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November 17, 2019

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Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

Heinz Field is the only location for Pitt’s home athletic events that sells alcoholic beverages.

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

While some consider it unsavory, administrators recognize the financial and safety benefits of selling alcohol at sporting events. And whenever Pitt fans find themselves bitter about the trek to Heinz Field, they can be grateful that their quest for a cold beer won’t be as taxing

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

First-year defensive back and wide receiver V’Lique Carter rushes the ball during the Panthers’ 54-45 victory over Duke Oct. 27.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Pitt had one of its performances of the year on both sides of the ball and on the road last Friday. The Panthers emerging defense held a hot Virginia offense to 44 rushing yards and earned its first road win of the season.

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitt's first touchdown against Georgia Tech.

By Sarah Cutshall and Thomas Yang

September 15, 2018

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Pitt fans witnessed a complete turn-around of Panther football. Exhibiting a major improvement from last week’s game against Penn State, the Panthers showed promise both offensively and defensively in a home game against Georgia Tech — maintaining a consistent lead througho...

Gallery: Spring Blue and Gold game

Redshirt first-year defensive back Paris Ford (12) runs past redshirt sophomore defensive back Phil Campbell (24) after receiving a punt. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor

April 15, 2018

The Panthers split their football team into Blue and Gold sides Saturday afternoon for their annual Spring Game, a contest in which neither offense looked exceptional. It proved fitting that a defensive touchdown — junior defensive back Dane Jackson’s 60-yard interception-turned-touchdown — handed...

Column: Tarps a temporary cover for Pitt’s attendance problem

A small crowd watches as Pitt beats Virginia on a cold day last month. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

As the game clock at Heinz Field ticked down on the Panthers Thursday night, the already prevalent splotches of bright yellow seats grew as the paltry crowd dispersed. The team’s chances to beat a 1-6 North Carolina team were beginning to dwindle, and so was their present fan base. The idea to work on...

Students sport game day garb

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Sarah Connor, For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017

As music blasted through speakers in the trunk of a crossover SUV, scores of students tossed footballs and played cornhole in parking lots outside of Heinz Field Saturday before the football team’s game against Rice University. Students wearing blue-and-gold hoodies and knit Pitt beanies danced to the music and took part in th...

Cowboys’ combo more threatening than PSU

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) looks to pass under pressure from Texas Christian defensive end Isaiah Chambers (99) on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

By Abbot Zuk | For The Pitt News

September 14, 2017

Trace McSorley’s aerial attack and Saquon Barkley’s electrifying footwork from Saturday’s football game against Penn State will look like child’s play compared to what senior quarterback Mason Rudolph and senior wide receiver James Washington of Oklahoma State have in store for the Panthers....

COLUMN: Pitt must attract local talent to excel

For the Pitt Panthers to join the ranks of college football's best, the team must recruit more effectively in Western Pennsylvania. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

From 2011 to 2014, Pitt football muddled its way to four straight 6-6 regular seasons. In head coach Pat Narduzzi’s first two seasons, the Panthers have drastically improved and enjoyed back-to-back 8-4 campaigns. The program’s resurgence has been felt around the country this year, as the Panthers...

Pitt-Penn State expected to set Pittsburgh sporting event attendance record

Pitt defensive back David Sumner smashes into a Penn State ball carrier in the 1992 game. Pitt News file photo.

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 7, 2016

Saturday’s game at Heinz Field between the Pitt Panthers and the Penn State Nittany Lions is set to be the all-time most attended sporting event in the city of Pittsburgh, according to Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes. Pitt has already set a new school record for season ticket sales with 55,63...

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