Pat Narduzzi is introduced today as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt makes it official: Pat Narduzzi named head football coach

Narduzzi served as Michigan State’s defensive coordinator for the past eight seasons.

about 3 hours ago

 Joseph Uchebo passes out of trouble against Holy Cross’ Taylor Abt Tuesday night.

Panthers' rotation finally taking shape as ACC play approaches

Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon believes his team’s improvement since return of Cameron Wright from injury is not an accident.

1 day ago

 Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is expected to be named Pitt head coach, according to a source close to the program.

Pitt to announce Narduzzi as next football coach Friday

The Panthers are set to hire Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, according to a source close to the program.

2 days ago

 Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is reportedly in talks with the University of Pittsburgh over the football coaching position.

Source: University of Pittsburgh close to naming Narduzzi as new football coach

If he is hired, the Michigan State defensive coordinator likely to be introduced as Paul Chryst's replacement as soon as Friday.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries for a touchdown against Syracuse in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Saturday, November 22, 2014/

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 12.23.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers and the latest on the search for Paul Chryst’s successor at head coach.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Joseph Uchebo passes the ball off under the basket as he's defended by Holy Cross' Taylor Abt in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Tuesday night.

Panthers wear down Crusaders with size, strength

Panthers dominate on the boards and in the lane to post an impressive victory against Holy Cross.

2 days ago

 Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi interviewed with Pitt over the weekend, according to a report on MLive.com.

Pitt coaching hunt turns deliberate

The hunt for a new football coach is moving at a deliberate pace, with the names three known candidates cropping up.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks in front of Oakland's Corey Petros in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Pitt's goal of getting better still work in progress

Return of Cam Wright has solidified the player rotation, but work still needs to be done on offense and defense

3 days ago

 Michael Young, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, is relied upon to play center for the Panthers.

Pitt's small lineup impacts defending, rebounding

Pitt's small lineup with Mike Young at center is its best lineup, but the Panthers will need to figure out how to compete at that size.

4 days ago

 Pitt's James Conner looks for running room this season against Syracuse.

Bowl practices help keep focus on field for Pitt

The are bigger things at stake for the program at the moment, but the Panthers' season isn't over yet.

4 days ago

 These Steelers slippers are available for less than $15 at Target.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans

Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.

4 days ago

 Pitt's Reggie Mitchell, who transferred in from Wisconsin, said he can relate to Paul Chryst's desire to return home.

Pitt players say they understand Paul Chryst’s reasoning

Panthers players claim they harbor no ill will toward Paul Chryst for going home to coach his alma mater at Wisconsin.

5 days ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Oakland's Nick Daniels in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt beats Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 81-77, in overtime

The game was a classic case of good news, bad news, as the Panthers came out with a win but struggled to do so at home.

5 days ago

 Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst is gone, and the search is on to find his replacement.

Pitt football coach search committee plans to interview 5 to 7 candidates

Committee chair Jerry Cochran said conversations are already well underway.

6 days ago

Pitt dragging on offense

Pitt’s defense had come around recently but the offense seems to be lacking as of late.

6 days ago

Pitt to hire football coach before athletic director

Head of search committee says hiring of a coach to replace Paul Chryst is expected "relatively shortly."

6 days ago

 Former University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, and former Pitt football coach Paul Chryst talk about the team's inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football schedule at a news conference at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh last year.

Coach or AD? Which Pitt football post will be filled first?

With two top jobs open, the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic department may be looking to reinvent itself.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Michael Young blocks a shot by Duquesne's Darius Lewis in the first half at Consol Energy Center Friday night, December 5, 2014.

It still comes down to defense for Pitt

The Panthers are starting to do more of what Jamie Dixon wants defensively, though they also remain a work in progress.

1 week ago

District roundup: Brianna Kiesel sparks Pitt women to 7th win

The Panthers took down Ball State Thursday at home to improve to 7-3 on the season.

1 week ago

 Steve Pederson spent 12 years over two tenures as Pitt athletic director.

Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

1 week ago

 University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, was fired Wednesday just as Pitt football coach Paul Chryst, right, announced he was leaving to become head coach at the University of Wisconsin.

Shake-up at University of Pittsburgh athletics: AD Pederson fired as Chryst leaves

Vice chancellor Randy P. Juhl becomes acting athletic director, and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph will coach for Pitt’s bowl game.

1 week ago

 Paul Chryst, Wisconsin's new football coach, speaks during an a NCAA college football news conference at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion in Madison

Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst calls Wisconsin job 'special'

Chryst said at a news conference in Madison to announce his hiring that he had talked to Pitt football players and they were happy for him.

1 week ago

Pitt takes Manhattan with big game from Wright

Cameron Wright, in just his third game back in the lineup, sets the tone as Pitt takes Manhattan, 65-56.

1 week ago

 former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano

Pitt begins head football coach search

With progress of Panthers under Paul Chryst, Pitt likely is leaning toward hiring a replacement with head coaching experience.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst watches his team give up big yardage early in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College on Sept. 5, 2014, in Boston.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat, coaching edition: 12.17.14

Readers toss lots of questions about Paul Chryst’s expected, imminent departure to Wisconsin and who would take his place at Pitt.

1 week ago

Panthers ready for defensive challenge

Manhattan appeared a team on the rise last season but has been hampered by injuries this year.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst during the Armed Forces Bowl press conference in Texas on Monday.

Chryst meets with Wisconsin officials about coaching job

Third-year Panthers coach likely to accept position today and return to his alma mater.

