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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...

The last Pitt coach to beat PSU: Q&A with Walt Harris

Walt Harris led the Panthers as head coach from 1997 to 2005. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics.

By Dan Sostek / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2016

Until Pitt’s Chris Blewitt or Penn State’s Joey Julius kicks the ball off Saturday, the last Pitt head coach to take on the Nittany Lions is none other than Walt Harris, who headed the program from 1997 to 2005. Harris coached the Panthers to a 52-44 record in eight seasons with the team, culmina...

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