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Qadree Ollison, Tyler Boyd, James Conner, Chad Voytik, Pat Narduzzi, and Jordan Whitehead earn superlatives for the football season.  Photos by Jeff Ahearn &  Wenhao Wu

Superlatives highlight highs and lows of 2015 Pitt football season

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 6, 2016

Pitt football navigated its shares of peaks and valleys this season, with a 2-4 finish dampening the excitement of a 6-1 start. With so many twists and turns along the way, an effective way to summarize...

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

Change-up: five positional switches for Pitt to consider

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...

Lafayette Pitts takes down Tar Heels wide receiver, Mack Hollins on Thursdays game.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

Pitt football notebook: Week nine

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor November 2, 2015

After Pitt’s 26-19 loss to North Carolina on Thursday knocked the then-No. 23 Panthers out of the AP Top 25 ranking, head coach Pat Narduzzi said the team has already moved on to its next contest. Its...

Pitt football notebook: Week Five

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2015

Pat Narduzzi is coming off of his first conference win as head coach, a 17-13 defensive showcase on the road at Virginia Tech. Now, he aims to keep his players’ confidence in check. Narduzzi emphasized...

Wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) catches a pass during the Oct. 3, 2015 football game against Virginia Tech. | Courtesy of Collegiate Times

Pitt stymies Virginia Tech on the road with defense, running game

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor October 3, 2015

BLACKSBURG, Virginia — Following a loss like the Pitt football team suffered in its last game against Iowa, finishing strong against Virginia Tech this weekend naturally became a point of emphasis. “They...

Pitt QB Nathan Peterman (4) is a preseason candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Jeff Ahearn / Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt football notebook: Week three

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor September 15, 2015

Before Pitt sets off for Kinnick Stadium, questions about position battles and health linger following a 24-7 win at Akron on Saturday. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi addressed his team’s quarterback controversy,...

Backup quarterback Nate Peterman finished Pitts 24-7 win in Akron after leading a touchdown drive to end the second half. | Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

Quarterback controversy brewing for Pitt after win in Akron

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor September 14, 2015

Doug Flutie or Rob Johnson? Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett? Nate Peterman or Chad Voytik? Because of a touchdown drive from the backup quarterback to end the first half against Akron on Saturday, Pitt...

Pitt Football Notebook: Narduzzi reflects on debut

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer September 7, 2015

Coming off of a close 45-37 first week victory over Youngstown State University, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi had plenty to talk about in his weekly press conference. While the main takeaway was running...

Bobby Mizia / Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt Football Training Camp Notebook: Aug. 10

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor August 30, 2015

With a new head coach in Pat Narduzzi, an exciting crop of recruits, an electrifying offense and a new catch phrase to boot, Pitt football players are feeling that the 2015 season might be “it” for...

Coordinating success: New OC and QB coach Jim Chaney builds a relationship with Chad Voytik on and off the field

Coordinating success: New OC and QB coach Jim Chaney builds a relationship with Chad Voytik on and off the field

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer April 13, 2015

Throughout his lengthy coaching career, new Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has transformed quarterbacks from unheralded into unstoppable. At Pitt, he is hoping to do the same with redshirt junior...

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