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Pitt football looks ahead to difficult non-conference schedule

A Pittsburgh sports record 69,983 fans showed up at Heinz Field the last time Pitt played Penn State at home.
(TPN File Photo)

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

January 21, 2018

With the recent finalization of Pitt’s 2018 football schedule, it’s never too early to start planning ticket purchases and tailgates. The team is set to face a tough non-conference schedule, including two perennial national title contenders and a team that just went undefeated. While ACC oppon...

Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin leaves Pitt

Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin is leaving the Panthers football team. (John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

January 2, 2018

Pitt defensive coordinator Josh Conklin will be leaving the team for Wofford College, head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed Tuesday. Reports Monday night said Wofford — an FCS school in South Carolina — would hire Conklin as the new head coach of the Terriers, which Pitt confirmed Tuesday. “We...

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...

Pitt defense is the key to a successful season end

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Saleem Brightwell helped Pitt to victory with his defensive performance. (Photo Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

October 29, 2017

Grabbing a second consecutive ACC win Saturday, Pitt football shone brightly on defense — almost as dazzling as the second-week-in-a-row victory lights — as they beat Virginia, 31-14. The Panthers made a point of stopping the Cavaliers in key situations, holding Virginia to just six third-down co...

Analysis: Narduzzi, Conklin must realize weaknesses in Pitt defense

If Pitt wants success this season, Narduzzi will need to rethink his defensive strategies. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

September 17, 2017

Oklahoma State made history in its matchup against Pitt on Saturday. Not only was it Pitt’s worst loss at Heinz Field, but — for the first time in 12 years — an FBS team had four different receivers rack up at least 100 yards each in the same game. The Panthers on the field aren’t the only ones to blame...

Scarpinato spurns medical school for one last gridiron campaign

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By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

August 30, 2015

Staying in contact with those from your past can be of great benefit — it certainly was for defensive tackle Mark Scarpinato. Following his decision to forgo his final year of college football eligibility in lieu of medical school, Scarpinato decided to meet with Jeff Mazurczak, Scarpinato’s high...



By Dave Getzschman

August 28, 2014

Kaitlyn Benitez-Strine, 17, from left, speaks with ROTC representatives Anna Thompson, 22, and Isabel Lopez, 18, at Stanford University, April 29, 2011, in Stanford, California. Following a ban of about four decades, Stanford and many of the nation's elite universities are welcoming back the Reserve Offic...

President Barack Obama Delivers Statement On Syria

President Barack Obama Delivers Statement On Syria

By Kristoffer Tripplaar / MCT Campus

September 5, 2013

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement on Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool/Abaca Press/MCT)

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