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Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Time to take a deep dive into some of the serious, but mostly silly, details surrounding Pitt athletics' recent "scandal."

Pitt men’s basketball, football hit with NCAA probation

Pitt men’s basketball, football hit with NCAA probation

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The NCAA announced at noon Thursday that both then Pitt men’s basketball and football programs committed infractions from Aug. 2015 to March 2018.

‘I’m here at Pitt’: Narduzzi squashes MSU speculation

‘I’m here at Pitt’: Narduzzi squashes MSU speculation

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

After rumors of Narduzzi heading to Michigan State started to swirl after Dantonio’s retirement Tuesday, the Pitt head coach put those notions to bed Wednesday, both with a press conference and an A+ tweet.

Hope, expectations and the dilemma of Pitt football

Hope, expectations and the dilemma of Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 6, 2020

Despite finishing the season with Pat Narduzzi’s first bowl win, Pitt football still finished as it has nearly every season for the past 30 years — unranked and with five or more losses. Should we expect more?

Narduzzi discusses lions, tigers and Hokies — oh my

Narduzzi discusses lions, tigers and Hokies — oh my

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi discussed his team’s win over UNC and its important upcoming game against Virginia Tech during Monday’s weekly press conference.

Narduzzi praises UNC’s Brown, criticizes scheduling conflict

Narduzzi praises UNC’s Brown, criticizes scheduling conflict

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi gave his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon, discussing the challenges UNC presents while also lamenting the timing of Thursday night's game.

Narduzzi speaks on adversity, adjustments for GT

Narduzzi speaks on adversity, adjustments for GT

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

In his weekly Monday press conference, Pat Narduzzi voiced his typical “game-by-game” mantra while also elaborating on what makes Georgia Tech a formidable foe despite its record.

Football Takeaways: Panthers suffer self-inflicted setback to Miami

Football Takeaways: Panthers suffer self-inflicted setback to Miami

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson

October 28, 2019

The past week surrounding Pitt football had been filled with hope and optimism. Talk of New Year’s Six bowls and double-digit wins filled the thoughts, Twitter posts and column inches of spectators and fans. But ominous clouds on Saturday foreshadowed the foggy future that now remains for Pitt following its deflating 16-12 loss to Miami this weekend.

Narduzzi talks Canes, Coastal, calmness under pressure

Narduzzi talks Canes, Coastal, calmness under pressure

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Pat Narduzzi made it clear at his weekly press conference that he doesn't care about rankings, predictions or past games — his only focus is beating Pitt's next opponent, which this week happens to be Miami.

Narduzzi talks Syracuse, rivalry at press conference

Narduzzi talks Syracuse, rivalry at press conference

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi spoke with assembled media about the long-standing rivalry between the Panthers and Syracuse on Monday afternoon.

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