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Pitt football uses memory of 2012 loss to prepare for opener against Youngstown State

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor September 3, 2015

Three years ago, Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz was an eager, inexperienced freshman, a Pittsburgh kid from Shaler Area High School ready to play in his first collegiate game. That game was against Youngstown...

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Pitt announces addition of Milligan to 2015-2016 roster

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor September 1, 2015

The Pitt men’s basketball team picked up a last-minute addition to its 2016 class on Tuesday, as it officially announced the signing of former Kilgore College point guard Jonathan Milligan. Milligan,...

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

Pitt Football Notebook: Week One

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor September 1, 2015

In preparation for his head coaching debut Saturday against Youngstown State University, Pat Narduzzi held his first weekly press conference on Monday afternoon. Here are some crucial tidbits and takeaways...

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Legendary Pitt coach Moore to have major award named in his honor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor September 1, 2015

Former Pitt offensive line coach Joe Moore, an unsung hero in the program’s storied history, will have an award formed in his name, according to a release. The Joe Moore Award, launched by the Joe Moore...

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Junior running back Ibrahim out for 2015 season with injury

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor August 30, 2015

Backup junior running back Rachid Ibrahim will miss the entire 2015 season because of a torn Achilles tendon, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Wednesday. In his media briefing, Narduzzi referred...

2015 marks monumental year for Pitt athletics

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor August 30, 2015

Change comes in waves, particularly in college athletics. The University of Pittsburgh is not immune to those shifting tides. One year ago, Pitt’s athletic program boasted a third-year head football...

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Pitt men’s basketball aims to fix rebounding woes with added frontcourt depth

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor August 30, 2015

For junior center Michael Young, every basketball season comes down to three words: tournament or bust. Last season, the team’s season ended with a whimper, losing in embarrassing fashion to George...

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Pitt Football Training Camp Notebook: Aug. 10

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor August 30, 2015

With a new head coach in Pat Narduzzi, an exciting crop of recruits, an electrifying offense and a new catch phrase to boot, Pitt football players are feeling that the 2015 season might be “it” for...

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Newkirk to transfer from Pitt following offseason knee injury

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor August 30, 2015

Following a May microfracture surgery on his left knee, junior point guard Josh Newkirk will transfer from Pitt, the school announced Sunday. According to head basketball coach Jamie Dixon, Newkirk...

July 8 News and Notes: Catching up on Pitt sports from the past week

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor July 7, 2015

AWARD WATCH: The Maxwell Football Club named Pitt running back James Conner and wide receiver Tyler Boyd to the Maxwell Award watch list, the University announced Tuesday. The award annually recognizes...

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