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Photos: Pitt football vs. Austin Peay

Photos: Pitt football vs. Austin Peay
September 14, 2020

Pitt played without a single fan in attendance Saturday. The Panthers opened the season with a 55-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.

2020 college football rule changes: what you need to know

The NCAA has extended the sidelines that players can be in when they aren’t in the game from the 25-yard line to the 15.
September 13, 2020
The biggest game-day change — the absence of fans — was impossible to miss. But you might not have noticed some of the many small details that the NCAA and ACC have implemented this year to maintain safety and enhance gameplay. Here’s what you need to know.

Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay

Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay
September 13, 2020
As Pitt’s football team ramped up to an uneasy, mid-pandemic season opener, questions still surrounded the team dubbed as a possible ACC dark-horse competitor. Unfortunately for Austin Peay, no answers were to be had.

Panthers trounce Governors at empty Heinz Field to open season

The Panthers opened the season with a 55-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors on Saturday.
September 12, 2020
The Panthers opened the season with a 55-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors filled with highlights on both sides of the ball.

Panther Pitt left in limbo during pandemic play

Students and fans will not be allowed to attend football games, at least for the month of September.
September 11, 2020
After the COVID-19 pandemic drove fans from the stands of football stadiums, it left fans in limbo. But Pitt’s student section is trying to recreate some of the community sports creates.

Preview: Panthers to coast by Governors

The NCAA will be adopting different protocols this season to try and keep players and personnel safe from COVID-19, including encouraging same-day travel, using electronic whistles and limiting attendance.
September 11, 2020
Narduzzi’s squad will suit up for the first time on Saturday, hosting the Austin Peay Governors at Heinz Field.

Pitt prepares for new slate of intramural sports this fall

Pitt will hold intramural sports in the Cost Sports Center, Trees Hall and Fitzgerald Field House. The capacity at each event during game time will be 25 people.
September 8, 2020
Pitt has offered a modified slate of intramural sports that will begin play in late September.

Column | The Pirates are sinking, abandon ship?

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams pitches against the Cleveland Indians during an exhibition game at Progressive Field.
September 6, 2020
To be an awful team is one thing, but to be an awful team with the worst series of injuries in the major leagues is another. The four starting pitchers remaining from the 2019 team have barely played.

2020 ACC football power rankings

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (03) tackles Syracuse running back Jarveon Howard (28) during the 2018 matchup with the Orange at Heinz Field.
September 6, 2020
College football is back — the first eight FBS games of the season took place this weekend, giving fans a glimpse of what a season amid the COVID-19 pandemic will look like. While the nation’s most prestigious conference, the SEC, won’t kick off until Sept. 26, the ACC and Big 12 will debut the first Power Five conference games this week.

Pitt placed in geographic pods for remainder of fall sports

Panthers volleyball will start its season late with its first match on Sept. 25 in Syracuse, New York, against the Orange.
September 6, 2020
After ensuring that the fall football season was feasible amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Coast Conference moved to establish guidelines for the five other fall sports its member schools play.
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