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3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

Junior running back A. J. Davis (21) and sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) celebrate during Pitt’s spring Blue-Gold game on Saturday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

Redshirt senior Tre Tipton (5) makes his second receiving touchdown for Blue at Saturday's Blue-Gold game.

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.

Everything you need to know for Saturday’s Blue-Gold game

Kenny Pickett completed 13 of 23 passes for 140 yards and an interception in 2018's Blue and Gold Spring Game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Pitt’s annual Blue-Gold game is this Saturday, marking the end of spring practice and pitting teammates against each other in a full regulation-style, four-quarter scrimmage between two teams drafted from the team’s roster.

Spring Game analysis: Pitt defense shined while offense struggled

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 13 of 23 passes for 140 yards during Saturday’s Blue and Gold game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Cale Berger | Staff Writer

April 15, 2018

Pitt’s annual Blue and Gold Spring Game may be the first chance of the year for Pitt students, alumni and fans to tailgate and bring their favorite jerseys out of retirement, but it is also an opportunity to get a small taste of what the upcoming season will bring on the field. This year was no ...

Blue beats Gold, 10-3, in Spring Game defensive battle

The Blue team scored its only touchdown in a 10-3 victory from cornerback Dane Jackson's (11) interception in Pitt's annual Spring Game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard and Joanna Li | TPN Staff

April 14, 2018

The Panthers split their football team into Blue and Gold teams Saturday afternoon for their annual Spring Game, a contest in which neither offense looked exceptional. It proved fitting that a defensive touchdown — redshirt junior defensive back Dane Jackson’s 60-yard interception-turned-touchdown ...

Henderson shines as Gold team defeats Blue at Pitt’s Spring Game, 23-14

Senior cornerback Avonte Maddox (14) breaks up a deep pass by quarterback Max Browne on the first play of the game. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

The Pitt football team will enter the 2017 season without either star running back James Conner or quarterback Nathan Peterman, who both left the Panthers for the NFL Draft. But junior wide receiver Quadree Henderson showed why Pitt will still be an explosive offense by dazzling during Saturday’s...

GALLERY: Pitt football’s Spring Game

Chawntez Moss (26) was one of few brights pots for the Blue Team, rushing for 59 yards on eight carries at Saturday's Spring Game. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

April 15, 2017

After Wednesday's draft, Pitt's Gold Team defeated the Blue Team in the annual Spring Game held at Heinz Field Saturday, April 15. Quadree Henderson racked up 137 yards and a touchdown for the Gold Team in a 23-14 win.   ...

Gold team rules: Rosters set for Saturday’s spring game

Gold team general manager/cornerback Avonte Maddox makes a selection for the upcoming Pitt football Blue-Gold game. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 13, 2017

The Pitt football team’s players and coaching staff gathered in the team room Wednesday morning at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side for some very important business: picking teams for Saturday’s Blue-Gold game. Linebackers coach Rob Harley will coach the Blue team, while running backs and spe...

Blue and Gold collide in Spring Game

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

April 18, 2015

After 14  spring practices, friend became foe for Pitt football players during their final spring activity, the Blue and Gold Game.Players from the Blue and Gold teams battled back and forth in the first half, yielding to a second half stalemate as the Blue Team edged out the Gold Team by a score of...

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