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Prediction: Blue Devils’ defense too much for Panthers

Quadree Henderson rushed for 73 yards during Pitt’s 56-14 victory against Duke last year. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

In the Panthers’ upcoming football game against Duke, both teams will be battling fiercely to bring back a sense of pride. Pitt (2-5 overall, 0-3 ACC) will try to reestablish confidence in the coaching staff’s decision-making, as the Blue Devils (4-3 overall, 1-3 ACC) look to snap a three-game lo...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week seven results

NC State football moved into the top three of this week’s TPN power rankings after its 27-24 win against Pitt. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By TPN Sports Desk

October 19, 2017

The behemoth that is Clemson football was knocked from its pedestal after a fourth-quarter field goal secured the 27-24 win for Syracuse. That wasn’t the only change in rankings this week, though. Only five teams — with four of those being the bottom four teams — remained even, highlighting t...

That was then, this is now: Pitt football undefeated 100 years ago

The University of Pittsburgh Football Team was undefeated during their 1917 season. (Photo via ULS Archives)

By Colin Martin | For The Pitt News

October 17, 2017

The year was 1917 — neither the Cathedral of Learning nor the Pittsburgh Steelers existed, and the Pittsburgh Pirates had finished last in the MLB standings with a 51-103 record. This was also the same year Pitt’s football team completed a perfect 10-0 season. Times have certainly changed. ...

Press conference: Narduzzi confident in QB choices

Head coach Pat Narduzzi paces the sidelines during Pitt’s 35-17 loss to NC State Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

Following another underwhelming performance at home against a top 25 football team, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi was adamant Monday that things don’t always go according to plan. Narduzzi pulled redshirt sophomore quarterback Ben DiNucci in the third quarter of Saturday’s loss to North Carolin...

Narduzzi’s quarterback shuffle costs Panthers

First-year quarterback Kenny Pickett completed five of 13 passes in Pitt’s 35-17 loss to NC State. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Adin Link | For The Pitt News

October 15, 2017

This season’s Panther football team has certainly not been afraid to make unconventional choices in their game plan, especially when it comes to the quarterback position. Pat Narduzzi has used two different quarterbacks in every game this season and in Saturday’s 35-17 loss to NC State, he did no...

Wolfpack devours Panthers, 35-17

Pitt running back Darrin Hall is brought down by NC State during Pitt's 35-17 loss Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Jordan Mondell and Mackenzie Rodrigues | TPN Staff

October 14, 2017

Homecoming weekend will not see any victory lights as the Pitt football team fell to No. 20 NC State at Heinz Field Saturday. Outfitted in retro royal blue and maize, the Panthers kept up with their opponent for the first half, but the Wolfpack broke away to a 35-17 win after lapses in defense and...

Prediction: NC State Wolfpack to win

Jordan Whitehead rushed for 73 yards and made one touchdown in the Syracuse game Saturday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Alex Lehmbeck | For The Pitt News

October 12, 2017

When the Panthers host No. 20 North Carolina State for Pitt’s homecoming game Saturday, the odds are certainly against Pitt to come out with a win. A three-point loss to Syracuse brought the Panthers’ (2-4, 0-2 ACC) ugly season to a midway point. Shortly after reemerging as Pitt’s starting quarterback, redshirt ...

Panther plunders: Pitt’s worst homecoming games

Pitt suffered a 56-28 loss at the 2014 homecoming game against Georgia Tech. (TPN File Photo)

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

October 12, 2017

While the homecoming court trots out onto the field at halftime this Saturday — and two lucky students are crowned king and queen — the Panthers will be in the locker room discussing strategy, diagramming plays and trying to figure out how to make the biggest home game of the season count. As...

Browne out for the season following injury

After sustaining an injury to his arm, Max Browne is out for the remainder of the season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor

October 12, 2017

Redshirt senior quarterback Max Browne is out for the remainder of the football season after sustaining an injury to his throwing arm Saturday, Oct. 7, in the loss to Syracuse. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi announced the end of Browne’s season Thursday afternoon. Browne underwent surgery Wednesday morn...

‘DiNucci is the guy’: Narduzzi announces quarterback changes

Head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Ben DiNucci as the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against North Carolina State. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi named redshirt sophomore Ben DiNucci as Saturday’s starting quarterback in Monday’s press conference. Redshirt senior Max Browne sustained an injury to his throwing arm in the weekend’s loss to Syracuse. Unsure of how long that injury will put him out, Na...

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