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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.”

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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