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Military Bowl matchup features plenty of intrigue

Pitt will face the Navy in the Military Bowl on December 28.  Left:  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer,  Right: Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 8, 2015

When Pitt learned it’s bowl destination on Sunday afternoon, many Pitt fans were frustrated that the team earned a trip to one of the two lowest tier ACC-affiliated bowls. The Panthers finished with a better record than all four ACC teams who received higher tier bowls than them, but geographic and f...

Conner strong: James Conner begins own fight after history of helping others

James Conner receives his Good Works Team trophy in September from AllState and the University of Pittsburgh.  Anh Vu | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 6, 2015

Mike Gallagher, a close family friend of James Conner, arrived at the star’s recovery room just as his anesthesia began to wear off. Conner, a Pitt football running back, underwent a biopsy last Tuesday that would later reveal he had cancer. Gallagher — or “Pops” as Conner calls him — had ret...

Pitt cruises in City Game rout of Duquesne

Junior Michael Young earns his third double-double of the season against Duquesne University with 20 points and 11 assists.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

In the annual battle between Pittsburgh’s two Division I basketball teams, the Panthers feasted. Despite trailing before the opening tip even occurred the Pitt men’s basketball rolled in the annual city game, defeating the crosstown Duquesne Dukes 96-75 Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center. “That’s...

James Conner diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

James Conner at a press conference Friday. Dan Sostek | Sports Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

Pitt star running back James Conner announced that he has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer, at a press conference Friday afternoon. Conner, who missed the season with a torn MCL, received the diagnosis on Thanksgiving. “When I heard I got cancer, I was a little...

Hometown hero: Dan Marino honored at alma mater Central Catholic

NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino visited his alma mater, Central Catholic High School, on Tuesday morning to accept the Pittsburgh Hometown Hall of Fame award.   Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

Hall of Fame quarterback and Pitt alum Dan Marino returned home Tuesday morning, receiving another honor to add to his decorated resumé. But unlike the Pro Bowl berths, the 1984 MVP or his Hall of Fame bust, this award also celebrated what led to those accolades and the place that fostered the legendary si...

Whitehead, Ollison earn ACC Rookie of the Year awards

Jordan Whitehead is the first defensive player to win ACC Rookie of the Year since 1996. 
Jeff Ahearn |Assistant Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 1, 2015

The Pitt football team swept the conference’s rookie of the year awards Tuesday, becoming the first team in ACC history to take both rookie honors. One day after the Panthers placed eight players on All-ACC teams, freshman safety Jordan Whitehead earned the ACC overall and defensive rookie of the year...

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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Pitt football places eight on All-ACC teams

The ACC honors wide receiver Tyler Boyd and defensive lineman Ejuan Price as players for the ACSMA All-ACC football team.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 1, 2015

Following an ACC loss on Friday to Miami, the Pitt football team received a conference “win” of sorts on Monday afternoon. The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association selected eight Panthers in total to either the first, second, third or honorable mention teams, recognizing them as some of the best player...

Pitt men’s basketball adds three in early signing period

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 18, 2015

With the early recruit signing period coming to a close, the Pitt men’s basketball team announced the three newest members of the Panther Hoops program. A University release announced that Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon signed three out-of-state recruits —Justice Kithcart, Crisshawn Clark and Corey Manig...

Walters lights up Red Flash in 74-59 road win against St. Francis

Freshman Kalista Walters scored a game-high 26 points
Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 17, 2015

Against the St. Francis Red Flash, it was Kalista Walters who shined brightest. The Pitt women’s basketball team never trailed Monday evening, defeating St. Francis 74-59 in Loretto, Pennsylvania, to move to 2-0 on the season. Walters, a freshman, led the Panthers with a game-high 26 points. “Wa...

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