One of Pat Narduzzi's biggest moves this season as Pitt's new coach was installing Nathan Peterman as his starting quarterback.

Pat Narduzzi gets positive reviews despite Pitt football's loss in finale

Despite a season-ending loss, Pitt coaches and players are optimistic for the future

about 10 hours ago

District basketball roundup: Late comeback lifts Penn State men past Bucknell

The Nittany Lions, led by senior Brandon Taylor, ended their losing skid with a win against the nearby Bison.

about 11 hours ago

 Pitt's Michael Young dunks against Kent State in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt defeated the Golden Flash, 85-76.

Pitt's offense leads the way in 85-76 victory over Kent State

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.

about 13 hours ago

 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi argues for a call against Miami in the third quarter Friday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Pitt's season fine, but small crowd is big concern

Despite solid first season under Pat Narduzzi, Pitt still not generating buzz or big crowds.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Chris Jones gets a shot up in the first half of the Panthers' win against Cornell Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Jones finds his place for the Panthers

Shooting guard Chris Jones was supposed to be a starter, but he is making the most out of his role as a bench player.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd is stopped by Miami's Tracy Howard in the third quarter today at Heinz Field.

Comeback effort falls short as Pitt drops regular season finale against Miami

The Panthers finish the regular season 8-4, 6-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play after the 29-24 setback.

1 day ago

 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi leads seniors J.P. Holtz, Daryl Render and Lafayette Pitts onto the field earlier this season.

It's been a tumultuous career for Pitt's seniors

The Panthers’ 11 seniors cap off home career today against Miami at Heinz Field.

2 days ago

 Pitt students sing "Sweet Caroline" at the end of the third quarter in a game against Louisville last week at Heinz Field.

Pitt football success sparks renewed student interest

The Panthers have struggled to build student support since moving off campus, but a winning team and strong marketing has improved things.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Alonzo Nelson-Ododa drives to the basket against Cornell's Wil Bathurst in the second half Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Depth provides competition that is fueling Panthers' good start

Increased depth and competition for playing time give Pitt decidedly different look this season.

2 days ago

Defensive lineman Zack Gilbert commits to Pitt

Pitt landed its 12th verbal commitment of the 2016 class Friday when defensive lineman Zack Gilbert gave his pledge to Pat Narduzzi.

1 day ago

 Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render after practice on the field of the team's South Side facility Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Pitt defensive tackle paints whenever he can

Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render is as talented with a paintbrush as he is a football player.

3 days ago

 Jamel Artis gets a shot up against Cornell in the first half Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Artis leads Pitt to 93-49 win over Cornell

The Panthers outclassed the Big Red in every category.

3 days ago

 Ex-Miami head coach Al Golden, shown here in an Oct. 2013 photo, was fired earlier this season.

Pitt can relate to Miami's coaching situation

The Hurricanes come into Heinz Field Friday with an interim coach, but plenty of talent as they prepare to face off with the Panthers.

4 days ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team against St. Joseph's in the first half last week at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt basketball works to get back to basics in man-to-man defense

The Panthers will be tested again tonight against Cornell, a team that can shoot from the perimeter.

4 days ago

 Qadree Ollison reaches across the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown to help the Panthers earn a road victory against Duke on Nov. 14.

For Pitt, road success attributed to team unity

Panthers have shown their toughness by going undefeated on the road in ACC play.

4 days ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Louisville in the second quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt offense meshes in past two games, a major plus heading into regular-season finale

Pitt’s offense is starts to click heading into the final game of the regular season.

5 days ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team against Detroit in the second half Friday night at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt out of its zone in a zone

The Panthers are using more zone defense, even if coach Jamie Dixon prefers man-to-man.

5 days ago

 Ejuan Price tackles North Carolina's Elijah Hood at Heinz Field.

Pitt's Ejuan Price named ACC defensive lineman of the week

Senior defensive end had 5 sacks and 10 tackles in Panthers’ win against Louisville.

5 days ago

 Pitt's Ryan Luther dunks against Detroit in the first half Friday night at the Petersen Events Center.

