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Film Study: Reliving Pitt’s goal-line collapse

Film Study: Reliving Pitt’s goal-line collapse

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

12:37 am

It’s now been six days since Pitt football lost in heartbreaking fashion to Penn State, so let's break down exactly what went wrong on the goal line.

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

By John Riskis, For the Pitt News

September 18, 2019

Pitt football will face an uphill battle to rebound from its loss at Penn State, hosting a UCF team that has won 27 consecutive regular season games.

Narduzzi presser: Looking past Penn State to UCF

Narduzzi presser: Looking past Penn State to UCF

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

As much as Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi would’ve liked to look ahead to Saturday’s game against Central Florida, he knew he’d have to answer questions about his late-game decision-making in last Saturday’s loss at Penn State.

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

So close and yet so far — Pitt football was within a yard of closing its rivalry with Penn State out with a colossal upset Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but came up short in a 17-10 loss.

Goal-line debacle costs Pitt in 17-10 loss at PSU

Goal-line debacle costs Pitt in 17-10 loss at PSU

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

The Panthers lost 17-10 in their 100th — and possibly last — game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Halftime Update: Pitt and Penn State draw even at 10

Halftime Update: Pitt and Penn State draw even at 10

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

It was a tale of two quarters for Pitt football in the first half of its 100th and possibly final matchup at in-state rival Penn State.

Keystone Classic Preview: Who prevails in the centennial game?

Keystone Classic Preview: Who prevails in the centennial game?

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Pitt and Penn State will play in the 100th — and possibly final — football game between the two storied rivals. Will the Panthers even the series?

Narduzzi press conference: Week 3

Narduzzi press conference: Week 3

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Pat Narduzzi delivered what will likely be some of the only team comments until game day during his usual Monday morning press conference.

Takeaways from Pitt football’s win over Ohio

Takeaways from Pitt football’s win over Ohio

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

Pitt’s win over Ohio saw some new team developments, including improved play from the tight end position and the emergence of a new presence in the backfield.

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

Senior wideout Maurice Ffrench was crucial in Pitt's win over Ohio, setting new career highs with 10 receptions for 138 yards.

A requiem for the Pitt-Penn State game

A requiem for the Pitt-Penn State game

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

The Penn State game on Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium will bring an end — for now — to the on-and-off historic rivalry between the Pitt Panthers and Penn State Nittany Lions.

Pitt football to rebound against Ohio

Pitt football to rebound against Ohio

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

After a disappointing loss in the season opener against Virginia, Pitt football hopes to bounce back when it welcomes the Ohio Bobcats.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

By Sam Krimins and Sean Tierney, For the Pitt News

September 5, 2019

Should Kenny Pickett be benched? Should Pat Narduzzi be fired? We address these and more Pitt football overreactions in this column.

Keyshon Camp to undergo season-ending surgery

Keyshon Camp to undergo season-ending surgery

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Wednesday afternoon that junior defensive tackle Keyshon Camp will undergo season-ending surgery on a knee injury suffered in last Saturday’s season opener vs. Virginia. 

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Under the helm of new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, the Panthers utilized a pass-heavy attack as the backfield took a backseat.

Missed opportunities doom Pitt in 30-14 loss to Virginia

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

Pitt simply didn’t make the right plays at the right times, falling 30-14 to Virginia in Saturday night’s home opener at Heinz Field.

Salahuddin to transfer from Pitt

Salahuddin to transfer from Pitt

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

Panther’s football head coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Thursday that redshirt freshman running back Mychale Salahuddin has entered the NCAA transfer portal. 

Pitt football releases initial depth chart

Pitt football releases initial depth chart

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

Pitt football released its first official depth chart Monday afternoon — and though it didn’t unveil any shocking revelations, some of its inclusions and absences are noteworthy.

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

After stealing the ACC Coastal crown in 2018, the Panthers will be hard-pressed to finish above any of the division’s top three teams this season.

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

From snagging heralded recruits to hiring new coaches and seeing former players get drafted, Pitt athletics saw several crucial developments take place over the summer.

Pitt Football faces uphill battle to defend Coastal title

Pitt Football faces uphill battle to defend Coastal title

By Trent Leonard, Senior Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

The Panthers outperformed expectations last season. This season, pundits are overlooking them once again.

Recruiting roundup: Pitt edges closer to star recruits

Recruiting roundup: Pitt edges closer to star recruits

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

August 21, 2019

The college football season is just around the corner, but men’s basketball recruiting news takes center stage for the Pittsburgh Panthers in our final recruiting roundup of the summer.

