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Football adds graduate transfer OL Brandon Hodges

Though the Panthers' starters are most likely set, head coach Pat Narduzzi decided to add some depth on this year's offensive line using the graduate transfer market. (Photo by Jordan Mondell / Contributing Editor)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

July 26, 2017

Head coach Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football program are less than two months from the start of the season, but the team added another player Tuesday in graduate transfer Brandon Hodges. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive lineman played last season with the Texas Longhorns, making an appearance in 1...

Panthers make last impression on NFL scouts at Pitt’s Pro Day

Wide receiver Dontez Ford turned heads with a 36-inch vertical leap at Pitt's Pro Day Wednesday. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

With a little over a month left before the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pitt football team’s draft-eligible standouts made one last impression on NFL teams Wednesday morning. Dozens of NFL scouts, coaches and reporters packed the practice facility at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side, as 19 Pa...

Six Panthers invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

The Pitt-to-NFL pipeline continues to flow as six Panthers received invitations to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, a national invitational camp for players eligible for the upcoming draft. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi broke the news on Twitter Monday night, posting a picture of the invited players...

Six Pitt football players named to All-ACC Academic Team

Senior middle linebacker Matt Galambos was one of six Panthers named to the All-ACC Academic Team Wednesday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Already well represented on the various All-ACC teams for their performance on the field, members of the Pitt football team are now receiving accolades in the classroom. After placing four players on the 2016 All-ACC First Team, with nine players recognized overall, Pitt had six players named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team Wednesday morning. The Panthers’...

Saying Goodbye: Pitt seniors lament last loss, cherish memories made

Senior middle linebacker Matt Galambos (47) sings Pitt's victory song with teammates after the Panthers' 42-39 win over Penn State Sept. 10. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 3, 2017

The Pitt football team’s Pinstripe Bowl matchup against Northwestern was supposed to be a coronation of sorts for the Panthers’ 2016 senior class. After two 6-6 seasons under Todd Graham in 2013 and 2014, the seniors helped engineer a smooth transition to Pitt’s new regime, posting back-to-b...

Nine Panthers named to ACSMA All-ACC football teams

Quadree Henderson (10) earned first-team All-ACC honors as a kick returner and honorable mention as a wide receiver for the 2016-17 season. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Nine players on the Pitt football team received All-ACC recognition Monday from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Four Panthers earned first-team All-ACC honors: redshirt junior running back James Conner, senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson, sixth-year senior defensive end Ejuan Price and ...

Three Panthers make Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

Pitt RB James Conner was one of three Panthers named to the Lombardi Award watch list. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

Junior running back James Conner and senior offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson were named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list late last week. The award is named after former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and awarded to players who show “outstanding” performance...

Conner, Bisnowaty, Caprara placed on Wuerffel Trophy watch list

RB James Conner is one of three Panthers on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 13, 2016

The Pitt Panthers had three players selected to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list Wednesday, the most representatives of any school in the country. Junior running back James Conner, senior offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty and senior linebacker Mike Caprara were all named preseason candidates for the Wu...

Four more Panthers named to preseason awards watch lists

Sophomore DB Jordan Whitehead is a preseason candidate for the Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Award. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 8, 2016

Pitt had four more players selected to prestigious preseason awards watch lists on Thursday and Friday. Junior punter Ryan Winslow was selected on Thursday to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s best punter. Winslow is coming off back-to-back seasons of ...

Out with the old, in with the new: Pitt script makes its return

Nathan Peterman (4), Jordan Whitehead (33) and Adam Bisnowaty (69) show off the new Pitt football uniforms. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 19, 2016

After 20 years, the Pitt script’s scrawling lettering and vintage design is back –– with a twist. With the Petersen Events Center lobby jam-packed with people, the Athletic Department unveiled brand new uniforms for Pitt’s 19 varsity athletic teams all emblazoned with the cursive Pitt script ...

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