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Pitt OL Alex Bookser charged with DUI

Alex Bookser likely faces a suspension after becoming the third Pitt player to be charged with a DUI under Coach Pat Narduzzi. John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

May 17, 2017

Pitt redshirt junior offensive lineman Alex Bookser was arrested Sunday morning on numerous charges, including driving while under the influence of alcohol. Pitt Police arrested Bookser at 12:51 a.m. on Meyran Avenue after a chase ended when he crashed into the Loeffler Building. He has a preliminary...

Boyd returns as Pittsburgh opponent

Tyler Boyd finished with six catches for 78 yards and one costly, controversial fumble against the Steelers. Matt Hawley / Staff Photographer.

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 18, 2016

A strong start in former Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd’s Heinz Field homecoming turned into a nightmare finish for the Cincinnati Bengals rookie. Boyd returned home Sunday to the stadium where he spent three years torching secondaries with the Panthers –– this time as a member of the Pittsburgh Steel...

Former Pitt LB Nicholas Grigsby makes L.A. Rams’ 53-man roster

Former Pitt linebacker Nicholas Grigsby jars the ball loose.

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 4, 2016

Former Pitt linebacker Nicholas Grigsby survived the last round of NFL preseason roster cuts Saturday, officially making the Los Angeles Rams’ 53-man roster entering the 2016-2017 season. Grigsby joins former Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd of the Cincinnati Bengals as the second player from Pitt’s 2015 ...

Pitt football training camp notebook: Week one

Pitt RB James Conner was one of three Panthers named to the Lombardi Award watch list. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 13, 2016

Change is in the air at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex this month, and Pitt’s new script jerseys haven’t even seen the light of day yet. The Panthers opened training camp at the complex Monday, Aug. 8., in preparation for the 2016 season. And while it may be Pat Narduzzi’s second year as head ...

2016-17 Sports: Minors might outdo majors

DB Jordan Whitehead has been named to multiple prestigious preseason awards watch lists for 2016. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Reichardt / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Although the gray Pittsburgh winter has passed, the fog surrounding the University of Pittsburgh’s sports teams remains. After several major changes in the University’s big-name sports, including record-setting receiver Tyler Boyd’s departure to the NFL and Kevin Stallings taking over as the new...

Bye bye, Boyd: Pitt receiver completes journey from Clairton to the NFL

One of the most prolific receivers in school history, Tyler Boyd (23) will line up as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals next season. | Pitt News Archives

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

May 10, 2016

There were 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter on September 19, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa, and the whole stadium knew where the ball was going. Pitt had the ball on second-and-goal from the eight-yard line, trailing the Iowa Hawkeyes by seven points. Quarterback Nathan Peterman was looking for an open rec...

Cincinnati Bengals draft Tyler Boyd

Tyler Boyd celebrates with Pitt students after defeating Notre Dame in 2013.  TPN File Photo

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

April 29, 2016

Tyler Boyd officially joined the National Football League on Friday after the Cincinnati Bengals carved out a spot on their roster for the Pitt Panther. Former Bengals wide receiver and four-time Pro Bowler Isaac Curtis announced the 21-year-old wide receiver as the 55th overall pick Friday night. ...

Boyd, others workout at Pitt Pro Day

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

With 24 NFL teams in attendance at Pitt football’s Pro Day, a lot of money was at stake for Tyler Boyd. Boyd — who starred at wide receiver for the Panthers for three years — ran a disappointing 4.58 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this month, souring some on the chan...

Boyd still has room to improve draft stock

Tyler Boyd  is projected to be anywhere between a first and a third round pick in the NFL Draft.  Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 21, 2016

When former Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd penned his farewell poem and left Pitt for the NFL draft, fans thanked the star wideout for his production. As it turns out, Tyler Boyd will need to produce even more, as various draft scouts grade Boyd as a second- or third-round talent leading up to April...

Military Bowl loss highlights areas of improvement for next season

Dontez Ford will be a key contributor next season on offense. 
Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

A 44-28 loss to Navy confirmed one fact: The Pitt football team couldn’t conquer high-caliber talent this season. Still, Pat Narduzzi’s first year as the Panthers’ head coach was an unmitigated success. An 8-5 record might not seem too impressive on paper, but eight wins represents stability in the Pi...

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