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Narduzzi keeps focus on Youngstown ahead of PSU rematch

Pat Narduzzi addresses the media ahead of last year's season opener against Villanova. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

August 28, 2017

With Pitt football’s highly anticipated matchup against Penn State only 11 days away, some might look at this week’s game against the Youngstown State Penguins and dismiss it as an easy win for the Panthers. Just don’t count head coach Pat Narduzzi among them. At his weekly press conference ...

Narduzzi dismisses DE Blair, suspends three others

Head Coach Pat Narduzzi will be without star safety Jordan Whitehead when the team travels to Penn State in week two.  (TPN File Photo)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

July 29, 2017

Pat Narduzzi announced Friday the dismissal of senior defensive end Rori Blair and suspensions of redshirt junior offensive lineman Alex Bookser, senior linebacker Quintin Wirginis and junior safety Jordan Whitehead Friday afternoon. With two of its first three games coming against some of the best...

Top 5 ACC Kickoff takeaways

Max Browne (4) transferred to Pitt this winter and will begin the season as the starting quarterback. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

July 18, 2017

With less than two months until the start of the 2017 college football season, Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football program are preparing for fall camp and the opening week game against the Youngstown State Penguins. This weekend, Narduzzi, senior cornerback Avonte Maddox and redshirt junior offensive...

Pitt OL Alex Bookser charged with DUI

Alex Bookser likely faces a suspension after becoming the third Pitt player to be charged with a DUI under Coach Pat Narduzzi. John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

May 17, 2017

Pitt redshirt junior offensive lineman Alex Bookser was arrested Sunday morning on numerous charges, including driving while under the influence of alcohol. Pitt Police arrested Bookser at 12:51 a.m. on Meyran Avenue after a chase ended when he crashed into the Loeffler Building. He has a preliminary...

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’...

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