1 week ago

 Paul Chryst speaks at an Armed Forces Bowl news conference Monday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Pitt coach Chryst says he has talked to Badgers about coaching vacancy

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst admits he had talks with Wisconsin officials about the open Badgers coaching job.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Jamel Artis drives to the net against Niagara's Dayjar Dickson during a game earlier this season at the Petersen Events Center.

Artis fits big picture as power forward

With Cameron Wright back in the lineup, Pitt’s Jamel Artis returns to role he is best-suited for as a power forward.

1 week ago

 Pitt football coach Paul Chryst.

Pitt football recruits in dark as well

As Pitt waits to find out if Chryst's expected departure for Wisconsin comes to fruition, most of the incoming recruits are in same boat.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright goes up for a shot Saturday against St. Bonaventure.

Wright's return sparks defense

Pitt guard Cameron Wright returned to the starting lineup Saturday in the Panthers' victory against St. Bonaventure, giving defense a boost.

1 week ago

 Cameron Wright shoots after getting by St. Bonaventure’s Marcus Posley in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt beats St. Bonaventure, 58-54

It has been a long time since Pitt has played a game at the Petersen Center and the Panthers took the “defending the home court” literally.

1 week ago

 On National Signing Day Pitt head coach Paul Chryst names the students who intend to join the Pitt football team during a press conference on the South Side on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Ron Cook: If Chryst leaves, Pitt needs to get next hire right

Don’t knock Pitt coach Paul Chryst if he takes the same job at Wisconsin, but his departure would trigger many significant issues.

1 week ago

Pitt finally returns home to Petersen Events Center

The Panthers could be in for a formidable challenge today at home against St. Bonaventure.

1 week ago

Reports: Wisconsin AD also met with former Rutgers coach Schiano

Pittsburgh coach and former Badgers assistant Paul Chryst has emerged as a leading candidate, but Wisconsin must wait until Wednesday.

1 week ago

Bob Smizik: In defense of Pederson and the course Pitt must follow

The wrath of the Pitt fan base, always raining down on athletic director Steve Pederson, is in torrential mode today.

1 week ago

 Paul Chryst has gone 19-19 in his three seasons as head football coach at Pitt.

Pitt has first bowl practice as Chryst rumors persist

Panthers head coach Paul Chryst still seems to be likely candidate to take over at Wisconsin, his alma mater.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Paul Chryst.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst's name surfaces quickly at Wisconsin

Panthers coach Paul Chryst seems like a logical candidate to at least be on the short list to replace Gary Anderson at Wisconsin.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright steals the ball from Colorado's Askia Booker in the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando in March.

Pitt excited to get Wright back to business

With senior guard Cameron Wright returning from injury, coach Jamie Dixon expects the Panthers to get a boost.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt running back James Conner stiff arms Duke's Breon Borders in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Conner ran for 263 yards and scores 3 touchdowns, but Duke won 51-48 in double overtime.

ACC coaches honor Pitt running back

Panthers' star back James Conner named conference player of the year again, this time by the league’s coaches.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt standout James Conner beat out Florida State QB Jameis Winston for the ACC Player of the Year award, voted on by league coaches.

ACC coaches name Pitt's Conner league's Player of the Year

It's his second such honor this year, as he picked up the media's ACC Player of the Year award last week.

2 weeks ago

Pitt gets bowl bid in Fort Worth, Texas

The Panthers accepted a late bid Sunday to play in the Armed Forces Bow against Houston (7-5).

2 weeks ago

Duquesne women down Pitt, 87-77

Dukes junior point guard April Robinson led the way with 19 points and a career-high 11 assists.

2 weeks ago

Pitt to play Houston in Armed Forces Bowl

The game will take place in Fort Worth, Texas on Jan. 2 with a noon, eastern, kickoff.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt senior guard Cameron Wright works around Duquesne's Desmond Ridenour in the first half of the City Game Friday night at Consol Energy Center. The game was Wright's first this season after missing 10 weeks with a broken foot.

Healthy Cameron Wright provides new options for Pitt

It’s time for the Panthers to regroup after an arduous stretch and get a key cog more involved in senior guard Cameron Wright.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Michael Young blocks a shot by Duquesne's Darius Lewis in the first half at Consol Energy Center Friday night.

Ferry realizes worst fear: Dukes no match inside for Pitt

Duquesne coach Jim Ferry was livid over his team's inside play as Pitt muscled its way to another big victory in the City Game.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's James Robinson gets by Duquesne's Jordan Stevens in the first half at Consol Energy Center Friday night.

Panthers take City Game beating Dukes, 76-62

Coaches and players on Duquesne’s basketball team have changed over the years but this fact has not: Duquesne still can’t beat Pitt.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon on Duquesne: "They have experienced guards who have played a lot of minutes and know how to play and can really shoot the basketball. That is the thing that really stands out and is the thing we are most aware of; we know we have to contain their 3-point shooters."

Crosstown rival Duquesne offers no reprieve for Pitt defense

The Panthers can usually count on a victory against the Dukes, but their recent defensive struggles could prove costly again.

3 weeks ago

 In an arena packed with red-clad fans, Pitt coach Jamie Dixon coaches on the sidelines Tuesday against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana topped the Panthers, 81-69.

Hefty helping of early road games taking toll on Panthers

Pitt has started the season uncharacteristically slowly — a likely result of six early road games for a team without two of its top players.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt running back James Conner dives for a 14-yard touchdown against Duke on Nov. 1 at Heinz Field.

Pitt's Conner named ACC player of the year

Star running back James Conner has had a memorable season, one recognized by the ACC media, which awarded him top postseason honors.

3 weeks ago




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