Pass first Pitt? Panthers believe the big play is back

Football 04/13/19, 16:29

Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett took the snap, looked to his right and heaved the ball toward the corner of the end zone. When wide receiver Tre Tipton outwrestled a teammate for a 22-yard touchdown, Pickett and Tipton reunited at the goal line and celebrated with an intricate and deftly executed ...

Pitt turns to Whipple to revitalize passing attack

Football 02/07/19, 01:58

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's biggest coup during the offseason might not be the any of the players who signed letters of intent to join the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, but a 61-year-old passing game guru with a reputation as a quarterback whisperer.Welcome back to Pittsburgh, Mark Whipple.More than a ...

Scarlett scores both TDs, Stanford tops Pitt 14-13 Sun Bowl

Football 12/31/18, 18:05

Cameron Scarlett scored on a 1-yard run and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a second score to lead Stanford to a 14-13 victory against Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl on Monday.The Cardinal (9-4) finished on a four-game winning streak, much the same way they did two years ...

Stanford still wants to run sans Love in Sun Bowl vs Pitt

Football 12/30/18, 20:20

Even without Bryce Love, Stanford plans to stick with the running game in the Sun Bowl against Pittsburgh.Because the Panthers (7-6) are powered by the first pair of 1,000-yard rushers in school history, coach Pat Narduzzi figures Monday's meeting against the Cardinal (8-4) will be something of an oddity in ...

ACC Mismatch?: Pitt hopes to challenge No. 2 Clemson

Football 11/25/18, 17:43

Neither Clemson coach Dabo Swinney nor Pitt's Pat Narduzzi sees the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game as a looming blowout, no matter how many others do.The second-ranked Tigers (CFP No. 2) come in on a major roll, the ACC Atlantic champions capping their second 12-0 season since 2015 with a ...

No. 24 Pitt heads to Miami, tuning up for ACC title game

Football 11/23/18, 10:51

In the final Miami home game of the season, Hurricane fans will get to watch the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division champions.They just won't be cheering for them.Fortunes for Pitt and Miami have reversed in the last 12 months. The Panthers and Hurricanes are meeting in a regular-season finale for ...

Resilient Pitt takes unlikely path to ACC Coastal title

Football 11/19/18, 18:07

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi insists he wasn't making some sort of bold prediction. That he wasn't guaranteeing anything when he told fans at a kickoff luncheon on the eve of the regular season to clear their schedule for a trip to Charlotte for the Atlantic Coast Conference title game on ...

Pitt visits Wake looking to clinch spot in ACC title game

Football 11/16/18, 12:36

Pittsburgh spoiled a conference rival's special season a year ago. The Panthers don't want Wake Forest to do the same thing to them.Pitt will clinch its first appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a win over the Demon Deacons on Saturday.But the Panthers (6-4, 5-1) are on ...

1st-place Pitt? Resilient Panthers lead ACC Coastal Division

Football 11/05/18, 17:24

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi didn't throw the ACC Coastal Division standings up on the wall during his team's annual Sunday night meeting.There was no need. Narduzzi is well aware his players know where the Panthers (5-4, 4-1 ACC) sit heading into Saturday's visit from Virginia Tech (4-4, 3-2): in first ...

Book, Boykin bailout No. 5 Notre Dame in 19-14 win vs Pitt

Football 10/13/18, 18:22

Ian Book threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin with 5:43 remaining and No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh 19-14 on Saturday.The Fighting Irish are 7-0 for the first time since 2012, the year they went to the BCS title game, ...

Pitt faces tall task against No. 5 Notre Dame’s ‘Sequoias’

Football 10/12/18, 04:03

Wide receiver Miles Boykin is usually the tallest guy in a classroom at Notre Dame. The Irish offensive huddle is another matter."Once we had Chase (Claypool), Cole (Kmet), Alizé (Mack) and me, and I'm the smallest receiver out there on the field," said the 6-foot-4, 228-pound senior wideout, one of ...

Pitt survives delay, rallies past Syracuse 44-37 in overtime

Football 10/06/18, 19:03

The ultimate path of their team's uneven season potentially hanging in the balance, Pittsburgh senior running backs Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall made a request to head coach Pat Narduzzi as the clock wound down against Syracuse on Saturday."We asked for the game to be on our backs," Ollison said. ...

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