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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Ram’s defensive tackle Aaron Donald at Heinz Field during the annual Blue-Gold game.

Pitt football training center renamed for Aaron Donald

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.”
Former Pitt defensive lineman Aaron Donald has committed a seven-figure donation to the Pitt Football Championship Fund.

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 17, 2019
After signing the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history, Aaron Donald gave some of that money back to the Pitt football program last Friday with a seven-figure donation.
Aaron Donald won four national defensive awards in his senior season at Pitt. (TPN File Photo)

Pitt to Pros: Donald dominates NFL

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer February 15, 2018

Before Aaron Donald was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, he spent his Saturdays terrorizing college quarterbacks at Heinz Field. In the NFL, Donald has a reputation of being a hard worker and...

Jordan Whitehead is the first defensive player to win ACC Rookie of the Year since 1996. 
Jeff Ahearn |Assistant Visual Editor

Whitehead, Ollison earn ACC Rookie of the Year awards

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor December 1, 2015

The Pitt football team swept the conference’s rookie of the year awards Tuesday, becoming the first team in ACC history to take both rookie honors. One day after the Panthers placed eight players on...

Narduzzi has lead Pitt into the top 25 college football teams of the NCAA.  Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

AP ranking a sign of things to come for Pitt football

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor October 19, 2015

The Chicago Cubs are in the playoffs. Donald Trump is running for president. And Pitt football is ranked in the AP poll. What a time to be alive. Following a win on Saturday at Georgia Tech, head coach...

ADs has become a popular destination for Pitt students. Mason Lazarcheff | Staff Videographer

Dining guide: Rookie of the year: AD’s establishing itself in first year on campus

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor September 30, 2015

When discussing their joint dream of opening a restaurant and bar, brothers Aaron and Archie Donald considered three locations. They tossed around the idea of Toledo, where Archie played college football...

AD’s Pittsburgh Cafe to open Saturday at 5 p.m.

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor April 17, 2015

AD's Pittsburgh Cafe, located on Meyran Avenue, will open on Saturday at 5 p.m., according to Aaron Donald's brother and co-manager, Archie Donald.Former Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald announced the...

AD’s Pittsburgh Cafe: Coming soon to Oakland

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor April 9, 2015

Students who recently walked along Meyran Avenue may have seen the large white “H2P Cafe” sign hanging above the restaurant formerly known as Winghart’s.Students can soon enter the restaurant, now...

Fitzgerald, Donald named honorary coaches in Spring Game

The stars will be out at Highmark Stadium on April 18, as Pitt announced that former Panthers and current NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald and Aaron Donald will serve as honorary head coaches for the program’s...

Panthers in the NFL win postseason awards

Panthers in the NFL win postseason awards

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor January 31, 2015

Arizona Cardinals and former Pitt wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald won the inaugural Art Rooney award on Saturday night. St. Louis Rams rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald won the Associated Press defensive...

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