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Panther defense makes up for offensive woes to beat Syracuse 21-10

Paris Ford celebrates after making an interception in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Syracuse.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 19, 2020

In a game marked by offensive mishaps, Pitt (2-0, 1-0 ACC) beat conference rival Syracuse (0-2, 0-2 ACC) 21-10.

Preview: Panthers to squash Orange

Staff writer Tyler Mathes predicts Pitt will win this Saturday vs. Syracuse.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Coming off of a thunderous 55-0 win over Austin Peay to open the season, the Pitt Panthers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) host the Syracuse Orange (0-1, 0-1 ACC) tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. at Heinz Field. 

Panthers in the Pros: Week 1

Tyler Boyd got his season off to a slow start, totaling only 33 yards on four receptions against the Los Angeles Chargers.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

The 2020 NFL season got underway last weekend, with numerous former Panthers shaking off the rust of the offseason and seeing the field for the first time since last winter. Here’s a rundown of how Pitt’s former players fared in the season’s commencing action.

Myles Alston looks to bring versatility for Pitt receiving corps

Wide receiver Myles Alston is the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Ocean Lakes wide receiver Myles Alston became the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class when he tweeted his commitment in April.

Narduzzi talks gameday procedures, rushing attack and Syracuse at latest presser

Head coach Pat Narduzzi addressed questions about the team’s first game, COVID-19 precautions, and the upcoming Syracuse game from reporters on Monday during his weekly press conference.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

Narduzzi said that coming out of the tunnel to an empty Heinz Field felt different, expecting to see the band, cheerleaders and dance team forming a lane onto the field.

Pandemic Panthers: Reliving Pitt’s 1918 national championship amid the Spanish flu

Pitt’s 1918 football team won the national championship amid the Spanish flu pandemic.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Even in an era where players didn’t wear helmets on the field, fans still had the sense to wear masks off of it.

2020 college football rule changes: what you need to know

The NCAA has extended the sidelines that players can be in when they aren’t in the game from the 25-yard line to the 15.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

The biggest game-day change — the absence of fans — was impossible to miss. But you might not have noticed some of the many small details that the NCAA and ACC have implemented this year to maintain safety and enhance gameplay. Here’s what you need to know.

Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay

Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

As Pitt’s football team ramped up to an uneasy, mid-pandemic season opener, questions still surrounded the team dubbed as a possible ACC dark-horse competitor. Unfortunately for Austin Peay, no answers were to be had.

Panthers trounce Governors at empty Heinz Field to open season

The Panthers opened the season with a 55-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors on Saturday.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 12, 2020

The Panthers opened the season with a 55-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors filled with highlights on both sides of the ball.

Panther Pitt left in limbo during pandemic play

Students and fans will not be allowed to attend football games, at least for the month of September.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

After the COVID-19 pandemic drove fans from the stands of football stadiums, it left fans in limbo. But Pitt’s student section is trying to recreate some of the community sports creates.

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