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Pitt falls to Oklahoma State, 45-38, in weather-delayed shootout in Stillwater

Pitt falls to Oklahoma State, 45-38, in weather-delayed shootout in Stillwater

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 17, 2016

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi was right to be worried about Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington during the week leading up to Saturday’s game. “They’ve got this James Washington, No. 28, that can run down the field, and we’re talking about clapping,” Narduzzi said after fielding a ...

James Conner, Ryan Lewis earn national honors for week two efforts

James Conner, Ryan Lewis earn national honors for week two efforts

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

After battling both injury and cancer over the past year before coming back to score a pair of touchdowns against Penn State last Saturday, Pitt running back James Conner was recognized this week for his courage. On Wednesday, the redshirt junior became the first weekly nominee for the 2016 Capit...

Gallery: Pitt vs. Villanova 9/3/16

Gallery: Pitt vs. Villanova 9/3/16

By Jeff Ahearn and Matt Hawley

September 3, 2016

No repeats of 2012 debacle in forecast for Panthers

No repeats of 2012 debacle in forecast for Panthers

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 1, 2016

Pitt fans know all too well the perils that can come with taking the first opponent of the season lightly just because it is a Football Championship Subdivision — formerly I-AA — team. In 2012, Paul Chryst was in his first game as head coach of the Panthers, and a win -- good start to his tenu...

Panthers set to kick off 2016 football season Saturday

Panthers set to kick off 2016 football season Saturday

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 1, 2016

The Pitt football team will face a grueling three-week stretch against a dangerous trio of opponents in Penn State, No. 21 Oklahoma State and No. 22 North Carolina beginning Sept. 10. But even though tougher teams loom, head coach Pat Narduzzi reminded Pitt fans this week that winning Saturday’s se...

McDowell Mob making the trip to Heinz Field for Conner’s return

McDowell Mob making the trip to Heinz Field for Conner’s return

By Dan Sostek / Senior Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

Last fall, sports nutrition teacher Crystal Myers and the McDowell Mob — the student fan section at McDowell High School, which she heads — had everything lined up. For the second year in a row, students from the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school planned to trek to Heinz Field by the busload to support t...

Narduzzi keeps team focused on Nova with PSU showdown looming

Narduzzi keeps team focused on Nova with PSU showdown looming

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi didn’t dive into any specifics for his team’s game plan against the Villanova Wildcats at his week one press conference, but he made one thing clear: for him and the Panthers, the season opener can’t come soon enough. “I’m excited to watch our whole football...

Three Panthers make Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

Three Panthers make Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

Junior running back James Conner and senior offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson were named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list late last week. The award is named after former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and awarded to players who show “outstanding” performance...

Pitt football training camp notebook: Week one

Pitt football training camp notebook: Week one

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 13, 2016

Change is in the air at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex this month, and Pitt’s new script jerseys haven’t even seen the light of day yet. The Panthers opened training camp at the complex Monday, Aug. 8., in preparation for the 2016 season. And while it may be Pat Narduzzi’s second year as head ...

Conner selected to third Doak Walker Award watch list

Conner selected to third Doak Walker Award watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 14, 2016

Pitt redshirt junior running back James Conner continues to garner recognition during his attempt to return to the field in 2016. Conner was named Thursday to the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list for the third consecutive year. He was a semifinalist for the award –– given to the best run...

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