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Edge rusher Rashad Weaver registered 35 tackles, 14.5 of which were for a loss of yardage, on top of 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020.

Prediction: Final NFL draft destinations for Pitt stars

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt has one of its most exciting draft classes of the last few years with numerous Panthers sporting a chance at hearing their name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Members of the “Pitt Twitter” community gather to tailgate outside of Heinz Field before a Pitt football game in 2019.

Panthers fans share drinking traditions before games at Heinz Field

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Football, tailgating and alcohol — a trio that never separates for many Pitt fans. Three fans spoke with The Pitt News to share some of their favorite drinking and tailgating traditions on Panther gamedays at Heinz Field.
Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman reacts after his bench press performance, pumping out 40 reps of 225 pounds on Wednesday.

Twyman, former Panthers showcase athleticism at 2021 Pitt Football Pro Day

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 19, 2021
Pitt hosted 16 football players for its pro day on Wednesday, with Jaylen Twyman’s ridiculous performance on the bench press stealing the show.
Pitt fell 45-3 during its game against Notre Dame on Oct. 24.

Column | Panthers must embrace Notre Dame rivalry

By Eddie Lasker, Staff Writer March 12, 2021
Getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, staff writer Eddie Lasker argues Pitt fans must embrace an underappreciated, historic football rivalry with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Bobby Grier was a fullback and linebacker, and only Black player on the team in 1956, for Pitt football from 1952-55.  Now, he is 88 years old, and known as the man who integrated the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2, 1956.

Column | Bobby Grier belongs in the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame immediately

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Legendary Pitt football alum Bobby Grier, who integrated the Sugar Bowl in 1956, must be part of Pitt Athletics’ next Hall of Fame class
Dabo Swinney, head coach of the Clemson Tigers.

Column | Expanding College Football Playoff exciting idea, but not calculated

By Dalton Coppola, For The Pitt News February 19, 2021
Fans have begged for an eight-team College Football Playoff for years, but Dalton Coppola argues it would simply delay the inevitable and dilute the importance of the regular season.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett chose to forgo the NFL Draft and return for a fifth year- Staff Writer Carson Zaremski would grant him a 96 for throw power in EA Sports’ College Football.

Pitt football’s fictional video game ratings

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
The players will be rated out of 100, based on the more specific attribute ratings they would get in the game.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a first-down reception as he is hit by Cleveland Browns defensive back T.J. Carrie in the first quarter, Dec. 15, 2019, at State Farm Stadium.

Column | History, location make Pitt a football school

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
A football town isn’t complete without a college-level program, which has culminated in Pitt’s identity as a “football school.”
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi.

Satire: The love-hate relationship between Pitt fans and Pat Narduzzi

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 10, 2021
Relationships go through their fair share of ups and downs, and nothing exemplifies that love-hate connection more than Panther Nation and Pat Narduzzi.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Prediction: Mahomes, Chiefs will go back-to-back on Sunday

By Sam Krimins, Staff Writer February 5, 2021
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to take down the defending Super Bowl champs the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday.
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