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Edge rusher Rashad Weaver registered 35 tackles, 14.5 of which were for a loss of yardage, on top of 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020.

Prediction: Final NFL draft destinations for Pitt stars

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt has one of its most exciting draft classes of the last few years with numerous Panthers sporting a chance at hearing their name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman reacts after his bench press performance, pumping out 40 reps of 225 pounds on Wednesday.

Twyman, former Panthers showcase athleticism at 2021 Pitt Football Pro Day

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 19, 2021
Pitt hosted 16 football players for its pro day on Wednesday, with Jaylen Twyman’s ridiculous performance on the bench press stealing the show.
Panthers’ mascot ROC dances on Heinz Field during Pitt’s game against Georgia Tech Sept. 15, 2018.

Pitt sports-themed cards to give your Valentine

By TPN Staff February 14, 2020
Woo your crush on Valentine's Day with one of our custom-themed cards, which include Pitt sports figures ranging from Roc to Heather Lyke.
Tyler Sear and Paris Ford face charges of disorderly conduct after an Oct. 17 incident. (Photo by John Hamilton)

Football players Ford and Sear charged with disorderly conduct

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor October 26, 2017

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...

Heading into the 2017 season, football head coach Pat Narduzzi is trying to rebuild the Panthers secondary. (TPN File Photo)

Florida CB Marquis Williams commits to Pitt

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor August 22, 2017

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...

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and Julio Freire, Pitt's deputy athletic director for external affairs, take a moment during National Signing Day to converse with reporters. Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

Signed, Sealed, Committed: Panthers finalize 2017 recruiting class

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor February 2, 2017

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...

Paris Ford (right) poses Wednesday with his former Steel Valley High School head coach, Rod Steele, and former teammate, Dewayne Murray, after signing his National Letter of Intent. Dominic Campbell | For The Pitt News

Top prospect Paris Ford sticks with Pitt

By Dominic Campbell | For The Pitt News February 2, 2017

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...

For the Pitt Panthers to join the ranks of college football's best, the team must recruit more effectively in Western Pennsylvania. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

COLUMN: Pitt must attract local talent to excel

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer February 1, 2017

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...

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi received the 18th verbal commitment to his second full recruiting class as head coach Friday night.

Pitt adds two tight ends to 2017 football recruiting class

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor August 19, 2016

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...

Head coach Pat Narduzzi now has seven pledges for his second full recruiting class at Pitt.  Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

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

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor June 21, 2016

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...

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