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ACC mid-season football power rankings: Clemson and Notre Dame remain safely atop

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a touchdown pass against Louisville on Oct. 19 at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Lawrence was out last week against Boston College due to COVID-19 protocol.
November 6, 2020
It’s hard to tell whether this year’s volatility in conference play can be attributed to the pandemic, or if the ACC has just enjoyed a normal season. Regardless, this week's power rankings will provide a snapshot of a conference defined by its unpredictability.

Pitt Football gains 11 recruits

Pitt football will be taking on Syracuse in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. (TPN file photo)
June 20, 2018

Entering June with zero commitments from the 2019 recruiting class, Pitt’s football team found itself stuck with a late start to its recruiting trail. But despite the slow start, the pace suddenly changed...

Pitt looks overseas for latest lineman

Pitt defensive line recruit Habakkuk Baldonado with Pitt linebacker coach Rob Harley.
March 26, 2018

Although a growing demographic, international college football players are hard to find. According to The Growth of a Game, a Belgian-based company connecting football advocates across Europe, only two...

Bentley brings brute force to Pitt D-line

Tyler Bentley, previously listed as a three-star recruit and a defensive lineman from West Chester, Ohio, committed to Pitt in December. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Bentley)
March 20, 2018

Rivalries are just for fans? Don’t tell that to 2018 Pitt commit Tyler Bentley. He is looking forward to the Panthers’ battles with one in-state foe as much as anyone else. “The one thing I’m...

Pitt brings new quarterback to town

Ricky Town was recruited for the Panthers’ football team earlier this winter, making Pitt the fourth college he has played for since graduating from high school. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)
March 14, 2018

Pitt football midyear junior college enrollee Ricky Town comes to Oakland with three years of college experience spanning three different schools. But despite his winding journey across college football,...

Idowu gets set for senior season

Oluwaseun Idowu, a senior linebacker recruited in 2014, led the team in total tackles this past season. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer)
March 14, 2018

Pitt senior linebacker Oluwaseun Idowu first came to Oakland from North Allegheny High School in 2014. There, Idowu played running back but transitioned to linebacker shortly after walking onto the Pitt...

Taysir Mack transfers to become a Panther

Taysir Mack is a transfer from Indiana University who recently signed on to be a wide receiver for Pitt’s football team beginning in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Ty Vinson | Indiana Daily student)
February 20, 2018

Pitt has a storied history of great college wide receivers, including Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Bryant and Tyler Boyd. Taysir Mack, a new Pitt transfer from Indiana University, hopes to follow in their...

Pitt to Pros: Donald dominates NFL

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

Blake Zubovic lines up at Pitt

 Blake Zubovic, the newly recruited offensive lineman, stands with head coach Pat Narduzzi (right) and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge (left). (Photo courtesy of Blake Zubovic)
February 12, 2018

Belle Vernon offensive lineman Blake Zubovic committed to Pitt last June. He was the ninth commitment of the 2018 class. This was a big commitment for Pitt, as it finds itself particularly shorthanded...

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