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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

ACC to do away with two-division structure, move to ‘3-5-5’ structure starting in 2023

ACC to do away with two-division structure, move to ‘3-5-5’ structure starting in 2023

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 29, 2022
The ACC announced on Tuesday that the conference is doing away with its two-division format and moving to a “3-5-5” format.
Pitt players line up during the Blue vs. Gold spring football game in April.

Column | Pitt football doesn’t need to change its uniforms

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 21, 2022
Pitt football boasts some of the best uniforms in football and there’s no reason to stray from them. Sure, the color scheme goes against the grain when it comes to the other teams in the city. But the blue and gold is what Pitt is all about — embrace it.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi watches his team play against Michigan State in Atlanta during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game in December.

Narduzzi jumps out to hot start on recruiting trail, owns No. 21 class in country

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer June 21, 2022
It’s June, and that can only mean one thing for Pitt football. It’s officially visit season – which coincides with a boatload of commitments from high school recruits to the Panthers within the month.
Pitt players line up during the Blue vs. Gold spring football game in April.

Column | What to expect from Pitt’s offense in 2022 sans Pickett, Addison, Whipple

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor May 24, 2022
Cignetti has lofty expectations to meet after joining a program that just won a conference championship. Right now, establishing a run game that will chip away at opposing defenses is his best option. This team will win and lose games in the trenches this season.
Redshirt sophomore defensive back Jehvonn Lewis (41), left, and wide receiver junior Jaylon Barden (10) at the Blue vs. Gold spring football game on Saturday.

Nick Patti, linebackers standout in Pitt Spring Game as special teams, Kedon Slovis struggle

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 12, 2022
Narduzzi will continue to “watch the tape” and decline to name any official starters for the foreseeable future. But there are certainly winners and losers from the Spring Game.
Jaylon Barden (10), a junior wide receiver, goes up for a pass against Jehvonn Lewis (41), a redshirt sophomore defensive back, at Pitts spring game on Saturday.

Defenses dominate Pitt Spring Game, Gold takes down Blue 10-7

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 9, 2022
Gold took down Blue 10-7 behind a solid performance from its defensive front-seven and a few explosive plays on offense
Heinz Field.

‘Lot of pieces to put together’: Narduzzi looks for players to stand out in Blue-Gold Game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2022
Pitt fans will get their first glimpse at the 2022 team this Saturday at Heinz Field for the annual Blue-Gold game at 1 p.m. Team captains will draft their teams to decide who is on which team.
Head football coach Pat Narduzzi smiles during NFL Pro Day last Monday.

‘Pitt is truly home’: Narduzzi signs contract extension through 2030 season

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor March 28, 2022
Athletic director Heather Lyke signed head football coach Pat Narduzzi to a new contract, keeping him in the Steel City through the 2030 season. The financial details of the new pact have not been released to the public.
Pittsburgh quarterback Davis Beville (17) looks to pass against Michigan State during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

Pitt quarterback Davis Beville enters transfer portal

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor March 24, 2022
Pitt redshirt junior quarterback Davis Beville announced via Twitter on Thursday that he’s entering the transfer portal.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi at spring practice in 2021.

‘Detail and discipline’: Panthers put historic 2021 season in rearview, preparing for 2022 with spring practices

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2022
The Panthers started their spring practices on Monday, and Narduzzi said the goal remains the same heading into the 2022 season.
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