Wiz Khalifa will sing at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours event on Friday.

Wiz Khalifa will perform at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours hoops party

The rap star and Pittsburgh native will be on hand for Friday’s Midnight Madness event at Petersen Events Center.

about 3 hours ago

 Panthers defensive lineman Ejuan Price and linebacker Matt Galambos sack Virginia Tech quarterback Brenden Motley at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va.

Pitt defense not satisfied with getting to QB; hoping aggressive schemes create more turnovers

The Panthers coaching staff is emphasizing possession of the football, not “just killing the quarterback.”

about 4 hours ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman passes against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first half at Lane Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Pitt defeated Virginia Tech 17-13.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.8.15

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who take on Virginia this weekend at Heinz Field.

about 7 hours ago

 Pittsburgh's Tyler Boyd catches a pass in front of Iowa defensive back Greg Mabin during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Pitt's passing game lacks downfield attack — for now

The Pitt offense is still developing, especially when it comes to deep passes, but an improved running game and Tyler Boyd can help that.

about 19 hours ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin , according to USA Today’s coaching salary database released today, is the eighth-highest-paid coach in college football.

Coaches' salaries: Franklin third in Big Ten; Holgorsen eighth in Big 12

USA Today released its annual database of college coaching salaries, and local coaches pull in millions.

about 1 hour ago

 "We played with such lower pad level and with more force,” Pitt offensive lineman Artie Rowell said of the offensive line's performance against Virginia Tech.

Panthers offensive line hears coach Narduzzi's message: Step up or running game suffers

Since the loss to Iowa, Pitt’s O-line has improved its fundamentals, and Qadree Ollison is beginning to run like the big-sized he is.

1 day ago

 Pitt defensive lineman Ejuan Price hits Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard right after Beathard threw a pass during the first half of a game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Healthy Price savors playing time after many injury-related problems

Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price relishes his chance to play after numerous injuries

1 day ago

 Pitt's Tyrique Jarrett and Rori Blair take down Akron's Conor Hundley earlier in the season.

Pitt's defense shows signs of dominance, earning high expectations

Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin says the Panthers’ standard “is being the best defense in the ACC.”

2 days ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman drops back to pass Saturday in the Panthers' defensive-minded 17-13 win at Virginia Tech.

Pitt coach Narduzzi believes offense will sort itself out

Despite a dominant defensive performance, Panthers still are searching for their offensive identity

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh receiver J.P. Holtz celebrates with quarterback Nate Peterman after scoring a touchdown against Virginia Tech on Saturday in Blacksburg Va.

Pitt's coaching staff brings players back to earth

Coach Pat Narduzzi says there’s plenty of room for improvement despite victory Saturday at Virginia Tech.

3 days ago

 Panthers quarterback Nate Peterman escapes the tackle of Hokies defensive end Dadi Nicolas in the first half at Lane Stadium.

Pitt beats Virginia Tech 17-13 in ACC opener

Pitt relied on a swarming defense and solid running game to grind out a victory, giving coach Pat Narduzzi a win in his first ACC game.

5 days ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi says he can't imagine today's game at Virginia Tech having much worse weather than last month at Akron, but ...

Pitt football ready for more than a little rain at Virginia Tech

The Panthers say they’re prepared for rainy conditions in their ACC opener today against the Hokies.

5 days ago

Fire alarm goes off at Pitt team hotel

The Pitt football team got an unexpected wake-up call late Friday night when the team hotel’s fire alarm went off just before midnight.

5 days ago

 Pitt's James Conner carries for a first down as Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller tries to take him down in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Like Pitt, Virginia Tech also lost a talented player

The Hokies prepare to move on without star cornerback Kendall Fuller.

6 days ago

 Pitt women's basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio addresses the media today.

Pitt women not doubting themselves after a tough year to top

Diop was charged with aggravated assault stemming from an on-campus incident in August.

5 days ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon talks about the upcoming season during media day Thursday.

Pitt's Young happy about his return to power forward

Mike Young is one of Pitt’s most important returning players and yet Jamie Dixon spent the offseason recruiting players to take his job.

