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Seven Panthers invited to NFL combine

Senior wide receiver Jester Weah (85) is one of 7 Pitt football players invited to the NFL Combine. (Photo by Thomas J. Yang | Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

February 6, 2018

There will be seven Pitt Panthers potentially heading to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine this March. Among the Panthers going to Indianapolis are wide receiver Quadree Henderson, safety Jordan Whitehead and offensive lineman Brian O’Neill, who each announced that they we...

Max Browne buckles in Panthers debut

Quarterback Max Browne completed 17 of 24 passes on the day but relied mostly on short, underneath throws. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

As redshirt senior quarterback Max Browne hit wide receiver Jester Weah for the game-winning touchdown this Saturday against Youngstown State, Panther fans saw a flash of what made Browne a five-star recruit coming out of high school. But that wasn’t an accurate representation of Browne’s Panth...

GALLERY: Pitt vs Syracuse Football

James Conner (24) celebrates a late touchdown reception by teammate Jester Weah (85). Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

November 27, 2016

  Quadree Henderson (10) leads the NCAA with four combined kick and punt return touchdowns on the season. Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor ...

Miami squashes Pitt’s division title hopes in 51-28 pounding

Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman threw for 2,855 yards and 27 touchdowns in the 2016 season. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 5, 2016

Going into Saturday’s game, the Pitt football team had slim hopes of making it to the ACC Championship game. But the Miami Hurricanes extinguished the Panthers’ aspirations in convincing fashion in an excruciating 51-28 win. Miami (5-4 overall, 2-3 ACC) put an end to its four-game losing st...

Pitt tops Marshall at home, 43-27, in first win since Penn State

Junior wide receiver Jester Weah (85) sealed Pitt's win against Marshall with a 54-yard touchdown reception. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 2, 2016

On paper, the score of Saturday’s Pitt-Marshall game would seemingly tell the story of a blowout win for the Panthers. But numbers can be deceiving, and the 43-27 final certainly was, as the Panthers utilized two touchdowns in the final minute of play to beat the Thundering Herd at Heinz Field Sa...

Spring football notebook: Players, coaches reflect on Blue-Gold game

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi gets the Panthers ready for their first ACC game of the season against the Tar Heels.  Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 18, 2016

Spring football games usually have their fair share of fireworks, touchdowns and big plays — but not Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game Sunday. A rather dull intersquad scrimmage ended with the Blue team  squeaking out a 19-17 win.. And instead of any specific plays or moments sticking out, reactions to the end ...

Blue team defeated Gold 19-17 in Pitt spring game

Quadree Henderson breaks loose for run.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 16, 2016

  While most spring football games tend to end up as high-scoring shootouts, Pitt’s Blue-Gold game was a defensive struggle. In the end, honorary captain and former Pitt legend Tony Dorsett’s Blue Team defeated his former Pitt quarterback Matt Cavanaugh’s Gold Team 19-17 in the program’s...

Pitt football notebook: Week six

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 13, 2015

In Pitt’s 26-19 win over Virginia on Saturday, ball security and missed opportunities held the Panthers back from a bigger victory. Both of those issues have plagued Pitt in past games against Georgia Tech — next week’s opponent — particularly in last year’s 56-28 loss, a game in which the...

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