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Q&A with Tyler Palko: From field general to leader in the business field

Q&A with Tyler Palko: From field general to leader in the business field

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 15, 2016

You may know Tyler Palko as the local star who forever etched his name into western Pennsylvania football lore during his time as a fiery southpaw quarterback. Palko –– a three-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year –– led West Allegheny High Scho...

Pitt football in for even bigger challenge after knocking off PSU

Pitt football in for even bigger challenge after knocking off PSU

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Pat Narduzzi is tired of talking about Penn State, and he wants to make sure his players aren’t spending too much time basking in the glory of last week’s win. “There's a 24-hour rule,” the Pitt head football coach said Wednesday. “You can have fun Saturday night and wake up in the morni...

James Conner, Ryan Lewis earn national honors for week two efforts

James Conner, Ryan Lewis earn national honors for week two efforts

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

After battling both injury and cancer over the past year before coming back to score a pair of touchdowns against Penn State last Saturday, Pitt running back James Conner was recognized this week for his courage. On Wednesday, the redshirt junior became the first weekly nominee for the 2016 Capit...

Narduzzi shifts focus from PSU to Oklahoma State

Narduzzi shifts focus from PSU to Oklahoma State

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

Although Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi seemed eager to move forward to this week’s game against Oklahoma State, he opened his Monday press conference by reflecting on last Saturday’s monumental 42-39 win against Penn State. “Just to close the chapter on last week’s game, obviously it...

Ryan Lewis, Quadree Henderson earn weekly ACC honors

Ryan Lewis, Quadree Henderson earn weekly ACC honors

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

Pitt senior cornerback Ryan Lewis and sophomore wide receiver Quadree Henderson earned accolades from the Atlantic Coast Conference for their standout performances in Pitt’s 42-39 win over Penn State on Saturday. Lewis was selected as the ACC defensive back of the week while Henderson was named ACC sp...

Early injuries end Hendrix and Ziese’s season

Early injuries end Hendrix and Ziese’s season

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 11, 2016

Though Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi said the status of defensive end Dewayne Hendrix and Star linebacker Elijah Zeise’s health was “day-to-day” during the week, he confirmed Saturday after the Panthers’ 42-39 win over Penn State the two key defensive players are out for the season. Reds...

GALLERY: Pitt Vs. Penn State From the Student Section

GALLERY: Pitt Vs. Penn State From the Student Section

By Theo Schwarz and Stephen Caruso / Pitt News Photo Staff

September 10, 2016

LIVE: Pitt v. Penn State, Return of the Rivalry

LIVE: Pitt v. Penn State, Return of the Rivalry

By The Pitt News Staff

September 8, 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News' hub for all things Pitt-Penn State related on game day. Follow this page and our social media for live coverage of the game as it's happening, including reports and photos from the sidelines, the student section and the tailgates outside the stadium.  3:45 p.m. GAME O...

Pitt football season preview: More of the same

Pitt football season preview: More of the same

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 8, 2016

Pitt opened its football season with a 28-7 win against the Villanova Wildcats, handily dispatching the notoriously scrappy Football Championship Subdivision –– formerly I-AA –– opponent. Although the Wildcats nearly defeated the last three Football Bowl Subdivision –– formerly I-A –– te...

Longtime Pitt fans reflect on glory days

Longtime Pitt fans reflect on glory days

By Stephen Caruso / Senior Staff Writer

September 8, 2016

For the first time in 16 years, Pitt students will rise Saturday morning for a date with the Nittany Lions. It’s something no current Pitt student has done, but alums throughout the past century –– from the age of Chuck Berry and poodle skirts to Nirvana and chokers –– recall the annual Pitt...

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