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Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

Miami Hurricanes defensive back Trajan Bandy wears the team’s iconic turnover chain.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

After stealing the ACC Coastal crown in 2018, the Panthers will be hard-pressed to finish above any of the division’s top three teams this season.

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

Redshirt junior defensive lineman Rashad Weaver, 17, tore his ACL in training camp this summer. He will be sitting out this season.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

From snagging heralded recruits to hiring new coaches and seeing former players get drafted, Pitt athletics saw several crucial developments take place over the summer.

Pitt Football faces uphill battle to defend Coastal title

Pitt’s backfield will likely be led by junior halfback AJ Davis (21).

By Trent Leonard, Senior Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

The Panthers outperformed expectations last season. This season, pundits are overlooking them once again.

Recruiting roundup: Pitt edges closer to star recruits

Coach Narduzzi landed his first commit for the football class of 2021 with three-star outside linebacker Nahki Johnson.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

August 21, 2019

The college football season is just around the corner, but men’s basketball recruiting news takes center stage for the Pittsburgh Panthers in our final recruiting roundup of the summer.

Panthers up for the challenge in football opener

Pitt’s backfield will likely be led by junior halfback AJ Davis (21).

By Trent Leonard, Senior Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

The Panthers will instead play an immensely consequential division game against one of the toughest opponents on their schedule, the Virginia Cavaliers.

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.

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