PITTSBURGH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pitt RB James Conner says he is cancer-free

Pittsburgh running back James Conner says he is cancer-free, less than six months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Conner posted on his Twitter account Monday: ''God is AMAZING. Just got the call that my body is clean of cancer!!!'' Been a long road but God has my back. Thanks everyone who said prayers!'' Conner was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's Conner Says He's Cancer-Free

Pittsburgh running back James Conner, the 2014 ACC player of the year, delivered the best news of the year in college football on Monday. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last November, Conner tweeted that he has been declared cancer-free.
Via Sports On Earth
13 hours ago

Pitt RB James Conner tweets that he is cancer free

This past December, Pitt star running back James Conner, who missed most of the 2015 campaign due to injury, announced that he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma and would soon be undergoing cancer treatment. This past spring, Conner underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease – while making a few cool public appearances along the way. Monday, Conner took to Twitter with an important announcement...
Via College Spun
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt Unveils New Uniforms Featuring #PittScript Logo

The Pittsburgh Panthers unveil their new uniforms across all sports, featuring the return of the #PittScript logo. Check out all the new looks in this feature from Pitt Live Wire.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

Pitt RB James Conner completes chemotherapy treatment

Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner has completed chemotherapy treatment. Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last fall and has been undergoing the treatment during his battle with cancer. With the treatments now behind him, Conner can only wait to learn the results. Glory to God allowing me to get through these 12 schedule chemo treatments.. Been a long road,...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt lands commitment from PG Aaron Thompson

New Pittsburgh Panthers head men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings has added an impressive talent to the 2017 recruiting class. On Saturday, it was reported that three-star point guard Aaron Thompson, one of the most talented players in the state of Virginia, has committed to the Panthers. MadeHoops’ Pat Lawless shared the announcement. Breaking: Aaron Thompson, a class of...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Voytik transfers to Arkansas State

Former Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Chad Voytik has found his new home. On Saturday, reports surfaced that the signal-caller has decided to continue his career with the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Voytik announced the decision to transfer to Arkansas State despite committing to transfer to Eastern Kentucky earlier in the offseason. Breaking news: former Pitt QB Chad Voytik switches...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt Sports Academics on the Rise

From the Pitt Media Department: PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh athletic programs posted strong numbers in the most recent measurement of the Academic Progress Rate, as scores were released by NCAA Wednesday afternoon. Division I student-athletes across the country continue to make gains in the classroom, earning all-time high results in the APR. “As a whole, we are...
Via Pitt Blather
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Harris Jr. doesn’t consider Josh Norman a top-five CB

After cornerback Josh Norman and the Carolina Panthers were unable to come to terms on a long-term deal, the team decided it best to rescind his franchise tag. The move sends Norman to a promising free agent market. While Norman is of the opinion he is worth top dollar after recording career-highs in 2015, Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. isn’t buying it. When Harris...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Football Bits & Pieces; April 20, 2016

One thing not talked about much from Saturday’s game was that the Gold offense ran a Todd Graham-like hurry-up offense run a bit.  Please tell me that we aren’t going to a speeded up offense this season.  Yes, we saw a great run by Henderson on a quick snap, but let’s get a decent offense in place first before we start the trickeration.  Just wanted to get that out of the...
Via Pitt Blather
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Trades that had the biggest effect on the NFL Draft

Trades that had the biggest effect on the NFL Draft.
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

It appears Donald Trump forgot Joe Paterno is dead

Joe Paterno has been deceased since January 2012. It appears Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump forgot about that tonight.  Speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh, the GOP frontrunner brought up Paterno and said, “we gonna bring that back?”  What?  Pittsburgh City Paper's Ashley Murray reports: "How about Joe Paterno? We gonna bring that back? How about that whole...
Via College Spun
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Spring Practice #13; April 12, 2016

The Trib weighs in with a couple of things – first is this short video of Narduzzi’s post practice interview:  The second is Jerry D’s article about the next star on offense Donte’ Ford (my opinion not his).  Ford’s contributions far exceed the chalk boundaries of the football field: There were days early this spring when Sto-Rox baseball and softball players were forced...
Via Pitt Blather
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Miller says he's happy at Arizona and won't jump to Pitt