Panthers up for the challenge in football opener

Panthers up for the challenge in football opener

By Trent Leonard, Senior Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

The Panthers will instead play an immensely consequential division game against one of the toughest opponents on their schedule, the Virginia Cavaliers.

Take 5: Once and future Panthers

Take 5: Once and future Panthers

July 1, 2019

The 2019-20 season gets closer every day. In this column, our sports staff salutes the departed women’s tennis program, guesses at the effect that an NCAA rule change will have on Panther basketball and looks at the future of a former Pitt running back.

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

June 29, 2019

Qadree Ollison ran rampant in his final season as a Panther, guiding his team to its first ever Coastal title. Now he’ll look to add even more firepower to an already loaded Falcon offense.

Pitt football training center renamed for Aaron Donald

Pitt football training center renamed for Aaron Donald

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

June 25, 2019

The ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex at the South Side practice facility is now officially the “Aaron Donald Football Performance Center.”

Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

The Panthers had their best day in a while on Saturday, when six football recruits committed to Pitt’s football program.

Projecting Pitt football’s 2019 season

Projecting Pitt football’s 2019 season

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

June 5, 2019

The start of Pitt football is still nearly three months away but with the roster and schedule locked in, it’s never too early to start making predictions for the upcoming season.

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

The college football season is fast approaching, but basketball recruiting news commands the headlines for the Pittsburgh Panthers — most of it bad.

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Many of Pitt’s great players have come through the WPIAL pipeline. Now, is Pitt struggling to win local stars to its football and basketball teams?

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Pitt football added a couple recruits to its class of 2020, while Capel's basketball club looks to round out its remaining scholarship offers for the 2019 season.

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

After signing the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history, Aaron Donald gave some of that money back to the Pitt football program last Friday with a seven-figure donation.

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison recently asserted his case for Pitt as the premier producer of backfield talent.

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.

Pitt’s new football helmets put Shop412 on defense

Pitt’s new football helmets put Shop412 on defense

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

April 13, 2019

When "412" made its way onto Pitt’s new football helmets in a redesign unveiled last Sunday, local retailer Shop412 was quick to protest.

Everything you need to know for Saturday’s Blue-Gold game

Everything you need to know for Saturday’s Blue-Gold game

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Pitt’s annual Blue-Gold game is this Saturday, marking the end of spring practice and pitting teammates against each other in a full regulation-style, four-quarter scrimmage between two teams drafted from the team’s roster.

Recruiting roundup: Champagnie chooses Pitt

Recruiting roundup: Champagnie chooses Pitt

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

With the men’s basketball season officially over and spring football in full swing, it’s time for some more recruiting news for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Panthers show off at Pitt’s NFL Pro Day

Panthers show off at Pitt’s NFL Pro Day

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Pitt held its annual Pro Day on Wednesday to give seniors who weren’t invited to the NFL Combine a chance to perform in front of NFL Scouts.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

With the NFL Scouting Combine in the books, it’s time to re-evaluate our first mock draft based on all that has taken place over the past month.

Keeping up with Pitt’s recruiting trail

Keeping up with Pitt’s recruiting trail

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The Pitt News teamed up with Pitt Recruiting to bring you all the recruiting information you need to know to keep up with Pitt Athletics.

Early look at the NFL Combine

Early look at the NFL Combine

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

his weekend will be make it or break it for 337 NFL prospects. Teams will find out who can perform under pressure and make it in the NFL.

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

With National Signing Day in the books and the Panthers 15 days away from spring camp, now is a good time to evaluate the current state of Pitt’s football team.

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

After 10 days without an offensive coordinator, the wait for a new Pitt play-caller is over — the football program announced Monday that Mark Whipple will fill the position.

Panthers come up short to Stanford in Sun Bowl, 14-13

Panthers come up short to Stanford in Sun Bowl, 14-13

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018

Despite out-gaining its opponent in nearly every facet of the game, the Pitt football team fell to Stanford, 14-13, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl Monday afternoon, thus failing to crack .500 for the second straight season.

Panthers vs. Cardinal: Natural Selection at Work?

Panthers vs. Cardinal: Natural Selection at Work?

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

It’s official, Pitt will be playing Stanford in the Sun Bowl, the Panthers first bowl game in two years. After two tough loses, it will be the perfect place for Pitt’s seniors to leave their mark on the program.

