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 Pitt's Cameron Wright celebrates near the end of the Panthers; victory against Notre Dame Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Pitt steals victory vs. Notre Dame

Basketball gods have crazy notion that Panthers are an NCAA tournament team.

about 9 hours ago


 Former Pitt All-American Larry Fitzgerald.

Former Pitt WR, Cardinals' star Larry Fitzgerald wins inaugural Art Rooney award

Fitzgerald was selected in a vote of his peers, and will be presented with the Art Rooney Trophy as well as $25,000 to a charity of his

about 10 hours ago


 Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt upsets No. 8 Notre Dame

By winning 76-72 at home, the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak and broke a five-game winning streak by the Irish.

about 13 hours ago


 Notre Dame's Jerian Grant

Irish star now takes nothing for granted

Notre Dame star Jerian Grant is poster boy for players who make the most of a second chance.

1 day ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues for a shot clock violation against George Tech to referee Tim Nestor in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Sat., January 17, 2015.

Panthers far from ready to write off year

Pitt players and coach Jamie Dixon refuse to give up on a season steeped in disappointment.

2 days ago


 Tyler Boyd and the Pitt Panthers open their 2015 season Sept. 5 at home against Youngstown State.

Pitt will be hitting the road early in the 2015 football season

The ACC released 2015 schedules, and highlights for the Panthers are early road games and a home date with Notre Dame.

2 days ago


 "It’s a pattern, we’re getting beat at the 3-point line and we know it," said Pitt coach Jamie Dixon.

Perimeter defense a major reason for Pitt's three-game slide

The Panthers are last in the ACC in 3-point defense, and the conference’s best shooting team, Notre Dame, comes to town this weekend.

3 days ago


Texas WR Gentry Ivery commits to Pitt

Ivery is the seventh member of Pitt's recruiting class to commit to new coach Pat Narduzzi. All seven have come in the past week.

4 days ago


 Virginia Tech forward Christian Beyer reacts after he scored  against the Panthers in the second half  at Cassell Coliseum.

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, 70-67, in overtime

The Panthers couldn’t stop Virginia Tech’s first conference win of the season and it broke Pitt’s streak of overtime wins at seven games.

4 days ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team as they take on Louisville in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt makes quick ACC turnaround

With Virgina Tech on the horizon, the Panthers have little time to wallow after losing to No. 10 Louisville.

5 days ago


  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

5 days ago


 Nick Bowers flipped from Pitt to Penn State this week.

Football recruit Nick Bowers switches commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.

5 days ago


 Louisville guard Chris Jones works around Pitt forward Jamel Artis in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 10 Louisville buries Pitt with hot shooting in ACC clash

Pitt’s strategy against the 10th-ranked Louisville Cardinals seemed to be simple – make them shoot from the outside, but it didn’t work.

6 days ago


 Pitt's Michael Young will likely be matched up with Louisville star Montrezl Harrell early and often.

Pitt has prime chance at home against No. 10 Louisville

With star Montrezl Harrell and No. 10 Louisville coming to town today, the Panthers have another shot at a momentum-building victory.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

1 week ago


Lady Panthers outlast Boston College

Brianna Kiesel had 29 points and eight assists to lift Pitt past Boston College, 78-70, Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

1 week ago


 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi got a commitment from a defensive end from Massachusetts, his 14th in the 2015 class.

Pitt football lands 2015 commitment

The Panthers got their 14th verbal commitment for the Class of 2015 when defensive end Allen Edwards gave his pledge to coach Pat Narduzzi.

1 week ago


 Pitt offensive linesman Artie Rowell during pre-game warmups before their game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on Friday  Sept. 5, 2014 in Boston.

Ron Cook: Pitt's Artie Rowell puts student-athletes in a good light

The redshirt senior is heavily involved with issues on the Power 5 conference and NCAA levels, while on course to graduate in April.

1 week ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues for a shot clock violation against George Tech to referee Tim Nestor in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Jamie Dixon, Pitt tear page out of old practice book

Panthers return to old ways in practice and emphasize being physical and playing with intensity.

1 week ago


 Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi made the rounds through the Oakland Zoo student section before the Panthers took on Clemson at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 10. Pictured with Narduzzi is senior Nick Brenner and mascot Roc.

Late-starting Pitt staff putting high-energy focus on recruits

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi addresses defensive needs early, convincing three high school prospects to commit to the Panthers.

1 week ago


Panthers can't find last gear

Pitt has an answer for every challenge until No. 23 Syracuse makes one final run in 68-60 victory at Petersen Events Center.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Cameron Johnson puts up a 3-point shot against Niagara's Matt Scott in the first half at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 14, 2014.

Pitt's Cameron Johnson to have shoulder surgery

Johnson played in the first eight games of the season but has been out with a shoulder injury since early December.

1 week ago


 University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino celebrates by cutting down the net after Louisville beat the University of Michigan to win the 2013 NCAA national basketball championship.

Louisville, Pitt's next opponent, faces some of the same struggles

Like the Panthers, the Cardinals have struggled with their shooting, but coach Rick Pitino still believes in his team.

1 week ago


 Brianna Kiesel goes for a layup during the City Game between Pitt and Duquesne at the Petersen Events Center last month.

Month in Vietnam a life lesson for Pitt's Brianna Kiesel

Panthers senior point guard instructed children as a volunteer teacher and introduced them to basketball.

1 week ago


New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi gets first recruit

Jay Stocker, a safety from Coatesville (Pa.) High School gives Panthers a verbal commitment.

