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 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.

about 3 hours 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.

1 day ago


 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against IUP in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night.

Pitt beats IUP in exhibition game

The Panthers size advantage and overall talent were too much for the Crimson Hawks and the result was a fairly comfortable 72-58 Pitt win.

about 6 hours ago


Pitt basketball plays first exhibition game tonight

For a tune-up, the Panthers and coach Jamie Dixon prefer the exhibition options over scrimmages.

1 day ago


College football previews on Post Route Podcast: Episode 7

Post-Gazette sports reporters Sam Werner and Stephen Nesbitt discuss Pitt’s struggles and look ahead to West Virginia’s showdown with TCU.

1 day ago


Duke center gets wish at Heinz Field

Junior Blue Devils center Matt Skura takes the long way around to reach a major goal — playing a football game at Heinz Field.

2 days ago


 ACC commissioner John Swofford speaks at the conference's media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

Challenges arise amid misconduct in ACC

ACC commissioner John Swofford acknowledged the conference's ongoing scandals, but that doesn't mean he sees it heading the wrong direction.

2 days ago


 Georgia Tech redshirt sophomore guard Corey Heyward answers a question at the ACC's media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

ACC Media Day notebook: Georgia Tech's Heyward keeps Pittsburgh in mind

Redshirt sophomore guard Corey Heyward roots for one Pittsburgh team, even while playing basketball at Pitt's ACC foe Georgia Tech.

2 days ago


Pitt men's basketball picked 6th in ACC

The Pitt men’s basketball team was picked to finish 6th in the ACC in a preseason poll of media members that cover the league.

2 days ago


 Georgia Tech's DeAndre Smelter pulls in a pass as he's defended by Pitt's Lafayette Pitts in the second quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.29.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who look to rebound at home against Duke after a blowout loss to Georgia Tech.

2 days ago


 Georgia Tech's Broderick Snoddy carries for a touchdown against Pitt's Lafayette Pitts in the first quarter Saturday afternoon, October 25, 2014 at Heinz Field.

Pitt must tackle defensive issues quickly

Failure to make tackles was a glaring issue for the Panthers against Georgia Tech, and it isn’t likely to get much easier against Duke.

3 days ago


 Pitt's James Robinson 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 Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014.

Pitt looks to point guard for more offensively

Panthers point guard James Robinson enters his junior season leaner and, apparently, more focused on scoring than he was last year.

4 days ago


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

Pitt football notebook: Fumbles and tackles point of emphasis in practice

The Panthers have no choice but to regroup for Duke, but the fumbling issues against Georgia Tech are a point of emphasis for the team.

4 days ago


 Pitt running back James Conner is taken down by Georgia Tech's Isaiah Johnson in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

With Duke up next, Panthers in need of quick rebound

The Panthers already fumbled away a shot for a key win against division foe Georgia Tech, but they’ll have more chances down the stretch.

5 days ago


Pitt gets commitment from center Nix

Nix tweeted his announcement late Sunday after spending the weekend on an official visit at Pitt.

5 days ago


 Georgia Tech's Adrian Gardner reaches to recover a fumble by Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Same old Panthers can never flip the script

All the excitement about the Panthers’ return to script was much ado about nothing once they started fumbling the game away.

6 days ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik sits on the bench after coming out of the game against Georgia Tech in the fourth quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt falls to Georgia Tech, 56-28

Pitt lost five fumbles in the first quarter and couldn’t recover against Georgia Tech Saturday, as the Panthers fell to the Yellow Jackets.

6 days ago


 Pitt's script logo will appear on the team's helmet today against Georgia Tech and for the rest of the season. The Panthers most recently wore the script from the in 1997.

Pitt script is it again for homecoming and beyond

Pitt will debut an updated version of the old helmet logo against Georgia Tech today and will wear the new look for the rest of the season.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Pitt is city’s only first-place team

Based on their performance nine days ago against Virginia Tech, the Panthers have the ability to stay in the Coastal Division race.

6 days ago


 Script Pitt logos will be worn in Pitt's Saturday game against Georgia Tech.

Pitt to revive script logo in game against Georgia Tech

The Panthers will wear the script logo — which the team used until switching to the block logo in 1997 — with their current color scheme.

1 week ago


 Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) rolls out as Zach Laskey (37) blocks in the first half Oct. 18 against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Georgia Tech has plenty of options on offense vs. Pitt

Quarterback Justin Thomas is just one of several dangerous, skilled players Georgia Tech features in its triple-option offense.

1 week ago


 Pitt's James Conner is congratulated by the student section after defeating Virginia Tech at Heinz Field Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Clear favorite yet to emerge in ACC's Coastal Division

With no clear favorite, Pitt is looking to capitalize against its next two opponents, Georgia Tech and Duke.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Ray Vinopal breaks up a pass against Virginia Tech's Cam Philips on the Hokies last play in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.22.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who host Georgia Tech on Saturday.

1 week ago


 Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render isn't Aaron Donald, but he will have to help fill his shoes against Georgia Tech's dangerous running attack.

Pitt defense will need team effort to stop triple option

Without Aaron Donald to do much of the heavy lifting, the Panthers will need to find other ways to limit Georgia Tech’s vaunted ground game.

1 week ago


Pitt notebook: Georgia Tech's triple option always a headache

The Panthers and coach Paul Chryst must prepare a little differently for Georgia Tech’s style on offense, but principles stay the same.

1 week ago


 Pitt junior Durand Johnson returns to the Panthers after surgery.

