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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: Tom Savage QB Pittsburgh

Tom Savage QB PittsburghMeasurables: 6'4 228 lbs 31 5/8" arms 9 5/8" handsTesting Results: 4.97 40 yard dash, 27" vertical, 105" broad jump, 4.36 20 yard shuttle, 7.33 3 cone drillScouting Notes: Started his career at Rutgers and enjoyed an outstanding season as a true freshmen setting Big East freshmen passing records for yardage and touchdowns and being...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's Chryst keeping close eye on quarterbacks

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is taking a hands-on approach with quarterbacks Chad Voytik and Trey Anderson.
Via FOXSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Win 10th In A Row in 12-2 Blowout Of Pittsburgh

By Austin Sapin One of the biggest aspects in sports is momentum, and right now the Miami Hurricanes have all the momentum in the world, dominating the Pittsburgh Panthers 12-2, for their 10th straight win. Canes ace, Chris Diaz (6-0), provided another dominant performance going 6.0+ innings, striking out a career high-tying 10 batters and allowing only six hits and two runs.  After...
Via CaneInsider
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys draft series: Why Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald makes sense at No. 16

After yet another 8-8 season that fell short of expectations, the Cowboys aim to improve their roster through the draft. With the 16th pick, the team hopes to select a player who will be an immediate contributor and help the Cowboys for years to come. Here is a look one of five prospects who may make sense for Dallas: Aaron Donald Position: Defensive Tackle School: Pittsburgh Height...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Donald Scouting Report

Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh #87 Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 285 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: Donald gets the most out of his small frame and works hard to do so, but how much more does he have to give? The biggest concern with Donald is that he’s already...
Via DraftAce
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect more of the 'same' from Pitt basketball in 2014-15

On Monday, Jim wrote a nice breakdown of Pitt's freshmen while looking ahead to next season. With all of the moving parts, I think this year ultimately had to be considered a success for the Panthers' basketball team. The team won 26 games, competed well in the ACC, an not only made the NCAA Tournament, but won a game in the process. All in all, not bad for a team that was...
Via SCACC Hoops
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Pitt basketball freshmen take a big step forward in 2014-15?

Can Pitt's promising group of freshmen take the "next step" ? Pitt is coming off a good, but not great season. The Panthers won 26 games, participated in the NCAA tournament for the 12th time in 13 years, and transitioned from the Big East to the ACC with a 5th place finish. All of those were positive signs. The negative signs were more of a "what could have been...
Via SCACC Hoops
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt cornerback Pitts sets tone during spring drills

Pitt defensive coordinator Matt House called it a “pursuit drill,” with all 11 players chasing the ball carrier over 50 yards of turf. The objective: never give up, even when the task appears hopeless. During the second day of spring drills Tuesday — still without pads — rising junior cornerback Lafayette Pitts set the tone. Later, House enjoyed talking about it. “It...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Pittsburgh Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Pittsburgh Panthers were given a 9-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Jamie Dixon and hail from the ACC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Colorado in Orlando on Thursday. Why: Pitt finished with an 11-7 record in the ACC, good enough for...
Via College Spun
March 16, 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

Ten former Pitt Panthers players participate in pro day workout

Pitt All-American defensive lineman Aaron Donald, one of the breakout stars at the recent NFL Scouting Combine, chose not to run the 40-yard dash at Pitt’s pro day workout Monday for NFL coaches and scouts in attendance. “I retired my 40 cleats,” Donald joked. After being timed at 4.68 in the 40 and bench pressing 225 pounds 35 times at the combine in Indianapolis, there...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Zanna's bad ankle gave glimpse at glaring issue

Forgive Jamie Dixon if Pitt's season flashed before his eyes when Talib Zanna collapsed on the court. A hush fell over Petersen Events Center on Sunday when Zanna twisted his left ankle against Virginia. Pitt already had lost one key contributor when sophomore swingman Durand Johnson suffered a season-ending knee injury Jan. 11. The Panthers can ill afford to lose Zanna, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 07, 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

Three Pittsburgh Panthers football players suspended after being arrested for drug paraphernalia

Three members of the Pittsburgh Panthers football team were arrested late Thursday night for use or possession of drug paraphernalia.As if that alone wasn't enough, the three players have since been suspended from the program indefinitely. These players include linebacker Eric Williams, tight end Andrew Carswell, and defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith.From CBS Pittsburgh...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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