The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Acrisure Stadium, formerly called Heinz Field, in North Shore.

Acrisure Insurance buys naming rights to Steelers, Pitt venue on North Shore

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor July 12, 2022
Pitt football will no longer play its home games at Heinz Field. The longstanding partnership between Heinz and the Pittsburgh Steelers came to an end this week when the Steelers announced that the naming rights to the stadium now belong to Acrisure Insurance. Pitt has shared the venue with the Steelers since its opening in 2001.
Former Pitt linebacker John Petrishen participated in the broad jump at NFL Pro Day on March 21.

Johnny Petrishen poised to get his shot in NFL

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 15, 2022
The Pittsburgh native played in every game for the Panthers in 2021, registering 74 tackles and three interceptions as a linebacker. The road to the NFL became a little bit more clear after the season concluded, given his increased on-field role within the team.
Todd Hartman: Finding his voice

Todd Hartman: Finding his voice

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2022
After 63 years as the band announcer, Clayton Hartman felt that it was time to step aside. His eventual successor? Todd Hartman, son of the Pitt band icon, who has made the position his own.
Heisman Trophy finalist Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett speaks during a news conference before attending the Heisman Trophy award ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in New York.

‘Not there yet’: Ahead of Heisman ceremony, Pickett looks to keep climbing after college

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 11, 2021
Scrolling down to the bottom of Pitt redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s Instagram, you’d find a post with a simple message — “One day, I want to honestly say, ‘I made it.’”
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation named Pitt sophomore wide receiver Jordan Addison the winner of the 2021 Biletnikoff Award on Thursday evening.

Addison wins Biletnikoff Award, first Panther since 2003

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 9, 2021
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation named Pitt sophomore wide receiver Jordan Addison the winner of the 2021 Biletnikoff Award on Thursday evening.
Pitt students celebrate Pitts Saturday night ACC Championship win against Wake Forest University at the intersection of Forbes and Oakland avenues.

Editorial | Pitt deserves to celebrate our football victory

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 6, 2021
Having a good football team is something tangible that everyone can rally around to support, and after a difficult couple years, we deserve to celebrate it.
Pitt fans cheer during Saturday evening’s ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Photos: ACC Championship Game Fans

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor December 4, 2021
Pitt fans cheer on the Panthers as they face off against Wake Forest during Saturday evening’s ACC championship game.
Keyshon Camp (10) and John Morgan III (6) embrace after a defensive play during the ACC Championship football game.

Photos: ACC Championship Game

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor December 4, 2021
The Pitt Panthers faced off against Wake Forest in front of a packed crowd at Saturday evening’s ACC Championship Game.
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.
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