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Browne out for the season following injury

After sustaining an injury to his arm, Max Browne is out for the remainder of the season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor

October 12, 2017

Redshirt senior quarterback Max Browne is out for the remainder of the football season after sustaining an injury to his throwing arm Saturday, Oct. 7, in the loss to Syracuse. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi announced the end of Browne’s season Thursday afternoon. Browne underwent surgery Wednesday morn...

‘DiNucci is the guy’: Narduzzi announces quarterback changes

Head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Ben DiNucci as the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against North Carolina State. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi named redshirt sophomore Ben DiNucci as Saturday’s starting quarterback in Monday’s press conference. Redshirt senior Max Browne sustained an injury to his throwing arm in the weekend’s loss to Syracuse. Unsure of how long that injury will put him out, Na...

Prediction: Panthers’ improvements could inspire victory

Quarterback Ben DiNucci scrambles in the second half of the game against Oklahoma State University. 
(Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

The Pitt Panthers will face off against the Rice Owls for the first time since 1951 in Pitt’s final non-conference game of the 2017 season on Saturday. Already four games into the season, the Panthers and the Owls are both struggling to find their groove. Each team is entering Saturday’s game with a 1...

Panthers’ gutless play calling continues to disappoint

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Dinucci (3) gets tackled by Georgia Tech defensive lineman Antonio Simmons (93) in the second half of Georgia Tech's 35-17 victory over Pitt. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

Over the course of their three losses this season, the Panthers have surrendered more than 30 points in each matchup. It would be far too easy to pin the Panthers’ woes on the defense. This Saturday’s game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets was anything but a defensive farce, though. The...

Quarterback remains questionable following Narduzzi’s press conference

Coach Narduzzi avoided talking about which quarterback will start in the team's game against Georgia Tech this weekend.  (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

After Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi addressed the media Monday, the most important question remained unanswered. Who will be the starting quarterback against Georgia Tech? During a brief press conference Monday afternoon, Narduzzi talked about the Panthers’ struggles against No. 6 Oklahoma...

Cowboys crush Panthers, 59-21, in Pitt football’s worst loss at Heinz Field

OSU fans cheer as receiver Marcell Ateman scores a touchdown in the first half of Pitt's 59-21 loss. (Photo by John Hamilton)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 16, 2017

As if last week’s loss to in-state rival Penn State wasn’t demoralizing enough, the Panthers were blown out in their worst loss ever at Heinz Field by the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday. Senior quarterback Mason Rudolph and the Cowboys’ passing offense were too much for the Panthers, posting...

DiNucci deserves starting slot over Browne

After the Penn State game, backup QB Ben DiNucci deserves the starting slot (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

September 10, 2017

Max Browne has started two games for the Pitt Panthers in his career, and he shouldn’t start a third. Unfortunately, head coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t share this sentiment — yet. When asked if Browne was still the starter after Saturday’s performance against Penn State, Narduzzi responded with a...

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

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

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 Henderson showed why Pitt will still be an explosive offense by dazzling during Saturday’s...

Meet the Panthers: Q&A with Kenny Pickett

Incoming Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett drops back to pass while at Ocean Township High School in New Jersey. Courtesy of Kasey Pickett

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 9, 2017

Kenny Pickett is quick to commit. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound quarterback from Oakhurst, New Jersey, announced his intention to join the Pitt football team’s 2017 recruiting class on June 3. He didn’t wait to make it official either, as he’s one of five 2017 recruits who chose to get a head ...

Change-up: five positional switches for Pitt to consider

Chad Voytik has the moves to make it on Pitt's Dance Team.  Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

On Saturday, the Pitt football team couldn’t pull off a monumental upset, falling to the loaded No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-30 at Heinz Field. But even with the loss, the Panthers stumbled upon an interesting offensive development. Head coach Pat Narduzzi occasionally used freshman safety ...

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