Pitt defensive back Mitchell learns three spots on the fly

Redshirt sophomore Reggie Mitchell will play a significant role in the secondary — at some position — for the Panthers this fall.

38 minutes ago

 Pitt's Chris Blewitt is congratulated after kicking the go-ahead field goal against Bowling Green in the fourth quarter in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26, 2013 at Ford Field in Detroit.

Pitt football: Kicking tandem ready for big years

Pitt’s Chris Blewitt learned a lot as freshman kicker last season; now he and new punter/holder Ryan Winslow are benefiting from it.

1 day ago

 Running back Nicholas Grigsby takes a handoff from quarterback Chad Voytik on the first day of Pitt's preseason football practice Monday at their training facility on the South Side. Writer: Werner. Story Slug: unknown

Pitt football notebook: Results of scrimmage a Catch-22

Paul Chryst was pleased with Pitt’s first intrasquad scrimmage of training camp, especially the performance of the run defense.

2 days ago

 Sophomore Matt Galambos, who projects as Pitt's starting middle linebacker, had an untraditional upbringing, but says he wouldn't be where he is without his tight-knit family guiding him along the way.

Pitt: Sophomore linebacker Matt Galambos goes from broken home to success story

Pitt sophomore linebacker Matt Galambos is boosted by his tight-knit, untraditional family after being born into a rough situation.

2 days ago

 Pitt tight end T.J. Holtz catches the ball during practice at the team's South Side facility on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Tight ends more than ready to do their part for Pitt’s offense this fall

Presence of tight ends JP Holtz and Scott Orndorff provide reassurance and big safety valves for new Pitt QB Chad Voytik.

4 days ago

 Sophomore Adam Bisnowaty practices with the offensive line at Pitt training camp on the South Side.

Adam Bisnowaty back in action for Pitt

After missing the end of last season and the start of spring practice, Panthers sophomore OL Adam Bisnowaty wants to play — position aside.

5 days ago

Panthers lineman trying to fill big shoes

Sophomore defensive end Shakir Soto knows that without Aaron Donald, someone needs to step up on Pitt’s line, and he embraces the challenge.

6 days ago

Pitt freshman Maddox learns how to play faster in a hurry

Feisty cornerback Avonte Maddox has been one of the pleasant surprises at Panthers training camp so far.

1 week ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Jason Pinkston (77) celebrates a touchdown by running back Dion Lewis (28) in a game against Utah in September 2010.

Ron Cook: Pitt graduate Jason Pinkston has new outlook

Pitt alum Jason Pinkston knows there's more to life than football, but this former Browns guard can't put the game in his rearview just yet.

1 week ago

 Pitt linebacker Todd Thomas returns to the Panthers for his senior season.

Final journey at last for Pitt's senior linebackers

The starting linebacking corps for the Panthers is experienced in some ways, but it's not your typical veteran-led unit.

1 week ago

Two Pitt games slated for 'Big Monday' national broadcast

The Panthers appearances on ESPN’s "Big Monday" will be Jan. 19 at Duke and Feb. 16 at Virginia.

1 week ago

 Paul Chryst watches over his team April 4 during spring practice on the South Side.

Pitt football notebook: Paul Chryst not opposed to 'power five' idea

Big changes could be on the way for Pitt and other major-conference teams, one of which coach Paul Chryst would not oppose.

1 week ago

 Pitt safety Terrish Webb (19) makes a tackle against Miami last season at Heinz Field.

WPIAL products Webb, Mitchell vie for strong safety job at Pitt

A couple of local standouts in Terrish Webb and Reggie Mitchell are competing for the strong safety spot in the Panthers secondary.

1 week ago

 T.J. Clemmings, right, battles with David Durham in a drill in practice Friday at the team's South Side facility.

Panthers tackle Clemmings grows into role

Offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings looms as a force this season after struggling at his new position at times last fall.

1 week ago

 Coach Paul Chryst coaches wide receivers Tyler Boyd (23) and Kevin Weatherspoon (88) at the first day of Pitt's preseason practice Monday at their training facility on the South Side.

