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Seven Panthers signed in post-draft free agency

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi will have to replace many key players next season, as 11 Panthers were signed by NFL teams this weekend. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 30, 2017

Five Panthers were selected in this year’s draft — the most since 2011. Seven additional Panthers who didn’t hear their name called had to find a team through post-draft free agency. In total, 12 Panthers were picked up by an NFL team for the upcoming season — with three headed to the Steele...

Panthers make last impression on NFL scouts at Pitt’s Pro Day

Wide receiver Dontez Ford turned heads with a 36-inch vertical leap at Pitt's Pro Day Wednesday. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

With a little over a month left before the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pitt football team’s draft-eligible standouts made one last impression on NFL teams Wednesday morning. Dozens of NFL scouts, coaches and reporters packed the practice facility at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side, as 19 Pa...

Six Panthers invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

The Pitt-to-NFL pipeline continues to flow as six Panthers received invitations to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, a national invitational camp for players eligible for the upcoming draft. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi broke the news on Twitter Monday night, posting a picture of the invited players...

Six Pitt football players named to All-ACC Academic Team

Senior middle linebacker Matt Galambos was one of six Panthers named to the All-ACC Academic Team Wednesday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Already well represented on the various All-ACC teams for their performance on the field, members of the Pitt football team are now receiving accolades in the classroom. After placing four players on the 2016 All-ACC First Team, with nine players recognized overall, Pitt had six players named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team Wednesday morning. The Panthers’...

TPN Panthers of the Week: Scott Orndoff and MaKenzie Zeh

Pitt TE Scott Orndoff helped bring the Panthers back with a game-tying 74-yard touchdown reception against Georgia Tech. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

Scott Orndoff, Football Senior tight end Scott Orndoff played a key role in Pitt’s 37-34 victory over Georgia Tech Saturday, but he has been a steady contributor for the Panthers all season. Orndoff finished Saturday’s game with two catches for 86 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown reception t...

Pitt football places five on ACC All-Academic team

Panthers DB Jordan Whitehead earned his fourth award watch list selection Friday. | Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

February 10, 2016

While Pat Narduzzi’s team put together a successful 2015 campaign on the field, a group of football players thrived off the gridiron as well. The ACC announced that five Pitt football players — redshirt junior offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty, junior wide receiver Dontez Ford, sophomore cornerback A...

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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