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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.

Prediction: Clemson QB Watson to throttle Panthers defense

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson (4) is a returning Heisman Trophy finalist and first-team All-American. (TNS)

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

The Pitt football team’s chances of victory Saturday are slim going against the undefeated No. 3 Clemson Tigers. But Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi reminded reporters Wednesday at his weekly media teleconference, you don’t need to look any further than Election Day to remember not to pencil in any...

Prediction: Panthers offense to keep rolling in Virginia

Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox gets drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. (TPN file photo)

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 13, 2016

One week after defeating Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers will have to harness a Bronco — Bronco Mendenhall, that is. Pittsburgh travels to Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, Oct. 15, at 12:30 p.m. to take on Mendenhall, the first-year...

Pitt football training camp notebook: Week one

Pitt RB James Conner was one of three Panthers named to the Lombardi Award watch list. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 13, 2016

Change is in the air at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex this month, and Pitt’s new script jerseys haven’t even seen the light of day yet. The Panthers opened training camp at the complex Monday, Aug. 8., in preparation for the 2016 season. And while it may be Pat Narduzzi’s second year as head ...

Narduzzi providing results in first full recruiting offseason

Pitt football recruits sit with Coach Narduzzi at a recent basketball game.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Chad Cameron / For The Pitt News

February 2, 2016

In the final stretch of the courting process, Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi fed his recruits to the Zoo. Pitt invited a group of football recruits to watch the Virginia Tech game Sunday as members of the Oakland Zoo. With National Signing Day on Wednesday, the new Panthers head coach showed ...

Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin commits to Pitt

Central Catholic's Damar Hamlin committed to Pitt on Monday.  (Courtesy

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

February 1, 2016

On Monday evening, Pitt football learned that a local high school star would be staying home. Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin committed to the University of Pittsburgh via an announcement on KDKA Pittsburgh. Hamlin is a six-foot-one, 179 pound defensive back. He is a consensus four-star recruit...

Storify: Football recruiting Twitter barrage sends Pitt fans into frenzy

Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi now has 12 pledges lined up in his 2017 recruiting class. Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 1, 2015

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