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Damar Hamlin granted fifth year, will return for 2020 season

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (3) takes the Boston College halfback off his feet during Pitt’s 26-19 loss to the Eagles.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Damar Hamlin’s waiver request was granted by the NCAA Wednesday afternoon, meaning the star safety will return for Pitt’s 2020 season.

Pitt legend Jimbo Covert selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jim Covert celebrates the retirement of his number, 75, from Pitt Football.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Pitt football legend Jimbo Covert, who played offensive tackle for the Panthers from 1978-82 and then for the Chicago Bears from 1983-90, was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wednesday morning.

Former Arizona State QB Joey Yellen to join Panthers

First-year quarterback Joey Yellen will transfer from Arizona State to Pitt, becoming eligible for the 2021 season.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

Pitt football added a potentially vital transfer on Thursday afternoon, as former Arizona State quarterback Joey Yellen will be joining the Panthers starting in the spring semester.

Pitt football loses Wirginis, Sears on same day

Senior captain Quintin Wirginis (58) lunges for Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley (9).

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018

The Panthers lost two players — redshirt senior middle linebacker Quintin Wirginis and sophomore tight end Tyler Sear — due to an injury and a leave of absence, respectively.

Pitt wrestling wins first match of season

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 3, 2014

Pitt wrestling started its season Sunday with a road match at Bloomsburg University. While the season was just beginning, the team seemed to have no trouble focusing on Bloomsburg despite Pitt’s upcoming match against No. 10 Edinboro.Pitt, which entered the season ranked No. 14 in the nation, defea...

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