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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 9, 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.
Of the 21 commits, nine chose to enroll early at Pitt and are already here on campus, taking classes and working out with the football team.

Pitt football hoping offensive line gets boost on Signing Day

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
Pitt football hopes to secure the final two pieces of its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
The Atlantic Coast Conference revealed Pitt football’s 2021 schedule on Thursday, reverting back to a traditional 12-game slate after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a one-game reduction in 2020.

2021 Pitt football schedule released, featuring 7 home matchups

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 29, 2021
The ACC revealed Pitt football’s 2021 schedule on Thursday, featuring a seven-game home slate that includes defending conference champion Clemson.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner scores in the first half against the Cleveland Browns during the NFL wild card playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Panthers in the NFL: 2021 Playoff Edition

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer January 29, 2021
See how Pitt alums have performed in the postseason for this edition of Panthers in the NFL:
Pitt’s defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver (pictured) and Patrick Jones II received AP All-America honors on Monday.

Weaver, Jones II earn AP All-America honors

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 31, 2020
As Pitt’s redshirt senior defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver and Patrick Jones II prepare for the NFL draft, they have both received a huge boost to their resumes.
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