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Preview: Panthers will shock unbeaten Irish

The Pitt Panthers return home to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Heinz Field on Saturday.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 23, 2020

After losing three straight games, Pitt desperately needs a turnaround win. Staff writer Tyler Mathes thinks they’ll get that victory this week against No. 3 Notre Dame. Find out why here:

Preview: Panthers continue losing skid against Canes

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s health is questionable due to an ankle injury sustained during last week's game against Boston College.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Coming off back-to-back losses, the Pitt Panthers (3-2, 2-2 ACC) travel to South Beach to take on the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes (3-1, 2-1 ACC) Saturday at noon on the ACC Network. The Panthers are eager to redeem themselves after last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Boston College.

‘Renting’ an NFL head coach: Does it actually work?

The Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson eight games into the 2018 season, eventually hiring Freddie Kitchens to replace Gregg Williams and Jackson.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

Renting a coach in football, whether at the professional or collegiate level, doesn’t happen too often. “Renting” refers to an interim coach hired in the middle of a season to replace a coach who got sacked.

Preview: Pitt to rebound against Boston College

Staff Writer Tyler Mathes predicts that Pitt will pull through with a narrow victory against Boston College.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

Undefeated no longer, the Pitt Panthers (3-1, 2-1 ACC), coming off a subpar performance against the NC State Wolfpack, take the road for the first time this Saturday against the Boston College Eagles (2-1, 1-1 ACC).

How future Pitt football opponents are managing COVID-19 on campus

Pitt football has been successful in containing the spread of COVID-19 with very few absences, after seven players missed the first game of the season on Sept. 12 against Austin Peay.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Pitt football will hit the road for the first time this week, and will brace for the COVID-19 landscape of the campuses they are visiting.

Preview: Panthers to breeze past NC State

Sophomore Vincent Davis (22) continues to get the bulk of the carries at running back for Pitt, showing significant improvement from last year.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

Pitt is off to its first 3-0 start since 2014, looking for the program’s first 4-0 start since 2000.

Preview: Panthers enter top-25 home matchup with Louisville

Pitt lost to Boston College 31-30 in an overtime thriller on Saturday.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Pitt will take on Louisville this Saturday in the first matchup between ranked teams at Heinz Field since 2009.

Preview: Panthers to squash Orange

Staff writer Tyler Mathes predicts Pitt will win this Saturday vs. Syracuse.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Coming off of a thunderous 55-0 win over Austin Peay to open the season, the Pitt Panthers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) host the Syracuse Orange (0-1, 0-1 ACC) tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. at Heinz Field. 

Preview: Panthers to coast by Governors

The NCAA will be adopting different protocols this season to try and keep players and personnel safe from COVID-19, including encouraging same-day travel, using electronic whistles and limiting attendance.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Narduzzi’s squad will suit up for the first time on Saturday, hosting the Austin Peay Governors at Heinz Field.

Panthers in the Pros: Who to watch out for entering 2020 NFL season

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is shrouded in pregame fog before taking on the Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 8, 2019.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

A plethora of great NFL players have come out of Pitt, including eight hall of fame inductees. Here are the former Panthers who should attract the most attention entering the 2020 season. 

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