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Central Catholic DL David Green joins Panthers

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)

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 High School, Green chose the Panthers over Virginia Tech, Minnesota and Rutgers, among others. ...

ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

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

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 Conner, who the Steelers picked in round three. May 2 - Gymnastics head coach Debbie Yohman ret...

Football lands Alabama WR Cameron O’Neil

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

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, also thanking the other schools that gave him the chance to further his career. “I also want ...

Narduzzi dismisses DE Blair, suspends three others

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

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 Whitehead Friday afternoon. With two of its first three games coming against some of the best...

Pitt OL Alex Bookser charged with DUI

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

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...

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

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

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. But midway through the second quarter of a 51-28 loss to Miami Saturday, the unit may have experienc...

Pitt Football Training Camp Notebook: Aug. 10

Bobby Mizia / Senior Staff Photographer

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 Pitt. After a long offseason, the Panthers opened up their first training camp of the season on Monday ...

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 for speeding in a 55 mph zone by a state trooper on the Fort Pitt Bridge at 3:30 a.m. on March 15....

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