Pitt's receiver depth opens door to a lot of options

There might not be a clear No. 2 behind Tyler Boyd, but a number of Panthers wide receivers have the potential to step up this season.

1 week ago

Freshman RB is fast runner, faster learner

If there is one thing freshman running back Chris James has done in his time with Pitt it has been learn — about himself and from teammates.

1 week ago

 Defensive back Trenton Coles on the first day of Pitt preseason football practice Monday at their training facility on the South Side.

Depth issues in secondary a concern for Pitt

The defense lost a projected starter when cornerback Titus Howard was suspended, so how will the Panthers make up for his absence?

2 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon.

Pitt to open Maui Invitational against Chaminade

The Panthers will play either BYU or San Diego State on Nov. 25.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt quarterbacks Adam Bertke, Chad Vojtik, Trey Anderson and Joe Repischak during passing drills on the first day of preseason football practice Monday at their training facility on the South Side.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst pleased with Panthers’ starting point

The first day of Pitt’s training camp was about players showing up in shape and coaches installing plans and packages.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd will likely be the offense's primary playmaker this season, but can any of the new freshmen come close to replicating his stellar first year?

Pitt training camp preview: Five questions

With one of the best players in Pitt history, and the starting quarterback, gone to the NFL, who will step up on either side of the ball?

2 weeks ago

 Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg stands with the Oakland Zoo as the team takes on NC State March 3 at the Petersen Events Center.

Ron Cook: Mark Nordenberg left fine legacy when it comes to Pitt sports

Simply put, now former chancellor Mark Nordenberg helped Pitt's athletic programs achieve much more good than bad throughout his tenure.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt cornerback Titus Howard was projected as a starter for the Panthers this season.

Pitt cornerback Titus Howard suspended for 2014 season

The Clairton graduate played in 11 games as a freshman last season.

2 weeks ago

Pitt women's basketball releases non-conference schedule

Pitt women's basketball released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule.

2 weeks ago

 Cameron Johnson drives to the basket during a game in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League.

West Xtra: OLSH grad uses summer league to prepare for Pitt career

Pitt freshman Cam Johnson is ready to step up to the next level and he got a taste of the tougher competition this summer.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd was named to the All-ACC second team at the end of the 2013 season but was left off this preseason's squad.

No Pitt players on All-ACC preseason squad

The Panthers open training camp Aug. 4.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon talks at a March 21 press conference about his team's third round game against Florida in the NCAA tournament in Orlando.

Business first for Pitt, but trip to Bahamas gets smiles

The Pitt basketball team will go to the Bahamas in August to play four games, but it isn’t strictly a business trip for the players.

4 weeks ago

 Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt in an undated photo at the team's South Side facility.

Wannstedt hired as college football television analyst

Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt will offer analysis on Fox Sports pregame shows and co-host a weekly show on the Big Ten Network.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Paul responds to questions at ACC media days regarding the Panthers' outlook for 2014.

ACC media days: Preseason poll no issue for Chryst

League media projects Pitt will finish sixth in the ACC Coastal division, but head coach Paul Chryst isn't worried about preseason polls.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.

ACC media days: Chryst looking for plan to materialize in 3rd year

The head coach has sold fans and recruits on the vision of success. Now it‘‍s time to make that a reality.

1 month ago

 Pitt's Ray Vinopal answers a question at a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

For Pitt's Boyd, Vinopal, winning is now

ACC Media Days: Panthers football leaders set concrete goals, saying that they want at least a 10-win season in 2014.

1 month ago

 Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston at ACC Football kickoff Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

Florida State's Winston motivated to repeat success

ACC Media Days notebook: Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning QB eyes a repeat in 2014.

1 month ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon shows instructions to his players.

Panthers will venture to Bahamas for exhibition set

Pitt announced Monday that its men’s basketball team will play four games against foreign competition Aug. 1-7 in the Bahamas.

1 month ago



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