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Pitt drops the ball: Penn State wins 33-14

The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated the Panthers 33-14 at Beaver Stadium Saturday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editor)

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

September 9, 2017

Just like Pitt did last year at home, the Nittany Lions jumped out to an early lead, but the Panthers couldn’t catch up — eventually falling 33-14 during Saturday’s rivalry football game. Despite piling up more yards than the Nittany Lions (2-0) at Beaver Stadium, Penn State’s red zone def...

Prediction: Lions loom over Panthers

Pitt former running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State last year. (TPN file photo)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

When Ryan Lewis hauled in the last season’s game-clinching interception against Penn State, he secured a year of bragging rights. Regardless of Penn State’s ultimate Big Ten success last year, Pitt fans could flaunt their 42-39 triumph. But as the renewed rivalry with Penn State approaches its second...

Pitt vs. Penn State: Unrequited rivalry

Nathan Peterman runs the ball against the Penn State defense in last year's game against the Nittany Lions on Sept. 10. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2017

When you’re in the stands at a Pitt football game, there are a handful of cheers you’re bound to hear: “Hail to Pitt,” “P-I-T-T: Let’s Go Pitt,” and the infamous anti-Penn State chant. Regardless of whether or not Penn State is the opponent on the field, that chant will echo throughout th...

Storied past of Pitt vs. Penn State

Joe Paterno leading the Nittany Lions as their Head Coach from 1966-2011. (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 6, 2016

This Saturday at Heinz Field, the Pitt Panthers and Penn State Nittany Lions will renew one of college football’s most storied rivalries after a 16-year hiatus. The in-state battle for supremacy between Pennsylvania’s only Power Five conference schools –– now known as the Keystone Classic –– ...

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