Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks to the media about his team's upcoming game against Youngstown State.

Pitt plays Youngstown State today, and the Ohio town can stand proud

People from Youngstown, Ohio, will be front and center  today as natives Pat Narduzzi and Bo Pelini make coaching debuts at new schools.

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Pitt men's hoops center Maia sidelined with thumb injury

The transfer from Brown led the Ivy League in rebounding and field goal percentage last season.

1 day ago

 Pitt fans hang their head as their team falls further behind Youngstown State during the 2012 season opener at Heinz Field. Youngstown St. would stun Pitt 31-17.

A few older Pitt players still recall loss to Youngstown State in 2012

The shocking 31-17 loss adds little extra motivation for players such as Lafayette Pitts who thought it was an easy one for the win column.

1 day ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty, left, goes through exercise drills at practice in August.

Narduzzi: Lineman Bisnowaty 'ready to go' but might not start in Pitt's season opener

Redshirt freshman Alex Bookser seemed to indicate Wednesday that he and fellow redshirt freshman Brian O’Neill would be the starting

1 day ago

 Pitt's quarterback Chad Voytik throws a pass during drills at the team's South Side practice facility.

Chad Voytik more comfortable entering second year under center for Pitt

The junior quarterback is more at ease and is set on guiding the Panthers above the low expectations projected for them in the ACC.

2 days ago

 Jamie Dixon and Pitt's first true road game is Jan. 9 at Notre Dame.

Trips to Notre Dame, Louisville highlight Pitt men's basketball schedule

The Panthers open the season with 12 of their first 15 games at Petersen Events Center.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Alex Bookser goes through drills on the South Side in March.

Pitt offensive line still in flux heading into season opener

Alex Bookser said today that he and fellow redshirt freshman Brian O’Neill will likely be the Panthers starting tackles Saturday.

2 days ago

 Pitt's head coach Pat Narduzzi gives the team instruction during practice at the program's South Side facility Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.2.15

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who open their season -- and the tenure of Head Coach Pat Narduzzi -- saturday at Heinz Field.

2 days ago

 Pitt's defensive lineman Mark Scarpinato is forced out of bounds during tackling drills at the team's South Side practice facility.

Michigan State transfer Scarpinato gets starting spot, scholarship at Pitt

The graduate transfer and defensive tackle last started a game Jan. 1, 2014, for Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.

3 days ago

 “They’re different in their own ways,” Jordan Whitehead said of the Youngstown State receivers.

With opener looming, Youngstown State has Panthers' full attention

The attitude is strictly focused on one thing, and that’s Youngstown State,” said freshman safety Jordan Whitehead.

3 days ago

 Jamie Dixon called Jonathan Milligan "a promising combo guard."

Dixon adds another transfer to Pitt men's basketball team

The guard from Kilgore (Junior) College had interest from schools including Tennessee, Creighton, Marquette and N.C. State.

4 days ago

 Penn State football coach James Franklin uses his school's cost of attendance stipend in recruiting pitches.

Cost of attendance stipends give scholarship student-athletes a little financial freedom

For the first time, college athletes on full scholarship have access to a cost of attendance stipend to help with daily living expenses.

4 days ago

 "If our kids aren’t nervous on Friday night and Saturday morning, they probably aren’t ready to play,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said.

Pitt notebook: It's game week for Pitt, and new coach Pat Narduzzi is feeling it

Narduzzi is excited, but also nervous, for his first game as a head coach Saturday against Youngstown State at Heinz Field.

4 days ago

 Out with the block, in with the script is the new plan for all Pitt sports, not just football.

Pitt to adopt script logo for all sports beginning with 2016-17 season

The goal is to have a roll-out for new apparel this spring, and have all of teams in new “Pitt” script uniforms for the 2016-17 school year.

5 days ago

 Pitt's James Conner has already left his mark on the record books, and likely has one last season to do so in the win column.

Pitt football preview: Three keys for the Panthers' season

Football beat writer Sam Werner looks at what must happen for them to be successful this year, with a game-by-game look at the schedule.

5 days ago

 Brashear's Therran Coleman (4) is perhaps the top player in the City League, which hasn't often been a recruiting hotbed for Pitt.

Brashear football standout Coleman chooses Pitt

Therran Coleman, an elite cornerback and a senior at Brashear, committed to the Panthers and new coach Pat Narduzzi Sunday night

5 days ago

College football preview: Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia are unrivaled for all the wrong reasons

Rivalries across college football have disappeared the past five years, making some wonder whether the sport has lost part of its appeal.

