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Pitt football season-ticket holders prepare for a new game day experience this fall

Pitt announced it won’t have any spectators in the stands for at least the first three games of the season, in compliance with Pennsylvania’s health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 2, 2020

Pitt football season-ticket holders have started to plan for the possibility of a season without any of the Saturday traditions they’ve grown so accustomed to.

Tri Pi braves elements, paints chests for Pitt football

Jonathan Perlman (far left), Pat Gardner (far right) and other students spelled “Pitt Strong” in body paint at an October football game against Miami to honor the Tree of Life victims.

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

When a typical fan might choose to head for Heinz Field’s exits, a select few of Pitt’s most dedicated fans remain. Shirtless, painted and cold, they refuse to let their passion fade.

In Pa. football fandom, know where to draw the line

Residents on Atwood Street hung a sign that draws a reference between Penn State’s sex abuse scandal with Jerry Sandusky and the more recent sex abuse scandal with the Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

In recent years, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry has devolved from a lively competitive spirit to pettiness, irrationality and antagonism on both sides.

Gallery: NC State defeats Pitt, 35-17

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Thomas Yang and Anna Bongardino | TPN Staff

October 14, 2017


Crucial game Thursday a rare opportunity for Pitt students

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

October 28, 2015

For the first marquee home matchup in six years, Pitt football is the team with a bullseye on their back. The Panthers have suffered through mediocre season after mediocre season this decade. They sport a new look now, ranking No. 23 in the AP Top 25 Poll and No. 24 in the Amway Coaches Poll. They ...

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