The University of Pittsburgh's new athletic director, Scott Barnes, center, laughs with chancellor Patrick Gallagher after a press conference announcing Barnes' hiring at the school's Oakland campus on Friday. At left is interim athletic director Randy Juhl.

Pitt officially names Scott Barnes next athletic director

The former Utah State AD’s tenure will begin July 1.

1 day ago

Shooting guard Sterling Smith transfers to Pitt

Sterling Smith, a 6-4 shooting guard at Coppin State, averaged 13.9 points per game last season.

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 Scott Barnes speaks in January about events scheduled to take place at the Final Four in Indianapolis. Pitt is set to hire Barnes as its next athletic director.

Pitt to hire Utah State's Scott Barnes as athletic director

Barnes has served as the Aggies’ athletic director since 2008.

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 Former Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus is still chasing his NFL dream after a slew of injuries.

Former Pitt standout Greg Romeus hopes for second NFL chance

Two knee injuries kept Greg Romeus from realizing his NFL dreams, but the defensive end is hoping for another chance.

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 Tyler Boyd can't quite come up with a reception as he's defended by Phillipie Motley during Pitt's Blue-Gold game today at Highmark Stadium. The Blue team beat the Gold, 17-10.

Pitt boasts defense, alumni, full house in spring game at Highmark Stadium

Just about everything about Pat Narduzzi’s first Blue-Gold spring game as Pitt coach went about as well as he could have hoped.

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 Pitt football teammates practice how they will enter the field during spring practice Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt's Blue-Gold game not short on intensity or bragging rights

Panthers teammates will be on opposite sides of the field today at Highmark Stadium, making for what should be a competitive spring game.

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 Pitt's Bam Bradley works through drills during spring practice last month at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt coaches still deciding who must be the 'Money'

Mike Caprara and Bam Bradley are competing for the “Money” outside linebacker spot this spring, one of the Panthers’ few position battles.

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 Pitt's Brianna Kiesel handles the ball during the game against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament at Thompson-Boling Arena in March.

WNBA Draft: Pitt's Brianna Kiesel is Tulsa Shock's selection, 13th pick overall

Pitt point guard Brianna Kiesel was selected by the Tulsa Shock with the 13th overall pick of the WNBA Draft Thursday night.

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 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his squad during spring camp Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Blue-Gold game Saturday wraps up Pitt’s spring session

Three offensive stars end up on one team after draft was held for coach Pat Narduzzi’s first important step in his first season at the helm.

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 University of Pittsburgh defensive lineman Tyrique Jarrett (middle, in blue) during spring practice at the UPMC Sports Complex on the South Side Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Pitt's interior defensive line will be big factor in new scheme, literally and figuratively

Tyrique Jarrett’s emergence at tackle should help Pitt’s defensive line become much bigger factor this fall.

1 week ago

 Durand Johnson will leave Pitt, coach Jamie Dixon announced.

Pitt guard who was suspended will transfer

Durand Johnson, who sat out the 2014-15 season, will not be reinstated to the program, but coach Jamie Dixon will aid his transfer.

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 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi directs his players during a spring practice session in March.

Pitt will face Iowa Sept. 19 in prime-time matchup

The start time for the road game was not announced, only that it will be a night game.

1 week ago

 Former backup running back Dennis Briggs has focused on the other side of the ball this spring for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.

Pitt's Dennis Briggs makes most of position flip

Former Shady Side Academy standout Dennis Briggs has gone from offense to defense with the Panthers, and he’s fitting in well so far.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Malik Henderson goes through drills during spring camp Thursday.

As the early bird, Pitt's Malik Henderson gets time to learn

Henderson was the lone early enrollee in the Panthers’ 2015 recruiting class, but the extra time is helping him adjust to early troubles.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Zach Challingsworth passes during spring practice Tuesday on the South Side.

Challingsworth makes his pitch for playing time as Pitt wide receiver

South Fayette product Challingsworth hoping to emerge as secondary option at wide receiver.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney directs players in spring camp Thursday on the South Side.

New Pitt offensive coordinator merges past with present

New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney leans on experience at Purdue and in the NFL and SEC to fuel his playbook.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Reggie Mitchell runs with the ball Thursday during spring camp at the team's South Side training facility.

Just call Pitt safety Reggie Mitchell Mr. Fix-It

Versatile defensive back Reggie Mitchell continues to seal whatever holes spring up in Pitt’s secondary.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt's Rori Blair goes through drills during spring practice Tuesday on the South Side.

Small defensive end hopes to wrap up starting spot for Pitt

Pitt defensive end Rori Blair hopes some extra weight will help him in his sophomore season.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt mascot Roc bows to former Panther Aaron Donald as Pitt takes on Akron at Heinz Field in September.

Fitzgerald, Donald to serve as honorary coaches for Pitt's Blue-Gold game

The game, set for April 18 at Highmark Stadium, is free to the public.

3 weeks ago

 New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his team Saturday morning. The Panthers are two weeks into spring practice. They have three more weeks before the Blue-Gold game April 18.

Pitt brothers Bradley, Grigsby ready for more at linebacker this season

Bam Brad­ley and Nicholas Grigsby are two of the con­tend­ers to fill the start­ing out­side line­backer roles left open by graduates.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt's Avonte Maddox goes through drills during spring practice Thursday on the South Side.

Pitt defensive back Avonte Maddox ready for pressure-filled role

The cornerback learned from his mistakes last year and hopes those lessons will help him in his sophomore season.

1 month ago

 Pitt's Tyler Wilps, left, wrestles with Penn State's Matt Brown in the 174-pound title match at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis.

South/West Xtra: Violations cost Char Valley grad in NCAA final

Tyler Wilps of Pitt loses controversial 174-pound wrestling championship in final seconds.

1 month ago


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