In case you were wonderin' ...
Former Mt. Lebanon basketball player Evan Pierce said he figured he would see playing time in his first season at Wagner College, an NCAA Division I school in the Northeast Conference. But for some reason, Pierce decided to quit the team and plans to transfer to another college after he finishes the semester at Wagner.
"I was getting ready to play some, but it just didn't work out. It was time for a change," said Pierce (pictured during his days at Mt. Lebanon).
Pierce didn't want to elaborate.
"It's just something personal and I really don't want to go into details," said Pierce, a member of the Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 last season
Pierce said he still wants to play college basketball and hopes to transfer to another Division I college.
Penn State gets another recruit - finally
Penn State got only its fifth recruit from the class of 2011 Saturday when offensive lineman Anthony Alosi said he will play for the Nittany Lions next season. It had been five months since Penn State landed a recruit.
Alosi is 6 feet 6, 282 pounds and attends Hun School in Princeton, N.J. He was not heavily recruited. His only other from a Division I-A school came recently from Connecticut. He also was considering Richmond and Massachusetts.
Alosi played at Cherokee High School in New Jersey a year ago, but decided to attend Hun (a prep school).
Steel-High player has brain surgery
A top running back from the Harrisburg area had brain surgery after losing consciousness during his team's game Friday night.
According to Andy Shay of the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Steelton-Highspire's Clayton McNair had surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He collapsed on the sideline of his team's 41-32 victory against Columbia Friday night. He rushed for 188 yards and four touchdowns in the game.
But maybe McNair will be OK. Shay reports that his coach said he will be in the hospital for several more days.
Read the story from the Harrisburg Patriot-News here. The story also has video of an interview with McNair's coach.