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WATCH: Jeremy Cash, New Carolina DB Introduces Himself To Panthers Fans

Jeremy Cash has been signed as an undrafted free agent by the defending NFC Champion Carolina Panthers! Listen as Cash introduces himself to the Panthers fans, tells them what they can expect from him, who inspires him, and which current NFL players he compares himself to. Thanks to our friends at 120 Sports for the assistance with this video.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Voytik’s Eagle Has Landed

ex-Panther and our 2104 starting QB Chad Voytik is Eastern Kentucky bound. The Football Championship Series (FCS) “Colonels” play in the Ohio Valley Conference  and, if you care to, you can follow Mr. Voytik’s progress on the internet via their “Live Audio” links at this website. He’s not going to have an easy time of it there if he wants to grab that starting position...
Via Pitt Blather
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pitt RB James Conner Went On ‘The Ellen Show’ To Discuss Cancer Battle

Pitt running back James Conner has inspired many during his battle with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Panthers star was diagnosed in December, and has participated in off-season workouts and practices while undergoing chemotherapy. Conner, who missed almost all of last season with an MCL injury, is aiming to be back in action when Pitt opens up its 2016 season against Villanova on Sept....
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Knight joins Rutgers basketball coaching staff

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Brandin Knight has joined the Rutgers basketball staff after spending the past 10 seasons at Pittsburgh. Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell announced the hiring on Monday, giving him a New Jersey native and a top recruiter on his staff. Knight was instrumental in the recruitment and development of All-American Sam Young, along with all-league guards Levance Fields...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trades that had the biggest effect on the NFL Draft

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14 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt coach trolls James Franklin over ‘no talent required’ tweet

The Pittsburgh Panthers and Penn State Nittany Lions will meet up during the 2016 season to renew their rivalry that has been on hold since the 2000 season. The two teams have met up nearly 100 times in the past and after what Penn State head coach James Franklin tweeted and the response he got, it certainly seems like the rivalry never truly died. Last week, Franklin sent out a...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Stallings named new HC at Pitt

The Pittsburgh Panthers lost head coach Jamie Dixon to TCU just a few weeks ago in a big move for the Horned Frogs. The Panthers wasted little time in finding their new head coach as they have just hired Kevin Stallings away from Vanderbilt. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the move Sunday morning, showing just how influencing money can be. He left the Commodores after 17 years for...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 27, 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

Arizona’s Sean Miller shoots down Pitt rumors

On Monday, TCU somewhat shockingly hired alumnus Jamie Dixon away from Pitt, a program that he led for 13 seasons. Can Pitt turn around and make an even bigger splash in replacing him? Well, nabbing alumnus Sean Miller, currently the head coach of Arizona, would certainly do just that. KDKA-TV anchor Richie Walsh reported that Miller is in Pittsburgh and has been offered the Panthers’...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamie Dixon may leave Pitt for TCU?

Jamie Dixon has been the head coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers for 13 years, but may be ready to move on. According to a report from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Dixon is weighing an offer that would have him leave Pitt and go coach at Texas Christian, where he played his college ball. Parrish also cited Dixon’s seemingly growing frustration with fans as a reason he may want out...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 20, 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

Suzie McConnell-Serio named U18 national team head coach

Pittsburgh Panthers women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is one of the better coaches in the ACC today and she has helped the Panthers to a good bit of success the last few years. She has been recognized for that success and will now lead a national team of talented players. McConnell-Serio was just named the head coach of the USA basketball women’s U18 National...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 08, 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

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

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 have. ...
Via Sportsnaut
August 24, 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’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

Why Pitt Basketball is struggling to schedule powerful non-conference opponents

Since Pitt’s departure from the Big East after the 2012-13 season, rumblings about potential home-and-home matchups between Pitt and former Big East rivals Villanova, Georgetown, and UConn have persisted. The schools have a long history of playing against Pitt in one of the most storied conferences in all of basketball, and Pitt coach Jamie Dixon would love an opportunity to rekindle...
Via isportsweb.com
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Football: New Coaching Assistants

After hiring Pat Narduzzi last month Pitt football has been making some more hires for assistant coaches. In the last couple days Narduzzi has been selecting his staff. He did not bring anyone from Michigan State and is rather finding coaches from all over the country. The new staff seems that they will be an improvement in recruiting. Narduzzi is bringing a young coaching staff...
Via isportsweb.com
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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