Stallings hoping to speed it up in first year at Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sheldon Jeter practically did a spit take when Pittsburgh hired Kevin Stallings to replace Jamie Dixon last spring. ''I was shocked, as I imagine most people were,'' said the senior forward, who played under Stallings for one season at Vanderbilt before eventually making his way to the Panthers. ''I didn't see that coming.'' Shock, however, eventually gave way to...
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October 24, 2016  |  Discuss

ACC Matchups During the Bye Week

Week 8 of the college football season is coming up and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers are getting a much needed week off. While the Panthers are enjoying their only bye week of the season, there are still a few interesting games being played in the ACC. Some of these games can have huge impact on Pitt’s season, so the fans are still going to have a lot of interesting football...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Defense wakes after half, leading Pitt past Virginia, 45-31

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) James Conner ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns and Pittsburgh shut Virginia down in the second half in a 45-31 victory on Saturday. The Panthers (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got a 93-yard kickoff return touchdown from Quadree Henderson and a 59-yard interception return touchdown from Jordan Whitehead, the latter to allow the Panthers to take...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Position Switching and Redshirts

Focus of today. Primarily some pieces on tackles and the secondary. Stories today looked at the position changes for Brian O’Neill and Shakir Soto. In no small part owing to their game against Georgia Tech. Both have been thriving all season, but they really shined this past weekend. Shakir Soto was recruited, and last year started, as a defensive end. The outcome wasn’t great...
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October 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Pitt scores twice late, edges Georgia Tech 37-34

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chris Blewitt hit a 31-yard field goal on the final play as Pittsburgh rallied past Georgia Tech 37-34 on Saturday. The Panthers (4-2, 1-1 ACC) trailed by a touchdown when Georgia Tech's J.J. Green raced in from 10 yards to give the Yellow Jackets (3-3, 1-3) their first lead with 5:22 to go. Pitt tied it when tight end Scott Orndoff caught a tipped pass and outran...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers hope extra studying pass off vs. Georgia Tech

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi watched his team let Navy's meticulously executed option offense have its way in a lopsided loss in the Military Bowl last December and knew something needed to be done. So the coach who stresses taking it one week at a time did something a little different during fall camp. He looked ahead. To be more specific, he looked ahead to Georgia...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Pitt holds off rally, tops Marshall 43-27

PITTSBURGH (AP) Nate Peterman threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yard lob to Jester Weah with 1:04 to go as Pittsburgh avoided a second-half meltdown by outlasting Marshall 43-27 on Saturday night. The Panthers (3-2) let a 27-point halftime lead get narrowed to just 30-27 and faced third-and-3 from the Pitt 46 when Peterman found a streaking Weah down the left...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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