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Editorial | Allowing students to attend football games is too risky

Pitt announced Thursday that it would allow fans to return to Heinz Field to watch the football team’s two remaining home games.
October 18, 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.

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

Pitt led the nation with 3.92 sacks per game during the 2019 season.
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.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football’s 2020 prospects

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett, in his first game back from injury, completed 21 of 27 passes for 210 yards Saturday.
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.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

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

GALLERY: Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22

Seniors Qadree Ollison (30) and Darrin Hall (22) shake hands after Hall surprises Ollison with a game ball on Senior Day — a celebration of the seniors at their last home game.
November 10, 2018
Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22, during their last home game of the season Nov. 10.

Panther Spotlight: Qadree Ollison, Stephanie Williams, Johan Penaranda

Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitt's first touchdown against Georgia Tech Sept. 15.
September 24, 2018
Though it was a tough weekend for Pitt athletics, there were still a few athletes that played at a high-level and stood out. Qadree Ollison, Stephanie Williams and Johan Penaranda all made notable plays in their notable sports this past weekend -- showcasing their athletic ability.

Prediction: Panthers to make comeback against Georgia Tech

The Panthers edged out Georgia Tech at Heinz Field in 2016 with a final score of 37-34.
September 13, 2018
This Saturday, Pitt will play Georgia Tech at Heinz Field. Both teams currently have records of 1-1, so they will both put up a fight to make comebacks and improve their starting records. If Pitt improves both offense and defense, they should have no problem beating out the Yellow Jackets.

Experienced roster bodes well for Pitt football

Panther Pitt fans cheer for the team at a home game against UNC in November 2017. (TPN file photo)
August 20, 2018
Despite an unsuccessful season last year, the Panthers are ready to turn things around with an experienced group of returning players, including 18 seniors.

Pitt Football gains 11 recruits

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

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