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Live and Die On the Line

This is no great secret. As important as it will be for Chad Voytik to develop quickly at QB. As much as there are big questions about who will be the second and third WRs to take some of the coverage away from Tyler Boyd. As curious as I am to see how James Conner looks. It all starts on the O-line. Chad Voytik isn’t going to have much success (or avoid injury) if the O-line isn’t...
Via Pitt Blather
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh: Piecing together a starting five

Based on Tuesday's practice, the Panthers best starting five might surprise you. With less than three months remaining before the start of the 2014-15 basketball season, it is time to begin looking at possible starting fives. Tuesday's practice allowed us to see a lot of what the Panthers plan to do and are capable of. Who will start for the Panthers? And, is that any different...
Via SCACC Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

That Cautious Optimism

Tyler Boyd got left off the  pre-season 1st team All-ACC squad. For what it’s worth, Phil Steele did the same in his annual preview guide. I wonder how much of that is a “disrespecting” of Boyd or a belief that his numbers will drop with increased focus and Chad Voytik at QB. Either way, it isn’t a huge thing beyond additional motivation. As should be the fact that no Pitt...
Via Pitt Blather
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Robinson and Mike Young lead way to Pittsburgh Pro-Am Summer League Title

The Summer League has kind of dropped off my radar a bit, but the league wrapped up on Wednesday night. As Pitt players were spread throughout the league, there were a couple on the winning team. Mike Young and James Robinson helped lead their team to the title with a 115-109 win. They fought back from a 13-point deficit at the half Rene Castro had a summer league record 56 points...
Via SCACC Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Durand Johnson expected to be healthy for Pitt to start the season

Following a torn ACL, Durand Johnson is expected to be healthy by the start of the season One main offensive weapon for the Panthers was not practicing with the team at the Pitt men's basketball practice on Tuesday - Durand Johnson. Johnson tore his ACL in early January in a game with Wake Forest and has not been cleared to practice. At first, many analysts pegged him to be out...
Via SCACC Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd talks leadership and improvement

ACC Media Days are officially underway with Tyler Boyd and Ray Vinopal addressing the media on Sunday as representatives of Pitt's football lprogram. Earlier, I wrote about the somewhat unusual selection of Boyd serving as one of the team reps - an honor generally reserved for upperclassmen. He was, as you would expect, grateful for the opportunity.     Speaking to SB Nation...
Via SCACC Hoops
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Uchebo Coming Along, Luther Readies for Redshirt

Regardless of the ability to help Pitt, can we at least agree that the best thing in the long-term for Joseph Uchebo was coming to Pitt and getting better medical help for rehabbing his knee. In moments like these, it’s easy to forget Uchebo is still recovering from a devastating knee injury that put his basketball career on hold for almost two years. But then he runs up the court...
Via Pitt Blather
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before: Ejuan Price Is Hurt

I’m sure you all know, but to repeat the news from this afternoon. Defensive End Ejuan Price has suffered a torn pectoral muscle and will require surgery. This will keep him out for the entire 2014 season. To say Price has had some issues with injuries is putting it kindly. 2012: Missed entire season with torn right pectoral muscle. 2013: Missed 7 out of 13 games with back problems...
Via Pitt Blather
12 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Countdown: No. 8 Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh did quite well in its inaugural ACC season, beating the teams it should beat more often than not while losing to the teams it should lose to more often than not, too. All that ultimately resulted in a 7-6 record and a bowl game win over Bowling Green. There's a lot of change on this year's roster at important spots, like quarterback and defensive tackle (without...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Football Notes, 7/11

Hard to believe the work up to football season is coming quickly. Conference media days in less than two weeks. School media days. The flurry of before the beginning of training camp articles. The insane parsing of the meaning of every padless practice. Good times coming soon. At the ACC media days, Pitt will send Tyler Boyd and Ray Vinopal as the player reps. It’s been quite a...
Via Pitt Blather
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer Pro-Am Update: Week 2

The Panthers are leading in most statistical categories at the pro-am. The second week of the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer Pro-Am is in the books and the averages and stats for the Pitt Panthers are:   G FGM FGA FG% 3PTM 3PTA 3PT% FTM FTA ...
Via SCACC Hoops
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting: Henderson in Backyard Brawl

Just when you thought the Backyard Brawl was over, West Virginia and Pittsburgh are in a battle for Alexis I DuPont (DE) running back Quadree Henderson. Henderson, 5-foot-8 and 172 pounds has listed his Top 3 schools as Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Boston College with Pitt currently leading the pack. After building a solid relationship with the Pittsburgh staff and wide receiver...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

99 Days Until College Football: Can Pitt return to glory?

The Pittsburgh Panthers were once considered among the elite programs in college football, but the glory days enjoyed under the reign of Johnny Majors and Jackie Sherrill are more and...
Via No 2 Minute Warning
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mustapha Heron Gives Pittsburgh its Second Commitment of 2016

Less than a month after making headlines for his transfer from Wilbraham and Monson Academy (MA) to Sacred Heat High School (CT), Mustapha Heron is back in the news again after verbally committing to Jamie Dixon and the Pittsburgh Panthers. Currently ranked No. 17 in the TCT Top 50, Heron is a versatile point guard prospect with the size and skill to be a top ten recruit in the class...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC website pencils in Pittsburgh Panthers for 0-12 season next year

It looks like the ACC website doesn’t have very high hopes for the Pittsburgh Panthers inaugural season in the conference next year.  Monday marked the day the Panthers, the Syracuse Orange and Notre Dame officially moved from the Big East to the ACC.  Notre Dame obviously only moved for every sport except football. The Panthers went 6-7 last year in the Big East, which is now...
Via Diehardsport
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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