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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

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...

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 Pitts 92nd-ranked offense.

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer October 15, 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.
The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated Pitt 34-31 in the team’s matchup at Heinz Field last November.

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

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.
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)

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

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...

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)

Panthers make fatal mistakes against Tar Heels

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...

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)

Tar Heels trample Panthers, 34-31

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...

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

Panthers pummel Virginia 31-14, extend winning streak

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...

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

Prediction: Cavaliers to take down Panthers

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer October 26, 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....

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)

Panther spotlight: Darrin Hall, Alexander Dexter, Callie Frey

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...

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

Hall and Whitehead receive ACC honors

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...

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