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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.”

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

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

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.

Pitt to Pros: Donald dominates NFL

Aaron Donald won four national defensive awards in his senior season at Pitt. (TPN File Photo)

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 relentless competitor playing for the Los Angeles Rams. According to Chris Lasala, Pitt’s associat...

Whitehead, Ollison earn ACC Rookie of the Year awards

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

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 All-ACC teams, freshman safety Jordan Whitehead earned the ACC overall and defensive rookie of the year...

AP ranking a sign of things to come for Pitt football

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

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 Pat Narduzzi and his Pitt Panthers garnered recognition in the Associated Press’ national poll,...

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

AD's has become a popular destination for Pitt students. Mason Lazarcheff | Staff Videographer

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 for the Toledo Rockets. They mulled over St. Louis, where Aaron was currently located, playing d...

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 restaurant and bar's opening on Dec. 6 via his Twitter account, but had not specified a date.AD's Pittsburg...

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 Aaron Donald’s Pittsburgh Cafe, according to Aaron Donald.“No, not open yet,” he said on April 1. “...

Fitzgerald, Donald named honorary coaches in Spring Game

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2015

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 annual Blue-Gold Spring Game.“Larry and Aaron are not only legendary Panthers, but also two of the el...

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 rookie of the year award as well.Fitzgerald's award recognizes a player who demonstrates qualities of ...

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