Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

about 13 hours ago

Pitt hoping extra game pays off

Panthers reap numerous benefits from road contest in Hawaii.

about 13 hours ago

 Head coach Scott Shafer of the Syracuse Orange looks on during the first half of a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Pitt, Syracuse coaches bear resemblance in approach to their profession

Paul Chryst and Scott Shafer come from opposite sides of the ball, but have a mutual respect and similar styles for the Panthers and Orange.

about 13 hours ago

Hot shooting lifts Pitt women to win vs. Michigan

The Panthers cruised past marquee foe Michigan thanks to a stellar effort from 3-point range and senior guard Brianna Kiesel Thursday night.

about 14 hours ago

Pitt defensive backs a work in progress

Secondary coach Troy Douglas has had his unit stretched thin in the past, but is seeing improvement in the young Panthers.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Josh Newkirk drives to the net against Niagara's Karonn Davis in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night, November 14, 2014.

Bench role doesn’t slow Pitt guard Josh Newkirk

When sophomore guard Josh Newkirk comes off the bench, Pitt certainly doesn’t lose any speed or production.

1 day ago

 Brianna Kiesel goes for a layup during the City Game between Pitt and Duquesne last year at the Petersen Events Center.

Brianna Kiesel eyes rebound vs. Michigan for Pitt women

Panthers senior guard Brianna Kiesel didn’t shoot like the leader of a young team Monday, but has since been working to bounce back tonight.

1 day ago

 Pitt's James Conner scores a touchdown Oct. 25 against Georgia Tech at Heinz Field.

Pitt running back Conner sees no reason to end heavy workload

While Pitt's defense appears to have gone missing in the current losing streak, the rushing attack might just be rounding into form.

2 days ago

Pitt basketball: Panthers opt to go small with sharper edge on skills

Panthers go small, play to strong suit, and it's a good fit.

2 days ago

Pitt women's basketball cruises against Niagara for first win

Freshman forward Stasha Carey shook off any pregame jitters and Pitt won its first game this season, a 70-54 victory against Niagara.

3 days ago

 North Carolina Tar Heels tailback Charles Brunson scores a touchdown as Pitt defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) and linebacker Anthony Gonzalez (28) defend in the third quarter, Saturday. The Tar Heels defeated the Panthers 40-35 at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Pitt notebook: Defensive woes puzzling

Despite a glaring need for defensive improvement, Pitt coach Paul Chryst stressed the importance of overall consistency.

3 days ago

 Consol Energy Center will host 2015 and 2018 NCAA Tournament action.

NCAA Men's Tournament to return to Pittsburgh in 2018

However, Pittsburgh was not selected to host any of the 2017-20 NCAA women's Final Fours, the NCAA announced Monday.

3 days ago

 North Carolina tailback Charles Brunson scores a touchdown as Pitt defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) and linebacker Anthony Gonzalez (28) look on in the third quarter Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Pitt defense continues searching for answers

The reeling Panthers are in need of a slump-busting performance on defense this week against Syracuse.

4 days ago

 Panther guard James Robinson collides with Samford center Michael Bradley as he shoots in the first half Sunday at Petersen Events Center. Robinson was called for a charging foul on the play.

Pitt defeats Samford, 63-56

The Bulldogs were overmatched by the Panthers just enough to allow Pitt to squeak out a win at Petersen Events Center.

4 days ago

 Pitt's Derrick Randall goes after a rebound against Niagara in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night.

Young Samford up next for Panthers

After throttling Niagara in the opener, Pitt faces another young team before heading for Hawaii.

5 days ago

 North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams looks to pass as Panthers linebacker Nicholas Grigsby pressures in the second quarter.

Pitt falls 40-35 to North Carolina

Pitt couldn’t hold on to an early lead and lost a back-and-forth shootout late, falling 40-35 to North Carolina.

5 days ago

 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst talks with quarterback Chad Voytik as they take on Akron.

