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Pitt fell 45-3 during its game against Notre Dame on Oct. 24.

Column | Panthers must embrace Notre Dame rivalry

By Eddie Lasker, Staff Writer March 12, 2021
Getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, staff writer Eddie Lasker argues Pitt fans must embrace an underappreciated, historic football rivalry with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi.

Satire: The love-hate relationship between Pitt fans and Pat Narduzzi

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 10, 2021
Relationships go through their fair share of ups and downs, and nothing exemplifies that love-hate connection more than Panther Nation and Pat Narduzzi.
Pitt football to forgo 2020 postseason

Pitt football to forgo 2020 postseason

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor December 11, 2020
Pitt football’s 32-20 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night has turned from regular season finale to simply the season finale. Head coach Pat Narduzzi and Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced Friday evening that the Panthers will decline to participate in a bowl game this postseason.
Sophomore Vincent Davis rushed for 247 yards on Thursday at Georgia Tech

Davis rushes for 247 yards in 32-20 win over Georgia Tech to cap regular season

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 11, 2020
As the Panthers took the field on Thursday night, the players knew it could be their last of the season, and for some the last of their careers. 
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw four interceptions in Pitt's 52-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday

Horrific first quarter dooms Pitt in 52-17 loss at Clemson

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 29, 2020
Last time Pitt went to Death Valley, the Panthers shocked undefeated Clemson in one of the greatest games in program history. Pitt didn’t have any of its 2016 magic on Saturday, as a treacherous start led to a 52-17 loss.
First-year wide receiver Jaylon Barden celebrates his first career touchdown during Pitt's 47-14 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday

Shorthanded Panthers blowout Hokies 47-14 on Senior Day

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 21, 2020
While players usually walk on the field with their families for the ceremonies, Pitt couldn’t carry on the tradition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Players came out by themselves this year, as their families provided video messages on the jumbotron.
The Panthers will play the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta at 7 p.m. on the ACC Network Saturday.

Narduzzi praises young players, Pickett and Georgia Tech’s athleticism

By John Riskis, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi couldn’t help but express his pride in the team on Monday, after the Panthers came back from a 14-3 first-quarter deficit.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.

Pickett returns, Panthers stomp the Seminoles 41-17

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 7, 2020
Coming off a four-game skid — and the sudden departure of its best player — Pitt responded with a dominant 41-17 win at Florida State, led by Kenny Pickett in his return from injury.
Narduzzi addresses Ford, upcoming Florida State game

Narduzzi addresses Ford, upcoming Florida State game

By John Riskis, Staff Writer November 4, 2020
Junior safety Paris Ford’s decision to opt out of the remainder of Pitt’s 2020 football season dominated discussions during Pitt football’s Monday press conference.
Paris Ford celebrates his interception during the third quarter against Syracuse.

Star safety Ford opts out of remaining 2020 football games

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor November 2, 2020
All-American candidate and starting safety for Pitt football’s stout defense, junior Paris Ford, has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season, head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed Monday afternoon.
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