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Editor’s Picks: Greatest Games of 2016

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

No. 3. — Sept. 10 - Pitt 42, Penn State 39 With 69,983 people in attendance — a record for a Pittsburgh sporting event — this game’s fame was set to reach epic proportions before the players even stepped on the field. The pregame atmosphere at Heinz Field on Sept. 10 was teeming with ener...

Nine Panthers named to ACSMA All-ACC football teams

Quadree Henderson (10) earned first-team All-ACC honors as a kick returner and honorable mention as a wide receiver for the 2016-17 season. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Nine players on the Pitt football team received All-ACC recognition Monday from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Four Panthers earned first-team All-ACC honors: redshirt junior running back James Conner, senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson, sixth-year senior defensive end Ejuan Price and ...

Chris Blewitt, Brian O’Neill earn weekly ACC honors

Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt (12) hit a game-winning field goal in the Panthers' 37-34 win over Georgia Tech. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The Atlantic Coast Conference recognized two Pitt Panthers Monday for their performances in the Panthers’ 37-34 Homecoming win over Georgia Tech Saturday. The ACC named senior kicker Chris Blewitt Specialist of the Week after he made all four of his extra point attempts and all three of his fiel...

Panthers fall to ferocious Navy offense 44-28 in Military Bowl

Junior Scott Orndoff struggles to carry the ball as safety Daiquan Thomasson attempts a tackle.  Nikki Moriello  |  Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 28, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — After a dynamic start, the Pitt football team looked lost at sea against the Navy Midshipmen’s attack. Pitt struggled to contain Navy’s offense all game, and fell to the No. 21 Midshipmen by a final score of 44-28. After a long delay— their last game action was on...

Trio of Panthers receive weekly conference accolades

Trio of Panthers receive weekly conference accolades

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 9, 2014

For the second week in a row, the ACC honored James Conner for his performance over the weekend. This time, he had the company of some teammates. In the Panthers’ first ACC game this season, vs. Boston College, the sophomore running back powered his way to 214 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries ...

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