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High expectations run rampant among today’s Pitt fans

The Oakland Zoo celebrates the first basket of the Pitt men’s basketball game versus West Virginia in November with the traditional tossing of newspaper shreds.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

The Pitt News put out a Pitt athletics fan survey to our readers for the past few weeks. Questioned on topics new and old, readers proved to be a dedicated fanbase with high expectations for the present day’s teams, but also nostalgic for the glory days of Pitt athletics. Here are the full details.

Last-minute heroics lift Pitt over EMU in Quick Lane Bowl, 34-30

Kenny Pickett threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in Pitt's bowl victory over Eastern Michigan.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Sports Writer

December 27, 2019

Despite committing the same mistakes that plagued them all season, the Panthers managed to escape Detroit with something new for the program — their first bowl win under head coach Pat Narduzzi, defeating Eastern Michigan 34-30.

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) posted a career-high six tackles and added 1.5 sacks, bringing his team leading total for the season to 4.5.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

So close and yet so far — Pitt football was within a yard of closing its rivalry with Penn State out with a colossal upset Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but came up short in a 17-10 loss.

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

Maurice Ffrench blows by the Ohio defense on his way to a 74-yard touchdown.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

Senior wideout Maurice Ffrench was crucial in Pitt's win over Ohio, setting new career highs with 10 receptions for 138 yards.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple joined the team this season.

By Sam Krimins and Sean Tierney

September 5, 2019

Should Kenny Pickett be benched? Should Pat Narduzzi be fired? We address these and more Pitt football overreactions in this column.

Missed opportunities doom Pitt in 30-14 loss to Virginia

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

Pitt simply didn’t make the right plays at the right times, falling 30-14 to Virginia in Saturday night’s home opener at Heinz Field.

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

Junior running back A. J. Davis (21) and sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) celebrate during Pitt’s spring Blue-Gold game on Saturday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

Redshirt senior Tre Tipton (5) makes his second receiving touchdown for Blue at Saturday's Blue-Gold game.

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he will transfer to Oklahoma.

By Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2019

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

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