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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Senior quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) celebrates after a touchdown against Virginia Tech at Acrisure Stadium on Oct 8.

Kedon Slovis heads to transfer portal, quickly replaced by Phil Jurkovec

By Brian Sherry, Senior Staff Writer December 5, 2022
Pitt experienced significant changes to the 2023 roster on Monday. Senior quarterback Kedon Slovis intends to enter the transfer portal. But Pitt quickly found his replacement in former Boston College senior quarterback Phil Jurkovec.
Senior linebacker SirVocea Dennis (7) and junior linebacker Bangally Kamara (11) celebrate during Pitt footballs game against Duke Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt football to play in Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl against No. 18 UCLA

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2022
Pitt football accepted a bid for the 2022 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers are set to square off against No. 18 UCLA in El Paso on Dec. 30.
UNC defensive back Cam’Ron Kelly (9) and Pitt redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Calijah Kancey (8) collide during Thursday’s football game vs. UNC.

Pitt’s Calijah Kancey named ACC Defensive Player of the Year

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor December 1, 2022
The ACC awards committee voted Pitt’s junior defensive tackle Calijah Kancey as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. Kancey is the second Panther to ever bring home the award since Pitt started competing in the ACC in the 2013-14 season.
Pitt football players tackle Duke quarterback Jordan Moore (8) during Pitts game against Duke Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Column | Football season reflections

By David Scott, Staff Writer November 28, 2022
Pitt football finished 8-4 in the regular season, but their performance left some fans disappointed. Staff Writer David Scott reflects on the Panthers’ 2022 regular season.
Senior quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) celebrates after a touchdown against Virginia Tech at Acrisure Stadium on Oct 8.

Takeaways | Both offense and defense shine in Pitt’s victory over Miami

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer November 27, 2022
Following Pitt’s 42-16 victory against Miami on Saturday, Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti gives his takeaways on the team’s defensive depth and their best offensive performance of the season.
Quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes the ball off to junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island on Sept. 24.

Panthers finish regular season on a high note, dominate Hurricanes 42-16

By Brian Sherry, Senior Staff Writer November 26, 2022
Pitt football closed out its regular season with a dominating road win over the Miami Hurricanes. Senior wide receiver Jared Wayne stole the show, racking up 199 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Redshirt junior defensive back M.J. Devonshire (12) tackles Duke wide receiver Sahmir Hagans (85) during Pitt footballs game against Duke Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Photos: Pitt football beats Duke 28-26

By Ethan Shulman and Hannah Wilson November 19, 2022

The Pitt Panthers defeated the Duke Blue Devils 28-26 at Acrisure Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Redshirt senior defensive back Erick Hallett II (31) stands on the field surrounded by pigeons during Pitt footballs game against Duke Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt endures late push from Blue Devils, defeats Duke 28-26 on Senior Day

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2022
The Panthers welcomed the Duke Blue Devils for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon. Pitt gave its seniors a reason to celebrate, taking down the Blue Devils 28-26. Junior running back Israel Abanikanda finished the game with 117 yards rushing.
Quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes the ball off to junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island on Sept. 24.

Preview | Pitt football prepares to take on Duke in battle of potent rushing games

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Pitt plays its final home game of the season this Saturday at noon against Duke. Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti breaks down what to watch for this weekend including the potent rushing attacks, the turnover battle and more.
Pitt footballs.

Preview | ACC bowl game predictions

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer November 15, 2022
With two games left in the regular season, bowl games are on the horizon for the majority of ACC teams. Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes gives his bowl prediction for every team in the conference, including Pitt’s possible trip to the Pinstripe Bowl.
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