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Football players Ford and Sear charged with disorderly conduct

Football players Ford and Sear charged with disorderly conduct

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Paris Ford and Tyler Sear — first-year students on the Pitt football team — were charged with disorderly conduct after a fight in Sutherland Hall, according to Pitt police. The fight, first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, occurred Oct. 17 at around 10 p.m. According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Post-Gazette, the two players "engaged in fighting behavior” with each ot...

Florida CB Marquis Williams commits to Pitt

Florida CB Marquis Williams commits to Pitt

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Head coach Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football team added another piece to their 2018 recruiting class Monday, as Florida cornerback Marquis Williams verbally committed to the program. Williams chose the Panthers over 21 other schools including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Central Florida. He is rated as...

Signed, Sealed, Committed: Panthers finalize 2017 recruiting class

Signed, Sealed, Committed: Panthers finalize 2017 recruiting class

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The first fax of National Signing Day arrived at Pitt’s football facility on the South Side at about 7:04 a.m., from local offensive lineman Gabe Houy. By 7:45 a.m., more than half of the team’s 18 unofficial commits had signed and faxed their National Letters of Intent. Pat Narduzzi finalized his second full recru...

Top prospect Paris Ford sticks with Pitt

Top prospect Paris Ford sticks with Pitt

By Dominic Campbell | For The Pitt News

February 2, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Inside a small, bright, cramped conference room at Steel Valley Senior High School in Munhall, Pennsylvania, the most coveted player in Pitt’s 2017 recruiting class made his commitment official. Surrounded by his head coach, family members and a swarm of photographers and videographers, four-st...

COLUMN: Pitt must attract local talent to excel

COLUMN: Pitt must attract local talent to excel

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports Columns

From 2011 to 2014, Pitt football muddled its way to four straight 6-6 regular seasons. In head coach Pat Narduzzi’s first two seasons, the Panthers have drastically improved and enjoyed back-to-back 8-4 campaigns. The program’s resurgence has been felt around the country this year, as the Panthers...

Pitt adds two tight ends to 2017 football recruiting class

Pitt adds two tight ends to 2017 football recruiting class

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 19, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The Pitt football team added two new commits to its 2017 recruiting class Thursday, giving the Panthers 14 players overall in head coach Pat Narduzzi’s second full recruiting class at Pitt. Two-star tight ends Grant Carrigan and Tyler Sear both announced their intentions Thursday to play for th...

Pitt football 2017 recruiting class gains two new commits, loses one

Pitt football 2017 recruiting class gains two new commits, loses one

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 21, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt football’s 2017 recruiting class gained two new verbal commitments and lost one this past week. Three-star running back Todd Sibley and two-star offensive lineman Owen Drexel announced their intentions to join the Panthers in 2017 on June 15. On June 20, three-star cornerback Exree Loe rescin...

Storify: Football recruiting Twitter barrage sends Pitt fans into frenzy

Storify: Football recruiting Twitter barrage sends Pitt fans into frenzy

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

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