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Kirk Christodoulou: The punter from Down Under

Kirk Christodoulou (98), a native of Australia, committed to head coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers in July 2016. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Christodoulou)
August 21, 2017

Kirk Christodoulou didn’t grow up around the same game as everybody else on the Pitt football team — to him, it’s called “footy.” He doesn’t say he’s going to go practice some punting —...

Henderson shines as Gold team defeats Blue at Pitt’s Spring Game, 23-14

Senior cornerback Avonte Maddox (14) breaks up a deep pass by quarterback Max Browne on the first play of the game. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer
April 15, 2017

The Pitt football team will enter the 2017 season without either star running back James Conner or quarterback Nathan Peterman, who both left the Panthers for the NFL Draft. But junior wide receiver Quadree...

Gold team rules: Rosters set for Saturday’s spring game

Gold team general manager/cornerback Avonte Maddox makes a selection for the upcoming Pitt football Blue-Gold game. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer
April 12, 2017

The Pitt football team’s players and coaching staff gathered in the team room Wednesday morning at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side for some very important business: picking teams for...

4th and long: The moment Pitt’s Ryan Winslow lives for

Junior Ryan Winslow has been Pitt's starting punter for the past two seasons. Stephen Caruso | Visual Editor
August 22, 2016

Pat Narduzzi is only in his second year as Pitt’s head football coach, but he has no time for low expectations. “If we don’t think [an ACC Championship is] realistic, we’ve got major issues,”...

Pitt ready to dance with the Blue Devils

Artie Rowell says Pitt must get over last Saturday's loss to Notre Dame.
Jeff Ahearn| Assistant Visual Editor
November 11, 2015

Artie Rowell has to admit it; losing two straight games elicits some dejection “You try not to get down, but when you invest a lot into something — your time, your energy — it’s hard not to take...

Pitt football readies for up-tempo Tar Heels

Pitt looks for their first win against UNC as a member of the ACC
Pitt News File Photo
October 28, 2015

With a tough opponent, a national audience on ESPN and prime-time slot at 7 p.m., Pitt football’s Thursday night game against North Carolina has all the markings of a crucial matchup. Still, Pitt defensive...

‘Clavicle busters’: Pitt running back depth extends past Conner

Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer
September 3, 2015

The saying goes that two’s company, and three’s a crowd. But when it comes to a football backfield, Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney thinks otherwise. “I’m going to play everybody I feel...

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