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Pitts defense in action at Saturdays game against UMass.

Column | Talent disparity trumped execution in 51-7 rout of UMass

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer September 5, 2021
The Panthers were clearly the better team when they dominated UMass on Saturday. But some facets of their game need refining before the Panthers travel to Tennessee next week.
Myles Alston, a first-year wide receiver at left, faces off against Khalil Anderson, a first-year defensive back at right.

Optimism runs wild as Pitt football opens 2021 training camp

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer August 6, 2021
On a sun-washed and steamy Pittsburgh Friday, with the Sept. 4 opener vs. Massachusetts nearing, Pitt football got to practice as a full team for the first time this season. With some in shoulder pads and others wearing just helmets, the Panthers opened 2021 training camp with a light practice, one in which everyone was still getting their feet back under them, according to Narduzzi.
Rodney Hammond Jr., a first-year running back, prepares for a catch.

Photos: Pitt football training camp opens

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief August 6, 2021
Pitt football opened its annual training camp on Friday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, located in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.
The Panthers are preparing to conclude their spring practices with a final scrimmage in their annual Spring Game at Heinz Field on Saturday.

Column | Final year with Pickett provides chance to return to former glory

By Dalton Coppola , Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Pitt football hasn’t lived up to its storied history in recent decades. But the return of Kenny Pickett gives the Panthers the opportunity to make a leap back into the sport’s elite, argues senior staff writer Dalton Coppola.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi at spring practice.

Staff Q&A: Pitt football prepares for 2021 Spring Game

By Dalton Coppola, Kyle Saxon, and Eddie Lasker April 21, 2021
As the 2021 Pitt football Spring Game draws near, The Pitt News sports staff answered some of the most burning questions surrounding this Panthers team.
Of the 21 commits, nine chose to enroll early at Pitt and are already here on campus, taking classes and working out with the football team.

Pitt football hoping offensive line gets boost on Signing Day

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
Pitt football hopes to secure the final two pieces of its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
The Panthers defeated No. 24 Louisville 23-20 on Saturday.

Pitt’s heroic second half defense earns 23-20 win over No. 24 Louisville

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor September 26, 2020
The No. 21 Panthers (3-0, 2-0 ACC) knocked off the No. 24 Cardinals (1-2, 0-2 ACC) 23-20 to remain unbeaten on the year.
Coach Narduzzi is the highest-paid non-officer employee at Pitt.

Narduzzi reported as highest-paid non-officer for third-straight year

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor July 10, 2020
Pitt released a list of its 25 highest-paid non-officer positions for fiscal year 2019 as required for all state-related universities by Pennsylvania’s Right-To-Know Law.
Former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to tight end Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sept. 1, 2011.

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 20, 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.
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