Pitt quarterback Trey Anderson eludes a tackler during a drill at the final spring practice for the Panthers.

Transition to next phase begins for Pitt football

With spring practice now wrapped up, coach Paul Chryst is eager to see how his team approaches the next stage of the offseason.

about 15 hours ago

Pitt notebook: In lieu of open scrimmage, fan event aims to please young and old

Pitt officials claim more than 3,000 fans attended the "Field Pass" with coaches and players Sunday at the South Side practice facility.

2 days ago

 Tyler Boyd

Boyd puts first year in rearview mirror

Star receiver Tyler Boyd enters his sophomore season as a Panther with a new comfort level on and off the field.

3 days ago

In college b-ball, emphasis on new rules nets mixed results for 2013-14

College basketball scoring increased a bit after a tweaking of rules and some foul calls in the offseason, and coaches give their thoughts.

4 days ago

Young Pitt lineman getting snaps

With Adam Bisnowaty on the mend, redshirt freshman Jaryd Jones-Smith is getting a chance to shine, and he is hard to miss.

5 days ago

Last man standing in Pitt's backfield gets a shot

Sophomore Rachid Ibrahim is the Panthers’ only healthy running back at the moment, and the coaching staff wants to see what he can do.

6 days ago

Virginia pitching stymies Panthers

The top-ranked Cavaliers shut down the Panthers' offense again in Game 3 of the weekend series at Cost Field.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Kevin Weatherspoon with dad, James, during a "father's day" event during spring practice Friday on the South Side.

Mutual admiration society in Pitt football

Dads from near and far quickly accepted Pitt's invitation to see their sons practice football on Friday.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Jester Weah pulls in a pass during spring practice on the South Side Friday, April 4, 2014.

Big spring battle for Pitt is Street's replacement

Young, untested wide receivers Zach Challingsworth and Jester Weah are bidding for playing time in Pitt’s spring football practice.

1 week ago

 Florida coach Billy Donovan runs practice Friday at AT&T Stadium, the site of the Final Four where his Gators will get a second crack at Connecticut.

Much more on the line in Florida-UConn rematch

You know a team has had a good season when its low point is a road loss in early December, but now the Gators get a chance at revenge.

1 week ago

Pitt's top two RBs out for the rest of spring practices

James Conner and Isaac Bennett both suffered injuries in Friday's practice that will keep them out for the rest of spring practices.

1 week ago

 Pitt's James Conner celebrates a touchdown last season against Notre Dame at Heinz Field.

Pitt notebook: James Conner, Tyler Boyd adjust to fame and changes

Running back James Conner and receiver Tyler Boyd are the faces of Pitt football despite making significant adjustments this spring.

1 week ago

Panthers welcome No. 1

The Pitt baseball team will play host to No. 1-ranked Virginia this weekend in ACC action.

1 week ago

Pitt's new secondary coach wants to aggressive play

Coach Troy Douglas wants his secondary to find its way in a more aggressive defensive system.

2 weeks ago

 Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa, right, is out for the remainder of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA notebook: Notre Dame star Achonwa tore ACL, will miss Final Four

Irish forward Natalie Achonwa's injury Monday night in the win against Baylor was a serious one, and she won't be available for a title run.

2 weeks ago

Pitt, Robert Morris guards given postseason recognition

Pitt guard Lamar Patterson and Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson were named Associated Press honorable mention All-Americans Monday.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt''s Darryl Render (left) and Tyrone Ezell take down Gardner-Webb's Kenny Little during a game in 2012 at Heinz Field.

Pitt's defense has a big hole to plug up front

Junior Darryl Render is the top choice to fill the shoes of Aaron Donald, one of the all-time greats for the Panthers.

2 weeks ago

Pitt notebook: University officials opposed to unions in college sports

Panthers lineman Artie Rowell and quarterback Chad Voytik also question whether there is a place for unions in college athletics.

2 weeks ago

Pitt's offensive line changes for better

Despite some injuries, there is more experience and continuity in the Panthers line than there was last season.

3 weeks ago

 Josh Newkirk, walking off the floor Saturday after an NCAA tournament third-round loss to Florida, was one of three freshmen that got a lot of experience for the Panthers this season.

Offensive flaws put Panthers in hole

Despite some key losses, Pitt has solid foundation to build on for next season.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Lamar Patterson, Talib Zanna and Cameron Wright walk off the floor after a timeout late in the second half against Florida Saturday in the third round of the NCAA tournament at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Panthers battled elements

Toughest part to the end of season for Lamar Patterson and Pitt ... losing Talib Zanna as a teammate.

3 weeks ago

Ron Cook: There should be no shame in loss to Florida

It's natural to want to blame someone when your team loses. But the blame game is silly in this case.

3 weeks ago

South Region Notebook: Long careers end for two seniors

A 61-45 loss to Florida Saturday marked the final time Pitt seniors Talib Zanna and Lamar Patterson played for the Panthers.

