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James Conner visits Ellen DeGeneres Show

James Conner talks to Ellen about battling Hodgkin's lymphoma to get back on the field. Courtesy of EllenTube

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Pitt running back James Conner made a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday afternoon. During his eight-minute segment, Conner spoke about what it’s been like to play football while receiving treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the end of his interview, Kansas City Chiefs safety...

Narduzzi candidate for prestigious Paul “Bear” Bryant Award

Narduzzi candidate for prestigious Paul

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

October 21, 2015

After a string of his players earned spots on award watch lists, Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi received some recognition of his own Wednesday morning. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Narduzzi one of 22 candidates for the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award, which they presen...

Pitt football notebook: Week 7

Nate Peterman winds up for a pass.  Emily Klenk | Staff Photographer

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

With a new coach, quarterback and swagger, the Pitt football team is positioning itself as a conference contender.. Following Staurday’s road win at Georgia Tech, the Panthers are now at the top of the ACC Coastal with a 3-0 conference record, while finding themselves ranked 25th in the Associated P...

Pitt football notebook: Week four

Qadree Ollison, Darrin Hall, and Chris James are all battling for the starting spot this year.  Photos by Jeff Ahearn and Meghan Sunners | Pitt News Photo Staff

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

After Week 2’s last-second loss to Iowa, Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi and his team had a bye week to lick their wounds and prepare to face Virginia Tech. Now heading into this weekend’s contest against the Hokies, Narduzzi addressed his team’s running offense, starting quarterback an...

Legendary Pitt coach Moore to have major award named in his honor

Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 1, 2015

Former Pitt offensive line coach Joe Moore, an unsung hero in the program’s storied history, will have an award formed in his name, according to a release. The Joe Moore Award, launched by the Joe Moore Foundation for Teamwork, will go to the best offensive line unit in the nation. It will be the o...

Penalties again Pitt’s downfall as it loses third straight game

Penalties again Pitt's downfall as it loses third straight game

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2014

Late in Pitt football’s game against the University of Virginia, a home fan sitting below the press box had a message for the players on the field.“Show some discipline,” he said.His plea came after a skirmish involving players from both teams, but on a night when one of its starting offensive linemen sa...

Column: With season approaching, a few Pitt football storylines to track

Column: With season approaching, a few Pitt football storylines to track

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

August 26, 2014

A football coach’s worst enemy is turnovers, both on the field and off. This offseason, Pitt head football coach Paul Chryst faced the latter type often, losing a large number of key players to graduation. Heading into the 2014 season, Chryst and the Panthers are without the dominant force of All-American defensive lineman Aaro...

Football: Trenton Coles to leave Pitt

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

August 20, 2014

Redshirt sophomore cornerback Trenton Coles, expected to play a key role on defense this year, will transfer.“I appreciate what he’s done,” head coach Paul Chryst said. “He wants a fresh start, and we’re going to do everything we can to help him get to a good place.”The news came after prac...

Welcome Back: Whether on offense or defense, Conner will be prepared

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

When Pitt football coach Paul Chryst approached running back James Conner about the possibility of also playing defensive end this season, it caught him by surprise. In high school football, it’s common practice for a team’s best players to play extensively on both sides of the ball. But that trend al...

Football: Titus Howard suspended for season

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

August 1, 2014

Pitt football player Titus Howard will miss all of the 2014 season due to suspension, Pitt Athletics announced on Friday.No reason was given for the disciplinary action. Howard, a sophomore cornerback, will remain with and can continue practicing with the team, but cannot compete in any games.Howard...

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