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Fullback George Aston out for Syracuse game

George Aston scored 60 points for the Panthers in the 2016 season, but hasn't had the chance for that level of success in the 2017 season due to injuries. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor

October 5, 2017

Redshirt junior fullback George Aston will not play in Saturday’s game against Syracuse. He is listed as “out” after sustaining an injury in Pitt’s Sept. 30 42-10 win against Rice. After taking a hit in the first quarter, Aston spent the remainder of the game off the field. Pitt head coach Pat Na...

Editor’s Picks: Greatest Games of 2016

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

No. 3. — Sept. 10 - Pitt 42, Penn State 39 With 69,983 people in attendance — a record for a Pittsburgh sporting event — this game’s fame was set to reach epic proportions before the players even stepped on the field. The pregame atmosphere at Heinz Field on Sept. 10 was teeming with ener...

Sostek Selects: Pitt football 2016 midseason awards

Quadree Henderson is the only player in college football with multiple kick return touchdowns in 2016. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

The Pitt football team entered its bye week on the strength of three straight wins but will face a gauntlet of a three-game stretch coming out of the break. With a 5-2 overall record and 2-1 record in ACC play at the midway point of the season, the Panthers are in position for a run at the division ...

TPN Panthers of the Week: Gillian Schriever and George Aston

Pitt fullback George Aston celebrates after scoring a touchdown. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016

Gillian Schriever - Women’s Cross Country Sophomore runner Gillian Schriever continued her dominant start to her second year at the Tommy Evans Invitational on Friday in Akron, Ohio. The women’s cross country standout led the pack and secured Pitt’s first individual win this season as well as ...

12 Panthers set to honor James Conner at race on Saturday

Jeff Ahearn | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

February 26, 2016

Nearly three months after Pitt running back James Conner announced his diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma, a group of his teammates have found a way to honor their star teammate. The University announced on Thursday that 12 Pitt football players have formed a team for the 16th annual “Race to Anyplace” on...

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