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

The Panthers were held back by several factors, but there were a few bright spots to build on for the season finale and next year.

Panthers to take on Stanford in Sun Bowl

Panthers to take on Stanford in Sun Bowl

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018

The Pitt football team will take on Stanford in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, Dec. 31.

Clemson clobbers Pitt, 42-10, in ACC Championship

Clemson clobbers Pitt, 42-10, in ACC Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018

In the end, the same weaknesses that plagued the Panthers all season — an anemic passing game and a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot — materialized Saturday night.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Pitt Football is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. After coming up just short of No. 3 Notre Dame and then getting blown out by unranked Miami, no one is sure what to expect from the Panthers this weekend.

Takeaways: Pitt reverted back to its old self against Miami

Takeaways: Pitt reverted back to its old self against Miami

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

While Pitt’s 24-3 loss against Miami on Saturday was far from good, the implications weren’t too bad. Aside from snapping its four game win streak, the loss will likely drop them from the top 25 rankings and give them a lesser bowl game. But Pitt will still be playing in the ACC Championship on Saturday.

Hurricanes blow Pitt away, 24-3, in regular-season finale

Hurricanes blow Pitt away, 24-3, in regular-season finale

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 24, 2018

The Panthers didn’t look like themselves at Miami Saturday afternoon, earning just 200 total yards of offense and falling 24-3 to the Hurricanes.

Takeaways from Pitt’s Coastal-clinching win over Wake Forest

Takeaways from Pitt’s Coastal-clinching win over Wake Forest

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The Pitt football team whipped Wake Forest Saturday, 34-13, to earn the Panthers’ first-ever ACC Coastal title.

Panthers exorcise Demon Deacons 34-13, clinch Coastal

Panthers exorcise Demon Deacons 34-13, clinch Coastal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 17, 2018

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett set new career highs in passing yardage and touchdowns as the Panthers knocked off Wake Forest to clinch their first ACC Coastal title in program history.

Pitt seniors will be remembered for consistency and leadership

Pitt seniors will be remembered for consistency and leadership

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

The Panther’s seniors can be credited for Pitt’s miraculous turnover and record breaking season. Head Coach Pat Narduzzi will use this senior group as an example for years to come and will remember the first class he coached from freshmen to seniors for one thing — their work ethic.

Panthers to unleash the demon on Wake Forest

Panthers to unleash the demon on Wake Forest

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

With a run game that can’t be stopped and a quarterback who is quietly improving, it is looking hopeful that Pitt will continue making history by clinching the first ACC Championship appearance in program history.

Pitt poised to win first ACC Championship

Pitt poised to win first ACC Championship

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Pitt was picked to finish fifth in the ACC Coastal Division preseason polls. Now, they are at the top of the ACC Coastal and are only one win away from making history and becoming the first team in program history to make it to the ACC Championships.

GALLERY: Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22

GALLERY: Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22

By TPN Staff

November 11, 2018

Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22, during their last home game of the season Nov. 10.

Panthers run wild on Hokies, win 52-22 in Coastal clash

Panthers run wild on Hokies, win 52-22 in Coastal clash

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018

Pitt made history in its final home game of the season, racking up the most offensive yards, the longest play and the first time going undefeated in the ACC at home in program history.

Football Prediction: Pitt will come out on top 34-26

Football Prediction: Pitt will come out on top 34-26

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Pitt has been dominate at home this season, averaging 40.7 points and 295.7 yards per game. The only question is, will the Panthers be able to continue that streak when it matters most? Read here to see what you can expect from the Panthers when they face Virginia Tech this Saturday.

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Pitt had one of its performances of the year on both sides of the ball and on the road last Friday. The Panthers emerging defense held a hot Virginia offense to 44 rushing yards and earned its first road win of the season.

Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018

The sloppy field conditions were perfectly suited for the Panthers, who pounded the ball on the ground and stifled Virginia’s offense en route to a 23-13 victory.

Can Pitt emerge from the ACC’s Coastal quagmire?

Can Pitt emerge from the ACC’s Coastal quagmire?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

Despite losing a crucial conference game to lowly one-win North Carolina, Pitt has been given new life thanks to the ACC becoming the football embodiment of Murphy’s law.

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Pitt beat Duke 54-45 last Saturday to keep their hopes of an ACC Costal Division Championship alive. V'Lique Carter was one bright spot in a game that was otherwise once again defined by an inconsistent defense and quarterback.

