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FISH ON: Post-Gazette steelhead fishing trip, 11/16/13

Written by John Hayes on .

 

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Four fish were taken, including a lunker caught with an 11 1/2-foot noodle rod and released by Jim Saccamango of White Oak, during the Post-Gazette's Fish On steelheading trip to Elk Creek Nov. 16.

The educational program included a Lenzner motor coach ride, a tour of the Fairview steelhead hatchery, conversation with Fish and Boat Commission biologist Chuck Murray and a stop at Trout Run nursery waters.

Trout Run Bait & Tackle offered discounts and free egg sacks, and hand-tied steelhead flies were donated by Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited members. Anglers received handouts from Fish and Boat and the Post-Gazette, and steelhead guides John Nagy and George Douglas contributed books and other educational products.

With coaching from veteran TU steelhead anglers Christian Shane, John G. Hayes, Bob Heil Jr., Ron Milavec and Peter TenEyck, and outdoors editor John Hayes, participating anglers spread out from near the mouth to about a mile above Elk Creek Access Area at Erie Bluffs State Park.

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Coaches tab Donald as ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Written by Sam Werner on .

This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following this awards season, but Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year by league coaches Wednesday (he won the media award last week). Donald took home the Bronko Nagurski Trophy last night, is up for the Lombardi Award tonight and will attend ESPN's College Football Awards show for the Outland Trophy and Bednarik Award tomorrow night (for everyone who has asked, it's my understanding that Donald wrapped up his final exams last week).

Pitt freshman receiver Tyler Boyd was named to the third team, and fellow receiver Devin Street garnered honorable mention (it probably didn't help that Street missed pretty much all of Pitt's final two games with a couple of injuries).

Here are the full teams...

ACC Player of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

ACC Offensive Player of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB Florida State

ACC Defensive Player of the Year – Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt

ACC Rookie of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year – Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

ACC Coach of the Year – David Cutcliffe, Duke

2013 ACC Coaches All-ACC Football Team
(Voting points in Parentheses)

First Team
Offense
QB—Jameis Winston, Fr.-R, Florida State (39)
RB—Andre Williams, Sr., Boston College (39)
RB—Devonte Freeman, Jr., Florida State (28)
WR—Sammy Watkins, Jr., Clemson (39)
WR—Rashad Greene, Jr., Florida State (31)
WR—Jamison Crowder, Jr., Duke (31)
TE—Eric Ebron, Jr., North Carolina (38)
T—Cameron Erving, Jr.-R, Florida State (31)
T—Brandon Thomas, Sr.-R, Clemson (23)
G—Laken Tomlinson, Jr.-R, Duke (26)
G—Tre' Jackson, Jr., Florida State (23)
C—Bryan Stork, Sr.-R, Florida State (38)

Defense
DE—Vic Beasley, Jr., Clemson (35)
DE—Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., Georgia Tech (29)
DT—Aaron Donald, Sr., Pitt (35)
DT—Timmy Jernigan, Jr., Florida State (33)
LB—Telvin Smith, Sr., Florida State (37)
LB—Denzel Perryman, Jr., Miami (30)
LB—Kevin Pierre-Louis, Sr., Boston College (28)
CB—Lamarcus Joyner, Sr., Florida State (38)
CB—Kyle Fuller, Sr., Virginia Tech (32)
S—Terrance Brooks, Sr., Florida State (33)
S—Anthony Harris, Jr., Virginia (22)
PK—Roberto Aguayo, Fr.-R, Florida State (28)
P—Pat O'Donnell, Sr.-R, Miami (31)
SP—Jamison Crowder, Jr., Duke (27)

Second Team
Offense
QB—Tajh Boyd, Sr.-R, Clemson (27)
RB—Duke Johnson, So., Miami (27)
RB—Kevin Parks, Jr., Virginia (18)
WR—Kelvin Benjamin, So.-R, Florida State (22)
WR—Michael Campanaro, Sr., Wake Forest (20)
WR—Allen Hurns, Sr., Miami (17)
TE—Nick O'Leary. Jr., Florida State (27)
T—Morgan Moses, Sr., Virginia (22)
T (Tie)—Matt Patchan, Sr.-R, Boston College (21)
T (Tie)—James Hurst, Sr., North Carolina (21)
G—Brandon Linder, Sr., Miami (19)
G (Tie)—Josue Matias, Jr., Florida State (15)
G (Tie)—Andrew Miller, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (15)
C—Macky MacPherson, Sr., Syracuse (10)

Defense
DE—Kareem Martin, Sr., North Carolina
DE (Tie)—Kenny Anunike, Sr.-R, Duke (15)
DE (Tie)—Kasim Edebali, Sr.-R, Boston College (15)
DT—Nikita Whitlock, Sr., Wake Forest (30)
DT—Derrick Hopkins, Sr., Virginia Tech (16)
LB—Christian Jones, Sr., Florida State (26)
LB—Jack Tyler, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (25)
LB—Kelby Brown, Jr.-R, Duke (17)
CB—Ross Cockrell, Sr.-R, Duke (21)
CB—Kendall Fuller, Fr., Virginia Tech (18)
S—Jeremy Cash, So.-R, Duke (21)
S—Tre Boston, Sr., North Carolina (21)
PK—Nate Freese, Sr., Boston College (22)
P—A.J. Hughes, So., Virginia Tech (19)
SP—Ryan Switzer, Fr., North Carolina (25)

