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Pitt redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) runs with the ball during the first half of Saturday evening’s ACC Championship game against Wake Forest University at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Steelers draft former Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett No. 20 overall in 2022 NFL Draft

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 28, 2022
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett with the No. 20 overall pick.
Louis Riddick on the set of SportsCenter during ESPNs coverage of Super Bowl LVI in Anaheim, California in February.

‘Just one big family’: Louis Riddick talks commencement speech, Pitt football and Kenny Pickett

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 21, 2022
Former Pitt football defensive back Louis Riddick isn’t afraid to hide his love for his alma mater. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has tabbed the former Pitt football player and now nationally renowned football analyst as Pitt’s class of 2022 commencement speaker.
Defensive back Damarri Mathis catches a football at NFL Pro Day on last month.

Column | Projecting where Pitt prospects will land in the NFL Draft

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Excitement is at its peak as we are a little under a week away from the NFL draft. After a successful season for Pitt, many players are projected to be drafted. While nobody truly knows which team will select each player until the draft weekend is over, we have an idea of where some of these players could land.
Former Pitt linebacker John Petrishen participated in the broad jump at NFL Pro Day on March 21.

Johnny Petrishen poised to get his shot in NFL

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 15, 2022
The Pittsburgh native played in every game for the Panthers in 2021, registering 74 tackles and three interceptions as a linebacker. The road to the NFL became a little bit more clear after the season concluded, given his increased on-field role within the team.
Redshirt sophomore defensive back Jehvonn Lewis (41), left, and wide receiver junior Jaylon Barden (10) at the Blue vs. Gold spring football game on Saturday.

Nick Patti, linebackers standout in Pitt Spring Game as special teams, Kedon Slovis struggle

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 12, 2022
Narduzzi will continue to “watch the tape” and decline to name any official starters for the foreseeable future. But there are certainly winners and losers from the Spring Game.
Quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) looks to throw the ball during the Blue vs. Gold spring football game on Saturday.

Photos: Blue vs. Gold spring football game

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor April 10, 2022

Pitt football played its spring Blue vs. Gold game Saturday morning. Gold defeated Blue 10-7.

Jaylon Barden (10), a junior wide receiver, goes up for a pass against Jehvonn Lewis (41), a redshirt sophomore defensive back, at Pitts spring game on Saturday.

Defenses dominate Pitt Spring Game, Gold takes down Blue 10-7

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 9, 2022
Gold took down Blue 10-7 behind a solid performance from its defensive front-seven and a few explosive plays on offense
Heinz Field.

‘Lot of pieces to put together’: Narduzzi looks for players to stand out in Blue-Gold Game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2022
Pitt fans will get their first glimpse at the 2022 team this Saturday at Heinz Field for the annual Blue-Gold game at 1 p.m. Team captains will draft their teams to decide who is on which team.
Head football coach Pat Narduzzi smiles during NFL Pro Day last Monday.

‘Pitt is truly home’: Narduzzi signs contract extension through 2030 season

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor March 28, 2022
Athletic director Heather Lyke signed head football coach Pat Narduzzi to a new contract, keeping him in the Steel City through the 2030 season. The financial details of the new pact have not been released to the public.
Pittsburgh quarterback Davis Beville (17) looks to pass against Michigan State during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

Pitt quarterback Davis Beville enters transfer portal

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor March 24, 2022
Pitt redshirt junior quarterback Davis Beville announced via Twitter on Thursday that he’s entering the transfer portal.
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