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Voytik, Boyd shine in Pittsburgh's spring game

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh ended its first series of spring drills under new head coach Pat Narduzzi with its Blue-Gold spring game on Saturday. Chad Voytik and Tyler Boyd led the Blue team to a 17-10 victory against the Gold. Voytik completed 11 of 24 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown and Boyd caught six passes for 112 yards. Defending ACC Player of the Year James Conner scored...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Voytik growing comfortable in new-look Pitt offense

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chad Voytik is prepping for his second season as the starting quarterback at Pittsburgh, but in so many ways it seems like his first. The impending junior knows what to expect once the competition begins on September 5 against Youngstown State. It's what happens until then that Voytik is still trying to figure out as he tries to find his way under new head coach...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spring Game Meeting Plan & Other Notes

It looks like the “Gathering of the Blathering” will be a post-game soiree at Bar Louie’s with a stop at the Sheraton bar along the way. Here is the address for Bar Louie’s in Station Square. 240 W Station Square Dr Pittsburgh, PA (412) 394-0500 From the map it looks like it is about two blocks east of the eastern parking lots of Riverhound stadium; in walking you would...
Via Pitt Blather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5-Star 2016 Point Guard Mustapha Heron De-Commits from Pittsburgh

One of the top point guards in 2016 has re-opened his recruitment. Mustapha Heron, a 6’5″ guard from Waterbury, CT, announced on Friday that he had de-committed from the Pittsburgh Panthers. He is slotted as the No. 4 combo guard and No. 18 prospect overall in 2016, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Heron and […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

In-Between #14 and Other Notes

Pitt Spring Practice #14;  April 16, 2015 It seems a bit like a broken record but the fact that after each practice Mike Caprara figures prominently in the discussion is pretty surprising.  At this time last April he wasn’t on anyone’s radar for playing time at all let alone being a starter.  Let’s keep an eye on him and Bradley and see if we get any hints as to what we’ll...
Via Pitt Blather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois AD Sean Frazier denies interest in Pitt job

It appears that the Pittsburgh Panthers athletic director opening will remain vacant for the foreseeable future. Pittsburgh fired Steve Pederson back in December and there seemed to be some growing speculation that Northern Illinois athletics director Sean Frazier could be a candidate for the job. In fact, Rich Walsh of Pittsburgh’s KDKA said Frazier was a finalist for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durand Johnson leaving Pitt's program after year on suspension

  Pittsburgh junior Durand Johnson is leaving the program after sitting out last season because of an NCAA suspension. The school said Tuesday that Johnson will not return in the fall. He had an unspecified NCAA suspension and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Coach Jamie Dixon said in a statement the Panthers will assist Johnson ''any way we can'' going forward. The...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh forward Durand Johnson leaving program

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh junior Durand Johnson is leaving the program after sitting out last season because of an NCAA suspension. The school said Tuesday that Johnson will not return in the fall. He had an unspecified NCAA suspension and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Coach Jamie Dixon said in a statement the Panthers will assist Johnson ''any way we can'' going...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's running back James Conner looks to catch more passes

PITTSBURGH (AP) Reigning ACC Player of the Year James Conner is hoping to do even more damage in 2015. The Pitt running back set a school record with 26 rushing touchdowns last season and his 1,765 yards rushing were the fourth-highest total in school history. Conner wants to expand his talents in another area after catching only five passes last season. Conner and offensive coordinator...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up On Recruiting Notes of Note

To the surprise of no one, Joseph Uchebo and Tyrone Haughton are not returning to the basketball team for 2015. Uchebo because he just cannot play because of his injury — though the official word has yet to me made presumably waiting until he graduates. Tyrone Haughton never made it off the bench. The JUCO transfer couldn’t show anything in practice to get playing time over a...
Via Pitt Blather
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Pitt DB Titus Howard transfers to Slippery Rock

Former Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back Titus Howard will resume his college career at the Division II level. According to Karlo Zovko of 247Sports.com, Howard will suit up for Slippery Rock (Pa.) in 2015. Howard chose Slippery Rock over potential top-tier suitors like UCLA and West Virginia. Titus Howard to Slippery Rock. Was considering Duquesne, YSU, UCLA, and WVU — Karlo...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

In-Between Practice Notes #4

In-Between Practice Notes #4 Pitt Spring Practice #4, March 21, 2015, Scrimmage Highlights Video: Saturday scrimmage highlight package Here some plays, and thoughts on them, that caught my eye as I watched the tape.  Some will be talked about by the coach and players in the interview below. Every time the #1 Offense was out there it was against the #1 Defense.  From watching the...
Via Pitt Blather
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Panthers Through Different Eyes

I’m not going to put much up this evening but want to direct your attention to some excellent pieces that Chris Dokish is posting up his on Blog Panther’s Prey. He’s now looking at and writing about the Panther’s offensive positions going into the fall camp, not spring practices, because he includes some recruits in the 2015 class.  At the end of each piece he rates the...
Via Pitt Blather
February 09, 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

College Basketball 2014-15: Pittsburgh Panthers Team Preview

It took Pittsburgh little time to make a resounding impression in its ACC debut. The Panthers opened with a 16–1 record, including 4–0...
Via Athlon Sports
October 22, 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 Cincinnati.com. 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

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
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh DL Aaron Donald Could Go As High As No. 6 Overall?

  Tony Pauline’s sources have informed him that Pittsburgh DL Aaron Donald could be draft as high as No. 6 overall by the Falcons, depending on what happens in the first five picks. According to Pauline, that in order for this scenario to play out the quarterback prospects would need to fall out of the top-five with the offensive tackle and pass rushing prospects coming off...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: JUCO PF Tyrone Haughton to Pittsbugh

The Pittsburgh Panthers landed the fourth member of their 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday, as 6′-9″ power forward Tyrone Haughton of Iowa Western CC (IA) announced his pledge. Haughton was originally headed to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks out of high school, prior to taking the junior college route. Presently, Haughton is averaging 3 points, 6 ...
Via Hoopniks
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald

Name: Aaron Donald Position: DT School: Pittsburgh Year: Senior Ht: 6’0” Wt: 288 2010 Stats: 8 Solo Tackles, 3 Assisted, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks, and 2 Pass Deflections 2011 Stats: 22 Solo Tackles, 25 Assisted, 16 TFL, 11 Sacks, 1 FF, and 4 Pass Deflection 2012 Stats: 42 Solo Tackles, 22 Assisted, 18.5 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 1 FF, and 2 Pass Deflections 2013 Stats: 43 Solo Tackles...
Via Standing O Sports
February 06, 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
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