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Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

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

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

By Sarah Cutshall and Thomas Yang

September 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Visual

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

Gallery: Spring Blue and Gold game

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor

April 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Visual

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

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

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

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

Students sport game day garb

By Sarah Connor, For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017


Filed under Sports Features

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

Cowboys’ combo more threatening than PSU

By Abbot Zuk | For The Pitt News

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports Columns

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

COLUMN: Pitt must attract local talent to excel

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Sports Columns

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-Penn State expected to set Pittsburgh sporting event attendance record

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

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...

Pitt sets new record for season ticket sales at Heinz Field

Pitt sets new record for season ticket sales at Heinz Field

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 6, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt has officially broken its all-time record for football season tickets sold, athletic director Scott Barnes announced Saturday via Twitter. The school has sold over 53,775 season tickets for the Panthers’ upcoming football season, surpassing the previous record set in 2003 –– and achieving the go...

Pitt vs. Penn State: Long time, no rivalry

Pitt vs. Penn State: Long time, no rivalry

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

May 31, 2016


Filed under Football, Specials / Newstudentguide2016, Sports, Sports Columns

One of Pennsylvania’s most storied football rivalries is back — for now. After a 16-year hiatus, the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Penn State Nittany Lions will battle it out on the gridiron for the 97th time this September 10 at noon at Heinz Field. The long-awaited clash is finally back, but only...

Sports Business Association prepares students for work in athletics

Sports Business Association prepares students for work in athletics

By Steve Rotstein / Staff Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Before Melissa Mele and Kelley George decided to put a non-sports fanatic in charge of Pitt’s Sports Business Association, previous leaders couldn’t seem to keep the club itself in business. “[Mele and George] needed that outside look, that person that could tie in everything other than sports...

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

April 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Blanc has worked at Pitt for 25 years. (Courtesy Pitt Athletics)

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

January 7, 2013


Filed under Archives

Senior wide receiver Mike Shanahan catches a fourth quarter touchdown in Pitt's bowl defeat against Ole Miss. (Photo Courtesy Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics)

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