Tyler Boyd and the Pitt Panthers open their 2015 season Sept. 5 at home against Youngstown State.

ACC, Pitt finalize 2015 football schedule

Two weeknight home games are on the Panthers’ slate -- against North Carolina on Oct. 29 and against Miami on Nov. 27.

about 2 hours ago

Perimeter defense a major reason for Pitt's 3-game slide

The Panthers are last in the ACC in 3-point defense as the conference’s best shooting team comes to town.

about 13 hours ago

Texas WR Gentry Ivery commits to Pitt

Ivery is the seventh member of Pitt's recruiting class to commit to new coach Pat Narduzzi. All seven have come in the past week.

1 day ago

 Virginia Tech forward Christian Beyer reacts after he scored against the Panthers in the second half at Cassell Coliseum.

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, 70-67, in overtime

The Panthers couldn’t stop Virginia Tech’s first conference win of the season and it broke Pitt’s streak of overtime wins at seven games.

1 day ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team as they take on Louisville in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt makes quick ACC turnaround

With Virgina Tech on the horizon, the Panthers have little time to wallow after losing to No. 10 Louisville.

2 days ago

  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

2 days ago

 Nick Bowers flipped from Pitt to Penn State this week.

Football recruit Nick Bowers switches commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.

2 days ago

 Louisville guard Chris Jones works around Pitt forward Jamel Artis in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 10 Louisville buries Pitt with hot shooting in ACC clash

Pitt’s strategy against the 10th-ranked Louisville Cardinals seemed to be simple – make them shoot from the outside, but it didn’t work.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Michael Young will likely be matched up with Louisville star Montrezl Harrell early and often.

Pitt has prime chance at home against No. 10 Louisville

With star Montrezl Harrell and No. 10 Louisville coming to town today, the Panthers have another shot at a momentum-building victory.

4 days ago

 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

4 days ago

Lady Panthers outlast Boston College

Brianna Kiesel had 29 points and eight assists to lift Pitt past Boston College, 78-70, Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

4 days ago

 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi got a commitment from a defensive end from Massachusetts, his 14th in the 2015 class.

Pitt football lands 2015 commitment

The Panthers got their 14th verbal commitment for the Class of 2015 when defensive end Allen Edwards gave his pledge to coach Pat Narduzzi.

4 days ago

 Pitt offensive linesman Artie Rowell during pre-game warmups before their game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Boston.

Ron Cook: Pitt's Artie Rowell puts student-athletes in a good light

The redshirt senior is heavily involved with issues on the Power 5 conference and NCAA levels, while on course to graduate in April.

5 days ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues for a shot clock violation against George Tech to referee Tim Nestor in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Jamie Dixon, Pitt tear page out of old practice book

Panthers return to old ways in practice and emphasize being physical and playing with intensity.

5 days ago

 Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi made the rounds through the Oakland Zoo student section before the Panthers took on Clemson at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 10. Pictured with Narduzzi is senior Nick Brenner and mascot Roc.

Late-starting Pitt staff putting high-energy focus on recruits

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi addresses defensive needs early, convincing three high school prospects to commit to the Panthers.

6 days ago

Panthers can't find last gear

Pitt has an answer for every challenge until No. 23 Syracuse makes one final run in 68-60 victory at Petersen Events Center.

6 days 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 on Nov. 14, 2014.

Pitt's Cameron Johnson to have shoulder surgery

Johnson played in the first eight games of the season but has been out with a shoulder injury since early December.

5 days ago

 University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino celebrates by cutting down the net after Louisville beat the University of Michigan to win the 2013 NCAA national basketball championship.

Louisville, Pitt's next opponent, faces some of the same struggles

Like the Panthers, the Cardinals have struggled with their shooting, but coach Rick Pitino still believes in his team.

1 week ago

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

Month in Vietnam a life lesson for Pitt's Brianna Kiesel

Panthers senior point guard instructed children as a volunteer teacher and introduced them to basketball.

1 week ago

New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi gets first recruit

Jay Stocker, a safety from Coatesville (Pa.) High School gives Panthers a verbal commitment.

1 week ago

 Jamel Artis

Sophomore Jamel Artis emerging as scoring threat for Pitt

Forward is turning into one of the Panthers's top offensive weapons in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

1 week ago

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 1.21.15

Sam takes your questions on the off-season moves of the Panthers.

1 week ago

 Pat Narduzzi staff is coming together at Pitt.

Pitt's Narduzzi set to name wide receivers coach

Pat Narduzzi is expected to hire Kevin Sherman from Purdue, filling the last opening on his staff.

1 week ago

 Pitt guard Chris Jones,left, looks to make a pass under pressure from Duke's Tyus Jones, right, as Aron Phillips-Nwankwo (15) looks on during the first half of Monday's game.

Pitt falls to hot-shooting Duke, 79-65

Pitt made its first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC on Monday.

1 week ago

 Dick Groat, center, and Bill Hillgrove do a post-game interview with Pitt coach Jamie Dixon, left.

Dick Groat misses Pitt game against Duke

Color commentator didn't make the trip after falling and getting a concussion.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Georgia Tech's Charles Mitchell in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt faces tough ACC stretch starting with No. 4 Duke tonight

The Panthers embark tonight on the toughest part of their conference schedule, beginning at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

1 week ago

District basketball roundup: Pitt women grind out OT victory

A couple of big performances lifted the Panthers to another ACC win, this time a thriller at Georgia Tech.

