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Keyshon Camp (10) and John Morgan III (6) embrace after a defensive play during the ACC Championship football game.

Column | ACC title game win sets up Pitt football for long term success

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
In Saturday’s ACC Championship win over Wake Forest, Pitt earned its first outright conference title in program history. This victory sets the Panthers up for success well into the future, staff writer Frankie Richetti argues.
Pitt students celebrate Pitts Saturday night ACC Championship win against Wake Forest University at the intersection of Forbes and Oakland avenues.

Editorial | Pitt deserves to celebrate our football victory

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 6, 2021
Having a good football team is something tangible that everyone can rally around to support, and after a difficult couple years, we deserve to celebrate it.
Fans at Saturday evenings ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, North Carolina.

‘Fantastic’: Fans celebrate after Pitt wins first ACC Football Championship

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2021
Pitt fans swarmed the Queen City and celebrated as their No. 17 Panthers beat No. 18 Wake Forest on Saturday evening.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) holds up the ACC Championship trophy as the Pitt Panthers are showered in confetti.

Pitt defense locks down Hartman, wins first ever ACC Football Championship

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2021
Pitt capped off its most memorable season in recent history with a 45-21 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game.
Sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda after scoring at the ACC Championship Game on Saturday night.

Pitt football claims first ACC football title

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2021
For the first time in its history, Pitt football is the ACC football champion, after taking down Wake Forest 45-21 on Saturday night.
Pitt alumnus Tony Lupinetti (left) and former Pitt football player Troy Washington (right) pose at the ACC Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon.

Photos: ACC Football Fan Fest

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor December 4, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds of Pitt fans, as well as Wake Forest fans, attended ACC Fan Fest Saturday afternoon in Charlotte’s Romare Bearden Park. Games, food and all of the ACC team mascots contributed...

The skyline of Charlotte, North Carolina, looks over the ACC Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon.

‘Pittsburgh has invaded Charlotte’: Former players, alumni have high expectations for ACC Championship game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2021
Pitt football is experiencing its most successful season in recent history, reaching the 10-win threshold for the first time in four decades. There’s buzz and an expectation for greatness surrounding the team that many liken to the legendary teams of Pitt’s heyday in the ‘80s.
Staff cleans up after the ACC Football Fan Fest on Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, the night before No. 17 Pitt plays in the ACC Championship against No. 18 Wake Forest.

Pitt fans take Charlotte by storm on eve of ACC Championship

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 3, 2021
The seven-hour road trip Friday through West Virginia’s country roads and Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia was no match for Panther fans barreling toward the Queen City.
A City police officer faces a line of people.

Oakland, South Side to see increased police presence Saturday night

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor December 3, 2021
In anticipation of the ACC Championship Game on Saturday, Pittsburgh Public Safety is allocating extra police units to the Oakland and South Side neighborhoods to deal with crowds and potential Pitt victory celebrations.
Fans cheer at the Pitt vs. UMass game on Sept. 4.

‘They represent all of us’: Pitt community hopes for ACC championship title

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
For Christian Spears, Pitt’s appearance in this weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is about more than just the football team — it reflects on the University as a whole.
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