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Column: There’s more to blame for Pitt’s loss than sloppy conditions

Fans watch the game unfold before the Nittany Lions defeated the Panthers with a score of 51-6.

By Griffin Floyd, For the Pitt News

September 11, 2018

The rivalry game that occurred on Saturday had many takeaways for the Panthers. Not only were the conditions bad for playing, but the offensive and defensive lines both fell short. With this culmination of mistakes, the Panthers have a lot to learn from and will need to improve if they look to have a successful season.

House divided: The Yahner Family

(From left to right) Pierce, Joel’s girlfriend Kati Fischer, Joel, Reese and Gavin Yahner sit in the stands at Heinz Field.

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

The Pitt versus Penn State football matchup provides great action, but its implications go beyond the playing field. With the universities being two of the top three largest in the state, the rivalry often crosses family lines as members differ in school choice. The Yahners exemplify this house divided.

Panthers need press: Narduzzi’s blackout is unnecessary and limits coverage

Narduzzi announced a media blackout ahead of the Saturday game against the Penn State Nittany Lions. (TPN file photo)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

September 8, 2017

Two weeks ago, the alteration of Pitt football’s biggest tradition — singing “Sweet Caroline” at the end of the third quarter — left the program searching for a new tradition to take its place. Thanks to Head Coach Pat Narduzzi, they may have found it. Narduzzi and the Pitt football pr...

Schedule finalized for 2017 Pitt football

Pitt football players raise their helmets skyward during a game at Heinz Field last fall. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 25, 2017

The Atlantic Coast Conference released the finalized 2017 schedules of its member football teams, including the University of Pittsburgh, on Tuesday afternoon. Next fall, the Panthers will face eight teams that made bowl games this season, four of which finished the season in the Top 25 rankings....

LIVE: Pitt v. Penn State, Return of the Rivalry

Pitt defensive back David Sumner smashes into a Penn State ball carrier in the 1992 game. Pitt News file photo.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 9, 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News' hub for all things Pitt-Penn State related on game day. Follow this page and our social media for live coverage of the game as it's happening, including reports and photos from the sidelines, the student section and the tailgates outside the stadium.  3:45 p.m. GAME O...

Pitt-Penn State traffic update

Fans won’t be allowed to walk into the gravel lot to tailgate before the Pitt-Penn State game this weekend. Jeff Ahearn / Senior Staff Photographer.

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

September 9, 2016

The Panthers’ showdown against Penn State on Saturday is expected to have a record-breaking number of people in attendance, so here are a few traffic and celebration considerations to keep in mind before kickoff: Road closures: Liberty Bridge is closed indefinitely due to an electrical fire and Se...

Sandusky saga has no place in Pitt-Penn State rivalry

Bringing up Jerry Sandusky in the renewal of the Pitt-Penn State rivalry will do Pitt fans no good. TNS

By Dan Sostek / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2016

‘Ped State!’ ‘Joe Knew!’ “Hilarious. I’ve got to get that on a T-shirt. Or a sign. Or something.” This is the unhinged thought process that select members of the Pitt fan base will likely go through, or have already gone through, prior to the Panthers’ long-awaited clash with t...

Pitt-Penn State expected to set Pittsburgh sporting event attendance record

Pitt defensive back David Sumner smashes into a Penn State ball carrier in the 1992 game. Pitt News file photo.

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 7, 2016

Saturday’s game at Heinz Field between the Pitt Panthers and the Penn State Nittany Lions is set to be the all-time most attended sporting event in the city of Pittsburgh, according to Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes. Pitt has already set a new school record for season ticket sales with 55,63...

Narduzzi silences players entering Penn State week

Pitt gave Oklahoma State a fight but came up just short on Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer.

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

September 5, 2016

In the weeks leading up to Pitt football’s season opener against Villanova, head coach Pat Narduzzi didn’t want to talk about Penn State. This week, he’s talking but is still tight-lipped. He’s adamant, though, that his players and staff remain totally silent ahead of Saturday’s rivalry ...

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