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Wake Forest tight end Brandon Chapman (23) high-fives fans with his teammates after defeating Boston College at Alumni Stadium in Boston on Saturday.

Wake Forest student newspaper breaks down Demon Deacons approach ahead of ACC Championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer 12:01 am
To become more familiar with the Panthers’ opponent, The Pitt News talked with Essex Thayer, the sports editor at Wake Forest’s student newspaper, the Old Gold & Black.
From left, Pitt redshirt sophomore defensive back Brandon Hill (9), redshirt junior defensive lineman David Green (2), junior linebacker SirVocea Dennis (7) and first-year wide receiver Myles Alston (20) run down the field during their game against Clemson at Heinz Field on Oct. 23.

Column | ‘We, Not Me’: How Pitt’s offensive success has been a true team effort

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2021
The duo of redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett and sophomore receiver Jordan Addison may get the majority of the buzz, but they can’t do it alone. Senior staff writer Kyle Saxon argues it has been a team effort to reach the levels this offense has reached.
The Pitt News sports desk gives its predictions for the Pitt vs. Wake Forest football matchup on Dec. 4.

Staff Picks | ACC Championship Game predictions

By The Pitt News Staff December 1, 2021
For just the second time in its storied history, Pitt football is headed to the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ahead of its matchup with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, The Pitt News Sports desk gives its predictions for this weekend’s game.
Redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) looks to throw the ball at the Pitt vs. Miami game.

ACC names Pickett as offensive, overall Player of the Year

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 1, 2021
The ACC announced Pitt redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett as the conference’s Player of the Year on Wednesday morning. Pickett won the award by a wide margin — earning 52 of a possible 64 votes.
Heinz Field.

Sports Podcast | Road to ACC Champions

By Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes December 1, 2021
Staff writers Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes discuss Pitt football’s performance this season, and their predictions for how the team will fare at the ACC championships in North Carolina on Saturday.
Head football coach Pat Narduzzi yells during the Pitt vs. UNH game on Sept 25.

Pitt rises to No. 15 in second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 1, 2021
Pitt’s slow but steady ascension through the College Football Playoff rankings over the last few weeks continued on Tuesday, when it rose two spots to No. 15.
Kenny Pickett practices throwing the ball on the sidelines of the Pitt vs. UNH game in September.

‘As authentic as it comes’: Former coaches reflect on Pickett’s career

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2021
Ocean Township, a small town on the coast of Jersey with the “Big Red Country” moniker, now proudly represents the Steel City. From blue and gold lawn flags to Pickett jerseys at school, the Spartans make sure Pickett feels supported in his hometown.
Hundreds of students, some equipped with tents, line up outside of the WPU Monday evening to purchase ACC Football Championship tickets, transportation and lodging.

Pitt students camp outside WPU for ACC Championship Game tickets

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
Pitt students camped outside of the William Pitt Union overnight on Monday night, hoping to secure discounted tickets, transportation and lodging for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, North Caroline.
Jordan Addison (3) and Kenny Pickett (8) celebrate the first touchdown at the Oct. 3, 2020, game against NC State.

ACC Championship game between Pitt, Wake Forest to feature no shortage of scoring

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
The 2021 ACC Championship game will feature two elite offenses, piloted by two of the country’s best quarterbacks. Expect points, points and more points when Pitt and Wake Forest battle for the conference crown this weekend.
Fans cheer at the Pitt vs. UMass game on Sept. 4.

‘They represent all of us’: Pitt community hopes for ACC championship title

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
For Christian Spears, Pitt’s appearance in this weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is about more than just the football team — it reflects on the University as a whole.
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