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N.C. State 74, Pittsburgh 67

T.J. Warren scored 26 of his career-high 41 points in the second half as the visiting Wolfpack rallied to beat the Panthers. Warren, the ACC’s leading scorer, made 16-of-22 from the field and added four steals for North Carolina State (18-12, 8-9 ACC), which trailed by as many as 13 in the first half. Lennard Freeman contributed 10 points and eight rebounds while Anthony Barber...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Savage Meets With O’Brien After His Pro Day

According to Alex Marvez (Fox Sports 1) Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Tom Savage met with Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien after his Pro Day today. Savage has been with three schools in his college career, starting with Rutgers (2009-2010), Arizona (2011) and Pittsburgh (2012-2013). As a freshman with Rutgers, he was named an All-American freshman after throwing for 2,211...
Via State of the Texans
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh 85, Notre Dame 81

Lamar Patterson scored 20 points and hit a pair of critical late free throws as the visiting Panthers ended their five-game losing streak to the Fighting Irish. Patterson added seven rebounds and seven assists while Talib Zanna collected 17 points and 14 rebounds – including 10 on the offensive end – for Pittsburgh (22-7, 10-6 ACC). Cameron Wright contributed 15 points and Michael...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Defeats Notre Dame, 85-81

The Pittsburgh Panthers (22-7, 10-6) faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-15, 6-11) in South Bend, IN, on Saturday afternoon. Cameron Wright helped power the Panthers to a much needed victory. Pitt didn't make it look easy, but when was the last time they did that (Clemson)?  Instead, the Panthers found themselves down early against Notre Dame, but were able to prevail in...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Donald: Best Defensive Lineman In This Class

Time and time again, undersized NFL draft prospects prove scouts wrong with their intangibles, drive to succeed, and effort on and off the field. Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald is no exception to this rule.At the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, Donald was the most dominant defensive lineman present. Day one of practice, Donald challenges the largest offensive lineman (Baylor’s...
Via Football Nation
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive Stars That Shined At The Combine

                                                                                                             (Via NFL Network.Com) 1. Aaron Donald (DT) Pittsburgh Aaron Donald has been rising and rising and continues to heat up any time he is in competition. Whether  it’s dominating the second half of the season at Pitt, looking...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh 66, Boston College 59

Talib Zanna was 7-of-10 from the field and scored 21 points to lead the visiting Panthers to an ACC victory over the Eagles. Lamar Patterson drained four 3-pointers and scored 16 points and Cameron Wright tacked on 14 points and six rebounds for the Panthers (21-7, 9-6 ACC). Zannna also made 7-of-8 from the foul line and Jamel Artis chipped in with seven points. Olivier Hanlan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt snaps losing skid; 66-59 over BC

Talib Zanna scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing 9 1/2 minutes to help Pittsburgh snap a three-game losing streak with a 66-59 win over Boston College on Wednesday night. Lamar Patterson added 16 points and Cameron Wright 14 for the Panthers (21-7, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference). Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (7-21, 3-12) with 25 points and Patrick Heckmann had 15. The...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Aaron Donald quickly becoming a hot commodity

Yes, Jadeveon Clowney ran an official 4.53 in this year’s 40 yard dash, and yes, that is insane. Equally impressive however, but perhaps shadowed by the media circus that is Clowney, was Pittsburgh’s DT Aaron Donald. Donald had a textbook combine performance, performing among the top of five of all defensive lineman in the 3-cone drill (7.11) and the 40 yard dash (4.65), and...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Pittsburgh @ Boston College

Pittsburgh at Boston College  2/26/2014 8:00:00 PM |  TV:ACCN | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 120 times.BC (2014) has won 56 times (46.7% of the time), won by > 20 pts 10 times (8.3% of the time)PI (2014) has won 64 times (53.3% of the time), won by > 20 pts 5 times (4.2% of the time)The average score is BC (2014): 67.0 - PI (2014...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald Took Home Gold Monday In The Underwear Olympics

If the NFL Scouting Combine is the equivalent of the Underwear Olympics, then Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald won a gold medal Monday in Indianapolis. Donald, who is considered a bit undersized for a defensive tackle at nearly 6-foot-1 and weighing 285 pounds, ran a 4.68 40-yard dash on Monday with an unofficial 1.59 10-yard split. His 7.11 three-cone drill time was fourth...
Via Steelers Depot
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Donald and the Texans Meet

One of the most decorated players in the NFL draft, defensive tackle Aaron Donald has made the rounds with the Houston Texans in the interview process at the NFL Combine according to Walter Football. Donald who won the Chuck Bednarik (College D.P.O.Y.) and Bronko Nagurski Award (Best D player in the NCAA) is one of the more gifted players in the NFL draft. Measuring in at 6-1...
Via State of the Texans
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Throws Propel FSU Basketball to Victory

