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

Coach Narduzzi is the highest-paid non-officer employee at Pitt.

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.

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

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.

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.

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

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.

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

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)

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 gains 11 recruits

Pitt football will be taking on Syracuse in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. (TPN file photo)

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

Redshirt first-year defensive back Paris Ford (12) runs past redshirt sophomore defensive back Phil Campbell (24) after receiving a punt. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

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 defensive line recruit Habakkuk Baldonado with Pitt linebacker coach Rob Harley.

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

March 27, 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

Tyler Bentley, previously listed as a three-star recruit and a defensive lineman from West Chester, Ohio, committed to Pitt in December. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Bentley)

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, the newly recruited offensive lineman, stands with head coach Pat Narduzzi (right) and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge (left). (Photo courtesy of Blake Zubovic)

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

February 13, 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 ...

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