5 days ago

 Pitt's Darrin Hall scores a touchdown against Akron in the fourth quarter at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.

Pitt RB Darrin Hall to miss Panthers' game against Virginia Tech

Hall was the Panthers' leading rusher in their last game, with 38 yards on 14 carries in the team's 27-24 loss at Iowa two weeks ago.

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik scrambles against Youngstown State earlier this season.

Narduzzi says it will be a 'feel thing' on how he'll use Voytik against Hokies

Even though Nate Peterman has seized Pitt’s starting quarterback job, it seems like a pretty safe bet that backup Chad Voytik will see at

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman scrambles against Akron in a game last month in Akron.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.1.15

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who head to Blacksburg, Va., this weekend to take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Brian O'Neill is writing his story at a new position this season as a redshirt freshman.

Pitt right tackle Brian O'Neill deals with weight of starting job

Brian O’Neill seizes the starting role as the right tackle after moving from tight end in the offseason.

1 week ago

 “Every ACC game is going to be important,” Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi says. “Our kids are looking forward to it. It, really, will get a spark out of our kids, I think. Those first four games are fun and all that, but they know which ones are important.”

Pitt, Virginia Tech will open ACC play Saturday -- and, yes, these games matter

Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi says he’s in agreement with Hokies’ coach Frank Beamer: More is on the line in conference play.

1 week ago

 James Conner (middle) is sidelined, but Chris James (left) and Qadree Ollison (right) need to help get Pitt's running game back on track.

Pitt running game becomes competition all over again

Young running backs Qadree Ollison, Chris James and Darrin Hall are in competition to spark the Panthers ground attack.

1 week ago

Pitt hosting Midnight Madness-like event for basketball teams on Oct. 9

ESPN analyst Jay Williams will emcee the event, which is being called #ZooAfterHours.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries against Akron in the third quarter Sept. 12 at InfoCision Stadium. Boyd was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list for the nation's top college football player.

Pitt's Boyd added to Biletnikoff watch list after preseason omission for DUI

Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd was added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, honoring the nation’s top college football player.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Qadree Ollison carries to the one-yard line against Youngstown State in the fourth quarter earlier this month at Heinz Field.

With QB settled, Pitt turns attention to RBs

Coach Pat Narduzzi says the running back situation since the injury to James Conner is a “work in progress.”

1 week ago

Pitt men's basketball team to make 11 national TV appearance this season

Pitt men’s basketball team gets 11 exposures on national TV this season.

1 week ago

Pitt men's basketball to play 11 nationally televised games

The Panthers will also appear on the web-only ESPN3 nine times and the ACC Network or Raycom sports 11 times.

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman tries to fend off Akron's Dylan Evans in the second quarter Sept. 12.

Peterman takes the starting QB reins as Pitt preps for Virginia Tech

Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed that backup Chad Voytik will not come in on the third series this week.

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman is no stranger to some fierce competition.

Pitt quarterback Peterman won't be bullied

Tennessee transfer Nate Peterman has grabbed hold of the Panthers’ starting quarterback spot, thanks in large part to his toughness.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman throws a pass during the second half against Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Pitt football notebook: Starting QB announcement a reassuring sign for Peterman

Panthers quarterback Nate Peterman is enjoying the confidence from his coaching staff and teammates.

1 week ago

 Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney talks with quarterback Nate Peterman as they take on Akron in the fourth quarter Saturday night at InfoCision Stadium in September.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.24.15

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who are on a bye week after a dramatic loss to Iowa.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman scrambles against Akron on Sept. 12.

Narduzzi picks Peterman as Pitt's starting QB

“We can name Nathan the starter, but that competition’s not going to end,” the Panthers’ head coach said.

2 weeks ago

Former Pitt wrestler charged in fight

Edgar Louis Bright, 20, of West Oakland faces charges including aggravated assault, simple assault, drug possession and firearms violations.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd hauls in a pass Saturday night against Iowa.

Pitt football notebook: Tyler Boyd honored for performance in loss at Iowa

Panthers receiver Tyler Boyd earned ACC receiver of the week honors after 10 catches in the Panthers’ loss against Iowa.

