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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated Pitt 34-31 in the team’s matchup at Heinz Field last November.

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer September 21, 2018
After a 34-31 loss to UNC last season, Pitt will look to make a comeback this weekend. With sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett at the head of the offensive line, Pitt's options are wide open. And, continue their good work, the Panther defensive will continue to buckle down.
Redshirt sophomore Ben DiNucci has announced he will be transferring from Pitt in January. (Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

DiNucci announces transfer from Pitt

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor December 14, 2017

Backup Pitt quarterback Ben Dinucci has announced his decision to transfer, according to a Tweet posted Thursday afternoon. The redshirt sophomore and Pine-Richland High School graduate announced, with...

The Pitt football team reacts to losing the game after Virginia Tech stopped the Panthers at the goal-line. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Hokies crush Panthers’ bowl hopes, win 20-14

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2017

The Pitt football team couldn’t convert on four straight plays at the goal line with a minute to go in the fourth quarter — losing 20-14 to the Virginia Tech Hokies and any chance at a bowl game. “We’re...

Junior running back Darrin Hall scored four touchdowns in the Panthers’ 34-31 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Panthers make fatal mistakes against Tar Heels

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer November 13, 2017

A kickoff returned for a touchdown, a fumble near the goal line and a trick play touchdown may have been the biggest plays of the day Thursday — and they all went against the Panther football team. A...

Redshirt senior wide receiver Jester Weah scored the Panthers second touchdown of the Saturday, Oct. 28, game. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

Panthers pummel Virginia 31-14, extend winning streak

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer October 28, 2017

The Cavaliers lined up at the Panthers’ 1-yard line, prepared to close their deficit, but the Pitt defense held steady, effectively eradicating Virginia’s chance of winning. The Panthers stood victorious...

Head coach Pat Narduzzi praised running back Darrin Hall’s performance in his press conference Monday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

Press conference: Panthers need to produce more ACC success

By Luke Baloga | For The Pitt News October 23, 2017

Though Pitt football secured its first ACC victory of the season Saturday against Duke, head coach Pat Narduzzi won’t be satisfied with one good game. In his weekly press conference Monday, Narduzzi...

Quadree Henderson rushed for 73 yards during Pitt’s 56-14 victory against Duke last year. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

Prediction: Blue Devils’ defense too much for Panthers

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer October 19, 2017

In the Panthers’ upcoming football game against Duke, both teams will be battling fiercely to bring back a sense of pride. Pitt (2-5 overall, 0-3 ACC) will try to reestablish confidence in the coaching...

Head coach Pat Narduzzi paces the sidelines during Pitt’s 35-17 loss to NC State Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

Press conference: Narduzzi confident in QB choices

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer October 16, 2017

Following another underwhelming performance at home against a top 25 football team, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi was adamant Monday that things don’t always go according to plan. Narduzzi pulled redshirt...

Pitt running back Darrin Hall is brought down by NC State during Pitts 35-17 loss Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

Wolfpack devours Panthers, 35-17

Homecoming weekend will not see any victory lights as the Pitt football team fell to No. 20 NC State at Heinz Field Saturday. Outfitted in retro royal blue and maize, the Panthers kept up with their...

Jordan Whitehead rushed for 73 yards and made one touchdown in the Syracuse game Saturday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Prediction: NC State Wolfpack to win

By Alex Lehmbeck, For The Pitt News October 12, 2017

When the Panthers host No. 20 North Carolina State for Pitt’s homecoming game Saturday, the odds are certainly against Pitt to come out with a win. A three-point loss to Syracuse brought the Panthers’...

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