The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Heisman Trophy finalist Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett speaks during a news conference before attending the Heisman Trophy award ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in New York.

‘Not there yet’: Ahead of Heisman ceremony, Pickett looks to keep climbing after college

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 11, 2021
Scrolling down to the bottom of Pitt redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s Instagram, you’d find a post with a simple message — “One day, I want to honestly say, ‘I made it.’”
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation named Pitt sophomore wide receiver Jordan Addison the winner of the 2021 Biletnikoff Award on Thursday evening.

Addison wins Biletnikoff Award, first Panther since 2003

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 9, 2021
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation named Pitt sophomore wide receiver Jordan Addison the winner of the 2021 Biletnikoff Award on Thursday evening.
Pitt redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) runs with the ball during the first half of Saturday evening’s ACC Championship game against Wake Forest University at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kenny Pickett named Heisman finalist, invited to New York ceremony

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 6, 2021
After setting numerous records, winning 10 regular season games and the ACC Championship Game, redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett is a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Pitt students celebrate Pitts Saturday night ACC Championship win against Wake Forest University at the intersection of Forbes and Oakland avenues.

Editorial | Pitt deserves to celebrate our football victory

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 6, 2021
Having a good football team is something tangible that everyone can rally around to support, and after a difficult couple years, we deserve to celebrate it.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) holds up the ACC Championship trophy as the Pitt Panthers are showered in confetti.

Pitt defense locks down Hartman, wins first ever ACC Football Championship

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2021
Pitt capped off its most memorable season in recent history with a 45-21 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game.
Sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda after scoring at the ACC Championship Game on Saturday night.

Pitt football claims first ACC football title

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2021
For the first time in its history, Pitt football is the ACC football champion, after taking down Wake Forest 45-21 on Saturday night.
Pittsburghs Jordan Addison (3) returns a punt during the first half of the teams NCAA college football game against Virginia, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Pitt clinches Coastal Division, books ticket to Charlotte for ACC Championship Game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor November 20, 2021
With their Saturday win, the Pitt Panthers clinched the ACC Coastal Division and will play in the Dec. 4 Championship game.
Pitt sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda (2) runs with the ball at Thursday evening’s game against UNC.

Panthers outlast Tar Heels in overtime thriller, win 30-23

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor November 12, 2021
Rain, timely defense and suspense defined Pitt’s Thursday night win at home over the Tar Heels. Pitt’s defense held the ACC’s No. 3 offense to just 23 points in a game that went to overtime.
Heather Like, Athletic Director

Introducing Pitt athletics’ biggest faces

By Richie Smiechowski, For The Pitt News August 24, 2021
For the first day of classes, what better way to acclimate new fans with their athletes than a quick introduction of Pitt Athletics’ biggest names and faces prior to the first day of classes?
Universities, conferences and the NCAA have reaped major financial benefits from the efforts of college athletes. Their “amateur” status prevented them from being paid for more than 100 years — but times are changing.

Uncertainty defines first month of new NIL rules

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor August 17, 2021
Since its inception, the NCAA has held that college athletes cannot and will not be paid for their name, image or likeness. Athletes were ineligible to accept endorsements or receive payment for their performance — all to maintain the amateurism surrounding college athletics. But new rules and regulations regarding name, image and likeness benefits for college athletes will change this long-standing rule.
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