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Nine Panthers named to ACSMA All-ACC football teams

Nine Panthers named to ACSMA All-ACC football teams

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Nine players on the Pitt football team received All-ACC recognition Monday from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Four Panthers earned first-team All-ACC honors: redshirt junior running back James Conner, senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson, sixth-year senior defensive end Ejuan Price and ...

Whitehead’s pick-six sparks Pitt to win in Virginia

Whitehead’s pick-six sparks Pitt to win in Virginia

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 17, 2016

Facing third-and-10 from his own 44-yard line with 18 seconds left in the first half, Virginia quarterback Kurt Benkert thought he saw a receiver come open over the middle of the field. But he didn’t see Jordan Whitehead. The Pitt football team had just tied the game at 28 with 40 seconds left in the fir...

Pitt defeats Virginia for third straight win, 45-31

Pitt defeats Virginia for third straight win, 45-31

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 15, 2016

Saturday’s Pitt-Virginia football game was a tale of two halves. The Panthers (5-2 overall, 2-1 ACC) recovered from a shootout of a first half in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which the two teams scored a combined 63 points, holding the Cavaliers (2-4 overall, 1-1 ACC) to just three second-half...

Whitehead practices on Tuesday, expected to play Saturday

Whitehead practices on Tuesday, expected to play Saturday

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 4, 2016

For at least the 30-minute window that was open to the media, Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead suited up and returned to practice with the Panthers Tuesday morning. After missing Pitt’s 43-27 win against Marshall on Saturday, Whitehead –– the reigning ACC rookie of the year –– appears to be on tr...

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

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

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 1, 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...

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...

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 ...

Whitehead garners fourth award watch list selection

Whitehead garners fourth award watch list selection

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 15, 2016

Pitt sophomore defensive back Jordan Whitehead earned a spot on his fourth 2016 award watch list Friday, the most of any Panther so far. Whitehead was named a preseason candidate for the Paul Hornung Award, created in 2010 and presented to college football’s most versatile player. While he play...

Whitehead named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list

Whitehead named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 11, 2016

The preseason accolades keep rolling in for Pitt defensive back Jordan Whitehead. The Panthers’ star sophomore was named a preseason candidate Monday for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to college football’s best defensive back. Last Friday, Whitehead was named to the Bronko Nagurski award wa...

Four more Panthers named to preseason awards watch lists

Four more Panthers named to preseason awards watch lists

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 8, 2016

Pitt had four more players selected to prestigious preseason awards watch lists on Thursday and Friday. Junior punter Ryan Winslow was selected on Thursday to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s best punter. Winslow is coming off back-to-back seasons of ...

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