1 week ago


 Jamel Artis

Sophomore Jamel Artis emerging as scoring threat for Pitt

Forward is turning into one of the Panthers's top offensive weapons in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

1 week ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 1.21.15

Sam takes your questions on the off-season moves of the Panthers.

1 week ago


 Pat Narduzzi staff is coming together at Pitt.

Pitt's Narduzzi set to name wide receivers coach

Pat Narduzzi is expected to hire Kevin Sherman from Purdue, filling the last opening on his staff.

1 week ago


 Pitt guard Chris Jones,left, looks to make a pass under pressure from Duke's Tyus Jones, right, as Aron Phillips-Nwankwo (15) looks on during the first half of Monday's game.

Pitt falls to hot-shooting Duke, 79-65

Pitt made its first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC on Monday.

1 week ago


 Dick Groat, center, and Bill Hillgrove do a post-game interview with Pitt coach Jamie Dixon, left.

Dick Groat misses Pitt game against Duke

Color commentator didn't make the trip after falling and getting a concussion.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Georgia Tech's Charles Mitchell in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt faces tough ACC stretch starting with No. 4 Duke tonight

The Panthers embark tonight on the toughest part of their conference schedule, beginning at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

1 week ago


District basketball roundup: Pitt women grind out OT victory

A couple of big performances lifted the Panthers to another ACC win, this time a thriller at Georgia Tech.

1 week ago


 Steve Pederson  has spent the past 18 years as an athletic director, at Pitt from 1996-2002 and 2007-14, and Nebraska, his alma mater, from 2002-07.

The good, the bad, the AD: Steve Pederson's legacy at Pitt

While it might be simple enough to say Pederson’s first tenure was a success and his second a failure, his legacy is a bit more complex.

2 weeks ago


 Steve Pederson has spent the past 18 years as an athletic director, at Pitt from 1996-2002 and 2007-14, and Nebraska, his alma mater, from 2002-07.

Ex-Pitt AD Steve Pederson: Firing was matter of 'timing'

Former athletic director Steve Pederson said the "timing was right" for him to leave, but he expects the Panthers to have great success.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Ryan Luther grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech's Robert Sampson in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt survives scare by Georgia Tech

Nothing is easy with these Panthers, so it isn’t surprising that they found themselves in a meat grinder of a game against Georgia Tech.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt zoo members congratulate head coach Jamie Dixon after he won his 300th career game after defeating Florida State at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday night.

Jamie Dixon hopes he made his point with Pitt

Panthers aim to continue key turnaround in rebounds when they entertain Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Saturday.

2 weeks ago


 With the latest hires, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi now has eight of his nine on-field assistant coaches finalized.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi hires four more assistants

Wide receivers coach is only position left to fill on football staff.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, left, played 12 minutes in Wednesday's win against Florida State.

Jamie Dixon's decision to look down his bench pays off for Pitt

Walk-on center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo could fill a big hole for an undersized Panthers team, as he did Wednesday against Florida State.

2 weeks ago


Women's basketball roundup: Florida State dismantles Pitt

The No. 20 Seminoles steamrolled to a victory at home Wednesday night against the Panthers.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo is congratulated by Joseph Uchebo as he comes back to the bench in the second half against Florida State at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday.

Walk-on sparks Pitt men's victory; Dixon wins 300th

Pitt center Aron Phillips-Nwankwo’s performance against Florida State might have made a case for him to be a regular part of the rotation.

2 weeks ago


Pitt's new football coach adds assistant

Pat Narduzzi set to add Akron’s John Peterson to his staff as offensive line coach.

2 weeks ago


Pitt to hire Akron offensive line coach Peterson

John Peterson tweeted that afternoon that he was "excited and honored" to be the next offensive line coach at Pitt.

2 weeks ago


Sam Werner's Pitt Football Chat 01.14.15

Pitt football beat writer Sam Werner answers readers’ questions about Pat Narduzzi, the Pitt script logo and the search for an AD.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt guard Chris Jones puts up a shot against Oakland last month.

Shooting struggles hold back Pitt

The Panthers have struggled from 3-point range recently, which is problematic for an undersized team that has had defensive issues too.

2 weeks ago


Pitt plans to give centers more playing time

Coach Jamie Dixon plans to give more minutes to Randall, Uchebo and walk-on Phillips-Nwankwo in order to end rebounding woes.

2 weeks ago


 "We want to do this right," Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, left, said of the search to replace Steve Pederson, right, as athletic director.

Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher in no rush to name new athletic director

Patrick Gallagher is more interested in getting it right than getting a hire done quickly.

2 weeks ago


 Clemson's Josh Smith pulls down a rebound against Pitt's Michael Young in the first half Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt failing on the boards

The undersized Panthers are struggling around the rim, but coach Jamie Dixon insists that a lack of height is not the issue.

2 weeks ago


 Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is expected to be named Pitt's offensive coordinator today.

Pitt to hire offensive coordinator from Arkansas

University of Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi is expected to hire Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney for the same position.

2 weeks ago


 Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame drives to the basket against Pitt in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon.

Ron Cook: NCAA feeling just isn't there for Pitt basketball

There’s still a lot of season left, but after the Panthers’ latest loss Saturday to Clemson, the NCAA tournament appears to be out of reach.

3 weeks ago


 New Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi made his rounds through the Oakland Zoo section before the Panthers took on Clemson Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi working hard already

Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi is in the midst of putting together his staff, including a defensive coordinator he can relate to.

3 weeks ago



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