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Take 5: Once and future Panthers

 Pitt football offensive coordinator Mark Whipple on the sideline at the team’s annual Spring Game.

July 1, 2019

The 2019-20 season gets closer every day. In this column, our sports staff salutes the departed women’s tennis program, guesses at the effect that an NCAA rule change will have on Panther basketball and looks at the future of a former Pitt running back.

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

Former Pitt tailback Qadree Ollison escapes a shoestring tackle during the ACC Championship game.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

June 29, 2019

Qadree Ollison ran rampant in his final season as a Panther, guiding his team to its first ever Coastal title. Now he’ll look to add even more firepower to an already loaded Falcon offense.

Pitt football training center renamed for Aaron Donald

Ram’s defensive tackle Aaron Donald at Heinz Field during the annual Blue-Gold game.

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

June 25, 2019

The ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex at the South Side practice facility is now officially the “Aaron Donald Football Performance Center.”

Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

Pitt football’s class of 2020 is currently ranked 23rd in the country.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

The Panthers had their best day in a while on Saturday, when six football recruits committed to Pitt’s football program.

Projecting Pitt football’s 2019 season

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett scrambles during Pitt’s 2018 loss to Penn State.

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

June 5, 2019

The start of Pitt football is still nearly three months away but with the roster and schedule locked in, it’s never too early to start making predictions for the upcoming season.

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

The college football season is fast approaching, but basketball recruiting news commands the headlines for the Pittsburgh Panthers — most of it bad.

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

Former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to tight end Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sept. 1, 2011.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Many of Pitt’s great players have come through the WPIAL pipeline. Now, is Pitt struggling to win local stars to its football and basketball teams?

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

Dewayne Hendrix, pictured here sacking Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in 2017, was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

Pitt running back Quadree Ollison (30) was drafted with the 152nd overall pick by Atlanta in the 2019 NFL Draft.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

Football head coach Patrick Narduzzi had the opportunity to interact with potential recruits at Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring game.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Pitt football added a couple recruits to its class of 2020, while Capel's basketball club looks to round out its remaining scholarship offers for the 2019 season.

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