The Pittsburgh Panthers can cross one name off their list of potential basketball coaches. Sean Miller says he isn't interested in returning to coach his alma mater.Miller, who has spent the past seven seasons as Arizona's head coach, released this statement on Tuesday:Miller has posted a 188-61 record at Arizona (with five NCAA Tournament appearances) after going 120-47 in five...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jamie Dixon considering coaching offer from TCU

Pittsburgh head basketball coach Jamie Dixon is reportedly considering a move to TCU. Dixon, who has coached Pitt for the last 13 seasons, is willing to take a long look at TCU after being assured that the Horned Frogs would ensure that he’s not taking a pay cut, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. Why would Dixon, who has had some success at Pittsburgh and is coaching in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt's James Conner works out after cancer diagnosis

Pitt star running back James Conner had a harrowing 2015 season. In December, after missing most of the 2015 season with a torn MCL, Conner announced that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The 2014 ACC Player of the Year plans to return to the field in 2016, however, and today he was back working out with his Pitt teammates. #ConnerStrong #24 #H2P pic.twitter.com...
Via College Spun
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Where Peyton Manning ranks among Super Bowl era QBs

Peyton Manning may have just played his last meaningful NFL game. He and the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 by the score of 24-10. It was his second NFL championship, having won with the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI. Now that that’s out of the way, where does Manning rank with the best quarterbacks of the Super Bowl era, which now spans...
Via Sportsnaut
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina's Ryan Switzer supports James Conner with cleat message

North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer showed support for Pittsburgh running back James Conner in Saturday’s ACC Championship Game.  Conner, the Panthers’ star running back, has cancer.  Switzer wrote #ConnerStrong on his cleats for his game against Clemson.  You're not alone bro! We're with you! #ConnorStrong @JamesConner_ pic.twitter.com/IYsh0Ugm12 — Ryan Switzer...
Via College Spun
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt RB James Connor diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma

Some rough news coming out of Pittsburgh this afternoon. Pitt running back James Conner, one of the most talented runners in the nation, announced Friday that he’s been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma. Conner found out about his diagnosis on Thanksgiving morning, according to his head coach, Pat Narduzzi. Conner missed most of the 2015 campaign after an MCL injury. BREAKING...
Via College Spun
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi: Ohio State stole our defense

By Jesse Reed If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi should feel awfully flattered by Ohio State, which he says stole his defense en route to a national championship in 2014. Speaking with The Griff & Grinz Show in Lansing, Mi., the coach pointed out the Buckeyes used the same 4-3 quarters coverage scheme last year as his teams...
Via Sportsnaut
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is weeks away, and the Pittsburgh Panthers are looking to bounce back from a 6-7 season last year, capped off with a heartbreaking loss in their bowl game. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Pittsburgh’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh’s Josh Newkirk Undergoes Knee Surgery

Pittsburgh Panthers guard Josh Newkirk underwent left knee surgery today, according to head coach Jamie Dixon. The operation repaired Newkirk’s lateral meniscus as well as a microfracture. Dixon said his player would miss four to six months of action, but is expected to be ready for the preseason. Newkirk, a rising junior from Raleigh, North Carolina, posted 5.9 points and 2.7...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball leaves ACC Tournament Early with Loss to NC State

In the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Pitt basketball loss to seventh seed NC State 80-71. As usual Pitt’s offense played well and their defense was awful. All season long Pitt’s guards have struggled defensively while the forwards have held their own. NC State’s guards amounted for over 70 percent of the Wolfpack’s points. This is the second double...
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball: Disappointing Finish to Season

Pitt basketball fell short in their final two games of the season against Miami and Florida State. The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 19-13, 8-10. Pitt finished 10th in the ACC standings and with face seventh seed NC State on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament. The Panthers are eliminated from the NCAA Tournament unless they can win the ACC...
Via isportsweb.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball’s Tournament Hopes Shrink

Coming into the final stretch of the season Pitt basketball found themselves on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament. It appeared that they were either one of the last teams in or one of the last ones out. It seems that every game left is a must win. This week Pitt faced Boston College at home and Wake Forest on the road. The Panthers defeated Boston College 71-65 and loss to Wake Forest...
Via isportsweb.com
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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