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 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.

19 minutes ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.1.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who are reeling after a home loss to Akron.

about 8 hours ago


 Pitt’s Shakir Soto tries to take down Akron’s Tommy Woodson in the first quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt feels sting from 21-10 loss to Akron

After Akron raced past Pitt's defense in the second half of a tough loss Saturday, the Panthers focus on rebounding at ACC foe Virginia.

1 day ago


 Pitt's Manesseh Garner celebrates his touchdown catch against Akron in the second quarter at Heinz Field Saturday.

Pitt football notebook: Wide receiver reverses direction quickly

Manasseh Garner apologizes for his postgame comments about the fans after the loss Saturday against Akron.

2 days ago


 Pitt's James Connor carries as he's defended by Akron's C.J. Mizell in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday.

Panthers ran out of options vs. Akron

Perhaps the most unexpected part of Pitt’s 21-10 loss Saturday to Akron was how the Zips were able to shut down the rushing attack.

3 days ago


Summer practices help to shape up Pitt's basketball roster

Pitt's summer tour to the Bahamas gave the Panthers more time to practice and congeal into a more prepared team, coach Jamie Dixon said.

3 days ago


 Pitt's James Connor carries as he's defended by Akron's C.J. Mizell in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday.

Panthers lose their zip, stumble in second half against Akron

A game that was supposed to be a breather before conference play quickly devolved into a nightmare for the Panthers.

4 days ago


 Pitt coach Paul Chryst.

Panthers looking to bounce back quickly

Pitt coach Paul Chryst senses the right kind of confidence from his players after they put the stinging loss against Iowa behind them.

5 days ago


 Prashanth Kumar, left, and Mitalee Patil react Friday as the Pitt Panther takes a turn playing corn hole at an American Football Tailgate Party for international graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

International students at Pitt get introduction to tailgating

“Tailgating: A social event held on the open tailgate of a vehicle before or after a sporting event or concert.”

5 days ago


Pitt basketball: Cameron Wright faces surgery for broken left foot

Pitt doesn't begin formal practice for the 2014-15 basketball season but they are already down one player.

5 days ago


 Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt star James Conner not wearing down, but proves to be human

The Panthers running back will try to bounce back from a bad second half against Iowa.

6 days ago


Post Route Podcast on college football: Episode 2

This week’s topics include Pitt vs. Akron, WVU’s Trickett-to-White combo and national games to watch.

5 days ago


 Apollo-Ridge's Tre Tipton gets by Shady Side Academy's Eric Yoest Friday night, September 19, 2014.

Rare gems: Big-time colleges find recruits at small schools

Four WPIAL stars are from smaller schools that don't have rich football traditions and have produced few Division I college players.

6 days ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik talks with head coach Paul Chryst during the season opener at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon, August 30, 2014.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.25.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who look to rebound this weekend at home against Akron.

6 days ago


 Leah McCormick, 19, a sophomore at Pitt from Toledo, Ohio, hangs her head as Pitt loses to Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt's pressure on QB a problem vs. Iowa

Despite averaging three sacks per game before Saturday, the Panthers did not register one against the Hawkeyes.

1 week ago


 Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt has established its offensive identity

The Panthers are running the ball 71 percent of the time after four games, but coach Paul Chryst isn’t concerned about the split.

1 week ago


 Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Heinz Field.

Panthers' goals remain the same 
on heels of first loss

Despite a disappointing performance Saturday against Iowa, the Panthers will now turn their focus to building momentum for their ACC slate.

1 week ago


 Leah McCormick, 19, a sophomore at Pitt from Toledo, Ohio, hangs her head as Pitt loses to Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt suffers first loss of the season, 24-20, to Iowa

The Panthers squandered some of the momentum they had appeared to build during the first three weeks of the season.

1 week ago


 Matt Freed/Post-Gazette August 30, 2014 Pitt's James Conner carries as he's taken down by Delaware's C.J. Jones in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt-Iowa about giving up on ground

It’s strength against strength when the undefeated Panthers take the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten.

1 week ago


 Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is quite familiar with Paul Chryst and his approach.

Pitt's Paul Chryst, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz go back to Big Ten days

The Panthers’ Paul Chryst and Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz, an Upper St. Clair graduate, are far from strangers.

1 week ago


For now, Pitt's Officer is center of attention

Pitt redshirt freshman Alex Officer knows he is not a lock to remain Pitt's starting center.

2 weeks ago


New: Check out Post Route Podcast on college football

Post-Gazette college sports reporters Sam Werner and Stephen Nesbitt talk about Pitt’s James Conner, WVU’s Clint Trickett and more.

1 week ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.17.14

Sam takes your questions on the 3-0 Panthers.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Pitt secondary needs to step up after being exposed vs. FIU

The Panthers are undefeated but concerned about the number of big plays allowed in the passing game.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Conner takes a carry in the season opener against Delaware at Heinz Field.

Paul Chryst: Pitt running game not at top efficiency yet

Pitt coach Paul Chryst says Panthers running game is not clicking on all cylinders yet despite an impressive start statistically.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Early struggles provide 'teaching points' for Pitt

Saturday's win at Florida International showed that if nothing else, the Panthers are getting good at overcoming first-quarter hiccups.

