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The Pitt News

Former Pitt tailback Qadree Ollison escapes a shoestring tackle during the ACC Championship game.

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer June 28, 2019
Qadree Ollison ran rampant in his final season as a Panther, guiding his team to its first ever Coastal title. Now he’ll look to add even more firepower to an already loaded Falcon offense.
Former running back Qadree Ollison will be the only Pitt player participating in the NFL Combine this year.

Early look at the NFL Combine

By Adin Link, Staff Writer February 27, 2019
his weekend will be make it or break it for 337 NFL prospects. Teams will find out who can perform under pressure and make it in the NFL.
Junior receiver Maurice Ffrench completed two passes from sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett.

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

By Nick Carlisano , Staff Writer October 29, 2018
Pitt beat Duke 54-45 last Saturday to keep their hopes of an ACC Costal Division Championship alive. V'Lique Carter was one bright spot in a game that was otherwise once again defined by an inconsistent defense and quarterback.
Freshman defensive back VLique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

October 27, 2018

With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play. Pickett had struggled up to that...

The 61-year-old Whipple, who brings almost 40 years of coaching experience to the table, will look to mentor quarterback Kenny Pickett (pictured) in an effort to revitalize Pitts 92nd-ranked offense.

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer October 15, 2018
In a close game, Pitt pulled off another near upset against the Fighting Irish. Though there was struggles in both the offense and the defense, three key takeaways stuck out. From Kessman's kicks to Pickett's passes, there are aspects of both defense and offense that can be improved upon.
Then-quarterback for Notre Dame DeShone Kizer scores a touchdown on a 2-yard against Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Nov. 7, 2015. Notre Dame won 42-30.

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer October 11, 2018
After a successful game that saw many great things from both offense and defense, the Panthers seem to have had a huge confidence boost. But, the Panthers must prepare for a tough game against the Fighting Irish that requires the offensive line to capitalize.
Pitt running back LaRod Stephens-Howling runs for a touchdown against the University of Central Florida during the teams’ most recent match against each other at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL on Oct. 13, 2006. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Panthers look to snap UCF’s 16-game win streak

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer September 27, 2018
After Pitt's lost to UNC last week, the team has a lot to focus on. In order to keep up with the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Pitt will really have to work on their offense. Unfortunately, it looks like this week's game will end in a lost to UCF.
Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitts first touchdown against Georgia Tech Sept. 15.

Panther Spotlight: Qadree Ollison, Stephanie Williams, Johan Penaranda

By Griffin Floyd, For the Pitt News September 24, 2018
Though it was a tough weekend for Pitt athletics, there were still a few athletes that played at a high-level and stood out. Qadree Ollison, Stephanie Williams and Johan Penaranda all made notable plays in their notable sports this past weekend -- showcasing their athletic ability.
The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated Pitt 34-31 in the team’s matchup at Heinz Field last November.

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer September 21, 2018
After a 34-31 loss to UNC last season, Pitt will look to make a comeback this weekend. With sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett at the head of the offensive line, Pitt's options are wide open. And, continue their good work, the Panther defensive will continue to buckle down.
Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitts first touchdown against Georgia Tech.

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

By Sarah Cutshall and Thomas Yang September 15, 2018

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Pitt fans witnessed a complete turn-around of Panther football. Exhibiting a major improvement from last week’s game against Penn State, the Panthers showed promise both...

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