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Pitt star running back Conner remains grounded despite success

By Jerry DiPaola 11:37 p.m.
Something was broken in Kelly Patterson’s house. Something always was broken. Coffee tables. Lamps. A futon once. Her four boys wrestled and played football with ...

College football preview: ACC
By Tribune-Review 11:27 p.m.
Clemson, Ga. Tech ride their QBs Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson is so good he didn’t even have to play a full season last ...
Despite being suspended, Boyd still making contributions for Pitt
By Jerry DiPaola
Preseason All-American wide receiver Tyler Boyd isn’t shy about discussing the one-game suspension he will serve next Saturday when Pitt opens its season against Youngstown ...
Pitt freshman O’Neill eats up switch to tackle
By Jerry DiPaola
There was a time this summer when Pitt offensive tackle Brian O’Neill’s alarm clock went off at 3:30 every morning. Yet, he knew he still ...
Pitt’s Narduzzi names 4 captains
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi revealed the team’s co-captains for the 2015 season Friday at the annual Kickoff Luncheon at Westin Convention Center. The co-captains, all seniors, were named through a vote of their teammates, Narduzzi said. They are center Artie Rowell, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, defensive tackle Darryl Render and tight end ...
Pitt junior RB Ibrahim out for season with Achilles injury
By Jerry DiPaola
One minute, Pitt running back Rachid Ibrahim was, in his coach’s words, “choked up” when he heard the news that his left Achilles tendon was ...
Woodland Hills pipeline a great fit for Pitt defense this season
By Jerry DiPaola
Woodland Hills football coach George Novak is a frequent visitor to the University of Pittsburgh. Games, practices, meetings with coaches. Novak tries to attend as ...
Pitt’s run-stuffing defensive line all ready to make a stand
By Jerry DiPaola
On days when the sun is hot, the offensive linemen are especially resistant and the coaches are barking, Pitt defensive tackles K.K. Mosley-Smith and Tyrique ...
Reports: Pitt’s Newkirk transferring to Indiana
By Staff Report
Pitt sophomore guard Josh Newkirk will transfer to Indiana, according to multiple reports Sunday. The Panthers announced Aug. 9 that Newkirk would transfer closer to ...
Pitt notebook: Narduzzi says NFL scouts like winners
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is not fond of talking about the possibility of his two junior stars, running back James Conner and wide receiver Tyler Boyd, leaving early for the NFL after the season. “I’m trying not to think about it a whole bunch,” he said. “Those guys have two years ...
For freshman safety Whitehead, a role reversal at Pitt
By Jerry DiPaola
The playbook is thicker and more complicated. The opposing players are bigger, faster and nastier. Coaches are less patient. No one knows better than Pitt ...
Pitt notebook: Offense starts slowly in final live training camp scrimmage
By Jerry DiPaola
The sun was shining on the South Side on Saturday during Pitt’s final live scrimmage of training camp, but offensive coordinator Jim Chaney couldn’t fully enjoy it. “You guys go enjoy the afternoon,” he told reporters after the defense had prevailed over Chaney’s offense. “I’m going up to my dark room.” Through ...
Position switches no problem for tight-knit Pitt line
By Jerry DiPaola
Redshirt freshman Alex Bookser has done almost everything required of him during the first two weeks of Pitt training camp. He’s played tackle and guard ...
Freshman Henderson to see time in slot this season
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt freshman receiver Quadree Henderson has found a home in the slot and will play this season, he said Friday, citing a conversation he had with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. “Every time we’re walking off the field, I walk next to him,” Henderson said. “He tells me, ‘Learn all the wide ...
Pitt’s crop of cornerbacks are set for bump-and-run scheme
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt sophomore cornerback Avonte Maddox stands only 5-foot-9, which may present some challenges to the defensive coaching staff this season. What if the wide receiver lining ...
Voytik settling in as starting quarterback for Pitt football team
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt’s depth chart at quarterback needs less clarification than almost any other area of the team. Chad Voytik ended last season as the starter, seized ...