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Rotstein: Despite losses, football will improve

Head Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season hoping to take the next step and reach the ACC Championship Game. Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2017

As the Pitt men’s basketball team tries to recover from a mass exodus of graduating players, transfers and dismissals, the Pitt football team will be dealing with its own loss of talent next season. Just don’t confuse the two. While the Panthers’ hoops roster for next season looks like a barren...

The next chapter: Conner’s story continues in Pittsburgh

James Conner fires up the Panthers before their Oct. 8 game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

Sitting with friends and family in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, James Conner watched as the NFL Draft progressed through the first three rounds. Conner — a projected fifth or sixth round pick — probably wasn’t surprised he was still on the board. But as the night came to a close, the Pitt ...

Arizona Cardinals draft Pitt OL Dorian Johnson

Dorian Johnson is the second Panther to be selected in the draft, behind running back James Conner. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photgrapher

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 29, 2017

The Arizona Cardinals selected Pitt offensive lineman Dorian Johnson in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. Johnson was expected to go in the second or third rounds of the draft, but dropped into the fourth after a recently discovered liver condition. “[Friday] night, I had GM’s tell me th...

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