Despite a season-ending loss, Pitt coaches and players are optimistic for the future
The Nittany Lions, led by senior Brandon Taylor, ended their losing skid with a win against the nearby Bison.
The Panthers were 10-of-16 from the 3-point line (62.5 percent) and 31-of-55 from the floor overall (56.4 percent) and had 26 assists.
Despite solid first season under Pat Narduzzi, Pitt still not generating buzz or big crowds.
Shooting guard Chris Jones was supposed to be a starter, but he is making the most out of his role as a bench player.
The Panthers finish the regular season 8-4, 6-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play after the 29-24 setback.
The Panthers’ 11 seniors cap off home career today against Miami at Heinz Field.
The Panthers have struggled to build student support since moving off campus, but a winning team and strong marketing has improved things.
Increased depth and competition for playing time give Pitt decidedly different look this season.
Pitt landed its 12th verbal commitment of the 2016 class Friday when defensive lineman Zack Gilbert gave his pledge to Pat Narduzzi.
Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render is as talented with a paintbrush as he is a football player.
The Panthers outclassed the Big Red in every category.
The Hurricanes come into Heinz Field Friday with an interim coach, but plenty of talent as they prepare to face off with the Panthers.
The Panthers will be tested again tonight against Cornell, a team that can shoot from the perimeter.
Panthers have shown their toughness by going undefeated on the road in ACC play.
Pitt’s offense is starts to click heading into the final game of the regular season.
The Panthers are using more zone defense, even if coach Jamie Dixon prefers man-to-man.
Senior defensive end had 5 sacks and 10 tackles in Panthers’ win against Louisville.
The sophomore worked hard in the offseason to get stronger and more physical, and it is paying off with more playing time.
Defensive end Ejuan Price breaks out with five sacks Saturday against Louisville in a 45-34 ACC victory.
The win gave the Panthers (8-3, 6-1 ACC) their eighth regular season win for the first time since 2009.
The ACC Coastal race could be over by 3:45 p.m., but that doesn’t mean the Panthers have nothing to play for today against Louisville.
Upset bid falls short, West Virginia men win a laugher; Pitt and Duquesne women pick up victories.
Pitt was tested for about 25 minutes by Detroit Friday, but the Panthers responded in a big way and turned a tight game into a laugher.
The school is considering a switch from natural grass to synthetic turf at a practice field, potentially the fourth change in 15 years.
Beat writer Sam Werner dishes out answers to Panthers football questions in his weekly chat.
Matt Steinbeck, a North Allegheny grad, is making the most of his one season in big-time college football after transferring from Bucknell.
Graduate transfer Sterling Smith has already made himself a starter for the Panthers because of his defense, not necessarily his shooting.
There are more than 30 new rules in the game this season, partly because scoring recently reached near-historic lows.
Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon said defensive effort will drive the Panthers’ playing-time decisions.
The running back needs only 141 yards to surpass 1,000 for the season, and a big bounce-back game against Duke was a big part of it.
Pitt freshman guard Damon Wilson, who had been sidelined with a hamstring injury, made his debut and scored seven points.
Athletic Director Scott Barnes said overhauls to shared space will make life better for the Panthers.
Pitt freshman Jordan Whitehead is adjusting to life on both sides of the ball.
Pitt safety Reggie Mitchell is ready to contribute after missing most of the season with a foot injury.
The Panthers’ season opener was canceled at the half, but Pitt hopes to build on its strong performance anyway.
Strong games from Dontez Ford and Zach Challingsworth bode well for the future for the Panthers passing game outside of Tyler Boyd.
The conference names Mike Caprara the week’s best linebacker and safety Jordan Whitehead its top rookie.
The Panthers have already sealed a winning regular-season record for the first time since 2010.
ACC says Saturday’s game will kick off at 3:45 p.m. and be televised on ESPNews.
Zach Challingsworth, Dontez Ford and J.P. Holtz all recorded touchdown catches as Pitt put an end to its two-game losing skid.
The Panthers are ready to get back on the winning track against the Blue Devils in Durham, N.C.
Women’s basketball: Yacine Diop scored just six points, but her defense helped Pitt cruise in its season opener.
The game will still be broadcast on ESPN.
Brenna Wise, who played at Vincentian, scored 11 points and grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.
Michael Young scored 11 points and Pittsburgh kept things tight against the nation’s No. 9-ranked team, leading Gonzaga 37-35 at halftime
Five former Wolverines standouts are doing their part to help anchor Pitt’s defense this season.
Size was a noticeable weakness for the Panthers last season, and now they must face one of the best frontcourt units in the nation.
The Panthers season opener this morning against Wagner is expected to attract around 3,000 kids from elementary and middle schools.
Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who look to bounce back at Duke on Saturday.