Johnson excited for return to form

Pitt basketball: Junior Durand Johnson's road back from anterior cruciate ligament surgery has been long

1 week ago


Pitt junior Durand Johnson back on the court for Blue-Gold scrimmage

The Gold team, led by point guard James Robinson (15 points, 7 assists) and Joseph Uchebo (12 points, 7 rebounds), won 58-48.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries for a touchdown against Viriginia Tech in the first quarter at Heinz Field Thursday night.

Panthers, Voytik cash in on new looks on offense

Pitt came at Virginia Tech Thursday night with a different look on offense, featuring the read option and the occasional trick play.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Ray Vinopal breaks up a pass against Virginia Tech's Cam Philips on the Hokies' last play of Thursday's game at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Pitt's win was ugly, but needed

Pitt’s win wasn’t pretty, but the defense stepped up to keep alive the Panthers’ domination against Virginia Tech.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt wide receiver James Conner is hoisted by teammate Manasseh Garner after running for a touchdown against Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field.

Pitt breaks losing streak by topping Virginia Tech, 21-16

Chad Voytik, James Conner and Tyler Boyd teamed up with the Panthers defense to grab a win that wasn’t flashy or flawless, but good enough.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes last month at Heinz Field. The Panthers face Virginia Tech at 7:30 tonight at Heinz Field on ESPN.

Pitt running back James Conner has become a favorite son of Erie

James Conner has come a long way, but he — and those close to him — will go as far as his legs take him.

2 weeks ago


 Yogi Roth took a walk with his father that so many sons or daughters wish they could have done.

Former Pitt WR Roth turns trip with ailing father into documentary

Former Pitt wide receiver Yogi Roth turns trip with ailing father into documentary.

2 weeks ago


Pitt freshman Jaryd Jones-Smith back to offensive line rotation

Panthers offensive lineman Jaryd Jones-Smith returns to his role as rotating left tackle after his first career start at Virginia.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt running back James Conner celebrates his touchdown in with offensive linemen Dorian Johnson (53) and T.J. Clemmings (68) during the game against the FIU Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium in September. Pitt won 42-25.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.15.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers on the eve of a big home game against Virginia Tech.

2 weeks ago


 Panthers head coach Paul Chryst watches from the sidelines earlier this month against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers won 24-19.

Pitt works on the mind game

Coach Paul Chryst emphasized eliminating mental mistakes on the off week, hoping to improve before a game Thursday night vs. Virginia Tech.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik flips upside down after being sacked by Akron's Jatavis Brown in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Saturday, September 27, 2014.

With week off, Pitt works to sharpen execution in the trenches

The offensive line can serve as a microcosm of the Panthers as a whole, off to a 3-3 start after a disappointing showing at Virginia.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty practices at the team's South Side facility on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Pitt notebook: Tackle's suspension ends

Adam Bisnowaty will play next Thursday against Virginia Tech, but he might not reclaim his starting role.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries as he's defended by Akron's DeAndre Scott at Heinz Field Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.8.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who are on a bye this week.

3 weeks ago


Pitt football finalizes non-conference schedules for 2015, 2016

The schedules add a home-and-home Marshall and sets dates for all its non-ACC contests.

3 weeks ago


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

Pitt’s week off is a double-edged sword

The Panthers will have plenty of time to dwell on their three-game skid, but the off week is also a chance for them to regroup and improve.

3 weeks ago


 Quarterback Chad Voytik is tackled by Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Max Valles, left, and Cavaliers defensive end Mike Moore in the second quarter at Scott Stadium.

Pitt loses third in a row, falls to Virginia 24-19

At a certain point, the question will no longer be what has happened to Pitt since the Panthers started the season red-hot.

3 weeks ago


 In Pitt’s three-game winning streak to start the season, the Panthers averaged 344.3 yards per game on the ground, led by sophomore James Conner. In two losses since, they averaged 157.

Panthers begin key stretch of ACC play vs. Virginia

After two non-conference losses halted their momentum from a 3-0 start, the Panthers face a key stretch of ACC play beginning with Virginia.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt's Joseph Uchebo, picture in a game last season at the Petersen Events Center against Wake Forest, had 11 points and 14 rebounds Friday in the Blue-Gold scrimmage. Uchebo, a junior, is expected to see significant time at the center position this season.

Pitt's Uchebo shaking off rust

After two knee surgeries, Joseph Uchebo was sluggish in his first year with Pitt. In the Blue-Gold scrimmage Friday, he looked anew.

4 weeks ago


 Virginia cornerback Maurice Canady (26) salutes a teammate after an interception returned for a touchdown in the first half Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Panthers have no room for cavalier attitude vs. Virginia

Virginia's defense has been a major strength and figures to test the Panthers' sophomore quarterback Chad Voytik.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt senior guard Cameron Wright is expected to miss 10 weeks with a foot injury.

Pitt basketball must cope with early health setbacks

The Panthers begin formal workouts today, but a couple important players are missing in action.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio talks about the upcoming season at media day Thursday at the Petersen Events Center.

Next step for Pitt women's basketball will be a challenge

The short-handed Panthers hope to keep moving up under second-year coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, but depth will be an issue.

4 weeks ago


 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead breaks through the Penn Hills defense for a touchdown Sept. 12.

Central Valley football standout Jordan Whitehead commits to Pitt

Whitehead’s final list of schools also included West Virginia, Penn State and Ohio State.

4 weeks ago


 Head coach Paul Chryst coaches wide receiver Adonis Jennings at the first day of Pitt's preseason practice in August.

Freshman receiver ready to expand role for Pitt

Wide receiver Adonis Jennings was expecting to be redshirted but saw action Saturday against Akron and caught his first pass.

1 month ago


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