Panthers aim to stay on toes defensively against Tar Heels

In the time leading up to its matchup today against North Carolina, Pitt has been trying to mimic the Tar Heels’ breakneck offense.

6 days ago

 Pitt's Durand Johnson moves the ball against Wake Forest at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2014.

Pitt suspends Durand Johnson for the season

Johnson, who missed the final two months of last season with an ACL injury, was poised to have a big year for the Panthers.

6 days ago

 Pitt guard James Robinson said he expects the opener tonight at Petersen Events Center against sharp-shooting Niagara to be a good test for the Panthers' defense.

Panthers set to open regular season against Niagara

Despite Niagara’s lack of size, Pitt coach Jamie Dixon sees the Purple Eagles’ quickness as a possible mismatch.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Cameron Johnson puts up a 3-point shot against Niagara's Matt Scott in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night, November 14, 2014.

Durand Johnson's suspension overshadows easy first win for Panthers

Pitt barely broke a sweat and crushed overmatched Niagara, 78-45, before a crowd of 9,749 at the Petersen Events Center.

6 days ago

 Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd catches a pass as Duke's Evrett Edwards defends in the second quarter at Heinz Field on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst appreciates Tyler Boyd setting tone for team

After a perceived slight from Tyler Boyd, the Panthers have rallied around the star receiver’s words, according to coach Paul Chryst.

1 week ago

Pitt women open with loss

Young Panthers start poorly in both halves in 59-43 loss to Ivy League favorite Princeton at Petersen Events Center.

6 days ago

 Pitt head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio watches as her team takes on Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center in January.

Pitt women's basketball signs five players to 2015 recruiting class

The women Panthers open their 2014 regular season Friday with an 11 a.m. tip off against Princeton.

1 week ago

Pitt men's basketball team to play Gonzaga in Japan

The Armed Forces Classic is a series of college basketball games that are played on United States military bases worldwide.

1 week ago

 Mike Young, right, shooting during the first night of Pittsburgh Pro Am summer basketball.

Pitt sophomore making his point

Michael Young showed in the exhibition games that he is ready to take on the scoring load this season.

1 week ago

 Pitt wide receiver Manasseh Garner is ready to catch the ball as Avonte Maddox defends during preseason practice at the team's South Side facility on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Pitt cornerback prepares to step up

Freshman defensive back Avonte Maddox relishes challenge of starting the rest of season.

1 week ago

 Pitt's James Conner carries for 74 yards against Georgia Tech in the first quarter Saturday afternoon, October 25, 2014, at Heinz Field. Conner fumbled at the end of the play resulting in a turnover.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 11.12.14

Sam takes your questions today; Pitt takes on North Carolina this weekend.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst watches from the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct 4, 2014. The Cavaliers won 24-19.

With two more wins, bowl game remains a possibility for Pitt

The opportunity for extra practice and a winning record remains for the Panthers with three games left.

1 week ago

 Arizona State coach Todd Graham looks on during a game last season against Washington State.

Ron Cook: Todd Graham had right idea leaving Pitt

Coach Todd Graham is enjoying success at Arizona State, justifying his choice to bail out on Pitt.

1 week ago

Pitt will rely on rookie defensive backs

After losing Terrish Webb for the season, the Panthers turn to freshmen Avonte Maddox and Patrick Amara to play key roles.

1 week ago

 Pitt men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon reacts to a play in an exhibition game two weeks ago against IUP .

Defensive upgrade is point of emphasis for Pitt

Jamie Dixon's teams have always been built on great defense, but it is clear the Panthers still have a lot of room for growth in that area.

1 week ago

 Sophomore Chad Voytik could be Pitt's starting quarterback for two more seasons.

Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik's development sparked by preparation

Like any quarterback, Chad Voytik will still ultimately be judged by wins and losses, but his desire to lead the Panthers is strong as ever.

1 week ago

 Pitt safety Terrish Webb makes a tackle against Miami last season at Heinz Field earlier this year.

