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Narduzzi talks Syracuse, rivalry at press conference

The Panthers will face their old Big East rivals at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi spoke with assembled media about the long-standing rivalry between the Panthers and Syracuse on Monday afternoon.

Preseason favorite Virginia grabs top spot in Coastal power rankings

A narrow loss at Happy Valley, snapping UCF’s regular season streak, and nailbiter victory over Duke have contributed to Pitt’s ranking.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

As temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall, college football kicks into high gear. It’s around this time that audiences start to see contenders and pretenders for who they are — a fact which certainly holds true for the ACC Coastal. Six weeks into the season and the division is once again wide open.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt basketball awaits a quartet of commitments

The Panthers are in a prime position to add two four-star players to the roster next season.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The Pittsburgh Panthers men’s basketball team has already secured its first commitment to the class of 2020 and now looks to add more elite talent. It recently brought in one of the most talented recruits in Pennsylvania and is in striking distance of a significant number of program-altering prospects. Pitt’s football team has also continued to strengthen its class of 2020 by stealing a highly touted recruit from bitter rival West Virginia.

Football Takeaways: Ford, defense shine again

With three sacks, Pitt’s front seven put up the most tackles behind the line on Duke quarterback Quentin Harris for the season during Saturday’s 33-30 victory over the Blue Devils.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Paris Ford led another quality performance from Pitt's defense, but the offense must find more consistency if the Panthers want to run the table.

Pitt football’s “Cardiac Cats” steal a win at Duke

Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw the ball 34 times in just the first half at Duke on Saturday.

By Michael Elesimogun, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

After building a 26-3 lead early in the third quarter, it looked like the Panthers (4-2, 1-1 ACC) were going to cruise over the Duke Blue Devils (3-2, 1-1 ACC) for their first ACC win of the season.

Prediction: Pitt, Kessman to pull through against Duke

Sophomore tackle Jaylen Twyman (97) leads the Panthers with six sacks on the season.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

In this week’s football game against Duke, a game-winning kick could be the difference as the Panthers barely survive going into their bye week.

Pitt football needs to regroup, refine before Duke

Redshirt sophomore Todd Sibley Jr. put up 106 yards rushing against Delaware on Saturday, making him the first Pitt halfback to break the century mark on a game this season.

By Elliot Borawski, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Pitt football suffered — if that’s even possible — a disappointing win on Saturday afternoon against Delaware. And as the ACC schedule looms, the Panthers have to clean up the mistakes in order to avoid a letdown against Duke.

Short-handed Panthers narrowly escape over Delaware, 17-14

V'Lique Carter catches a touchdown pass to put Pitt up 7-0.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 28, 2019

Though the Panthers’ defense came through with another dominating performance, penalties and turnovers nearly led to a shocking Pitt loss. In the end, the Panthers narrowly escaped with a 17-14 victory.

Prediction: Panthers to feast on Blue Hens

Kenny Pickett threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in Pitt's bowl victory over Eastern Michigan.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

In their final non-conference game this season, Pitt football gets the opportunity to catch its breath with an FCS Delaware opponent before getting into the true test of conference play.

Narduzzi presser: With the Blue Hens, it’s personal

Coach Pat Narduzzi’s Panthers will play against the University of Delaware’s Fightin Blue Hens on Saturday.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Pat Narduzzi remembers nearly everything about losing the Division II National Championship to Delaware as a 13-year-old ball boy for his father’s YSU team.

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