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Conner, Bisnowaty, Caprara placed on Wuerffel Trophy watch list

RB James Conner is one of three Panthers on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 13, 2016

The Pitt Panthers had three players selected to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list Wednesday, the most representatives of any school in the country. Junior running back James Conner, senior offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty and senior linebacker Mike Caprara were all named preseason candidates for the Wu...

Conner, Price, Whitehead named to Maxwell preseason awards watch lists

Junior running back James Conner is one of three Panthers named preseason candidates for the Maxwell Football Club awards. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 5, 2016

Three Pitt Panthers are on preseason watch lists for the prestigious Maxwell Football Club awards. On Tuesday, junior running back James Conner was picked as a preseason candidate for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the College Player of the Year. The same day, senior defensive end Ejuan Price and s...

2016-17 Sports: Minors might outdo majors

DB Jordan Whitehead has been named to multiple prestigious preseason awards watch lists for 2016. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Reichardt / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Although the gray Pittsburgh winter has passed, the fog surrounding the University of Pittsburgh’s sports teams remains. After several major changes in the University’s big-name sports, including record-setting receiver Tyler Boyd’s departure to the NFL and Kevin Stallings taking over as the new...

Conner Stronger: Running back beats cancer

James Conner greets the crowd at the Blue/Gold game.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 24, 2016

Six months ago, Stanley Marks received a call from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania about inviting a star guest speaker to its annual Light the Night Walk kickoff breakfast. The speaker the society wanted to bring in to speak at the Duquesne Club on May 24 was one of Marks’ ...

James Conner announces he is officially cancer free

James Conner greets the crowd at the Blue/Gold game.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 23, 2016

Redshirt junior running back James Conner received news from his doctor Monday afternoon that after six months of chemotherapy treatment, he is cancer free. Conner was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Thanksgiving Day 2015. “This is one of the more common types of cancer we see ...

James Conner visits Ellen DeGeneres Show

James Conner talks to Ellen about battling Hodgkin's lymphoma to get back on the field. Courtesy of EllenTube

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Pitt running back James Conner made a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday afternoon. During his eight-minute segment, Conner spoke about what it’s been like to play football while receiving treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the end of his interview, Kansas City Chiefs safety...

James Conner to throw out first pitch at Pirates’ Opening Day Sunday

Pitt RB James Conner made his third straight Doak Walker Award watch list Thursday. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 30, 2016

James Conner will be taking the field in the North Shore, but not the one you’d expect. Pitt and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Conner, the Panthers’ star running back, will throw out the first pitch at PNC Park on Opening Day Sunday. “I’m honored and thrilled to throw out the first pitch ...

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...

Superlatives highlight highs and lows of 2015 Pitt football season

Qadree Ollison, Tyler Boyd, James Conner, Chad Voytik, Pat Narduzzi, and Jordan Whitehead earn superlatives for the football season.  Photos by Jeff Ahearn &  Wenhao Wu

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 6, 2016

Pitt football navigated its shares of peaks and valleys this season, with a 2-4 finish dampening the excitement of a 6-1 start. With so many twists and turns along the way, an effective way to summarize the Pitt football season is through superlatives. These monikers will recognize the apexes and na...

Military Bowl matchup features plenty of intrigue

Pitt will face the Navy in the Military Bowl on December 28.  Left:  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer,  Right: Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 8, 2015

When Pitt learned it’s bowl destination on Sunday afternoon, many Pitt fans were frustrated that the team earned a trip to one of the two lowest tier ACC-affiliated bowls. The Panthers finished with a better record than all four ACC teams who received higher tier bowls than them, but geographic and f...

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