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.

about 1 hour 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.

about 13 hours 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 day 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.”

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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

2 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.

2 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.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt sophomore cornerback Avonte Maddox (14) and freshman receiver Quadree Henderson (10) talk on the first day of training camp.

Pitt notebook: Narduzzi takes aim at bad habits

Player-led offseason conditioning exercises led to some bad habits that new coach Pat Narduzzi hopes to exorcise.

2 weeks ago

 "I’m going to come back even stronger than I was previously," said Tyler Boyd, who will miss Pitt's season opener due to suspension.

Tyler Boyd, Rori Blair acknowledge 'mistakes' as Pitt opens fall camp

Wide receiver, defensive end regret how their DUI charges reflect on themselves, their teammates and the university.

2 weeks ago

Central Catholic football star Rashad Wheeler commits to play for Pitt

Rashad Wheeler joins Bricen Garner as Vikings standouts who have made verbal commitments to coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Josh Newkirk drives to the net against North Carolina's Nate Britt in the second half of the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro in 2014. He will transfer from the University Pittsburgh, the school announced.

Guard Josh Newkirk to transfer from Pitt

He had surgery on his knee in May and will continue his rehab process at his home in North Carolina before choosing a new school.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt running back James Conner is excited to leave the offseason interviews behind and get back to breaking tackles.

Star Pitt running back James Conner ready to hit the field after busy offseason

As Pitt opens training camp under new coach Pat Narduzzi, running back James Conner is ready to let his play do the talking finally.

2 weeks ago

 Lincoln Park's Maverick Rowan.

Lincoln Park's Rowan picks North Carolina State

Maverick Rowan had committed to Pitt before his sophomore season but re-opened his recruiting in the fall. WVU also was a finalist.

3 weeks ago

 Tyler Boyd during spring practice in April.

Tyler Boyd and Rori Blair suspended for Panthers' season opener

Both Boyd and Blair are facing DUI charges after two separate offseason incidents.

3 weeks ago

Penn State notebook: Penn State-Pitt to discuss future of series

Penn State’s AD will discuss extending series with Pitt but will have to work around the Nittany Lions’ upcoming 9-game Big Ten slate.

3 weeks ago

 "We’ve had a brief conversation. I think we’re scheduled here in the next month or so to talk about it," Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said of Pitt AD Scott Barnes and potential games between the two schools.

Penn State, Pitt ADs to talk about extending football series

The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.

3 weeks ago

 Suzie McConnell-Serio led the Panthers to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Pitt signs McConnell-Serio to extension through 2021

Suzie McConnell-Serio signs contract extension as Pitt women’s basketball coach after leading Panthers to NCAA tournament last season.

3 weeks ago

 Though Maryland only had four conference wins in 2014, one of them came against Penn State.

Big Ten notebook: Maryland eyes rivalry, recruiting battles with Penn State

A 2014 win against Penn State could pay dividends for Maryland, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is fondly remembered and Paul Chryst begins again.

4 weeks ago

 Dewayne Hendrix, a University of Tennessee transfer, is now a Pitt Panther.

Tennessee transfer faces unusual year on Pitt's scout team

Defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, a transfer from Tennessee, hopes to use year off to his advantage at Pitt

1 month ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks with Rori Blair during a spring practice on the South Side.

Adam Bittner: Pat Narduzzi evokes Joe Paterno in WVU comments

Renewing the Pitt-West Virginia rivalry doesn’t seem to be a top priority for Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi.

4 weeks ago