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 Tyler Boyd can't quite come up with a reception as he's defended by Phillipie Motley during Pitt's Blue-Gold game today at Highmark Stadium. The Blue team beat the Gold, 17-10.

Pitt boasts defense, alumni, full house in spring game at Highmark Stadium

Just about everything about Pat Narduzzi’s first Blue-Gold spring game as Pitt coach went about as well as he could have hoped.

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 Pitt football teammates practice how they will enter the field during spring practice Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt's Blue-Gold game not short on intensity or bragging rights

Panthers teammates will be on opposite sides of the field today at Highmark Stadium, making for what should be a competitive spring game.

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 Pitt's Bam Bradley works through drills during spring practice last month at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt coaches still deciding who must be the 'Money'

Mike Caprara and Bam Bradley are competing for the “Money” outside linebacker spot this spring, one of the Panthers’ few position battles.

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 Pitt's Brianna Kiesel handles the ball during the game against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament at Thompson-Boling Arena in March.

WNBA Draft: Pitt's Brianna Kiesel is Tulsa Shock's selection, 13th pick overall

Pitt point guard Brianna Kiesel was selected by the Tulsa Shock with the 13th overall pick of the WNBA Draft Thursday night.

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 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his squad during spring camp Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Blue-Gold game Saturday wraps up Pitt’s spring session

Three offensive stars end up on one team after draft was held for coach Pat Narduzzi’s first important step in his first season at the helm.

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 University of Pittsburgh defensive lineman Tyrique Jarrett (middle, in blue) during spring practice at the UPMC Sports Complex on the South Side Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Pitt's interior defensive line will be big factor in new scheme, literally and figuratively

Tyrique Jarrett’s emergence at tackle should help Pitt’s defensive line become much bigger factor this fall.

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 Durand Johnson will leave Pitt, coach Jamie Dixon announced.

Pitt guard who was suspended will transfer

Durand Johnson, who sat out the 2014-15 season, will not be reinstated to the program, but coach Jamie Dixon will aid his transfer.

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 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi directs his players during a spring practice session in March.

Pitt will face Iowa Sept. 19 in prime-time matchup

The start time for the road game was not announced, only that it will be a night game.

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 Former backup running back Dennis Briggs has focused on the other side of the ball this spring for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.

Pitt's Dennis Briggs makes most of position flip

Former Shady Side Academy standout Dennis Briggs has gone from offense to defense with the Panthers, and he’s fitting in well so far.

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 Pitt's Malik Henderson goes through drills during spring camp Thursday.

As the early bird, Pitt's Malik Henderson gets time to learn

Henderson was the lone early enrollee in the Panthers’ 2015 recruiting class, but the extra time is helping him adjust to early troubles.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Zach Challingsworth passes during spring practice Tuesday on the South Side.

Challingsworth makes his pitch for playing time as Pitt wide receiver

South Fayette product Challingsworth hoping to emerge as secondary option at wide receiver.

1 week ago


 Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney directs players in spring camp Thursday on the South Side.

New Pitt offensive coordinator merges past with present

New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney leans on experience at Purdue and in the NFL and SEC to fuel his playbook.

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 Pitt's Reggie Mitchell runs with the ball Thursday during spring camp at the team's South Side training facility.

Just call Pitt safety Reggie Mitchell Mr. Fix-It

Versatile defensive back Reggie Mitchell continues to seal whatever holes spring up in Pitt’s secondary.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Rori Blair goes through drills during spring practice Tuesday on the South Side.

Small defensive end hopes to wrap up starting spot for Pitt

Pitt defensive end Rori Blair hopes some extra weight will help him in his sophomore season.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt mascot Roc bows to former Panther Aaron Donald as Pitt takes on Akron at Heinz Field in September.

Fitzgerald, Donald to serve as honorary coaches for Pitt's Blue-Gold game

The game, set for April 18 at Highmark Stadium, is free to the public.

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 New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his team Saturday morning. The Panthers are two weeks into spring practice. They have three more weeks before the Blue-Gold game April 18.

Pitt brothers Bradley, Grigsby ready for more at linebacker this season

Bam Brad­ley and Nicholas Grigsby are two of the con­tend­ers to fill the start­ing out­side line­backer roles left open by graduates.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Avonte Maddox goes through drills during spring practice Thursday on the South Side.