1 week ago

 Steve Pederson has spent the past 18 years as an athletic director, at Pitt from 1996-2002 and 2007-14, and Nebraska, his alma mater, from 2002-07.

The good, the bad, the AD: Steve Pederson's legacy at Pitt

While it might be simple enough to say Pederson’s first tenure was a success and his second a failure, his legacy is a bit more complex.

1 week ago

 Steve Pederson has spent the past 18 years as an athletic director, at Pitt from 1996-2002 and 2007-14, and Nebraska, his alma mater, from 2002-07.

Ex-Pitt AD Steve Pederson: Firing was matter of 'timing'

Former athletic director Steve Pederson said the "timing was right" for him to leave, but he expects the Panthers to have great success.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Ryan Luther grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech's Robert Sampson in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt survives scare by Georgia Tech

Nothing is easy with these Panthers, so it isn’t surprising that they found themselves in a meat grinder of a game against Georgia Tech.

1 week ago

 Pitt zoo members congratulate head coach Jamie Dixon after he won his 300th career game after defeating Florida State at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday night.

Jamie Dixon hopes he made his point with Pitt

Panthers aim to continue key turnaround in rebounds when they entertain Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Saturday.

1 week ago

 With the latest hires, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi now has eight of his nine on-field assistant coaches finalized.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi hires four more assistants

Wide receivers coach is only position left to fill on football staff.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, left, played 12 minutes in Wednesday's win against Florida State.

Jamie Dixon's decision to look down his bench pays off for Pitt

Walk-on center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo could fill a big hole for an undersized Panthers team, as he did Wednesday against Florida State.

1 week ago

Women's basketball roundup: Florida State dismantles Pitt

The No. 20 Seminoles steamrolled to a victory at home Wednesday night against the Panthers.

1 week ago

 Pitt center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo is congratulated by Joseph Uchebo as he comes back to the bench in the second half against Florida State at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday.

Walk-on sparks Pitt men's victory; Dixon wins 300th

Pitt center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo’s performance against Florida State might have made a case for him to be a regular part of the rotation.

2 weeks ago

Pitt's new football coach adds assistant

Pat Narduzzi set to add Akron’s John Peterson to his staff as offensive line coach.

2 weeks ago

Pitt to hire Akron offensive line coach Peterson

John Peterson tweeted that afternoon that he was "excited and honored" to be the next offensive line coach at Pitt.

2 weeks ago

Sam Werner's Pitt Football Chat 01.14.15

Pitt football beat writer Sam Werner answers readers’ questions about Pat Narduzzi, the Pitt script logo and the search for an AD.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt guard Chris Jones puts up a shot against Oakland last month.

Shooting struggles hold back Pitt

The Panthers have struggled from 3-point range recently, which is problematic for an undersized team that has had defensive issues too.

2 weeks ago

Pitt plans to give centers more playing time

Coach Jamie Dixon plans to give more minutes to Randall, Uchebo and walk-on Phillips-Nwankwo in order to end rebounding woes.

2 weeks ago

 "We want to do this right," Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, left, said of the search to replace Steve Pederson, right, as athletic director.

Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher in no rush to name new athletic director

Patrick Gallagher is more interested in getting it right than getting a hire done quickly.

2 weeks ago

 Clemson's Josh Smith pulls down a rebound against Pitt's Michael Young in the first half Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt failing on the boards

The undersized Panthers are struggling around the rim, but coach Jamie Dixon insists that a lack of height is not the issue.

2 weeks ago

 Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is expected to be named Pitt's offensive coordinator today.

Pitt to hire offensive coordinator from Arkansas

University of Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi is expected to hire Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney for the same position.

2 weeks ago

 Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame drives to the basket against Pitt in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon.

Ron Cook: NCAA feeling just isn't there for Pitt basketball

There’s still a lot of season left, but after the Panthers’ latest loss Saturday to Clemson, the NCAA tournament appears to be out of reach.

2 weeks ago

 New Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi made his rounds through the Oakland Zoo section before the Panthers took on Clemson Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi working hard already

Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi is in the midst of putting together his staff, including a defensive coordinator he can relate to.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Chris Jones gets a shot up against Clemson's Landry Nnoko in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon.

Pitt loses to Clemson, 71-62

It was the first conference win for the Tigers as well as the first loss at the Petersen Center for the Panthers this season.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt coach Jamie Dixon encourages his team Tuesday in Boston. Dixon is one win shy of his 300th career victory.

Pitt's opponent stresses defense, struggles on offense

The Panthers will see plenty of similarities today against Clemson, which also emphasizes man defense and rebounding.

2 weeks ago

 Ruben Brown is shown on the sidelines of Pitt's home game against Notre Dame in November 2013.

Former Pitt tackle Ruben Brown headed to College Football Hall of Fame

Ex-Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth are among the other inductees.

2 weeks ago

 “In assembling our staff, we are looking for great people and great teachers," Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said in a statement announcing his first coaching hires.

New Pitt coach makes first hires official

Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi calls his first week on the job “really energizing.”

2 weeks ago

 The next task for Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher and his search committee is finding an athletic director.

Pitt athletic director search will not be hasty

With Steve Pederson gone and a new football coach hired, Pitt turns its full attention to searching for its next athletic director.

2 weeks ago




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