3 weeks ago

 Florida's Scottie Wilbekin hits a 3-point shot against Pitt at the buzzer to end the first half.

Pitt crumbles in third round of NCAA Tournament

Pitt's dreams of a trip to the Sweet 16 were smothered by the pressure defense of the Florida Gators, who topped them 61-45.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team against Colorado in the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014.

Ron Cook: Dixon never hears the criticism music

Panthers coach is highly scrutinized about the failures in the NCAA tournament.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Talib Zanna gets a shot up against Colorado's Xavier Johnson in the second half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014.

Pitt expects a lot of different looks from No. 1 Florida

Panthers expecting many different pressure packages from the top-seeded team in the NCAA tournament.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright get a three-point shot up against Albany's Sam Rowley in the first half of a game at the Petersen Events Center Tuesday afternoon, December 31, 2013.

South Region notebook: Albany coach knows Pitt-Florida matchup

Will Brown and his Great Danes played and lost to the Panthers and Gators, and he expects a close game today.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt tight end Manasseh Garner dives for the first touchdown of the game in the 2013 season opener against Florida State at Heinz Field in September.

Pitt senior getting good spring look

Manasseh Garner is making the switch to wide receiver, but he expects to still do many of the same things within the offense.

3 weeks ago

Panthers running back may double on defense

James Conner might become Pitt's go-to back next season, but it also is possible that he could see playing time as a defensive end.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Michael Young, Durand Johnson, Jamel Artis and James Robinson react to a play near the end of their blowout win Thursday afternoon against Colorado in the NCAA tournament in Orlando, Fla.

Ron Cook: Special memories part of blowout win for Pitt

It wasn't just a stress-free statement victory for the Panthers; it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for walk-on guard Joshua Ko.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright soars in for a layup against Colorado Thursday afternoon at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Pitt notebook: Intimidation not an option against Florida

Pitt's players, especially senior Lamar Patterson, scoffed at the notion they might be intimidated by top-ranked and top-seeded Florida.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Michael Young steals the ball from Colorado's Askia Booker in the first half of a second-round NCAA tournament game Thursday afternoon at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Pitt crushes Colorado in first NCAA tournament game, 77-48

The Panthers (26-9) will face the tournament's top overall seed Florida (33-2) on Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt coach Jamie Dixon gathers the team during practice Thursday in preparation for their NCAA second-round game today against Colorado at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Pitt, Colorado near mirror images when it comes to philosophies

The Panthers and Buffaloes have had success with very similar approaches: defense and rebounding comes first.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Lamar Patterson practices Thursday in preparation for his team's NCAA second round game against Colorado at the Amway Center in Orlando.

Ron Cook: Lamar Patterson must play as if there is no tomorrow

Senior Lamar Patterson leads the Panthers into their first NCAA tournament game today with a chance to extend the season and his own career.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright gets a shot up against Virginia's Joe Harris in the first half of the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro Saturday afternoon.

Ray Fittipaldo's NCAA Tournament chat transcript: 3.19.14

Ray takes your questions on possible Cindarellas, bracket busters and the Final Four.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team against Wake Forest in the first half of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro Thursday afternoon.

Jamie Dixon says Pitt is 'the underdog'

But oddsmakers have the No. 9 seed Panthers as the favorites in an NCAA tournament South Region matchup against No. 8 seed Colorado.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt's Ronald Jones carries as he's defended by Maine's Michael Mangiarelli in the third quarter of a game at Heinz Field on September 10, 2011.

Two Panthers happy to be out from under suspensions

Lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith and receiver Ronald Jones say they learned from sitting out the 2013 season and are better players now.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt's Talib Zanna drives to the net in front of Virginia's Akil Mitchell in the second half of the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro Saturday afternoon.

Paul Zeise's Pitt basketball chat transcript: 3.18.14

Paul takes your questions on the the Orlando-bound Panthers.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright eyes up a shot against Virginia Saturday in the ACC tournament semifinals in Greensboro, N.C.

Healthier Panthers put losing skid in the past

Colorado is an unconventional opponent for the Panthers, who seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon watches as his team takes on Wake Forest earlier this month.

Gene Collier: Monitoring the NCAA buzz at Pitt

Will this be the year Pitt makes a long postseason run, shocking the world and its own fans? Maybe not, but the opportunity is there.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik looks to throw against Bowling Green in the fourth quarter of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in December at Ford Field in Detroit.

Chad Voytik at the helm now for Pitt

In his third year with the program, it's finally Chad Voytik's turn to step in at quarterback for the Panthers.

1 month ago

 Sophomore guard Kyle Anderson, right, leads Pac-12 tournament champion UCLA into the NCAA tournament as the No. 4 seed in the South Region.

2014 NCAA tournament bracket breakdown

The Post-Gazette's Ray Fittipaldo breaks down the four regions before play starts Tuesday with the First Four games in Dayton, Ohio.

1 month ago



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