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Year of the Tiger: 2016 College Football Preview

Year of the Tiger: 2016 College Football Preview

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 31, 2016

An Aug. 26 matchup between California and Hawaii in Sydney notwithstanding, the 2016 college football season begins in earnest today with a slate of 16 Football Bowl Subdivision games. The Panthers’ season begins on Saturday and the team figures to be a contender once again in the ACC Coastal D...

Pitt football week one depth chart breakdown

Pitt football week one depth chart breakdown

By Dan Sostek / Senior Staff Writer

August 29, 2016

With the first game of Pat Narduzzi’s second season at Pitt less than a week away, the Panthers head coach revealed the team’s two-deep depth chart for their opener against Villanova on Saturday. As expected, Nathan Peterman, James Conner, Ejuan Price and Jordan Whitehead showed up at the top of their r...

Narduzzi keeps team focused on Nova with PSU showdown looming

Narduzzi keeps team focused on Nova with PSU showdown looming

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi didn’t dive into any specifics for his team’s game plan against the Villanova Wildcats at his week one press conference, but he made one thing clear: for him and the Panthers, the season opener can’t come soon enough. “I’m excited to watch our whole football...

4th and long: The moment Pitt’s Ryan Winslow lives for

4th and long: The moment Pitt’s Ryan Winslow lives for

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

August 22, 2016

Pat Narduzzi is only in his second year as Pitt’s head football coach, but he has no time for low expectations. “If we don’t think [an ACC Championship is] realistic, we’ve got major issues,” Narduzzi said. According to Narduzzi, reaching this goal requires a “bigger, faster, stronger fo...

Pitt adds two tight ends to 2017 football recruiting class

Pitt adds two tight ends to 2017 football recruiting class

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 19, 2016

The Pitt football team added two new commits to its 2017 recruiting class Thursday, giving the Panthers 14 players overall in head coach Pat Narduzzi’s second full recruiting class at Pitt. Two-star tight ends Grant Carrigan and Tyler Sear both announced their intentions Thursday to play for th...

Pitt football training camp notebook: Week one

Pitt football training camp notebook: Week one

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 13, 2016

Change is in the air at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex this month, and Pitt’s new script jerseys haven’t even seen the light of day yet. The Panthers opened training camp at the complex Monday, Aug. 8., in preparation for the 2016 season. And while it may be Pat Narduzzi’s second year as head ...

Pitt sets new record for season ticket sales at Heinz Field

Pitt sets new record for season ticket sales at Heinz Field

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 6, 2016

Pitt has officially broken its all-time record for football season tickets sold, athletic director Scott Barnes announced Saturday via Twitter. The school has sold over 53,775 season tickets for the Panthers’ upcoming football season, surpassing the previous record set in 2003 –– and achieving the go...

Narduzzi announces Pitt football roster update

Narduzzi announces Pitt football roster update

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 5, 2016

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi announced Friday that five players will not be members of the active roster when training camp opens Monday, Aug. 8. Sophomore tight end Chris Clark, incoming first-year defensive lineman Zack Gilbert, sophomore offensive lineman Mike Grimm, incoming first-year d...

Pitt QB Peterman named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm watch list

Pitt QB Peterman named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 5, 2016

Pitt senior quarterback Nathan Peterman was selected Thursday to his first preseason award watch list of 2016. Peterman was named a preseason candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation’s top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback. The award is presented based...

Pitt football adds two new recruits to 2017 class

Pitt football adds two new recruits to 2017 class

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 2, 2016

With only a week left before the start of training camp, Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi and his staff continue to build for both the present and the future. The Panthers added the 11th and 12th pledges to their 2017 recruiting class in the last two days, as three-star wide receiver Dontavius Butl...

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