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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.
Then-quarterback for Notre Dame DeShone Kizer scores a touchdown on a 2-yard against Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Nov. 7, 2015. Notre Dame won 42-30.

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.
Pitt running back LaRod Stephens-Howling runs for a touchdown against the University of Central Florida during the teams’ most recent match against each other at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL on Oct. 13, 2006. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

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

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer September 28, 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 will be taking on Syracuse in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. (TPN file photo)

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...

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