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Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

The 61-year-old Whipple, who brings almost 40 years of coaching experience to the table, will look to mentor quarterback Kenny Pickett (pictured) in an effort to revitalize Pitt's 92nd-ranked offense.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

After 10 days without an offensive coordinator, the wait for a new Pitt play-caller is over — the football program announced Monday that Mark Whipple will fill the position.

Panthers come up short to Stanford in Sun Bowl, 14-13

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett, pictured here against Virginia Tech , led all players with 136 passing yards in Pitt's Sun Bowl loss to Stanford.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018

Despite out-gaining its opponent in nearly every facet of the game, the Pitt football team fell to Stanford, 14-13, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl Monday afternoon, thus failing to crack .500 for the second straight season.

Panthers vs. Cardinal: Natural Selection at Work?

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett gets tackled during the team’s 42-10 loss to Clemson Saturday night.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

It’s official, Pitt will be playing Stanford in the Sun Bowl, the Panthers first bowl game in two years. After two tough loses, it will be the perfect place for Pitt’s seniors to leave their mark on the program.

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates the team’s victory over Pitt with the ACC Championship trophy in his hand.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

The Panthers were held back by several factors, but there were a few bright spots to build on for the season finale and next year.

Panthers to take on Stanford in Sun Bowl

Quadree Henderson kneels on the Yankee Stadium field during the 2016 New Era Pinstripe Bowl — Pitt's last bowl game appearance, which ended in a 31-24 loss to Northwestern.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018

The Pitt football team will take on Stanford in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, Dec. 31.

Clemson clobbers Pitt, 42-10, in ACC Championship

Senior running back Qadree Ollison leaps into the end zone during Saturday night's 42-10 loss to Clemson.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018

In the end, the same weaknesses that plagued the Panthers all season — an anemic passing game and a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot — materialized Saturday night.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett, pictured here against Virginia Tech , led all players with 136 passing yards in Pitt's Sun Bowl loss to Stanford.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Pitt Football is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. After coming up just short of No. 3 Notre Dame and then getting blown out by unranked Miami, no one is sure what to expect from the Panthers this weekend.

Takeaways: Pitt reverted back to its old self against Miami

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett fumbles the ball during Pitt’s game against Virginia Tech earlier this month.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

While Pitt’s 24-3 loss against Miami on Saturday was far from good, the implications weren’t too bad. Aside from snapping its four game win streak, the loss will likely drop them from the top 25 rankings and give them a lesser bowl game. But Pitt will still be playing in the ACC Championship on Saturday.

Hurricanes blow Pitt away, 24-3, in regular-season finale

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett ran in two  touchdowns during the Panthers' victory over Miami at Heinz Field last year. This year, Pitt lost in a game of ugly offenses. (Photo via Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics)

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 24, 2018

The Panthers didn’t look like themselves at Miami Saturday afternoon, earning just 200 total yards of offense and falling 24-3 to the Hurricanes.

Takeaways from Pitt’s Coastal-clinching win over Wake Forest

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett carries the ball during the Panthers’ victory against the Virginia Tech Hokies Nov. 10.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The Pitt football team whipped Wake Forest Saturday, 34-13, to earn the Panthers’ first-ever ACC Coastal title.

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