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Then-seniors Qadree Ollison (30) and Darrin Hall (22) shake hands after Hall surprises Ollison with a game ball on Senior Day — a celebration of the seniors at their last home game — after the Panthers defeated the Hokies Saturday.

Remembering Pitt’s finest final moments

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2019
Although final exams are undisputedly horrendous, not all things “final” are bad, especially when it comes to sports. From historic final seasons to the last game in Pitt Stadium, here are some of the most memorable closures Panther fans have witnessed in the past few decades.
Pitt running back Quadree Ollison (30) was drafted with the 152nd overall pick by Atlanta in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2019
Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.
Former Pitt running back and 2018 leading rusher Qadree Ollison made an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” show Tuesday morning to discuss his view that Pitt is RBU.

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 17, 2019
Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison recently asserted his case for Pitt as the premier producer of backfield talent.
Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was the only Pitt player to attend this year’s combine.

Takeaways from NFL Scouting Combine

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer March 6, 2019
With the NFL Combine complete, it’s time to look at the standouts, draft implications and how Pitt’s lone representative fared against the competition.
Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench (2) receives a pass during the end of the second quarter.

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer October 6, 2018
The senior running back tandem of Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall carried Pitt to an overtime victory, rushing for a combined 299 yards and three touchdowns.
Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitt's first touchdown against Georgia Tech.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s first ACC win

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor September 16, 2018
Accounting for all the highs and lows, here are some of the foremost takeaways from Pitt’s ACC-opening win against Georgia Tech.
Ben DiNucci got his first start of the season against Georgia Tech, going 12 for 19 with 110 yards and one touchdown. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

Yellow Jackets sting Panthers, 35-17

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2017

With four separate opportunities to make the Yellow Jackets pay after turnovers, the Panther offense failed to convert any of these chances into points leading to Saturday’s 35-17 loss in their first...

Sophomore Nika Markovic has proven herself to be a key player for Panther Volleyball this season (Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editor)

TPN Panther spotlight: Nika Markovic, Qadree Ollison, Javi Perez

Fall sports are just starting to get exciting, and there has already been a fair share of pitfalls and triumphs across the board. But regardless of the games outcomes, here are some Panthers who have stepped...

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