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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Head coach Pat Narduzzi is looking to get the Panthers to the ACC Championship Game in his third season. (Photo by Jordan Mondell / Contributing Editor)

Central Catholic DL David Green joins Panthers

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor August 24, 2017

The Pitt football program added its second recruit of the week Thursday, as local product David Green committed to head coach Pat Narduzzi. A 6-foot-1 defensive lineman from Pittsburgh Central Catholic...

Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season with the Panthers. (TPN file photo)

ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor August 22, 2017

April 28 - Football head coach Pat Narduzzi dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni for disciplinary reasons. April 28-29 - Five Panthers are selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, including James...

Head Coach Pat Narduzzi is continuing to build his 2018 recruiting class while entering his third season with the Panthers. (TPN File Photo)

Football lands Alabama WR Cameron O’Neil

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor August 1, 2017

The Pitt football team’s first day of fall camp ended on a positive note Monday as wide receiver Cameron O’Neil committed to the program’s 2018 class. O’Neil announced his decision on Twitter,...

Head Coach Pat Narduzzi will be without star safety Jordan Whitehead when the team travels to Penn State in week two.  (TPN File Photo)

Narduzzi dismisses DE Blair, suspends three others

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor July 29, 2017

Pat Narduzzi announced Friday the dismissal of senior defensive end Rori Blair and suspensions of redshirt junior offensive lineman Alex Bookser, senior linebacker Quintin Wirginis and junior safety Jordan...

Alex Bookser likely faces a suspension after becoming the third Pitt player to be charged with a DUI under Coach Pat Narduzzi. John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief

Pitt OL Alex Bookser charged with DUI

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....

Pitt DT Jeremiah Taleni (94) is a candidate to start for the Panthers against Clemson on Saturday. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

Injuries on Pitt’s D-Line force new faces into key roles

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor November 10, 2016

The Pitt football team’s much-maligned defense has given up its fair share of devastating plays this year. The Panthers’ defense has struggled all season to come up with stops in key situations....

Bobby Mizia / Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt Football Training Camp Notebook: Aug. 10

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor August 30, 2015

With a new head coach in Pat Narduzzi, an exciting crop of recruits, an electrifying offense and a new catch phrase to boot, Pitt football players are feeling that the 2015 season might be “it” for...

Defensive end Rori Blair charged with DUI

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer August 30, 2015

Pitt defensive end Rori Blair was charged with a DUI on Monday after he was stopped for speeding at 117 mph in March, according to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania court documents. Blair, 20, was stopped...

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