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Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

Former Pitt defensive lineman Aaron Donald has committed a seven-figure donation to the Pitt Football Championship Fund.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

After signing the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history, Aaron Donald gave some of that money back to the Pitt football program last Friday with a seven-figure donation.

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

Former Pitt running back and 2018 leading rusher Qadree Ollison made an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” show Tuesday morning to discuss his view that Pitt is RBU.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison recently asserted his case for Pitt as the premier producer of backfield talent.

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

Junior running back A. J. Davis (21) and sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) celebrate during Pitt’s spring Blue-Gold game on Saturday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

Redshirt senior Tre Tipton (5) makes his second receiving touchdown for Blue at Saturday's Blue-Gold game.

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.

Pitt’s new football helmets put Shop412 on defense


By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

April 13, 2019

When "412" made its way onto Pitt’s new football helmets in a redesign unveiled last Sunday, local retailer Shop412 was quick to protest.

Everything you need to know for Saturday’s Blue-Gold game

Kenny Pickett completed 13 of 23 passes for 140 yards and an interception in 2018's Blue and Gold Spring Game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Pitt’s annual Blue-Gold game is this Saturday, marking the end of spring practice and pitting teammates against each other in a full regulation-style, four-quarter scrimmage between two teams drafted from the team’s roster.

Recruiting roundup: Champagnie chooses Pitt

Men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel aims to restore the team to its former powerhouse status.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

With the men’s basketball season officially over and spring football in full swing, it’s time for some more recruiting news for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Panthers show off at Pitt’s NFL Pro Day

After the combine, gave Qadree Ollison an overall rating of 4.93, putting him in the second-lowest category a player can get.

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Pitt held its annual Pro Day on Wednesday to give seniors who weren’t invited to the NFL Combine a chance to perform in front of NFL Scouts.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Byron Murphy returns the interception 66 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter against Utah Nov. 30, 2018, in Santa Clara, California. The University of Washington beat the University of Utah 10-3.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

With the NFL Scouting Combine in the books, it’s time to re-evaluate our first mock draft based on all that has taken place over the past month.

Keeping up with Pitt’s recruiting trail

Pitt Men’s Basketball currently has four-star small forward Gerald Drumgoole and three-star power forward Karim Coulibaly committed for the 2019 season.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The Pitt News teamed up with Pitt Recruiting to bring you all the recruiting information you need to know to keep up with Pitt Athletics.

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