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

October 27, 2018

With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play. Pickett had struggled up to that point, completing just four of 13 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. But he came up clutch when...

Pitt rushes for 484 yards, beats Duke 54-45 on final drive

Pitt rushes for 484 yards, beats Duke 54-45 on final drive

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018

Pitt rushed for 484 yards as a team — the second-most in program history — in a 54-45 last-minute win over the Duke Blue Devils.

Waiver wire weekly: Jesse James to bring the game

Waiver wire weekly: Jesse James to bring the game

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

With several NFL team on their bye weeks, it’s the best time to find players that may have not yet had the chance to shine. From young quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield to experienced players like Geronimo Allison, here’s a list of some of your best options for your fantasy football team.

Prediction: Pitt football to right the ship against Duke

Prediction: Pitt football to right the ship against Duke

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 22, 2018

Pitt football is a tough team to predict, but both recent and historical evidence points to a Panther victory over Duke this Saturday.

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

In a close game, Pitt pulled off another near upset against the Fighting Irish. Though there was struggles in both the offense and the defense, three key takeaways stuck out. From Kessman's kicks to Pickett's passes, there are aspects of both defense and offense that can be improved upon.

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018

The Fighting Irish fought their way back against Pitt, taking their first lead with 5:43 left in the game. That would prove to be the final score.

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

After a successful game that saw many great things from both offense and defense, the Panthers seem to have had a huge confidence boost. But, the Panthers must prepare for a tough game against the Fighting Irish that requires the offensive line to capitalize.

Weekly Pick ‘Em: TPN sports staff locks in ACC game predictions

Weekly Pick ‘Em: TPN sports staff locks in ACC game predictions

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 11, 2018

In the first installment of the Pitt News sports weekly pick ‘em competition, 10 of TPN’s most avid football fans put lock in their predictions for upcoming ACC games. For each upcoming game, the staff records their best guess of the outcome of the games.

Pitt football loses Wirginis, Sears on same day

Pitt football loses Wirginis, Sears on same day

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018

The Panthers lost two players — redshirt senior middle linebacker Quintin Wirginis and sophomore tight end Tyler Sear — due to an injury and a leave of absence, respectively.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Clement, Coutee are top options

Waiver Wire Weekly: Clement, Coutee are top options

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

It's officially Week 6 of the NFL season, and for avid fantasy football fans, it means it is almost time to lock in those picks. From quarterbacks to wide receivers to running backs, it seems the best picks this week are Corey Clement of the Eagles and Keke Coutee of the Texans.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s OT homecoming win

Three takeaways from Pitt’s OT homecoming win

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018

Now halfway through the season, it’s becoming clearer what we can expect to see from Pitt on a weekly basis. Here’s what Saturday revealed about the team:

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

The senior running back tandem of Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall carried Pitt to an overtime victory, rushing for a combined 299 yards and three touchdowns.

What are the odds: Orange you glad you didn’t bet on Pitt?

What are the odds: Orange you glad you didn’t bet on Pitt?

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

After a rough week for Colin's bets last week, he looks at ways to make a comeback. From choosing Syracuse over Pitt to taking the Vikings over the Eagles in the NFL, there's many things to consider this week. Colin looks at several ACC games and offers his best insight on who to put the money on.

Touching me, touching you: The story behind ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Pitt

Touching me, touching you: The story behind ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Pitt

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Just like any great idea Pitt students have, the school’s most beloved tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline” was born at Hemingway’s Cafe, in 2008.

Prediction: Orange to squeeze out victory over Panthers

Prediction: Orange to squeeze out victory over Panthers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Syracuse looks to bounce back from a narrow loss against No. 4 Clemson, while the Panthers are reeling from a blowout loss to No. 12 UCF.

Column: Le’Veon Bell due to return Week 7

Column: Le’Veon Bell due to return Week 7

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 2, 2018

After a difficult week for football in Pittsburgh, fans can look towards some good news. It seems Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to return to the game in Week 7. Bell's return will help the Steelers make a major comeback after a few hard weeks on both defense and offense.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Add Joe Flacco before Ohio

Waiver Wire Weekly: Add Joe Flacco before Ohio

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

In Week 5 of Waiver Wire Weekly, writer Adin Link looks at some crucial players that are essential for a successful week in fantasy football. With players coming back from injuries and others beginning as rookies, the stakes are high for the game.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s 45-14 loss to UCF

Three takeaways from Pitt’s 45-14 loss to UCF

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 1, 2018

The Panthers produced their worst game of the season Saturday against the University of Central Florida, allowing a season-high 568 yards and gaining a season-low 272 yards.

