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Preview: Panthers will shock unbeaten Irish

The Pitt Panthers return home to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Heinz Field on Saturday.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

1:22 am

After losing three straight games, Pitt desperately needs a turnaround win. Staff writer Tyler Mathes thinks they’ll get that victory this week against No. 3 Notre Dame. Find out why here:

Column | Next level nowhere in sight under Narduzzi

Football head coach Pat Narduzzi, is in his sixth year as a head coach at Pitt.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

1:17 am

While the unprecedented circumstances of the 2020 college football season have raised reasonable questions regarding how to evaluate a coach’s performance, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has made this task quite easy.

Oakland to Oregon: Pitt fans replicate tailgates from home

Even though Pitt will allow some fans to watch football at Heinz Field, it’s strictly prohibiting tailgating in its lots for the rest of the season.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

With social distancing guidelines in place, Pitt fans are getting creative with their game day festivities.

Panthers fall painfully short in third straight loss

Pitt football fell to No. 13 Miami Hurricanes Saturday with a 31-19 loss.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Pitt football’s promising start to the season is by now a relic of the distant past, as the team continued its recent struggles Saturday with a 31-19 loss to the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes.

Shorthanded Panthers come up short in 31-19 loss at No. 13 Miami

First-year wide receiver Jordan Addison led Pitt with eight catches for 147 yards in Saturday's loss at Miami

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

October 17, 2020

Pitt headed into a favorable matchup three weeks ago with a prime opportunity for the program’s first 4-0 start since 2000. The season looks a lot different now after the Panthers dropped their third straight game, a 31-19 loss at No. 13 Miami.

Pitt permits 1,000 students to return to Heinz Field

Heinz Field will welcome 1,000 fans for the coming Oct. 24 home game following four straight home games amid empty stands.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

The first four home Pitt football games of the year were played in front of a sea of vacant yellow seats. But that will change when the Panthers return home a week from Saturday for a date with undefeated Notre Dame.

Preview: Panthers continue losing skid against Canes

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s health is questionable due to an ankle injury sustained during last week's game against Boston College.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Coming off back-to-back losses, the Pitt Panthers (3-2, 2-2 ACC) travel to South Beach to take on the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes (3-1, 2-1 ACC) Saturday at noon on the ACC Network. The Panthers are eager to redeem themselves after last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Boston College.

‘Renting’ an NFL head coach: Does it actually work?

The Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson eight games into the 2018 season, eventually hiring Freddie Kitchens to replace Gregg Williams and Jackson.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

Renting a coach in football, whether at the professional or collegiate level, doesn’t happen too often. “Renting” refers to an interim coach hired in the middle of a season to replace a coach who got sacked.

Pitt falls a point short for second-straight week, Boston College escaping 31-30

Pitt lost to Boston College 31-30 in an overtime thriller on Saturday.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

In a game that you’d have to have seen to believe, Pitt (3-2, 2-2 ACC) dropped a 31-30 thriller at Boston College (3-1, 2-1 ACC) for its second straight loss.

Preview: Pitt to rebound against Boston College

Staff Writer Tyler Mathes predicts that Pitt will pull through with a narrow victory against Boston College.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

Undefeated no longer, the Pitt Panthers (3-1, 2-1 ACC), coming off a subpar performance against the NC State Wolfpack, take the road for the first time this Saturday against the Boston College Eagles (2-1, 1-1 ACC).

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