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Column: There’s more to blame for Pitt’s loss than sloppy conditions

Fans watch the game unfold before the Nittany Lions defeated the Panthers with a score of 51-6.

By Griffin Floyd, For the Pitt News

September 11, 2018

The rivalry game that occurred on Saturday had many takeaways for the Panthers. Not only were the conditions bad for playing, but the offensive and defensive lines both fell short. With this culmination of mistakes, the Panthers have a lot to learn from and will need to improve if they look to have a successful season.

Rivalry week: Examining the shaky future of Pitt vs. Penn State

Roc, the Panthers' mascot, walks toward Qadree Ollison during last year’s Pitt vs. Penn State game in State College. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

In 2016, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry was rebooted after a 16 year hiatus. Although only playing for the last two seasons, it seems as if the rivalry may reach an expiration date soon - which could actually benefit Pitt. Working hard to schedule the rivalry game every year doesn't seem like a worthy investment for Pitt.

Narduzzi talks loss and looks ahead to Oklahoma State

Coach Pat Narduzzi yells as he approaches the sideline during Pitt's game against Penn State on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

Despite Pitt facing another top 10 team in the Oklahoma State Cowboys this weekend, Pitt football Head Coach Pat Narduzzi focused much of Monday’s press conference on last week’s rivalry game against Penn State. The Panthers lost the game with a lopsided score of 33-14, but they came close to m...

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...

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...

Will PSU consider Pitt a rival now? Panthers hope so

The Panthers celebrate their victory against Penn State moments after the game ended Saturday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2016

Saturday’s Pitt vs. Penn State game exceeded all expectations, especially for Penn State fans who were skeptical about the scope of the historic clash. But after the game, the Panthers who took the field had only one thing to say. The rivalry is back — and it’s real. A record-breaking 69...

Narduzzi providing results in first full recruiting offseason

Pitt football recruits sit with Coach Narduzzi at a recent basketball game.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Chad Cameron / For The Pitt News

February 2, 2016

In the final stretch of the courting process, Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi fed his recruits to the Zoo. Pitt invited a group of football recruits to watch the Virginia Tech game Sunday as members of the Oakland Zoo. With National Signing Day on Wednesday, the new Panthers head coach showed ...

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