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Predicting Pitt football’s 2017 campaign

Pitt's Tre Tipton (5) and George Aston (35) tackle Nittany Lions running back Miles Sanders during the Panthers' 42-39 win last season. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Dominic Campbell / Staff Writer

August 29, 2017

Coming off a season in which it beat both the national champion and the Big Ten champion, this year’s Pitt football team will have a hard time providing bigger fireworks than it did a year ago. But head coach Pat Narduzzi expects his team to pull it off, setting the bar just as high as previous seas...

Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman drafted by Buffalo Bills

Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman threw for 2,855 yards and 27 touchdowns in the 2016 season. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 29, 2017

The Buffalo Bills selected Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman with the 28th pick in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft. Peterman waited longer than expected — projected that he would be picked in the third or fourth round. This past year, the Panther offense became the highest-scori...

Year in review: Five moments to remember in Pitt sports

Cornerback Avonte Maddox celebrates after Pitt's 43-42 win over No. 2 Clemson Nov. 12. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 24, 2017

The 2016-17 academic year will go down as one of the most memorable years in Pitt sports for a number of reasons. Several varsity programs underwent transitions, as high-profile coaches and administrators came and went. The basketball programs stumbled, but the football and volleyball teams excelled, ...

Panthers make last impression on NFL scouts at Pitt’s Pro Day

Wide receiver Dontez Ford turned heads with a 36-inch vertical leap at Pitt's Pro Day Wednesday. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

With a little over a month left before the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pitt football team’s draft-eligible standouts made one last impression on NFL teams Wednesday morning. Dozens of NFL scouts, coaches and reporters packed the practice facility at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side, as 19 Pa...

Six Panthers invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

The Pitt-to-NFL pipeline continues to flow as six Panthers received invitations to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, a national invitational camp for players eligible for the upcoming draft. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi broke the news on Twitter Monday night, posting a picture of the invited players...

Six Pitt football players named to All-ACC Academic Team

Senior middle linebacker Matt Galambos was one of six Panthers named to the All-ACC Academic Team Wednesday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Already well represented on the various All-ACC teams for their performance on the field, members of the Pitt football team are now receiving accolades in the classroom. After placing four players on the 2016 All-ACC First Team, with nine players recognized overall, Pitt had six players named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team Wednesday morning. The Panthers’...

Editor’s Picks: Greatest Games of 2016

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

No. 3. — Sept. 10 - Pitt 42, Penn State 39 With 69,983 people in attendance — a record for a Pittsburgh sporting event — this game’s fame was set to reach epic proportions before the players even stepped on the field. The pregame atmosphere at Heinz Field on Sept. 10 was teeming with ener...

Wildcats run over Panthers for 31-24 Pinstripe Bowl victory

Northwestern running back Justin Jackson (21) tallied 224 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats' 31-24 win over Pitt in the Pinstripe Bowl. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 28, 2016

The Pitt football team closed out the regular season as one of the hottest teams in college football, but finished its year with a dud of a performance against Northwestern in New York City. The Panthers (8-5) fell to the Wildcats (7-6), 31-24, in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N...

GALLERY: Pitt vs Syracuse Football

James Conner (24) celebrates a late touchdown reception by teammate Jester Weah (85). Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

November 27, 2016

  Quadree Henderson (10) leads the NCAA with four combined kick and punt return touchdowns on the season. Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor ...

Pitt finishes regular season with record-setting 76-61 win vs. Syracuse

Pitt RB James Conner tallied 160 total yards and three touchdowns in Pitt's 76-61 win over Syracuse. Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 26, 2016

The Pitt football team’s high-powered offense and lackluster defense combined to create history at Heinz Field on Saturday. In the highest-scoring game in major college football history, the Panthers capped off their regular season with a 76-61 victory against the Syracuse Orange — their eig...

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