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Pitt: Conner, Boyd headline five players to watch in 2015

Pat Narduzzi brings a celebrated defensive resume to Pitt, but there's little star power on that side of the ball for the Panthers in his first season. If the program's fifth coach in five years is going to give the Panthers their second winning season since 2010, it's going to hinge heavily on two dynamic offensive players. FIVE TO WATCH IN 2015 1. James Conner, RB, Jr. Seventh...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prospect primer: James Conner | RB | Pittsburgh

Despite being lightly recruited and being listed as a defensive end by some recruiting services, James Conner burst onto the season as a big, bruising running back as a true freshman in 2013. He shared the backfield with Isaac Bennett two years ago but still managed to be a productive running back and capped off his first collegiate year by being named the Little Caesar’s Bowl...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt star receiver Boyd sentenced to probation for DUI

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd entered a first-time offenders program Friday following his arrest for driving under the influence last month. Allegheny County Common Pleas judge Robert Gallo also ordered Boyd's driver's license suspended for 90 days and required Boyd to complete a safe driving program. Boyd can ask Gallo to expunge the DUI charge against him...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt WR Tyler Boyd gets probation on DUI charge

The saga of Pitt Panthers star wideout Tyler Boyd has come to an end, as a judge sentenced him to probation earlier today. Boyd was charged with DUI and will now enter a program for “non-violent first time offenders,” as was reported by Adam Brandolph of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Boyd will be on probation for a year and will also have to take safe driving classes. His license...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Pittsburgh coach files federal lawsuit over firing

The Pittsburgh Panthers seem to have gotten themselves into a bit of a situation when it comes to a former assistant coach of theirs. It was announced Thursday that former secondary coach Troy Douglas has filed a federal lawsuit against the team following his firing. College Football Talk reported that Douglas, who left Iowa to follow Paul Chryst in early 2014, was fired after Chryst...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt DE charged with DUI after driving well over speed limit

It’s no secret that college athletes often find themselves in trouble, but Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Rori Blair just raised the bar in that department. As was reported by Liz Navratil of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Blair was charged with DUI in March after being stopped for driving 117 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer who stopped him “detected a strong odor of...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi says no decision made on WR Tyler Boyd

Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi told reporters that no decision has been made regarding the future of suspended wide receiver Tyler Boyd. ESPN’s Andrea Adelson reported the story. Pat Narduzzi said Tyler Boyd was suspended from team activities for about a month after DUI arrest. No decision yet on further discipline. — Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) July 21, 2015...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Whitehead: Safety?

Chris Peak recently tweeted out that Pitt’s top incoming freshman, Jordan Whitehead, will start his career at safety. It’s an unexpected twist for Whitehead, whom many believed would compete to start at CB. With Reggie Mitchell viewed as a leader on the defense, this puts Whitehead in competition with Terrish Webb, Jevonte Pitts, and Patrick Amara for the other safety position...
Via Pitt Blather
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back at Looking Forward

With the predictions we talked about in the comments in our last article I thought it would be fun to look back at this time three years ago and remind us all of what predictions we  made prior to the 2012 season getting underway. This three year old article, “2102 Season Predictions”, posted in the last week of August 2012, offered five questions for the readers to respond...
Via Pitt Blather
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Historical QB Recruiting – Not So Sad; Part 2

Yesterday we looked at the four of the last ten QB recruits we have landed and it wasn’t that pretty.  Today we’ll look at the last six QBs and because they are more recent, less Pat Bostick in ’07, we’ll probably remember more of what they did or failed to do for the team. Remember we are looking at recruits and not transfers or walk-ons and the scores awarded are based...
Via Pitt Blather
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaryd Jones-Smith Out For the Year

Well this was a bummer of a press release. Pitt sophomore tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith, expected to contend for a starting position on the Panthers’ offensive line, will miss the 2015 season due to a right knee injury. Jones Smith (Voorhees, N.J./West Catholic [Pa.]) sustained the injury during an offseason conditioning session. He was a significant member of Pitt’s offensive front...
Via Pitt Blather
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

YSU – BoGo and Academics

PITT is pulling out all the stops to make sure there is an actual full house at Heinz Field… you know, where there are actual humans sitting in the seats… for the season opener against Youngstown State at 1:00 on September 5th.  Here is their flyer sent out to offer existing PITT fans, and those who want to become PITT fans, for buy one – get one tickets.  You can buy up...
Via Pitt Blather
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Panthers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Another year. Another coach for Pittsburgh football. The Panthers got three full seasons out of Paul Chryst before he returned to Wisconsin, but...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kickoff time announced for Pitt-Iowa game on Sept. 19

Pittsburgh's game at Iowa on Sept. 19 will kick off at 8 p.m. and will be televised on the Big Ten Network, the university announced on Friday. The Iowa game is the third on Pittsburgh's 2015 schedule, but it's the first clash of the season with an official kick-off time.Last year, the Hawkeyes visited Pittsburgh and squeezed out a 24-20 victory over the Panthers. Will Pitt avenge...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 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

Report: Pittsburgh T T.J. Clemmings Dealing With Stress Fracture In Foot

For most of the offseason, it was believed that Pittsburgh tackle T.J. Clemmings would be a first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, but over the course of the last few weeks, it seems as though his proper place resides in the second round. On Friday, at appears as though Clemmings has more bad news […] Report: Pittsburgh T T.J. Clemmings Dealing With Stress Fracture In Foot...
Via Steelers Depot
April 24, 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
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