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Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

Freshman defensive back V'Lique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

October 27, 2018

With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play. Pickett had struggled up to that point, completing just four of 13 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. But he came up clutch when...

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

The 61-year-old Whipple, who brings almost 40 years of coaching experience to the table, will look to mentor quarterback Kenny Pickett (pictured) in an effort to revitalize Pitt's 92nd-ranked offense.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

In a close game, Pitt pulled off another near upset against the Fighting Irish. Though there was struggles in both the offense and the defense, three key takeaways stuck out. From Kessman's kicks to Pickett's passes, there are aspects of both defense and offense that can be improved upon.

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated Pitt 34-31 in the team’s matchup at Heinz Field last November.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

After a 34-31 loss to UNC last season, Pitt will look to make a comeback this weekend. With sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett at the head of the offensive line, Pitt's options are wide open. And, continue their good work, the Panther defensive will continue to buckle down.

Reporter’s notebook: Reflecting on Pitt’s football season

First-year quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 242 yards in the Panthers’ loss to Virginia Tech earlier this month. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

As I watched the Panthers upset No. 7 Miami to close out their season, I had the same thought as I did coming into the season — this team will be good. Covering the Panther football team this year was as uneven as the team’s performance. Early on, I realized the team needed to make strides al...

Panthers make fatal mistakes against Tar Heels

Junior running back Darrin Hall scored four touchdowns in the Panthers’ 34-31 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

A kickoff returned for a touchdown, a fumble near the goal line and a trick play touchdown may have been the biggest plays of the day Thursday — and they all went against the Panther football team. A late touchdown by the North Carolina Tar Heels was the final blow to the Panther football team Thu...

Tar Heels trample Panthers, 34-31

Junior running back Darrin Hall scored four touchdowns last night during the Panthers’ 34-31 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels.(Photo by Christian Snyder | Contritbuting Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Despite a four-touchdown performance from junior Panther running back Darrin Hall, the North Carolina Tar Heels outlasted the Pitt football team at Heinz Field. In a nationally televised back-and-forth game under the lights, the Panthers (4-6 overall, 2-4 ACC) couldn’t keep up with two fourth-qua...

Panthers pummel Virginia 31-14, extend winning streak

Redshirt senior wide receiver Jester Weah scored the Panthers' second touchdown of the Saturday, Oct. 28, game. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

October 28, 2017

The Cavaliers lined up at the Panthers’ 1-yard line, prepared to close their deficit, but the Pitt defense held steady, effectively eradicating Virginia’s chance of winning. The Panthers stood victorious when the game ended, 31-14. “We focused on two major things today, running the ball and st...

Prediction: Cavaliers to take down Panthers

The Cavaliers’ strong defense will keep the Panthers from getting their second ACC win. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

Both the Pitt and Virginia programs are having surprising seasons so far. For the Panthers, it’s because of their relentless disappointments and their revolving door situation at the quarterback position. But for the Cavaliers it’s because they are currently 5-2 overall and 2-1 in ACC play — much be...

Panther spotlight: Darrin Hall, Alexander Dexter, Callie Frey

Junior running back Darrin Hall completed a 92-yard rush — the longest touchdown run in the history of Pitt football — during the team’s defeat of Duke. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

Fall sports at Pitt are in full swing, with several teams reaching the season’s midpoint. The Panthers have had a bevy of standout performers across all sports this season. Here are a few recent top student-athletes: Darrin Hall The Panthers football team earned their first ACC win of the season thi...

Hall and Whitehead receive ACC honors

Safety Jordan Whitehead gets drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected 117th in the overall draft. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor

October 23, 2017

Two Pitt football players received ACC honors this week for their performances in Saturday’s defeat of the Duke University Blue Devils. Junior running back Darrin Hall earned the ACC Offensive Back of the Week title, and junior safety Jordan Whitehead was named Co-Defensive Back of the Week. This marks ...

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