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Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Many of Pitt’s great players have come through the WPIAL pipeline. Now, is Pitt struggling to win local stars to its football and basketball teams?

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics

By Staff

November 19, 2018

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, The Pitt News Sports Staff took some time to reflect on what they are thankful for when it comes to Pitt Athletics.

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

After a successful game that saw many great things from both offense and defense, the Panthers seem to have had a huge confidence boost. But, the Panthers must prepare for a tough game against the Fighting Irish that requires the offensive line to capitalize.

Panthers look to snap UCF’s 16-game win streak

Panthers look to snap UCF’s 16-game win streak

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

After Pitt's lost to UNC last week, the team has a lot to focus on. In order to keep up with the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Pitt will really have to work on their offense. Unfortunately, it looks like this week's game will end in a lost to UCF.

Pitt Football gains 11 recruits

Pitt Football gains 11 recruits

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

Entering June with zero commitments from the 2019 recruiting class, Pitt’s football team found itself stuck with a late start to its recruiting trail. But despite the slow start, the pace suddenly changed as the the count rocketed to 11 commits in just one weekend, with nine of those players verbally ...

Gallery: Spring Blue and Gold game

Gallery: Spring Blue and Gold game

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor

April 15, 2018

The Panthers split their football team into Blue and Gold sides Saturday afternoon for their annual Spring Game, a contest in which neither offense looked exceptional. It proved fitting that a defensive touchdown — junior defensive back Dane Jackson’s 60-yard interception-turned-touchdown — handed...

Pitt looks overseas for latest lineman

Pitt looks overseas for latest lineman

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

Although a growing demographic, international college football players are hard to find. According to The Growth of a Game, a Belgian-based company connecting football advocates across Europe, only two active Division I college football players were born in Italy as of 2015. Incoming Pitt commit Haba...

Bentley brings brute force to Pitt D-line

Bentley brings brute force to Pitt D-line

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

Rivalries are just for fans? Don’t tell that to 2018 Pitt commit Tyler Bentley. He is looking forward to the Panthers’ battles with one in-state foe as much as anyone else. “The one thing I’m looking forward to is playing Penn State, for sure,” Bentley said. “I have a couple of friends t...

Blake Zubovic lines up at Pitt

Blake Zubovic lines up at Pitt

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Belle Vernon offensive lineman Blake Zubovic committed to Pitt last June. He was the ninth commitment of the 2018 class. This was a big commitment for Pitt, as it finds itself particularly shorthanded on the offensive line going into the 2018 season. Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals, Zubovic was ranked as ...

Pitt hires Archie Collins as 10th assistant coach

Pitt hires Archie Collins as 10th assistant coach

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 31, 2018

The Pitt football team announced on its website on Wednesday that former Central Michigan secondary coach Archie Collins will be joining next year’s coaching staff. The NCAA allows football programs to hire up to 10 assistant coaches starting this January. The team has not yet specified what Col...

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