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Fifth-year Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is rolling into the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side with a new set of wheels this season.

Pickett gets new ride in NIL deal with Bowser Automotive

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor August 11, 2021
Pickett added Bowser Automotive — a car dealership in Pleasant Hills, about 30 minutes south of Oakland — to his list of endorsements late last week.
Kenny Pickett talks with kids on Monday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club in Lawrenceville.

Pickett returns to roots in NIL deal with Boys and Girls Club

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief August 9, 2021
Pitt’s starting quarterback was back at the Boys and Girls Club, a staple of his youth, to give out some free “Pickett’s Partners” t-shirts and toss around some footballs.
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.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner scores in the first half against the Cleveland Browns during the NFL wild card playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Panthers in the NFL: 2021 Playoff Edition

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer January 29, 2021
See how Pitt alums have performed in the postseason for this edition of Panthers in the NFL:
Pitt announced Thursday that it would allow fans to return to Heinz Field to watch the football team’s two remaining home games.

Editorial | Allowing students to attend football games is too risky

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 19, 2020
Fans should not be allowed back inside Heinz Field, as there is no foolproof way to stop people from congregating inside the stadium or to ensure that all precautions are followed.
Pitt led the nation with 3.92 sacks per game during the 2019 season.

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 24, 2020
The Panthers return nearly all of their defensive line production from last season and should only improve thanks to a combination of incoming recruits and previously injured starters returning to health.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett, in his first game back from injury, completed 21 of 27 passes for 210 yards Saturday.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football’s 2020 prospects

By Dalton Miller and Sam Krimins February 7, 2020
With Pitt’s 2020 football roster set in stone after Wednesday’s National Signing Day, it’s time to assess some of the Panthers’ top storylines entering next season.

VIDEO: ‘Roll’ with the Panthers Gameday Recap: vs UNC 11/14/19

November 17, 2019

Watch the highlights from University of Pittsburgh's 34-27 win over UNC on 11/14/19 at home.

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett, pictured here against Virginia Tech , led all players with 136 passing yards in Pitts Sun Bowl loss to Stanford.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer November 30, 2018
Pitt Football is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. After coming up just short of No. 3 Notre Dame and then getting blown out by unranked Miami, no one is sure what to expect from the Panthers this weekend.
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