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Underrated Penguins pose threat to Panthers

Underrated Penguins pose threat to Panthers

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

August 31, 2017

Five years ago to the day, the Youngstown State Penguins came into Heinz Field and handed the Pitt football program one of the most embarrassing losses in its history, 31-17. The game marked the Penguins’ first-ever win over a Bowl Championship Series team, spoiling former head coach Paul Chryst’s...

Pitt football adds 3-star recruits Judson Tallandier and Wendell Davis

Pitt football adds 3-star recruits Judson Tallandier and Wendell Davis

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 3, 2017

The 2018 Pitt football recruiting class is gaining momentum as head coach Pat Narduzzi received verbal commitments from a pair of 3-star prospects Friday. Cornerback Judson Tallandier and linebacker Wendell Davis both pledging to the Panthers, announcing their commitments on Twitter. “Af...

Pitt adds OL Jake Kradel to 2018 class

Pitt adds OL Jake Kradel to 2018 class

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 30, 2017

Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi landed his fourth recruit in the class of 2018 Tuesday afternoon as 6-foot-4 offensive lineman Jake Kradel committed to the program. Kradel announced his decision on Twitter, saying, “... I am extremely proud and excited to commit to The University of Pittsb...

Rotstein: Despite losses, football will improve

Rotstein: Despite losses, football will improve

By Steve Rotstein | Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2017

As the Pitt men’s basketball team tries to recover from a mass exodus of graduating players, transfers and dismissals, the Pitt football team will be dealing with its own loss of talent next season. Just don’t confuse the two. While the Panthers’ hoops roster for next season looks like a barren...

Thomas Jefferson DE Noah Palmer chooses Pitt

Thomas Jefferson DE Noah Palmer chooses Pitt

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 19, 2017

Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football staff added to the program’s 2018 recruiting class Thursday, earning a commit from 6-foot-4 defensive end Noah Palmer. Palmer announced his commitment on Twitter. “Proud and very excited to announce that I have fully committed to the University of Pittsburgh,” Palmer said. Growing up in nearby Jefferson Hills, ...

Pitt OL Alex Bookser charged with DUI

Pitt OL Alex Bookser charged with DUI

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

May 17, 2017

Pitt redshirt junior offensive lineman Alex Bookser was arrested Sunday morning on numerous charges, including driving while under the influence of alcohol. Pitt Police arrested Bookser at 12:51 a.m. on Meyran Avenue after a chase ended when he crashed into the Loeffler Building. He has a preliminary...

Pittsburgh Steelers sign Pitt LB Matt Galambos

Pittsburgh Steelers sign Pitt LB Matt Galambos

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 15, 2017

Pitt linebacker Matt Galambos became the 13th Panther signed by a NFL team after the Pittsburgh Steelers gave him a contract Sunday following the team’s rookie minicamp. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed the signing on Twitter. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound linebacker first came to Pitt in 2013, playing in all 13 games as a freshman and recording 38 tackles and a fumble recovery. He worked ...

Pitt football lands 6-foot-3 quarterback Nick Patti

Pitt football lands 6-foot-3 quarterback Nick Patti

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

May 11, 2017

The Pitt Panthers football team received its second commitment of the 2018 recruiting class with New Jersey native Nick Patti announcing his decision Wednesday afternoon via Twitter. "I am pleased to say that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh," ...

The next chapter: Conner’s story continues in Pittsburgh

The next chapter: Conner’s story continues in Pittsburgh

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

Sitting with friends and family in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, James Conner watched as the NFL Draft progressed through the first three rounds. Conner — a projected fifth or sixth round pick — probably wasn’t surprised he was still on the board. But as the night came to a close, the Pitt ...

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

It was a busy couple of weeks for Pitt athletics, as the spring teams’ seasons come to a close and the football team had players up for the NFL draft. Here’s a rundown of everything that you might have missed since the spring semester ended. Football The Pitt football program had five players selected...

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