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Pitt and star RB Conner face Northwestern at Yankee Stadium

Northwestern (6-6, Big Ten) vs. Pittsburgh (8-4, ACC), Dec. 28, 2 p.m. EST LOCATION: New York TOP PLAYERS Northwestern: RB Austin Jackson has 1,300 yards rushing; WR Austin Carr leads the Big Ten in catches (84), receiving yards (1,196) and touchdown catches (12); DE Ifeadi Odenigbo has 10 sacks. Pitt: RB James Conner, who is a cancer survivor, has run for 1,060 yards and scored...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt To The Pinstripe Bowl: Panthers’ Defining Moment of 2016

The Pitt Panthers are heading to the Pinstripe Bowl to take on Northwestern. Here's the defining moment of the Pitt's 2016 season as the Panthers will play the Wildcats on December 28th.
Via ACC Digital Network
20 hours ago

James Conner to honor friend who died from cancer during Pitt's bowl game

ORLANDO, Fla. — Pittsburgh running back James Conner learned he’d been named the ACC’s Brian Piccolo award winner for 2016 on Thursday, but the news that he’d received the honor rang bittersweet.That’s because the recognition, given to the conference’s “most courageous” football player, came on the heels of sobering news: DiMantae Bronaugh, a star running back at...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Pittsburgh's James Conner to receive Brian Piccolo Award amid mixed emotions

James Conner's inspirational return to Pitt football after overcoming cancer has been one of the best stories in college football. The running back will add another page to his story on Saturday.The senior will be honored with the Brian Piccolo Award as the ACC hands out its hardware before the championship game between Virginia Tech and Clemson in Orlando.The Piccolo Award has special...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Pittsburgh Panthers finally crack Top 25 in College Football Playoff poll

It took the entire regular season, but the Pittsburgh Panthers have finally made the Top 25. After beating the Syracuse Orange 76-61 (this is not a misprint), the Panthers ranked 25th in the College Football Playoff poll. Coach Pat Narduzzi went to Twitter to express his excitement. Congrats to our players, staff, & #PantherNation on finishing the regular season in the Top 25...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs. Maryland Men's Basketball Highlights (2016-17)

Pittsburgh vs. Maryland: The Panthers benefited from hot shooting to build a big lead and held off the Terps in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 73-59. Michael Young led all scorers with 25 points and added 9 rebounds and teammate Jamel Artis chipped in 22 points in the win.
Via ACC Digital Network
5 days ago

Vomiting Points, Hemorrhaging Coverage

… Or… I took my son to Pitt and a Big 12 game happened. Thanks again, to Wally for the tickets. My boy had a great time. Good to see you again and to talk. Where to begin — or end — with that game? Tons of points. Even more yards. Volume, volume, volume of explosive plays. Too many mistakes by the defenses to count. And at times, it felt like the game was never going to end...
Via Pitt Blather
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt outscores Syracuse in wild 76-61 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) Nate Peterman threw for 251 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Pittsburgh to a wild 76-61 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. James Conner ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 35-yard pass for a score to extend his ACC career touchdown record to 56. The Panthers needed just about every one of them on a day when defenses for both teams...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nathan Peterman Dives For The Pylon, Incredible Pitt Touchdown

Nathan Peterman breaks free from the pocket, races down the sideline and dives for the pylon in an incredible touchdown run for the Pitt Panthers. Check out Peterman's great individual play in this ACC Must See Moment!
Via ACC Digital Network
8 days ago

Pitt seniors looking to go out winners against Syracuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) The signs of progress at Pittsburgh are unmistakable. From the remodeled offices to the return of the popular ''script'' logo on the helmets to the arrival of living, breathing adrenaline rush Pat Narduzzi as head coach in December 2014, the vibe today is in stark contrast to the one tackle Adam Bisnowaty felt when he arrived in the summer of 2012. And while all...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt RB James Conner keeping mum on NFL prospects

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Conner has big plans for this weekend, and it has nothing to do with saying goodbye. Thanksgiving marks the 1-year anniversary of the cancer diagnosis that threatened the Pittsburgh running back's career, one that kickstarted his remarkable comeback and turned Conner into an inspirational figure for others in the same fight. Conner - fully healthy and showing...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Pitt looking to go out on high note

PITTSBURGH (AP) The near-misses still eat at Pat Narduzzi. As good as the Pittsburgh coach feels about his team as it heads into Saturday's regular-season finale against Syracuse, the memory of the ones that got away still linger. ''When you look at our losses, they're like this,'' Narduzzi said Monday, putting his thumb and index finger an inch apart. ''It's interesting we didn...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke vs. Pittsburgh Football Highlights (2016)

