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Pitt men’s basketball, football hit with NCAA probation

Former men's basketball head coach Kevin Stallings was one of two coaches cited by the NCAA as having committed violations.
February 20, 2020
The NCAA announced at noon Thursday that both then Pitt men’s basketball and football programs committed infractions from Aug. 2015 to March 2018.

‘I’m here at Pitt’: Narduzzi squashes MSU speculation

Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi called the NCAA
February 6, 2020
After rumors of Narduzzi heading to Michigan State started to swirl after Dantonio’s retirement Tuesday, the Pitt head coach put those notions to bed Wednesday, both with a press conference and an A+ tweet.

Pitt getting back on track with latest recruiting cycle

Men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel added five-star combo guard Jalen Hood-Schifino in late December. Capel is looking to score the highest ranked class of his tenure at Pitt.
January 30, 2020
The latest Pitt recruiting cycle has been unusually generous, with both football and basketball nabbing some of their highest rated recruits in recent memory.

Former Pitt back Conner to release autobiography

Pittsburgh Panthers then-running back James Conner dives to score a 14-yard touchdown against Duke in the first overtime at Heinz Field on Nov. 1, 2014. Duke won 51-48 in double overtime. 
Lake Fong/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT
January 24, 2020
Former Pitt running back James Conner announced via Twitter yesterday that he has written a book detailing his bout with cancer while still enrolled at Pitt and his return to the field the following season.

A way-too-early prediction of Pitt’s 2020 season

The Panthers are bringing back 17 starters, including defensive studs Paris Ford, Jalen Twyman, Damar Hamlin and Patrick Jones II, for the 2020 season.
January 23, 2020
Pitt football’s 2020 schedule was finalized Wednesday morning, meaning the time is ripe to wildly speculate on how the Panthers’ season will unfold.

Full 2020 Pitt football schedule announced

Pitt football's ACC schedule was revealed Wednesday.
January 22, 2020
Pitt football’s 2020 schedule was finalized Wednesday morning as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its agenda.

Former Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada hired by Steelers

In Matt Canada’s one season overseeing the Pitt offense, the Panthers set a school record by averaging 42 points per game.
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

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (3) takes the Boston College halfback off his feet during Pitt’s 26-19 loss to the Eagles.
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

Jim Covert celebrates the retirement of his number, 75, from Pitt Football.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer
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

 Sophomore wide receiver V'lique Carter (19) pulls in his first receiving touchdown catch out of a streak from the backfield during Pitt's 17-14 win over Delaware.
January 14, 2020
V’Lique Carter, who recently finished up his sophomore season for Pitt football, will enter the NCAA transfer portal.
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