divided and no matter how well things are going, there will always be folks who blame the president for all of their woes. 
West Virginia takes out No. 1 Kansas

West Virginia takes out No. 1 Kansas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s formula for winning — going hard to the rim to score, chasing after bad shots and constantly pressuring opponents — has the Mountaineers off to their best start in 34 years.
District basketball roundup: West Virginia men win with Kansas up next

District basketball roundup: West Virginia men win with Kansas up next

West Virginia center Devin Williams knows what’s next, and he’s not backing down.