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Idowu gets set for senior season

Idowu gets set for senior season

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt senior linebacker Oluwaseun Idowu first came to Oakland from North Allegheny High School in 2014. There, Idowu played running back but transitioned to linebacker shortly after walking onto the Pitt football team in the fall of 2014.   After redshirting his first year, it wasn’t until his second s...

Glory Days: Former Panthers reflect on early-2000s showdowns vs. VT

Glory Days: Former Panthers reflect on early-2000s showdowns vs. VT

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 25 Virginia Tech Hokies are coming to Heinz Field Thursday night for a crucial conference showdown with the Pitt football team –– a visit that has been a death wish for the Hokies in the past. Tonight’s game will be the 16th meeting between the former Big East and now ACC rivals. Vi...

Fitzgerald, Donald named honorary coaches in Spring Game

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

The stars will be out at Highmark Stadium on April 18, as Pitt announced that former Panthers and current NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald and Aaron Donald will serve as honorary head coaches for the program’s annual Blue-Gold Spring Game.“Larry and Aaron are not only legendary Panthers, but also two of the el...

Panthers in the NFL win postseason awards

Panthers in the NFL win postseason awards

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

January 31, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Arizona Cardinals and former Pitt wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald won the inaugural Art Rooney award on Saturday night. St. Louis Rams rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald won the Associated Press defensive rookie of the year award as well.Fitzgerald's award recognizes a player who demonstrates qualities of ...

Pitt in the NFL: Larry Fitzgerald climbs in record books

Pitt in the NFL: Larry Fitzgerald climbs in record books

By Brandon Duerr / for The Pitt News

November 10, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

For the second straight week, Larry Fitzgerald led the group of Pitt alumni in the NFL and made some noise in the league record books as well. At week 10, Fitzgerald and the Cardinals traveled back to Arizona to face rookie Aaron Donald and the division rival Rams, who were coming off a very impressi...

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald continues resurgence in week nine

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald continues resurgence in week nine

By Brandon Duerr / For The Pitt News

November 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Sunday’s week nine NFL games started out with a thriller in Houston as the Philadelphia Eagles won 31-21 with a backup quarterback.When starting quarterback Nick Foles broke his collarbone in the first half, former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy stepped up to help lead the Eagles to victory. McCoy finis...

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald shows flashes of former self

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald shows flashes of former self

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Week eight in the NFL showcased almost unanimously strong performances from former Pitt players, and two of the individuals with better games this week played against each other.Sunday’s marquee matchup also featured two former Pitt stars when LeSean McCoy’s Philadelphia Eagles traveled to meet Larr...

Fitzgerald regains form, McCoy solid again in NFL

Fitzgerald regains form, McCoy solid again in NFL

By Jack DeMarco / Staff Writer

September 16, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

 While some former Pitt stars like Larry Fitzgerald got back on track Sunday, others, like Aaron Donald, regressed slightly after excellent week-one performances.After a dismal outing in the season opener, Larry Fitzgerald improved dramatically for the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. The 11th year wide r...

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