Florida State hit 27 of 31 free throws to beat Pittsburgh 71-66 on Sunday night. The Seminoles had come in losing 7 of their last 10, but were able to take down the Panthers. Pittsburgh drops to 20-7 overall and 8-6 in ACC play. Florida State improves to 16-11 and 7-8 in ACC Play.
Via floridastate.scout.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida St. 71, Pittsburgh 66

Okaro White collected 22 points and eight rebounds as the visiting Seminoles knocked off the Panthers. Ian Miller added 19 points and five assists for Florida State (16-11, 7-8 ACC), which has won two of three to pull within a game of .500 in conference play. Aaron Thomas struggled to 1-of-9 from the field but hit 11 free throws en route to 14 points while Montay Brandon grabbed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Okaro White, staunch defense leads FSU past Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) -- Okaro White scored 22 points and Florida State played stifling defense to beat Pittsburgh 71-66 on Sunday. Ian Miller added 19 points and Aaron Thomas 14 for the Seminoles (16-11, 7-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won two of their past three. Lamar Patterson led Pitt (20-7, 8-6) with 22 points. The Panthers have lost three in a row and five of their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: FSU @ Pittsburgh

FSU at Pittsburgh 2/23/2014 6:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 122 times.PI (2014) has won 78 times (63.9% of the time), won by > 20 pts 8 times (6.6% of the time)FS (2014) has won 44 times (36.1% of the time), won by > 20 pts 9 times (7.4% of the time)The average score is PI (2014): 67.3 - FS (2014): 64.0, decided...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball: Pitt Panthers look to regain momentum in matchup with Florida State

On Sunday, the Pitt basketball team ends their long week off with a matchup with the Seminoles of Florida State.  The Seminoles come into the match with the Panthers at 15-11 and 6-8 in the ACC. The Panthers are looking to get back to their winning ways after a turbulent stretch of games that featured back to back losses to first ranked and previously undefeated Syracuse and unranked...
Via isportsweb.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Cowboys Radar: Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh

Aaron Donald was described as unblockable during the Senior Bowl in Mobile last month, and according to at least two offensive linemen who had to block him during practice, he was the hardest defensive linemen they faced all season.Donald is on the Cowboys list to check out during this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine. The team is deficient on the line, and with the possibility of...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Reportedly In “Love” With Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald

The Seattle Seahawks brass are reportedly in “love” with Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald, according to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net. Pauline mentions that it appears as though Donald has “carried the momentum of his Senior Bowl performance to the Combine.” Pauline adds that the Seahawks made Donald “a lot of money” based on how they utilized their defensive tackles...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt's best shooters? The answer might surprise you

One of the Achilles heels of Pitt's basketball team this year is the lack of a great shooter - there's little question about that. An interesting stat popped out at me, while actually doing some digging on a separate topic. Hoop-Math.com, if you've not heard of it before is an excellent resource. There's a lot of behind-the-scenes type of stuff there and just a lot...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t blame Pitt for feeling snake-bitten

Send to Kindle  Credit: Pitt Athletics   Pardon the Pitt Panthers if they feel snake-bitten… January 27 – Pitt faces Duke at home in a much ballyhooed ACC showdown for the Panthers.  They can’t shut off Duke’s 3-ball and the Blue Devils make 13 in winning a closer game than the 80-65 margin suggests. February 2 – Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia hits a three-pointer with...
Via College Chalktalk
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Pittsburgh @ UNC

Pittsburgh at UNC 2/15/2014 1:00:00 PM |  TV:CBS | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 73 times.NC (2014) has won 42 times (57.5% of the time), won by > 20 pts 8 times (11.0% of the time)PI (2014) has won 31 times (42.5% of the time), won by > 20 pts 5 times (6.8% of the time)The average score is NC (2014): 68.5 - PI (2014): 66.2, decided...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh-North Carolina Preview

Pittsburgh was just seconds away from its biggest win of the season before a 35-foot heave at the buzzer ended the upset bid. Now the No. 25 Panthers will look to bounce back from that major disappointment when they travel to Chapel Hill for an ACC matchup against North Carolina. Pitt (20-5, 8-4) held a one-point lead over top-ranked Syracuse in the final seconds Wednesday, but...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Beats Pittsburgh with a Last Second Heave

Wednesday night marked a Big East showdown in the ACC as conference newcomers Pittsburgh and Syracuse faced off. The game was every bit a traditional Big East-style matchup throughout with physical play inside and stingy defense on both ends. However, the ending of the game was reminiscent of so many thrilling ACC endings. There were three lead changes in the last 10 seconds, two...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buzzer Beater!

Syracuse freshman point guard Tyler Ennis hit a 35-footer at the buzzer to give the Orange a school record 24- game winning streak as they beat the Pittsburgh Panthers 58-56.
Via syracuse.scout.com
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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