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Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

Freshman defensive back V'Lique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

October 27, 2018

With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play. Pickett had struggled up to that point, completing just four of 13 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. But he came up clutch when...

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

Pitt Athletic’s “Pitt: Beyond the Script” TV show is the first sports show Pitt has produced in over a decade. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Pitt Athletics says it's looking to expose fans to every Panther sports team with its new television show “Pitt: Beyond the Script," but it could do better.

Former Pitt lineman Alex Officer diagnosed with bone cancer

Former Pitt offensive lineman Alex Officer at Pitt Pro Day on March 21. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Alex Officer, a former standout on Pitt’s offensive line, announced last week that he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitt's first touchdown against Georgia Tech.

By Sarah Cutshall and Thomas Yang

September 15, 2018

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Pitt fans witnessed a complete turn-around of Panther football. Exhibiting a major improvement from last week’s game against Penn State, the Panthers showed promise both offensively and defensively in a home game against Georgia Tech — maintaining a consistent lead througho...

Prediction: Panthers to make comeback against Georgia Tech

The Panthers edged out Georgia Tech at Heinz Field in 2016 with a final score of 37-34.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

This Saturday, Pitt will play Georgia Tech at Heinz Field. Both teams currently have records of 1-1, so they will both put up a fight to make comebacks and improve their starting records. If Pitt improves both offense and defense, they should have no problem beating out the Yellow Jackets.

Tight end Charles Reeves dismissed

Head football coach Pat Narduzzi announced tight end Charles Reeves' dismissal on Friday. (Photo by Kyleen Considine / Senior Staff Photographer)

By Joanna Li, Senior Staff Writer

July 14, 2018

Reeves was dismissed without specific reason from the University, which cited "disciplinary actions."

Spring Game analysis: Pitt defense shined while offense struggled

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 13 of 23 passes for 140 yards during Saturday’s Blue and Gold game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Cale Berger | Staff Writer

April 15, 2018

Pitt’s annual Blue and Gold Spring Game may be the first chance of the year for Pitt students, alumni and fans to tailgate and bring their favorite jerseys out of retirement, but it is also an opportunity to get a small taste of what the upcoming season will bring on the field. This year was no ...

Chase Brown brings talent to young Pitt offense

Offensive tackle Chase Brown announced in June that he committed to Pitt football for the 2018 season. (Photo courtesy of Chase Brown)

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Offensive tackle Chase Brown announced in June that he will attend the University of Pittsburgh, marking the Panthers’ ninth commit of the 2018 recruiting class and — more interestingly — Brown’s third stint at a university. Brown — unlike most of the class — enters the program with m...

Narduzzi rounds out staff for 2018 season

Pitt football defensive line coach Charlie Partridge was promoted to assistant head coach. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi announced three coaching appointments Saturday, finalizing his 2018 staff. Narduzzi promoted defensive line coach Charlie Partridge to assistant head coach, hired Cory Sanders as safeties coach and brought in Paris Johnson Sr. as assistant director of player perso...

Pitt receives commit from 3-star recruit Erick Hallett II

Head coach Pat Narduzzi answers a question at a press conference introducing new defensive coordinator Randy Bates. (Photo by John Hamilton | Contributing Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

February 4, 2018

Pitt football received another commit for the 2018 class in Erick Hallett II, according to a tweet posted Sunday morning. The 5-foot-11 and 175-pound defensive back is a 3-star recruit, according to, and was one of the top uncommitted players in Texas. He helped lead his team at Cy-Fair High School to a 6A-DII championship in...

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