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Former Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada hired by Steelers

Former Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada hired by Steelers

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Matt Canada, who orchestrated one of the most prolific offenses in Pitt football history during his lone season in 2016, was hired as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterbacks coach Wednesday morning.

Damar Hamlin granted fifth year, will return for 2020 season

Damar Hamlin granted fifth year, will return for 2020 season

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Damar Hamlin’s waiver request was granted by the NCAA Wednesday afternoon, meaning the star safety will return for Pitt’s 2020 season.

Pitt legend Jimbo Covert selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pitt legend Jimbo Covert selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Pitt football legend Jimbo Covert, who played offensive tackle for the Panthers from 1978-82 and then for the Chicago Bears from 1983-90, was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wednesday morning.

Pitt back V’Lique Carter to enter NCAA transfer portal

Pitt back V’Lique Carter to enter NCAA transfer portal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

V’Lique Carter, who recently finished up his sophomore season for Pitt football, will enter the NCAA transfer portal.

Panthers in the pros: NFL Divisional Playoffs

Panthers in the pros: NFL Divisional Playoffs

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

Panther football came to a close two weeks ago with a win over Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still plenty of football for fans to consume. 

On paper, Pitt football set to improve in 2020

On paper, Pitt football set to improve in 2020

By Henry Jackson, For the Pitt News

January 9, 2020

Centered on a strong core of returning starters, and with a promising class of incoming recruits, Pitt looks to remain solid on defense and improve its offensive productivity next season.

Hope, expectations and the dilemma of Pitt football

Hope, expectations and the dilemma of Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 6, 2020

Despite finishing the season with Pat Narduzzi’s first bowl win, Pitt football still finished as it has nearly every season for the past 30 years — unranked and with five or more losses. Should we expect more?

Former Arizona State QB Joey Yellen to join Panthers

Former Arizona State QB Joey Yellen to join Panthers

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

Pitt football added a potentially vital transfer on Thursday afternoon, as former Arizona State quarterback Joey Yellen will be joining the Panthers starting in the spring semester.

Last-minute heroics lift Pitt over EMU in Quick Lane Bowl, 34-30

Last-minute heroics lift Pitt over EMU in Quick Lane Bowl, 34-30

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Sports Writer

December 27, 2019

Despite committing the same mistakes that plagued them all season, the Panthers managed to escape Detroit with something new for the program — their first bowl win under head coach Pat Narduzzi, defeating Eastern Michigan 34-30.

Pitt to face Eastern Michigan in Quick Lane Bowl

Pitt to face Eastern Michigan in Quick Lane Bowl

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

The Panthers accepted an invitation to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit against Mid-American Conference opponent Eastern Michigan on Dec. 26. 

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