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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Redshirt Senior Quarterback Phil Jurkovec (5) throws a pass during the Backyard Brawl in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Saturday.

Feature | Fans and media alike point fingers following Pitt football’s 17-6 loss to West Virginia

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor September 19, 2023

Pitt football’s energy was palpable during its warm-ups at the Backyard Brawl in Morgantown on Saturday night. The Panthers’ players — eager to down the Mountaineers for the second straight year...

A Georgia Tech player, left, and Pitt senior defensive back A.J. Woods (25) reach for the ball during Saturday’s game.

Georgia Tech Takeaways | Panthers are seeing history repeat itself

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer October 2, 2022
Following Pitt’s 26-21 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday, Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti gives his takeaways on the game, giving his opinion on the Panther’s offensive play calling and advising fans to temper their expectations.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) holds up the ACC Championship trophy as the Pitt Panthers are showered in confetti.

Pitt defense locks down Hartman, wins first ever ACC Football Championship

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2021
Pitt capped off its most memorable season in recent history with a 45-21 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game.
Pittsburghs Jordan Addison (3) returns a punt during the first half of the teams NCAA college football game against Virginia, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Pitt clinches Coastal Division, books ticket to Charlotte for ACC Championship Game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor November 20, 2021
With their Saturday win, the Pitt Panthers clinched the ACC Coastal Division and will play in the Dec. 4 Championship game.
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.
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