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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin and his brother, Damir Hamlin, at a charity softball event at the Charles L. Cost Field on Saturday evening.

Feature | Damar Hamlin reflects on past and future during CPR tour

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor July 11, 2023

Standing beside a podium at PNC Park in the North Shore, Bills safety Damar Hamlin was quiet, silently waiting for his time to take the stage. Finally, a representative from the mayor's office introduced...

Fans stand in support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Editorial | Damar Hamlin’s injury shows importance of safety in football

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 11, 2023
Following Damar Hamlin’s injury, player safety should be a priority in the NFL.
Paris Ford (12) and Damar Hamlin (3) after Pitts loss to Penn State in September 2019.

‘The best of us’: Pitt community reacts to Damar Hamlin injury

By Brian Sherry, Assistant Sports Editor January 3, 2023
Former Pitt and current Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was seriously injured in Monday night’s game between the Bills and Bengals. Following the injury, members of the Pitt community took to social media to voice their concern for Hamlin.
Edge rusher Rashad Weaver registered 35 tackles, 14.5 of which were for a loss of yardage, on top of 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020.

Prediction: Final NFL draft destinations for Pitt stars

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt has one of its most exciting draft classes of the last few years with numerous Panthers sporting a chance at hearing their name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Senior safety Damar Hamlin (3) takes the Boston College halfback off his feet during Pitt’s 26-19 loss to the Eagles.

Damar Hamlin granted fifth year, will return for 2020 season

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

Prediction: Clemson QB Watson to throttle Panthers defense

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,...

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

Prediction: Panthers offense to keep rolling in Virginia

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...

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

Pitt football training camp notebook: Week one

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,...

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

Narduzzi providing results in first full recruiting offseason

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...

Central Catholics Damar Hamlin committed to Pitt on Monday.  (Courtesy

Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin commits to Pitt

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...

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