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Pitt falls in 37-36 thriller at North Carolina

James Conner's 130 total yards weren't enough for Pitt in a 37-36 loss at North Carolina (pictured vs. Penn State 9/10).  John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

September 24, 2016

North Carolina senior wideout Ryan Switzer might be done terrorizing the Pitt secondary, but on Saturday, he made his final go-around count. Thanks in large part to Switzer’s 16 catches for 208 yards in his last game against the Panthers, Pitt lost a heartbreaker in Chapel Hill. The Panthers (2-2 o...

Pat Narduzzi prepares defense for balanced UNC offensive attack

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi knows his defense will have to be ready to stop both the run and the pass against UNC. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 22, 2016

Nobody expected the Pitt football team to have trouble dispatching Villanova in its season opener, which the Panthers won, 28-7. But everybody knew the three-week stretch that followed –– against Penn State, Oklahoma State and North Carolina –– would make or break the season. The Panth...

Friends James Conner and Ryan Switzer ready to compete again Saturday

UNC WR Ryan Switzer (3) torched the Panthers for the fourth year in a row. Jeffrey A. Camarati | Courtesy of UNC Athletics.

By Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Ryan Switzer’s North Carolina Tar Heels had just wrapped up a perfect 8-0 season in conference play and were 24 hours away from taking on the Clemson Tigers in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 5, 2015. But Switzer was in no mood to celebrate. Earlier that day, he opened his Twitter feed to ...

Boyd declares for NFL Draft, foregoing senior year

Tyler Boyd leaves Pitt as the program's all-time leading receiver Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 2, 2016

Pitt junior wide receiver Tyler Boyd, declared his intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, forgoing his senior season, per his Instagram account. Boyd’s announcement came in the form of a poem, in which he thanked the city of Pittsburgh, noting, “I will carry you with me, I will continue to mak...

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