UCF wins 17th straight game, pummels Pitt 45-14

UCF wins 17th straight game, pummels Pitt 45-14

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 29, 2018

The Panthers looked listless on both sides of the ball, producing a season-low 272 yards of total offense and allowing a season-high 568 yards on defense

Week 5 ACC Power Rankings

Week 5 ACC Power Rankings

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

The highest rankings in the ACC are still up for grabs as of now. With Clemson seemingly dominating once again, there may be other unexpected teams to look out for. Here's a glance at the current power struggle within the conference.

Panthers look to snap UCF’s 16-game win streak

Panthers look to snap UCF’s 16-game win streak

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

After Pitt's lost to UNC last week, the team has a lot to focus on. In order to keep up with the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Pitt will really have to work on their offense. Unfortunately, it looks like this week's game will end in a lost to UCF.

What are the odds: Analyzing this week’s AFC North battle

What are the odds: Analyzing this week’s AFC North battle

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

After a successful week last week, writer Colin Martin looks at how to keep up his winning streak. With games from Pitt, Penn State and Notre Dame, this week's What Are the Odds even includes an NFL game.

Former Pitt lineman Alex Officer diagnosed with bone cancer

Former Pitt lineman Alex Officer diagnosed with bone cancer

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Alex Officer, a former standout on Pitt’s offensive line, announced last week that he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Keenum to regain momentum

Waiver Wire Weekly: Keenum to regain momentum

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

In this week's Waiver Wire Weekly, blogger Adin Link looks at the best outcomes from last week, and makes predictions on who to look out for this up coming week. Though not doing very well this past week, Adin encourages fans to look for Case Keenum to make a comeback.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s ugly UNC loss

Three takeaways from Pitt’s ugly UNC loss

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

The Panthers once again disappeared in the second half against UNC, continuing a disappointing season-long trend.

Panthers falter in second half, lose sixth straight ACC game to UNC

Panthers falter in second half, lose sixth straight ACC game to UNC

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 22, 2018

The Panthers faded after leading 28-21 at halftime, getting outscored 17-7 and outgained by 138 yards in the second half.

Halftime recap: Pitt versus UNC

Halftime recap: Pitt versus UNC

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 22, 2018

A victory over UNC would be Pitt’s first since moving to the ACC, with the team having lost all five previous meetings.

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

After a 34-31 loss to UNC last season, Pitt will look to make a comeback this weekend. With sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett at the head of the offensive line, Pitt's options are wide open. And, continue their good work, the Panther defensive will continue to buckle down.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Fitzmagic casts spell in time for Week 3

Waiver Wire Weekly: Fitzmagic casts spell in time for Week 3

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

After last week's results in fantasy football, the Pitt News has put together a new list of targets to watch out for during this week. In a short roundup, we offer suggestions of the top picks of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s first ACC win

Three takeaways from Pitt’s first ACC win

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 16, 2018

Accounting for all the highs and lows, here are some of the foremost takeaways from Pitt’s ACC-opening win against Georgia Tech.

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

By Sarah Cutshall and Thomas Yang

September 15, 2018

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Pitt fans witnessed a complete turn-around of Panther football. Exhibiting a major improvement from last week’s game against Penn State, the Panthers showed promise both offensively and defensively in a home game against Georgia Tech — maintaining a consistent lead througho...

Panthers pounce on Georgia Tech, 24-19, in ACC opener

Panthers pounce on Georgia Tech, 24-19, in ACC opener

By Sami Abu-Obaid, For the Pitt News

September 15, 2018

In the third game of the season, Pitt made a major comeback after their lost against Penn State. Showing improvement in all areas, the Panthers started the game with a lead and maintained that lead throughout the rest of the game. The final score was 24-19, a win for Pitt.

Prediction: Panthers to make comeback against Georgia Tech

Prediction: Panthers to make comeback against Georgia Tech

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

This Saturday, Pitt will play Georgia Tech at Heinz Field. Both teams currently have records of 1-1, so they will both put up a fight to make comebacks and improve their starting records. If Pitt improves both offense and defense, they should have no problem beating out the Yellow Jackets.

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018

More than 70 years have gone by since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 7-3 in the NFL's last game without penalties.

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