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Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin leaves Pitt

Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin is leaving the Panthers football team. (John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

January 2, 2018

Pitt defensive coordinator Josh Conklin will be leaving the team for Wofford College, head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed Tuesday. Reports Monday night said Wofford — an FCS school in South Carolina — would hire Conklin as the new head coach of the Terriers, which Pitt confirmed Tuesday. “We...

Pitt football’s rebuilding shows in final game

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett ran in two  touchdowns during the Panthers' victory over Miami at Heinz Field last year. This year, Pitt lost in a game of ugly offenses. (Photo via Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics)

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

For the second year in a row, and nearly 10 years to the day since the infamous “13-9” win over West Virginia, a mediocre Pitt football team upset another No. 2 team in the nation. The victory over Miami marked a satisfying end to a frustrating rebuilding campaign for the Panthers. Pitt started of...

That was then, this is now: Pitt football undefeated 100 years ago

The University of Pittsburgh Football Team was undefeated during their 1917 season. (Photo via ULS Archives)

By Colin Martin | For The Pitt News

October 17, 2017

The year was 1917 — neither the Cathedral of Learning nor the Pittsburgh Steelers existed, and the Pittsburgh Pirates had finished last in the MLB standings with a 51-103 record. This was also the same year Pitt’s football team completed a perfect 10-0 season. Times have certainly changed. ...

Panthers’ gutless play calling continues to disappoint

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Dinucci (3) gets tackled by Georgia Tech defensive lineman Antonio Simmons (93) in the second half of Georgia Tech's 35-17 victory over Pitt. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

Over the course of their three losses this season, the Panthers have surrendered more than 30 points in each matchup. It would be far too easy to pin the Panthers’ woes on the defense. This Saturday’s game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets was anything but a defensive farce, though. The...

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