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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Duke running back Mataeo Durant (21) and Pitt defensive back Brandon Hill (9) collide as Durant holds the ball during Saturday’s game at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Column | Panthers overcome slow start, demolish Duke

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 8, 2021
Pitt pulled away from Duke in the second half to win 54-29 on Saturday. Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers need to eradicate slow starts and make some changes on offense in order to stay ahead of the chaotic Coastal Division.
Pitt’s Brandon Hill (9), David Green (2), Sirvocea Dennis (7) and Wendell Davis (20) run down the field at Saturday’s game against Clemson University at Heinz Field.

Column | Pitt flips the script in 27-17 win over Clemson

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
The Panthers seized a program-changing opportunity in a resounding 27-17 win over Clemson. Staff writer Frankie Richetti argues that, despite the magnitude of the opponent, players and coaches alike know this season is in their control.
A UNH football player attempts to tackle sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda during the Pitt vs. UNH game in September.

Column | Key pieces break out for Pitt in 28-7 win over Virginia Tech

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Staff writer Frankie Richetti argues that, after struggling through the first five games, key position groups and players turned in breakout performances for Pitt football in a 28-7 win over Virginia Tech this weekend.
Sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda (2) carries the football against the New Hampshire Wildcats at Heinz Field on Sept. 25.

Panthers go down to Blacksburg and make a statement, defeat Hokies 28-7

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor October 16, 2021
The Panthers (5-1, 2-0 ACC) hit the road for a game with major implications and dominated the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-3, 1-1 ACC).
Sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda (2) at Pitt football’s training camp on Thursday.

Uncertainty surrounding defensive back, kicker positions as Pitt football wraps up training camp

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor August 26, 2021
After three consecutive days north of 80 degrees accompanied by high humidity, head coach Pat Narduzzi and his staff concluded training camp Thursday.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett, in his first game back from injury, completed 21 of 27 passes for 210 yards Saturday.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football’s 2020 prospects

By Dalton Miller and Sam Krimins February 7, 2020
With Pitt’s 2020 football roster set in stone after Wednesday’s National Signing Day, it’s time to assess some of the Panthers’ top storylines entering next season.
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