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Paris Ford (12) and Damar Hamlin (3), pictured here after Pitts loss to Penn State in September, led the Panthers with 10 and eight tackles, respectively, against Virginia Tech.

Rain washes away Pitt’s Coastal chances in 28-0 loss at VT

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer November 24, 2019
Pitt football shrunk from the heavy expectations, handing Bud Foster a perfect going-away gift — a 28-0 home victory in the pouring rain.
Miami Hurricanes defensive back Trajan Bandy wears the team’s iconic turnover chain.

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer August 26, 2019
After stealing the ACC Coastal crown in 2018, the Panthers will be hard-pressed to finish above any of the division’s top three teams this season.
Senior running back Darrin Hall, pictured here against Penn State earlier this season, led the Panthers with 229 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor November 3, 2018
The sloppy field conditions were perfectly suited for the Panthers, who pounded the ball on the ground and stifled Virginia’s offense en route to a 23-13 victory.
Pitts then-linebacker Mike Caprara takes down Virginia quarterback Matt Johns (15) for a safety in the fourth quarter on Oct. 10, 2015, at Heinz Field. Pitt won, 26-19.

Weekly Pick ’Em: TPN staff takes on ACC Week 9

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor November 1, 2018
Our staff takes a look at the upcoming slate of ACC football games, headlined by Pitt’s high-stakes clash with Virginia Friday night. Elsewhere in the conference, No. 24 Boston College travels to Virginia Tech for what our staff believes will be a very close game, while undefeated Clemson hosts Louisville in what could quickly become a blowout of epic proportions.
The Panthers moved to 3-1 in the ACC after Saturdays 54-45 win against Duke.

Can Pitt emerge from the ACC’s Coastal quagmire?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor October 30, 2018
Despite losing a crucial conference game to lowly one-win North Carolina, Pitt has been given new life thanks to the ACC becoming the football embodiment of Murphy’s law.
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