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First-year quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 242 yards in the Panthers’ loss to Virginia Tech earlier this month. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Reporter’s notebook: Reflecting on Pitt’s football season

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2017

As I watched the Panthers upset No. 7 Miami to close out their season, I had the same thought as I did coming into the season — this team will be good. Covering the Panther football team this year...

After sustaining an injury to his arm, Max Browne is out for the remainder of the season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

Browne out for the season following injury

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor October 12, 2017

Redshirt senior quarterback Max Browne is out for the remainder of the football season after sustaining an injury to his throwing arm Saturday, Oct. 7, in the loss to Syracuse. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi...

Chawntez Moss runs the ball for the Panthers in the Saturday, Sept. 30, game against Rice University. (Photo by Thomas Yang l Staff Photographer)

Prediction: Panthers to crush the Orange

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer October 4, 2017

The last time Pitt and Syracuse met, the Panthers won a hectic back-and-forth offensive game 76-61 — the highest combined total score in NCAA history. But now the Panthers and the Orange both come...

Coach Narduzzi spoke of Max Brownes improved performance in the teams win against Rice this weekend during his press conference. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

‘Max is back’: Narduzzi praises Browne, previews Syracuse

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer October 2, 2017

Pitt football is coming off a victory for the first time since its season-opener, and head coach Pat Narduzzi made it known at Monday’s press conference. “Obviously it was a much more pleasant Sunday...

Pitt Panthers beat Rice Owls at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon with a final score of 42-10. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

Pitt offense bolstered Browne in matchup against Rice

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer October 1, 2017

It took until the last day of September for the Pitt Panthers to finally shake their losing streak and defeat the Rice Owls. This was only their second win of the season and their first since Sept. 2. Many...

Qadree Ollison (37) celebrates after his first quarter touchdown. Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor

Pitt fries Rice, 42-10, snaps losing streak

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer September 30, 2017

As redshirt senior Max Browne threw a 48-yard touchdown in the Panthers’ opening drive, he finally solved the Panther quarterback dilemma. In a 42-10 rout of the Rice Owls (1-4), the Panther offense...

Quarterback Ben DiNucci scrambles in the second half of the game against Oklahoma State University. 
(Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

Prediction: Panthers’ improvements could inspire victory

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer September 27, 2017

The Pitt Panthers will face off against the Rice Owls for the first time since 1951 in Pitt’s final non-conference game of the 2017 season on Saturday. Already four games into the season, the Panthers...

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Dinucci (3) gets tackled by Georgia Tech defensive lineman Antonio Simmons (93) in the second half of Georgia Techs 35-17 victory over Pitt. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Panthers’ gutless play calling continues to disappoint

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer September 24, 2017

Over the course of their three losses this season, the Panthers have surrendered more than 30 points in each matchup. It would be far too easy to pin the Panthers’ woes on the defense. This Saturday’s...

Coach Narduzzi avoided talking about which quarterback will start in the teams game against Georgia Tech this weekend.  (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

Quarterback remains questionable following Narduzzi’s press conference

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer September 18, 2017

After Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi addressed the media Monday, the most important question remained unanswered. Who will be the starting quarterback against Georgia Tech? During a brief...

OSU fans cheer as receiver Marcell Ateman scores a touchdown in the first half of Pitts 59-21 loss. (Photo by John Hamilton)

Cowboys crush Panthers, 59-21, in Pitt football’s worst loss at Heinz Field

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer September 16, 2017

As if last week’s loss to in-state rival Penn State wasn’t demoralizing enough, the Panthers were blown out in their worst loss ever at Heinz Field by the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday. Senior...

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