Ryan Luther giving Pitt unexpected depth in the middle

The sophomore worked hard in the offseason to get stronger and more physical, and it is paying off with more playing time.

6 days ago

 Pitt's Ejuan Price takes down Louisville quarterback Kyle Bolin in the second quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt defensive end proving he's worth price of admission

Defensive end Ejuan Price breaks out with five sacks Saturday against Louisville in a 45-34 ACC victory.

6 days ago

 Pitt's Mike Herndon and Connor Dintino lift George Aston after scoring a touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals in the second quarter Saturday at Heinz Field. Pitt defeated the Cardinals, 45-34.

Big first half lifts Pitt over Louisville, 45-34

The win gave the Panthers (8-3, 6-1 ACC) their eighth regular season win for the first time since 2009.

1 week ago

 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi's team takes on Louisville today at Heinz Field with a slim chance at winning the ACC Coastal — so slim that it might be gone by the time their game starts.

Pitt remains focused despite ACC fate out of its control

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.

1 week ago

 Jared Nickens and No. 3 Maryland came back from a 14-point deficit to beat Rider, 65-58, Friday at home.

College basketball roundup: No. 3 Maryland escapes against Rider

Upset bid falls short, West Virginia men win a laugher; Pitt and Duquesne women pick up victories.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Cameron Johnson gets a shot up against Detroit's Jaleel Hogan in the first half Friday night at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt beats Detroit, 95-79

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.

1 week ago

 Pitt is considering changing the surface of one of two practice fields the university maintains at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex on the South Side, a potentially costly side effect of numerous leadership changes in its athletic department.

At Pitt's football complex, the grass isn't always greener

The school is considering a switch from natural grass to synthetic turf at a practice field, potentially the fourth change in 15 years.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Jordan Whitehead runs into the end zone for a touchdown against Notre Dame.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 11.19.15

Beat writer Sam Werner dishes out answers to Panthers football questions in his weekly chat.

1 week ago

 Pitt linebacker Matt Steinbeck finally gets to play in front of a big crowd.

Pitt linebacker Steinbeck enjoying step up for final year of college football

Matt Steinbeck, a North Allegheny grad, is making the most of his one season in big-time college football after transferring from Bucknell.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Sterling Smith hasn't shot well yet with the Panthers, but is doing plenty of other things to coach Jamie Dixon's liking.

Jamie Dixon happy with Pitt's backcourt additions, especially Sterling Smith

Graduate transfer Sterling Smith has already made himself a starter for the Panthers because of his defense, not necessarily his shooting.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Chris Jones reaches for a rebound against St. Joseph's Jordan Seele in the first half of Tuesday's game at the Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Rule changes in college basketball require a trip to the classroom

There are more than 30 new rules in the game this season, partly because scoring recently reached near-historic lows.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team against St. Joseph's in the first half Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt's offense looks better, but defense still rules

Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon said defensive effort will drive the Panthers’ playing-time decisions.

1 week ago

 Pitt freshman running back Qadree Ollison has rushed for 859 yards this season.

Freshman wall latest obstacle for Pitt's Qadree Ollison to overcome

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.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt crushes St. Joseph's of Indiana, 84-43

Pitt freshman guard Damon Wilson, who had been sidelined with a hamstring injury, made his debut and scored seven points.

1 week ago

 An artist rendering of the renovated UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

Pitt sees upside in Steelers' planned UPMC practice facility renovation

Athletic Director Scott Barnes said overhauls to shared space will make life better for the Panthers.

1 week ago

 Pitt is beginning to use defensive back Jordan Whitehead more often on the offensive side of the ball, whether it's at running back or becoming a passing target.

Pitt's Jordan Whitehead adapts quickly to being two-way player for Panthers

Pitt freshman Jordan Whitehead is adjusting to life on both sides of the ball.

1 week ago

 Pitt safety Reggie Mitchell was supposed to be a breakout star for the Panthers' defense this year, but a foot injury has altered those plans.

Back from injury, Pitt safety Mitchell hopes to make up for lost time

Pitt safety Reggie Mitchell is ready to contribute after missing most of the season with a foot injury.

