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Glory Days: Former Panthers reflect on early-2000s showdowns vs. VT

Former Pitt wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a pass during the Panthers' 31-28 victory over No. 5 Virginia Tech at Heinz Field on Nov. 8, 2003. Photo credit: George Gojkovich/Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 27, 2016

The No. 25 Virginia Tech Hokies are coming to Heinz Field Thursday night for a crucial conference showdown with the Pitt football team –– a visit that has been a death wish for the Hokies in the past. Tonight’s game will be the 16th meeting between the former Big East and now ACC rivals. Vi...

Prediction: Panthers to rekindle old magic vs. Bud Foster’s VT defense

The Pitt Panthers will put their chances of winning the ACC Coastal Division on the line when they face the Virginia Tech Hokies at Heinz Field Thursday night. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

As a head coach, Pat Narduzzi has never defeated a ranked program. The Pitt football team will have its third chance in two years to change that Thursday night. Narduzzi’s Panthers host the No. 25 Virginia Tech Hokies at Heinz Field 7 p.m. Thursday in a battle of two 5-2 teams, effectively puttin...

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