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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
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....

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.
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...

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

Former Pitt linebacker Nicholas Grigsby jars the ball loose.
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...

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
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,...

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
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...

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
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...

Cincinnati Bengals draft Tyler Boyd

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

Boyd, others workout at Pitt Pro Day

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
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...

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
January 20, 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...

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
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...

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