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Protecting the Interior

Pitt’s frontcourt is in far better shape than last year. The additions of Nelson-Ododa and Maia are to replace Uchebo and Randall are obvious. Nelson-Ododa and Maia are better shot blockers. They are more aggressive on defense, more consistent rebounders and they are better on offense. That isn’t to say they are all-ACC caliber players. They are simply better than what was. The...
Via Pitt Blather
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Narduzzi setting aggressive tone for surprising Panthers

PITTSBURGH (AP) The scoreboard said Pittsburgh was up 18. Coach Pat Narduzzi offered a starkly different take when his borderline giddy team walked into the locker room for halftime on Saturday against Louisville. ''He came in tripping, `The game ain't over, it's still 0-0,''' wide receiver Tyler Boyd said. And for the next two quarters, Narduzzi coached like it. Rather than...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pitt vs Miami Game Notes & Links

PITT (8-3, 6-1 ACC) vs. MIAMI (7-4, 4-3) November 27, 2015 • Noon, ET Heinz Field (68,400/Natural Grass) • Pittsburgh, Pa. ESPN2 • Pitt IMG Sports Radio Network • @GoPittFootball • #MIAvsPITT LINK (PDF): Pitt Game Notes (vs. Miami) GAME STORYLINES *Pitt closes the regular season when it hosts ACC foe Miami on Friday for an ESPN2 national TV game...
Via Pitt Blather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Panthers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Pittsburgh Panthers will host the Louisville Cardinals in what figures to be a highly contested game. Louisville (6-4) and Pittsburgh (7-1) each look for their sixth conference win in this one. Coverage of this contest airs on ESPNN beginning at 3:45 pm ET from Heinz Field. Louisville (6-4) and Pittsburgh (7-1) each look for their sixth conference win in this one...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Young, Jeter lead Pitt past St. Joseph's (Ind), 84-43

PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Young and Sheldon Jeter each posted double-doubles, Pittsburgh held its opposition to 21 percent shooting and the Panthers opened their season with an 84-43 victory against St. Joseph's (Ind.) College on Tuesday night. Young finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead Pitt (1-0). Cameron Johnson scored 10 points and Jeter added 10 points...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt RB James Conner ‘not quite’ ready to return from MCL tear

Pitt Panthers running back James Conner tore his MCL in his team’s season opener against Youngstown State and was ruled out for the season, but appears to be doing well enough in his recovery to the point that head coach Pat Narduzzi said that his star rusher could return this season. However, per a report from Jerry DiPaola of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Conner is “not...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Pittsburgh Panthers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

This weekend the No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will travel to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers. A win over Temple last week has Notre Dame (7-1) in a good position going forward as they travel to take on unranked Pitt (6-2) in this one. Coverage of this game airs on ABC beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Heinz Field. The Odds: Notre Dame is a 8.5 point favorite against Pitt. The over...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Marino to be honorary captain for Pitt vs Notre Dame

The Pittsburgh Panthers host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday in the 70th edition of their storied rivalry. It will be a packed house at Heinz Field and it won’t just be Panther and Irish fans in attendance. According to PittsburghPG’s Sam Werner, former Pitt quarterback and NFL legend Dan Marino will be an honorary captain for the Panthers on Saturday. He played for...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh WR Tyler Boyd can’t wait to face KeiVarae Russell

Star wide receiver Tyler Boyd and the Pittsburgh Panthers are getting ready to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this week and are hoping to pull out a huge upset and prove a point. There is no player more excited for the game than Boyd and he cannot wait to face off against Notre Dame star defensive back KeiVarae Russell. Great players love to go up against other great players...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels Vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Odds

Week nine of the college football season kicks off with an ACC Coastal Division showdown between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Pittsburgh Panthers. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the game, BetDSI has released the odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Preview Capsule

Pittsburgh Preview Capsule By The Associated Press= Pittsburgh Last season: 19-15, lost in first round of the NIT. Nickname: Panthers. Coach: Jamie Dixon. Conference: Atlantic Coast. Who's gone: G Cameron Wright, G Josh Newkirk. Who's back: F Jamel Artis. Junior forward led Panthers with 13.6 points per game last season; F Michael Young. Junior forward was most consistent player...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 25 Pitt stuns Syracuse with late fake punt, leading to last-second FG to win

Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt (No. 12) is mobbed by teammates after his game-winning field goal as time expired to beat Syracuse. Mark Konezny USA TODAY SportsSYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Pat Narduzzi passed the audition. So did his punter, and kicker. The coach of No. 25 Pittsburgh displayed his disgust by walking down the sideline wondering why his team was unable to convert a third down play...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: No. 25 Pitt tops Syracuse on last-second field goal

On Saturday Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt booted a last-second, 25-yard field goal to lift the No. 25 Panthers over Syracuse, 23-20. Andrew Weber USA TODAY SportsThe No. 25 Pitt Panthers were able to escape the Carrier Dome with a win on Saturday thanks to a last-second, 25-yard field goal by kicker Chris Blewitt.Blewitt’s field goal capped off a marathon drive that lasted 9:20 and...
Via Fox Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse and Pitt Preview, Who Are The Panther Difference Makers?

Let’s get right into this. The good news for Syracuse is that Pittsburgh does not have a dynamic running back to totally roll over the Orange Saturday. At least that’s what it looks like on paper… In the last three weeks SU has gone up against LSU’s Leonard Fournette, USF’s Marlon Mack and UVA’s Taquan Mizzell. Fournette torched Syracuse for 244 yards on the ground, Mack...
Via Orange Fizz
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Pitt players perform great version of victory song

The Pittsburgh Panthers are one of the best teams in the ACC this season and are 5-1 following a big win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this week. It was a huge step in the right direction and the Panthers celebrated in style following the game. One way that they celebrated the win was by performing an awesome version of “The Pitt Victory Song.” It was recorded on video...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

No James Conner, no problem Narduzzi's Pitt Panthers

When All-American running back James Conner went down with an MCL tear in a season-opening win for the Pittsburgh Panthers, expectations diminished for first-year head coach Pat Narduzzi. Five games later, Narduzzi's Panthers are 5-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play, including road victories over Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. In Conner's absence, Pitt has had to rely on freshman...
Via Fox Sports South
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Pitt Has Mock-Up ACC Championship Ring, Trophy Painted On Wall Leading To Locker Room

The Pittsburgh Panthers joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, winning 50-percent of their games (13-13) during their first two seasons as a member. Since joining the conference, Pitt has witnessed a dominant Florida State win consecutive ACC titles, but that hasn’t stopped the Panthers from visualizing their goal to win a title of their own.  On Thursday, Chris Peak, of...
Via College Spun
August 20, 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

Video: Pittsburgh Releases Awesome Video Tour Of Upgraded Football Facilities

After a disappointing 6-7 season in 2014, the Pittsburgh Panthers are looking to overhaul the football program and steer it towards a brighter future. But in order to do this, the players have to buy into it and have to feel good about where the program is heading. And something as simple as the facilities – where players spend the majority of their time – can make all the difference...
Via College Spun
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

Pittsburgh Panthers Made A Deal With The Devil

The Pittsburgh Panthers must have made a deal with the devil, because they are ruled by Satan.
Via Gamedayr
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Panthers Safety Asks Teammate “What The F*ck Are You Doing?”

Pittsburgh Panthers safety Ray Vinopal was not pleased with his teammate Terrish Webb. Webb had just intercepted a pass to secure the win, but rather than take a knee and call it a day, he started to run out of the end zone before ducking under a tackler. Vinopal ran over to his teammate and […] The post Pitt Panthers Safety Asks Teammate “What The F*ck Are You Doing?” appeared...
Via Diehardsport
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh and Kentucky Series in the Works, Keg of Nails Remains Dormant

Bill Koch dropped some information this morning over at The most relevant information is that it appears that the Pittsburgh Panthers are coming back on the schedule. Koch says that a series starting in 2023 is looking likely. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh haven’t played since the Panthers took off for the ACC. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh play for this ugly ass trophy...
Via Bearcats Blog
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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