1 week ago

 Senior guard Sterling Smith, one of three graduate transfers for Pitt, takes a shot against Gannon in the Panthers' lone exhibition game earlier this month.

Pitt looks to build on positive momentum from Okinawa

The Panthers’ season opener was canceled at the half, but Pitt hopes to build on its strong performance anyway.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Zach Challingsworth celebrates a touchdown catch with J.P. Holtz and fellow receiver Dontez Ford, the trio of Panthers pass-catchers who scored in Saturday's victory at Duke.

Pitt football notebook: Secondary receivers step up in big way

Strong games from Dontez Ford and Zach Challingsworth bode well for the future for the Panthers passing game outside of Tyler Boyd.

1 week ago

 Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead.

ACC honors two Panthers for performances in Duke win

The conference names Mike Caprara the week’s best linebacker and safety Jordan Whitehead its top rookie.

1 week ago

 Pitt receiver Zach Challingsworth catches a pass Saturday against Duke's Jeremy McDuffie at Wallace Wade Stadium, where the Panthers won to lock up a winning record in Pat Narduzzi's first season as coach.

One mission already accomplished for Pitt under Narduzzi

The Panthers have already sealed a winning regular-season record for the first time since 2010.

1 week ago

 Matt Freed/Post-Gazette K.K. Mosely-Smith pumps up the Panthers before the start of the game against Notre Dame.

Pitt will play mid-afternoon game against Louisville

ACC says Saturday’s game will kick off at 3:45 p.m. and be televised on ESPNews.

2 weeks ago

 Pitts' Zach Challingsworth catchers a 13-yard touchdown pass against the Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday in Durham, NC.

Pitt scores big, keeps division title dreams alive

Zach Challingsworth, Dontez Ford and J.P. Holtz all recorded touchdown catches as Pitt put an end to its two-game losing skid.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi calls out a play to his team against Notre Dame in the second quarter last Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt's ACC stretch run starts today at Duke

The Panthers are ready to get back on the winning track against the Blue Devils in Durham, N.C.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Yacine Diop looks for room to pass during their home opener against Wagner at the Petersen Events Center Friday, November 13, 2015.

Diop's defense leads the way for Panthers

Women’s basketball: Yacine Diop scored just six points, but her defense helped Pitt cruise in its season opener.

2 weeks ago

Pitt-Gonzaga start from Japan pushed back to 7:30 p.m.

The game will still be broadcast on ESPN.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Brenna Wise grabs a rebound from Wagner's Lyndsay Rowe during today's season opener.

Wise leads Pitt women in season-opening win over Wagner

Brenna Wise, who played at Vincentian, scored 11 points and grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.

2 weeks ago

Officials make call to nix game at halftime with Panthers leading

Michael Young scored 11 points and Pittsburgh kept things tight against the nation’s No. 9-ranked team, leading Gonzaga 37-35 at halftime

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Mike Caprara, Jevonte Pitts, Ejuan Price, Lafayette Pitts and K.K. Mosley-Smith -- all players from Woodland Hills High School.

Woodland Hills alumni continue football careers together at Pitt

Five former Wolverines standouts are doing their part to help anchor Pitt’s defense this season.

2 weeks ago

 "Our big guys are more interchangeable this year; we have more flexibility with them," Pitt coach Jamie Dixon says.

Pitt men's basketball must deal with Gonzaga's size in season opener

Size was a noticeable weakness for the Panthers last season, and now they must face one of the best frontcourt units in the nation.

2 weeks ago

 Cassidy Walsh dribbles the ball down the court for the Gold team as fellow teammate Brittany Gordon defends at the University of Pittsburgh’s seventh annual Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair Fan Fest scrimmage game on Sunday Oct. 25.

Pitt women expect energetic crowd in 'school day' game

The Panthers season opener this morning against Wagner is expected to attract around 3,000 kids from elementary and middle schools.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries against Notre Dame in the third quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt football chat transcript: 11.12.15

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who look to bounce back at Duke on Saturday.

2 weeks ago