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Panthers put on show for pro scouts

The Pitt football team casually stands around and spectates teammates undergoing various tests in the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor

March 22, 2018

The newest Panther football players are just getting used to life in Oakland at spring practices. The draft-eligible former players, however, had a chance Wednesday morning to impress NFL scouts and potentially find their new homes. Representatives for all 32 NFL teams gathered in the UPMC Rooney...

Kirk Christodoulou: The punter from Down Under

Kirk Christodoulou (98), a native of Australia, committed to head coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers in July 2016. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Christodoulou)

By Steve Rotstein / Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Kirk Christodoulou didn’t grow up around the same game as everybody else on the Pitt football team — to him, it’s called “footy.” He doesn’t say he’s going to go practice some punting — he’s going to “have a kick.” He wears cleats just like his teammates — but to him, they’re his ...

4th and long: The moment Pitt’s Ryan Winslow lives for

Junior Ryan Winslow has been Pitt's starting punter for the past two seasons. Stephen Caruso | Visual Editor

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

August 22, 2016

Pat Narduzzi is only in his second year as Pitt’s head football coach, but he has no time for low expectations. “If we don’t think [an ACC Championship is] realistic, we’ve got major issues,” Narduzzi said. According to Narduzzi, reaching this goal requires a “bigger, faster, stronger fo...

Change-up: five positional switches for Pitt to consider

Chad Voytik has the moves to make it on Pitt's Dance Team.  Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 10, 2015

On Saturday, the Pitt football team couldn’t pull off a monumental upset, falling to the loaded No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-30 at Heinz Field. But even with the loss, the Panthers stumbled upon an interesting offensive development. Head coach Pat Narduzzi occasionally used freshman safety ...

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