Third Team
Offense
QB—Stephen Morris, Sr., Miami (11)
RB—Jerome Smith, Jr., Syracuse (13)
RB—Roderick McDowell, Sr.-R, Clemson (13)
WR—Kenny Shaw, Sr., Florida State (16)
WR—Tyler Boyd, Fr., Pitt (16)
WR—Alex Amidon, Sr., Boston College (14)
TE—Braxton Deaver, Jr., Duke (8)
T—Seantrel Henderson, Sr., Miami (15)
T—Perry Simmons, Sr.-R, Duke (11)
G—Tyler Shatley, Sr.-R, Clemson (14)
G—Shaquille Mason, Jr., Georgia Tech (13)
C—Shane McDermott, Jr., Miami (9)

Defense
DE—James Gayle, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (13)
DE—Mario Edwards Jr., So. Florida State (12)
DT—Luther Maddy, Jr., Virginia Tech (14)
DT—Jay Bromley, Sr., Syracuse (11)
LB—Spencer Shuey, Sr.-R, Clemson (12)
LB—Stephone Anthony, Jr., Clemson (11)
LB—Marquis Spruill, Sr., Syracuse (11)
CB—Bashaud Breeland, Jr.-R, Clemson (11)
CB—Kevin Johnson, Jr.-R, Wake Forest (9)
S—Kyshoen Jarrett, Jr., Virginia Tech (15)
S—Durell Eskridge, So., Syracuse (9)
PK—Chandler Catanzaro, Sr.-R, Clemson (15)
P—Will Monday, So.-R, Duke (14)
SP—Stacy Coley, Fr., Miami (10)

Honorable Mention
(8 points or higher)

Offense: RB—David Sims, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech (9); WR—Martavis Bryant, Jr., Clemson (13); WR—Devin Street, Pitt (13); Stefon Diggs, So., Maryland (8); C—David Wang, Jr.-R, Virginia Tech (8); T—Ian White, Sr.-R, Boston College (10); Bobby Hart, Jr., Florida State (8).

Defense: DE--J.R. Collins, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech, (11); Corey Crawford, Jr., Clemson (8); DT—Grady Jarrett, Jr., Clemson (9); LB—Steele Divitto, Sr.-R, Boston College (10); Marcus Whitfield, Sr.-R, Maryland (8); CB—Jabari Price, Sr., North Carolina (8).

Special Teams: PK—Niklas Sade, Jr., NC State (12).

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Tomlin to Texas?

Written by Dan Gigler on .

A possibility, according to the always right, never wrong, Internets machine: 

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This all stems from a Texas-based site called OrangeBloods that said that the Longhorns' top 3 coaching choices are Nick Saban, Urban Meyer and Mike Tomlin. 

As it happens, my top three wife choices are Kate Upton, Joan from Mad Men and Padma Lakshmi, so let's see who gets lucky first.

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Three keys for Duquesne (3-3) vs. Penn State (7-3)

Written by Stephen J. Nesbitt on .

GoDuquesne.com

DUQUESNE vs. PENN STATE

It's game day again, friends.

Duquesne hosts Penn State in a 7 p.m. tip tonight at Consol Energy Center on the Bluff. I'll have a recap up right at the final buzzer. Fire away in the comments section and follow on Twitter at both @dukespg and @stephenjnesbitt for more frequent updates throughout the day.


SCOUTING REPORT

Matchup: Duquesne (3-3) vs. Penn State (7-3), 7 p.m. today, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh.

Radio, Internet: WPGB-FM 104.7, Atlantic10.com, GoDuquesne.com.

Duquesne: Dukes have won three of the last four meetings in Pittsburgh and are 13-7 all-time at home vs. Penn State. … Duquesne is 2-2 in its last four games against Big Ten schools. … Dukes’ .472 early-season field goal percentage is their best since 1985-86 (.492).

Penn State: Nittany Lions lead the all-time series 25-19. … Leading scorers are junior guards D.J. Newbill (19.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg) and Tim Frazier (18.6 ppg, 7.8 apg). … Penn State is coming of a 90-77 victory over Marshall.

Hidden stat: Last year’s meeting was a foul-filled affair in State College. There were 54 fouls called, including four technical fouls, and six players fouled out.

[AFTER THE CLICK: THREE KEYS]

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Empty Netter Assists - 12-11-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-“It’s something I can’t do, and I know that. I have to respect what the NHL has done and put it behind me and move forward.” - James Neal (above) on his suspension.

-"There needs to be some education there. There needs to be some learning in how he needs to play the game and how he can play the game. There definitely has to be a learning aspect to the situation that James was in. He's a 40-goal scorer and has to be able to play that way without crossing that line." - Dan Bylsma on Neal.

-Bruins forward Shawn Thornton will have a disciplinary hearing Friday for his attack on Brooks Orpik.

-Brian Dumoulin is waiting to get into an NHL game.

-The Penguins assigned forward Harry Zolnierczyk to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

-Neal speaks:

-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Nick Drazenovic returned to practice for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury Nov. 10.

-After the Jump: Jarome Iginla returns to Calgary.

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