2 weeks ago


High school football notebook: Pitt commit Tre Tipton does it all for Apollo-Ridge

Receiver, runner, passer, it doesn't matter to Panthers recruit Tre Tipton as he helps Apollo-Ridge to its first 3-0 start in 14 years.

2 weeks ago


 Panthers running back James Conner celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter with offensive linesman Dorian Johnson and offensive linesman T.J. Clemmings during the game against the FIU Golden Panthers.

Pitt overcomes slow start to beat FIU

The Panthers trailed FIU 16-0 after the first quarter, but bounced back to move to 3-0 for the first time since 2009.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik drops back to pass against Delaware in the second quarter Aug. 30 at Heinz Field.

Panthers take shot at rare 3-0 start

It has been a long time since Pitt started a season 3-0, but the Panthers have that opportunity today against Florida International.

2 weeks ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 09.12.14

The Pitt beat reporter answers your questions from hot, humid Miami as Pitt prepares to play FIU Saturday.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd moves around Manasseh Garner after pulling away from Boston College defensive back Manuel Asprilla in the first quarter Sept. 5 in Boston. The Panthers, who beat the Eagles, 30-20, will play Florida International Friday in Miami.

Pitt opponent FIU had its dreams crumble

Pitt's next opponent, Florida International, continues to struggle to achieve football success after its dream season in 2010.

2 weeks ago


 Vincentian standout Brenna Wise, right, committed to Pitt Thursday.

Vincentian girls basketball standout commits to Pitt

Senior basketball standout Brenna Wise will play for coach Suzie McConnell-Serio and the Panthers.

2 weeks ago


Vincentian's Wise commits to Pitt

Vincentian senior forward Brenna Wise,  committed to Pitt, about two weeks after taking her official visit there.

2 weeks ago


 Gabe Roberts will start at center for Pitt's game Saturday against Florida International. Roberts is filling in for Artie Rowell, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament, last Saturday in a win against Boston College.

Pitt's Gabe Roberts eager to battle, fill in at center

After waiting years to be Pitt’s center, Gabe Roberts got his chance in a flash. Now he hopes to imitate Artie Rowell, the injured starter.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik delivers a pass against Delaware in the season opener Aug. 30 at Heinz Field.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 09.10.14

Pitt football beat writer Sam Werner answers readers’ questions about Pitt’s game Saturday against FIU and more.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik talks with coach Paul Chryst. The Panthers have gotten off to a strong start, but the team is staying focused on the next game on the schedule, in this case Saturday's matchup against Florida International.

Pitt keeping an even keel after fast start

Pitt is channeling its coaches by staying focused on its next opponent.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt running back James Conner tries to avoid a tackle Friday night against Boston College.

More honors for Pitt RB James Conner

Pitt notebook: Three Panthers, including sophomore James Conner, reap individual honors after victory against Boston College.

3 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh running back James Conner, left, runs the ball against Boston College defensive back Bryce Jones on Friday.

ACC honors three Pitt players

Panthers running back James Conner leads the ACC with 367 rushing yards through two games.

3 weeks ago


Pitt center Rowell to have season-ending ACL surgery

Panthers center Artie Rowell will have surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, ending his 2014 season.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt coach Paul Chryst watches his defense from the sideline Friday night in the win at Boston College.

Inspired defense fueled Pitt win

The Panthers overcame early miscues and lapses to parlay their big halftime lead into a victory.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd, right, moves around wide receiver Manasseh Garner after pulling away from Boston College defensive back Manuel Asprilla during the first quarter Friday night.

Conner proves his season-opening performance was no fluke in ACC victory vs. Eagles

Pitt proved that its season-opening win was no fluke Friday night as the Panthers won their ACC opener against Boston College 30-20.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Conner is taken down by Delaware's C.J. Jones in the first quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt takes step up in competition in ACC opener

After a blowout victory against Delaware in its opener, Pitt faces stiffer competition Friday night against Boston College.

3 weeks ago


 Patrick D. Gallagher talks with well-wishers after a University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees meeting in February at which he was elected as the new Chancellor of the university.

Gene Collier: Right balance is the goal for new Pitt chancellor Gallagher

Patrick D. Gallagher, Pitt’s new chancellor, talks balancing education and athletics at one of the region’s leaders in research and fandom.

4 weeks ago


 Offensive linemen Dorian Johnson (53) and Adam Bisnowaty (69) on the first day of Pitt preseason football practice last month at their training facility on the South Side. Original Filename: 20140804radPittPracticeSpts.21.jpg

Pitt's depth, experience 
allows for shuffling 
along offensive line

When Jaryd Jones-Smith came in to play left tackle in Pitt’s opener against Delaware, he altered the line in a big way — literally.

4 weeks ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.3.14

Sam takes your questions about the Panthers and their Friday night game at Boston College.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt's Tyler Boyd pulls in the ball for a touchdown against Delaware's C.J. Jones in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt notebook: Boyd likely to play Friday against Boston College

Pitt's Tyler Boyd should be ready to play Friday night against Boston College.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Conner heads toward the end zone for a touchdown against Delaware Saturday afternoon.

Pitt players picked for weekly ACC awards

Pitt running back James Conner and offensive lineman Matt Rotheram picked up ACC weekly awards Tuesday.

4 weeks ago


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