6 days ago

 Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz celebrates after scoring a touchdown during last season's game against Duke.

Pitt names four football captains

Pitt names Holtz, Pitts, Render and Rowell captains for the 2015 football season that starts Sept. 5.

1 week ago

 Pitt defensive back Avonte Maddox returns a punt during during practice.earlier this month.

Aggressiveness key for Pitt cornerbacks this season

The Panthers hope to develop a more ball-hawking attitude at cornerback this season, along with some increased depth.

1 week ago

 Pitt's head coach Pat Narduzzi instructs his team during workouts today on the South Side.

Narduzzi says Pitt ready for game week as training camp winds down

Starting Monday, the Panthers will enter game week preparations for the Sept. 5 season opener against Youngstown State.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Rachid Ibrahim carries the ball Monday during the Panthers' practice on the South Side. Ibrahim is expected to miss the 2015 season because of an Achilles injury.

Pitt hopes 'quality depth' at running back helps weather Ibrahim injury

Ibrahim, a junior, served as Pitt’s primary third-down back last season, and was poised to be one of James Conner’s backups in 2015.

1 week ago

 Anthony Payne, 6, left, who came with the Clairton Midget Football Organization, gets an autograph from Pitt Jr. WR Tyler Boyd, a Clairton alum, at Heinz Field for Pitt Fan Fest.

Heinz Field practice a good change of pace for Pitt

Pitt’s only training camp practice at Heinz Field on Tuesday gave it a chance to play at its home stadium before its opening game.

1 week ago

 Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt practices during training camp Monday at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt kicker Blewitt puts Duke miss behind him for upcoming season

Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt has moved past missing a potential game-winner last year and is ready for the new season.

1 week ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said he doesn't expect any of the Panthers who are currently banged up to miss game action.

Pitt's Narduzzi has 'pretty good idea' on depth chart

Two of the spots that have been most up in the air this month have been boundary safety and weakside outside linebacker.

1 week ago

 Pat Narduzzi, left, and his father Bill in 1985.

Even after heartbreak, Pitt's Narduzzi follows late father's footsteps

Pat Narduzzi had a front-row seat for his father’s coaching demise, but he chose to go into the family business anyway.

1 week ago

 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi gives instruction to his players at practice Saturdy at the team's South Side facility.

Pitt's defense proves a point in final scrimmage

The offense also made strides in one of the final chances for players to prove their worth in the starting lineup.

1 week ago

 Defensive lineman Tyrique Jarrett (54) looks on as coach Pat Narduzzi get the line set for the next drill earlier this month.

Pitt holds second scrimmage of training camp

Narduzzi and his staff did their best to simulate game-day conditions leading into Saturday’s session.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt wide receiver Tre Tipton watches the ball into his hands during drills Wednesday morning at the team's South Side practice facility.

Two freshman wide receivers likely to contribute for Pitt

Wide receivers Tre Tipton and Quadree Henderson apparently are ready to contribute as freshmen for Panthers.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi directs a drill during workouts Thursday.

Pitt football lightens practice in lead-up to Saturday scrimmage

The Panthers practiced in just helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for their second scrimmage of the month.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Reggie Mitchell runs through a drill during practice at Pitt's South Side training facility on August 17, 2015.

Reggie Mitchell's acclimation to Pitt culminates with him becoming a leader on defense

Safety Reggie Mitchell is no longer ‘the transfer,’ and hopes to be a leader for the Panthers defense

2 weeks ago

 Former Pitt star and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald talks to Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney during the Blue-Gold Game in April at Highmark Stadium.

Pitt second nationally with five players on football writers' All-Time All-America team

Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Larry Fitzgerald, Bill Fralic and Hugh Green all made the squad.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's freshman receiver Quadree Henderson catches a pass during practice at Pitt's South Side practice facility today.

Pitt already preparing for Youngstown State season opener

Beyond the opener, Pat Narduzzi said Pitt will dedicate time next week to preparing for Georgia Tech’s unique triple-option offense.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's quarterback Chad Voytik throws a pass during drills Wednesday morning at the team's South Side practice facility.

Voytik the starter at QB, but Pitt coaches feel good about depth

Three others, including Tennessee transfer Nathan Peterman, are fighting to take the top spot.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Jamel Artis and Syracuse's Kaleb Joseph's battle during last season's game in Oakland.

