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Weaver, Jones II earn AP All-America honors

Pitt’s defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver (pictured) and Patrick Jones II received AP All-America honors on Monday.
December 31, 2020
As Pitt’s redshirt senior defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver and Patrick Jones II prepare for the NFL draft, they have both received a huge boost to their resumes.

Kenny Pickett announces return for fifth year

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.
December 15, 2020
In a surprising development, senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.

Pitt football to forgo 2020 postseason

Pitt football to forgo 2020 postseason
December 11, 2020
Pitt football’s 32-20 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night has turned from regular season finale to simply the season finale. Head coach Pat Narduzzi and Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced Friday evening that the Panthers will decline to participate in a bowl game this postseason.

Davis rushes for 247 yards in 32-20 win over Georgia Tech to cap regular season

Sophomore Vincent Davis rushed for 247 yards on Thursday at Georgia Tech
December 11, 2020
As the Panthers took the field on Thursday night, the players knew it could be their last of the season, and for some the last of their careers. 

Shorthanded Panthers blowout Hokies 47-14 on Senior Day

First-year wide receiver Jaylon Barden celebrates his first career touchdown during Pitt's 47-14 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday
November 21, 2020
While players usually walk on the field with their families for the ceremonies, Pitt couldn’t carry on the tradition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Players came out by themselves this year, as their families provided video messages on the jumbotron.

Preview: Pitt will win battle of the trenches against Virginia Tech

The Pitt Panthers (4-4, 3-4 ACC) face the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-4, 4-3 ACC) on Saturday at Heinz Field at 4 p.m. on the ACC Network.
November 19, 2020
Pitt wins, but not by much, as the defensive lines of each team will slow this game down enough to make it interesting.

Relive Pitt’s famed final moments

Senior Chinaza Ndee reacts after Pitt’s 2019 NCAA Tournament loss.
November 17, 2020
Pitt sports teams are familiar with such a feeling and are hardly strangers to both the joy and agony inevitable after a close game. Although the outcome may not always be in the Panthers’ favor, the last decade has given Pitt fans their fair share of nail-biters. Here are some of Pitt’s famed moments that came down to the wire.

Pitt football pauses team activities for COVID-19 protocols

The Pitt football program has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Thursday evening. 
November 12, 2020
The Pitt football program has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Thursday evening. 

Panther football breaks through with smashing of Seminoles

The Panthers obtained a 41-17 win over the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday.
November 8, 2020
With the winless month of October finally in the rearview mirror, Pitt football returned to its winning ways in a resounding 41-17 win this Saturday over Florida State.

Pickett returns, Panthers stomp the Seminoles 41-17

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.
November 7, 2020
Coming off a four-game skid — and the sudden departure of its best player — Pitt responded with a dominant 41-17 win at Florida State, led by Kenny Pickett in his return from injury.
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