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Pitt football readies for up-tempo Tar Heels

Pitt looks for their first win against UNC as a member of the ACC
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By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

With a tough opponent, a national audience on ESPN and prime-time slot at 7 p.m., Pitt football’s Thursday night game against North Carolina has all the markings of a crucial matchup. Still, Pitt defensive line coach Tom Sims plays it coy. To him, it’s just another game. “It is a big game. It...

Pitt putting 2014 loss behind them in preparation for Akron game

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By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

Two days after its opening victory against Youngstown State, the Pitt football team took a monumental blow, losing star running back James Conner for the entire season to a torn MCL. On Saturday, they’ll be taking on Akron, minus No. 24. Despite the magnitude of Conner’s loss, center Artie Rowell...

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