Duke vs. Pittsburgh: The Panthers got a couple touchdowns from James Conner and some explosive plays from Quadree Henderson en route to a 56-14 win over the Blue Devils. In the game Conner became the ACC all-time leader in rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns.
Via ACC Digital Network
15 days ago

Pitt pays tribute to James Conner's ACC-record 53 touchdowns

James Conner added another chapter to his storybook season on Saturday as the Pitt running back set an ACC record for touchdowns.The Panthers were prepared for the record-breaking moment, quickly posting a tweet that featured all 53 of the Touchdown Time Machine's scores.Conner, of course, has beaten cancer and has rushed for more than 800 yards this season. On Saturday against...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago

Conner sets ACC's all-time TD mark, Pitt thumps Duke 56-14

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Conner scored twice to set a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference career touchdown records as Pittsburgh drilled Duke 56-14 on Saturday. Conner bulled over from 1 yard in the first quarter and again in the third to give him 50 rushing touchdowns for his career, breaking the previous mark set by N.C. State's Ted Brown between 1975 and 1978. Conner now has 53...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's Pat Narduzzi on James Conner and his record-setting day in Panthers' win over Duke

"He gave us a spark in the second half ... he's a beast." -- Pitt's Pat Narduzzi on James Conner and his record-setting day in Panthers' 56-14 win over Duke.
Via FOX Sports South
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Vs. Pittsburgh Highlights NESN, NESNplus Saturday College Football Schedules

The Pittsburgh Panthers pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the college football season in their last game, but that doesn’t mean facing 4-6 Duke on Saturday will be a walk in the park. The Panthers stunned Clemson last week and shook up the College Football Playoff race. They already are bowl eligible, so they mostly have pride and bowl positioning left to play for this season...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 11.18 PITT VS MARQ_A.mp4

Pittsburgh vs Marquette: The Panthers got a victory in the third-place game in the 2K Invitational at Madison Square Garden over the Golden Eagles, 78-75. Michael Young dropped a career-high 30 points with 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Jamel Artis would contribute 21 points and 8 rebounds for Pitt as well.
Via ACC Digital Network
16 days ago

Panthers hoping to avoid letdown against improving Duke

PITTSBURGH (AP) The giddiness faded quickly. Call it a byproduct of simple math. For all the euphoria that ensued after Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt's 48-yard field goal lifted the Panthers to a last-minute stunner against No. 2 Clemson last week, in the standings it counts the same as any other victory. It was a sweet moment to be sure, but it was just one. The Panthers (6...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs. SMU Men's Basketball Highlights (2016)

Pittsburgh vs. SMU: The Panthers fell to the Mustangs in the semifinals of the 2K Classic, 76-67. Michael Young was great for Pitt, scoring 22 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the loss.
Via ACC Digital Network
17 days ago

WATCH: Shark Mentality Before Each Snap: Ejuan Price Explains His Pitt Dominance

Ejuan Price has been a destructive force for the Pitt Panthers all season long. In this feature from PittLiveWire, Price explains the shark mentality he has before each snap, which has propelled him into the top 10 in the nation in sacks and tackles for loss.
Via ACC Digital Network
19 days ago

Panthers not getting ahead of themselves after Clemson upset

PITTSBURGH (AP) As a general rule, Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt tries to steer clear of social media. He logs onto Facebook only occasionally, joking he likes something every couple of months so people know he's still alive. Twitter is pretty much out. Consider it an act of self-preservation to avoid the all-too-convenient puns that pop up whenever one of his kicks sails wide...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt football honored as FWAA National Team of the Week

During Week 11 of the college football season, the Pittsburgh Panthers stunned the No. 2 Clemson Tigers on a last-second field goal to earn a 43-42 win. As a result of their performance last weekend, the Panthers have been honored by the Football Writers Association of America as the FWAA National Team of the Week. The news was announced on Monday’s edition of “Playbook,...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs. Clemson Extended Football Highlights (2016)

Pittsburgh vs. Clemson: Take a deeper dive into one of the biggest upsets of the college football season, as the Panthers took down #2 Clemson in dramatic fashion. Watch more of the back-and-forth battle that culminated in a Chris Blewitt game-winning FG with seconds to go right here!
Via ACC Digital Network
21 days ago

WATCH: Pitt Locker Room Celebration After Upset Of Clemson

Pitt upset #2 Clemson 43-42 on a 48-yard field goal by Chris Blewitt in the final seconds. Check out the Panthers' locker room celebration in this ACC Must See Moment courtesy of @Pitt_Football.
Via ACC Digital Network
22 days ago
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