2 weeks ago

 From fourth-down calls to icing the kicker to navigating a quarterback controversy, Pitt's Pat Narduzzi is finding out just how much head coaches have on their plates.

Pitt's Narduzzi finds out big decisions come with the big office

New Panthers coach has already faced plenty of tough calls three games into his first head coaching tenure.

2 weeks ago

Pitt gets verbal commitment from Virginia combo guard

Recruit could help Panthers after James Robinson’s eligibility runs out.

2 weeks ago

 Iowa receiver Tevaun Smith (4) pulls in a catch over Pittsburgh cornerback Lafayette Pitts (6) in the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

Last-second field goal seals Pitt loss at Iowa, 27-24

The Panthers came back twice against the Hawkeyes.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd on facing Iowa today: “I believe that team is better than both teams that we’ve played, hands down."

Pitt faces biggest test yet today at Iowa

Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said the “preseason’s over” as they head to Iowa for a matchup against the Hawkeyes.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi argues for a pass interference call as his team takes on Akron Saturday night at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.

Pitt's Narduzzi has plenty of history against Iowa

Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz are no strangers to being on opposing sidelines..

2 weeks ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman scrambles against Akron in the second quarter Saturday night.

Pitt notebook: Narduzzi withholds announcement on starting QB

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi declines to name a starting quarterback for Saturday game at Iowa, dubbing it a “gametime decision.”

3 weeks ago

 Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio gives last minute instructions to her team during a February game at Petersen Events Center.

Visits from Duke, Notre Dame highlight Pitt women's basketball slate

The traditional City Game against Duquesne will wrap up Pitt's non-conference schedule Dec. 30.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik drops back to pass in the season opener against Youngstown State.

Pitt poised to pick Saturday's starting quarterback today

While coach Pat Narduzzi weighs his quarterback decision, Pitt players insist there’s no controversy.

3 weeks ago

 James Conner cheers on the Panthers during the team's season opener against Youngstown State.

Duke coach sends best wishes to Pitt running back James Conner

David Cutcliffe shares best regards for Panthers star, who is recovering from a season-ending knee injury.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Jaryd Jones-Smith takes a selfie Tuesday with running back James Conner and former player Shawn Robinson, along with students at the Shadyside Boys and Girls Club. Conner was named to the AFCA Good Works Team at the event.

Ahead of schedule after surgery, Pitt RB James Conner is thinking about an early return

Conner optimistic he’ll make speedy recovery from torn MCL; head coach Pat Narduzzi quickly tempers rumors that RB could return this year

3 weeks ago

 Sophomore Yacine Diop is Pitt's leading returning scorer.

Briefs: Pitt women's basketball player in trouble with law

Panthers guard Yacine Diop faces charges after a reported incident on campus last month.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney talks with quarterback Nate Peterman during Saturday's game at Akron.

Pitt notebook: Narduzzi says Panthers will wait until Thursday to name starting QB

The Panthers have rotated between Chad Voytik and Nate Peterman in the first half of both games this season.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney talks with quarterback Nate Peterman in the fourth quarter Saturday night at Akron.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi seems comfortable with two-quarterback attack

Panthers coach says his offense can be successful and the team can win with both quarterbacks Chad Voytik and Nate Peterman.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman tries to fend off Akron's Dylan Evans in the second quarter Saturday night at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.

Pitt beats Akron, 24-7, but sparks quarterback controversy

The Panthers beat Akron 24-7 in a steady rain and in front of a sparse crowd Saturday night.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes said he would like to see either West Virginia or Penn State on the schedule every season.

Pitt's athletic director says Penn State declined long-term scheduling agreement

According to Scott Barnes, PSU AD Scott Barbour said the Nittany Lions were not available to play beyond 2019, at least until the mid-2020s.

3 weeks ago

 Akron's Conor Hundley rushed for 148 yards last season in the Zips' 21-10 upset of Pitt at Heinz Field.

A little bit of payback tops Pitt's to-do list today at Akron

The Panthers hope to redeem themselves against the Zips one week after doing so against Youngstown State

3 weeks ago