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Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

Former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to tight end Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sept. 1, 2011.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Many of Pitt’s great players have come through the WPIAL pipeline. Now, is Pitt struggling to win local stars to its football and basketball teams?

Pitt to host 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena

The 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are coming to PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 18, 2017

For the first time in more than 60 years, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are coming back to Pittsburgh. The NCAA awarded the city of Pittsburgh with the 2019 NCAA Championships on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the sport’s three-day championship event to PPG Paints Arena from March 21-23. ...

COLUMN: Pitt must attract local talent to excel

For the Pitt Panthers to join the ranks of college football's best, the team must recruit more effectively in Western Pennsylvania. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

From 2011 to 2014, Pitt football muddled its way to four straight 6-6 regular seasons. In head coach Pat Narduzzi’s first two seasons, the Panthers have drastically improved and enjoyed back-to-back 8-4 campaigns. The program’s resurgence has been felt around the country this year, as the Panthers...

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