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Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

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

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.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football’s 2020 prospects

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett rolls to his right.

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.

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.

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.

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.

By TPN Staff

November 11, 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.

By Griffin Floyd, For the Pitt News

September 25, 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.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 14, 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)

By Trent Leonard, Senior Staff Writer

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)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

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 as the the count rocketed to 11 commits in just one weekend, with nine of those players verbally ...

Former Pitt athletes nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Pitt football players Matt Cavanaugh and Craig Heyward were added to the induction ballot for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame, located in Atlanta. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

Two former Pitt football players were added to the induction ballot for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame on Monday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Matt Cavanaugh and Craig Heyward were among several familiar college football stars, including former Texas and Te...

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