Pitt defensive back Avonte Maddox ready for pressure-filled role

The cornerback learned from his mistakes last year and hopes those lessons will help him in his sophomore season.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Wilps, left, wrestles with Penn State's Matt Brown in the 174-pound title match at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis.

South/West Xtra: Violations cost Char Valley grad in NCAA final

Tyler Wilps of Pitt loses controversial 174-pound wrestling championship in final seconds.

3 weeks ago


Pitt picks up verbal commitment from Ohio QB Thomas MacVittie

The Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) quarterback also had offers from Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's Alex Bookser works with Aaron Reese during spring camp on the South Side yesterday afternoon.

Alex Bookser hopes versatility earns him starting job on Pitt line

Freshman offensive lineman Alex Bookser is trying to impress Pitt’s new coaching staff and earn a starting job in the process.

3 weeks ago


 Panthers guard Brianna Kiesel handles the ball during the game against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Pitt women ousted by Tennessee, 77-67

After reaching their first NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009, the No. 10-seeded Panthers ended their season with a 20-12 record.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt senior guard Brianna Kiesel, whose favorite player growing up was former Tennessee star Candace Parker, celebrates the Panthers' NCAA tournament win against Chattanooga Saturday.

Pitt women's basketball team hopes to reach 'Summitt' of dreams at Tennessee

Brianna Kiesel and the Panthers today play a storied NCAA program on its home floor, where championships were nearly a given every season.

3 weeks ago


Pitt's defense slowly gets up to speed

Middle linebacker Matt Galambos finds himself a veteran of a young defense and is tasked to make strides as a leader.

3 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh players Brittany Gordon, left, Brianna Kiesel, center, and Monica Wignot celebrate in the final seconds of the second half.

Pitt women advance in NCAA tournament

Stasha Carey and Brianna Kiesel helped the Panthers beat Chattanooga in the first round.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt women's coach Suzie McConnell-Serio gives instruction at a Panthers practice earliers this season.

McConnell-Serio on NCAA cloud 9

NCAA women’s tournament: Pitt's Suzie McConnell-Serio is no stranger to life in the tournament, but her players certainly are.

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 North Carolina State's Nick Gwiazdowski takes down Penn State’s James Lawson in a 285-pound quarterfinal match Friday in the NCAA wrestling championships at Scotttrade Center in St. Louis.

NCAA wrestling: Pitt, WVU standouts reach title matches

Pitt’s Tyler Wilps and West Virginia’s Moisey rode an upset wave into the finals in St. Louis.

4 weeks ago


Duke hits late shot to outlast Albany

NCAA Women’s tournament roundup: The Blue Devils overcame  27 turnovers and have won their opener in each of their 22 appearances.

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Pitt junior Tyrone Haughton to transfer to different basketball program

Haugton, who is 6-foot-9, was supposed to fill a role as a shot blocker and rebounder but never developed enough to merit any playing time.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play during his team's NIT loss to George Washington on Tuesday.

Dixon to serve as guest analyst for Turner Sports

The studio show will be aired in between games and at halftime of the NCAA third round games Saturday.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt's Dontez Ford, shown trying to get by Syracuse's Brandon Reddish this past season, earned a starting role for the final three games of 2014. But he said he believes he has something to prove this spring.

Dontez Ford makes impression at receiver for Pitt

Star wideout Tyler Boyd is a given, but the question of who steps up alongside him for the Panthers could be answered by Dontez Ford.

4 weeks ago


 Joe Smeltzer, 17 of Findlay Township, must always be ready as a ballboy at the NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center.

Seen and heard at Consol Energy Center: Having a ball

One teenager at the NCAA tournament Thursday at Consol Energy Center had a better reason than most to take in the games.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, Sheldon Jeter and Cameron Wright react during the final minute of their team's loss to George Washington Tuesday of the first round of the NIT at Petersen Events Center.

Ineffective offense deserves some blame for Pitt's problems this season

Though coach Jamie Dixon says defensive and rebounding issues were big problems for the Panthers, a lackluster offense deserves some blame.

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 Syracuse celebrates after dodging what would've been the only No. 16-No. 1 seed upset in the history of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2012 at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: NCAA tournament still waiting for ultimate David-Goliath scenario

Upsets happen each year in the NCAA men’s tournament, but fans have never seen the stunner of all shockers — a No. 16 seed beating a No. 1.

1 month ago


Local wrestlers looking for rebound in NCAA tournament

The local products — who wrestle at Pitt, Edinboro and Penn State — return as high seeds, but are hoping for a better result this year.

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