Pitt men's basketball will open ACC season at home against Syracuse

The Panthers and Orange will square off at 9 p.m. Dec. 30 as part of the "ACC Tip-Off" doubleheader. The game will be shown on ESPN2.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's receiver Tre Tipton waits for a pass during drills this morning at the team's South Side practice facility.

Freshman Pitt WRs Tipton, Henderson impressing Narduzzi

Coach Narduzzi went out of his way to mention freshmen receivers Tre Tipton and Quadree Henderson as players who have impressed him so far.

2 weeks ago

 Mike Caprara graduated from Woodland Hills High School in 2012 as the school’s all-time leading tackler.

Linebacker turns into jack-of-all trades for Pitt

Mike Caprara shows off his versatility at all three linebacker positions for Panthers this fall.

2 weeks ago

 "Playing an outstanding team like Davidson at Madison Square Garden will be tremendous for our team and our fans," Jamie Dixon said.

Pitt men's hoops to face Davidson in New York as part of Gotham Classic

The Panthers also host Eastern Washington (Dec. 11), Morehead State (Dec. 13) and Western Carolina (Dec. 23) as part of the event.

2 weeks ago

 "I feel pretty good about where we are going into [practice No. 10],” Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said.

Narduzzi says Panthers 'a little banged up' heading into practice No. 10

But the coach stressed that players being limited at this point in camp is “par for the course.”

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Pat Amara (25) runs through a drill at practice Monday at Pitt's South Side training facility.

Pitt trio battles it out for starting spot at strong safety

Jevonte Pitts, Patrick Amara and Jordan Whitehead are battling for playing time at strong safety.

2 weeks ago

 Pat Narduzzi's Pitt Panthers ran 166 plays during their Saturday scrimmage.

'Bigger, faster and stronger': Pat Narduzzi reflects on Pitt's first training camp scrimmage

“There was some major hitting going on... I just thought it was a very physical scrimmage,” Pitt’s first-year coach said.

2 weeks ago

 Bubbles Anderson would be the tallest player in women’s Division I basketball if she could only get on the court, a point driven home when she speaks with Pitt associate head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller last month at a camp at Petersen Events Center.

At 6-11, Pitt's 'Bubbles' Anderson sees the big picture

The Panthers’ Marvadene “Bubbles” Anderson is the tallest women’s player in college basketball, but her future with the sport is in doubt.

2 weeks ago

 Jester Weah stood out in Pitt’s scrimmage Saturday, catching five passes for 156 yards.

Sophomore WR Jester Weah leads Pitt offense in scrimmage win vs. defense

Pitt’s offense gets the better of its defense in the Panthers’ first scrimmage of fall training camp.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt running back James Conner poses for photos during media day Tuesday at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt is not banking on Conner or bust

A capable and deep group of backup running backs exists behind Pitt star and reigning ACC player of the year James Conner.

3 weeks ago

 Defensive lineman Tyrique Jarrett looks on as coach Pat Narduzzi get the line set for the next drill yesterday at the team's training facility on the South Side.

Pitt displays considerable bulk in defensive line

The Panthers coaches have some flexibility with players up front who are coming in around 300 pounds each.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Alex Paulina (74) and John Guy (62) during practice drills Wednesday.

Despite injury, Pitt offensive line still in good shape thanks to depth

After losing a projected starter this offseason, the Panthers have the offensive line depth to make some changes and weather the storm.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi fires up his players during morning practice yesterday.

Narduzzi says first practice in pads 'solid,' but not perfect

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi said the players still have to learn to increase their attention to detail on every single snap and drill.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi fires up his players during morning practice.

Practice speeds up as Pitt dons pads for first time in camp

The Panthers will spend two days in shoulder pads before going to full pads on Friday and a closed-doors scrimmage Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks with players during training camp Tuesday on the South Side.

New Pitt coach Narduzzi moves in with players for camp

New Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi emphasizes team chemistry in his first training camp

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Ontario Lett shakes hands with fans as he enters the Metrodome for a practice in preparation for his team's game against Marquette in the NCAA Midwest Regionals in Minneapolis in March 2003.

Former Pitt big man Ontario Lett hopes to bring toughness back to program

As a player in the early 2000s, Lett helped bring physicality to Pitt’s frontcourt. Now he’s back as a graduate assistant.

3 weeks ago

Pitt will tip off against Purdue at 9 p.m. on Dec. 1 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Panthers and Boilermakers have met 10 times but not since Dec. 29, 1977. Purdue holds a 6-4 series edge.

3 weeks ago