Pitt safety Webb to miss the rest of 2014 after ankle surgery

Terrish Webb was hurt in Pitt's 56-28 loss against Georgia Tech two weeks ago and missed the Panthers' game against Duke Saturday.

1 week ago

Pitt basketball: Philadelphia a formidable foe

The Panthers’ opponent for their exhibition game tonight has a coaching legend at the helm and a top offensive attack in Division II.

2 weeks ago

Pitt survives early preseason scare against Philadelphia

The Panthers finished strong and won 82-71 in an exhibition game at the Petersen Center Friday night.

1 week ago

 Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt walks off the field after missing a field goal that would've won the game for the Panthers Saturday against Duke.

Pitt notebook: Paul Chryst answers for late-game procedure

The Panthers didn't get the result they wanted against Duke, but coach Paul Chryst explained the reasoning behind his late-game decisions.

2 weeks ago

 Duke's DeVon Edwards returns a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown against the Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Duke won 51-48 in double overtime.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 11.5.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who are reeling after back-to-back home losses.

2 weeks ago

 Cameron Wright is one of Pitt’s top players, but the senior likely won’t be back in the lineup until December.

College basketball 2014-15 preview: 3 keys to Pitt's season

Paul Zeise breaks down the keys to the Pitt men's basketball season.

2 weeks ago

 Senior guard Brianna Kiesel is 10th on Pitt’s all-time scoring list with 1,348 career points.

College basketball 2014-15 preview: 3 keys to Pitt women's season

Sam Werner breaks down the keys to the Pitt women's basketball season.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Ray Vinopal walks off the field after Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk scores the wining touchdown in the second overtime Saturday at Heinz Field. Duke won, 51-48, in double overtime.

Pitt has time to shake off tough loss to Duke

Panthers have two weeks to shake off tough double-overtime loss to Duke.

2 weeks ago

 James Conner leads Division I-A with 1,342 rushing yards on the season.

Pitt football notebook: Two Panthers earn ACC honors

Panthers RB James Conner and OT T.J. Clemmings shine in double-overtime loss Saturday to Duke.

2 weeks ago

 The Connecticut women once again appear to be one of the nation's best teams, and the Kentucky men could be the last squad standing with all of the Wildcats' NBA-caliber talent.

College basketball preview: Looking ahead to the 2014-15 season

The Connecticut Huskies captured both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournament titles last season.

2 weeks ago

 Louisville joins the ACC this season, and it brings along Montrezl Harrell, a 6-foot-8 junior power forward who is likely to earn NBA paychecks in the future.

College basketball 2014-15 preview: ACC nearing quality to match hype

After proclamations last year that the ACC would be college basketball's premier conference fell short, a similar refrain remains this year.

2 weeks ago

 North Carolina's Marcus Paige

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 5 men's players

Paul Zeise’s five men’s college basketball players to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 Connecticut's Breanna Stewar

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 5 women's players

Paul Zeise’s five women’s college basketball players to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 10 women's teams

Paul Zeise’s 10 women’s college basketball teams to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 Kentucky coach John Calipari

College basketball 2014-15 preview: Top 10 men's teams

Paul Zeise’s 10 men’s college basketball teams to watch in 2014-15.

2 weeks ago

 The Panthers' James Conner dives to score a 1 yard touchdown against Duke in the first quarter at Heinz Field.

Pitt falls to Duke, 51-48, in double overtime

Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk bullied his way into the end zone from five yards out to give the Blue Devils a 51-48 win against Pitt.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik fumbles the ball against Georgia Tech in the fourth quarter last Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Beating Duke is must for Panthers

Pitt's first priority Saturday against Duke is not beating itself.

2 weeks ago

 Matt Rotheram, left, and the rest of Pitt's offensive line is improving but strives to be more cohesive.

Pitt's offensive line better, but not 'there' yet

Offensive line still not where Pitt coaches want it to be, but there has been significant progress recently.

3 weeks ago



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