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Georgia Tech runs all over mistake-prone Pitt

By Jerry DiPaola 12:14 a.m.
College football historians will marvel at Pitt’s ball-handling debacle during Saturday’s 56-28 loss to Georgia Tech. And well they should. But that’s not to forgive …

Starkey: Chryst missed his only shot
By Joe Starkey 12:43 a.m.
Wearing their old-school “script” helmets Saturday, the Pitt Panthers undoubtedly hoped to evoke memories of the first Johnny Majors era, the glorious one that featured …
Pitt notebook: Conner quietly surpasses 1,000 yards rushing
By Jerry DiPaola 12:43 a.m.
James Conner on Saturday became the 13th running back in Pitt history to surpass 1,000 yards rushing, but hardly anyone knew or cared after the …
Script is it: Classic Pitt helmet design to return
By Jerry DiPaola
Worn by Tony Dorsett when he won the Heisman Trophy and Dan Marino when he set passing records, the Pitt script is coming back. The …
Pitt puts focus to test in jumbled ACC Coastal race
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt may play more important games than its encounter Saturday with Georgia Tech at Heinz Field. But the best way for the rest of the …
House has Pitt defense trending in right direction
By Jerry DiPaola
Only two years and two months ago, you could walk past the Pitt defensive coordinator’s office, peer through the window and see a well-used sleeping …
3 Pitt football recruits plan to enroll early
By Jerry DiPaola
Three members of Pitt’s 2015 recruiting class, including four-star cornerback Jordan Whitehead of Central Valley, have signed nonbinding financial aid papers with the university and plan to enroll in January. The others are defensive back Malik Henderson of Hallandale Beach, Fla., and quarterback Alex Hornibrook of Malvern Prep, a private …
Pitt offense eyes healthy balance
By Jerry DiPaola
At first, Chad Voytik was insulted when Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s less-than-flattering assessment of the Pitt offense was relayed to him. Then he thought …
Notre Dame leads powerhouses in ACC; Pitt women picked 14th
By The Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The ACC looks a lot different in women’s basketball these days — especially at the top. Two of the top three teams …
Injured Pitt center Rowell plays well-rounded role on campus
By Jerry DiPaola
Before that fateful night in Chestnut Hill, Mass., Artie Rowell never had heard that terrifying pop coming from his left knee. But he knew what it meant. “There is that feeling and that sound,” he said. His left hand instinctively patted the knee as pain shot through it while he …
Discipline Pitt’s only option against Georgia Tech
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Paul Chryst is trying to build a football program based on discipline, trust and accountability. One game won’t constitute a referendum on those …
Pitt notebook: Chryst didn’t lobby to keep Watt at tight end
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Paul Chryst was too busy preparing for Georgia Tech to meet with three of his former players who were in Pittsburgh on Monday …
All signs positive for Pitt junior forward Johnson
By John Harris
In his first three minutes of live action, Pitt junior forward Durand Johnson buried a 3-point jumper, fed sophomore forward Michael Young for a nifty assist and picked up a foul applying tight defense against sophomore forward Jamel Artis. Johnson is indeed back, displaying fluid movement and no signs of …
Pitt’s defense has not rested in post-Donald era
By Jerry DiPaola
When someone suggested that sophomore defensive backs Reggie Mitchell and Terrish Webb played perhaps their best game of the season against Virginia Tech, Pitt coach …
Pitt’s Dixon expecting more from point guard Robinson
By John Harris
Point guard James Robinson eagerly described his coming-out performance in Pitt’s 80-75 victory over North Carolina at last year’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals. “I had open …
Pitt bounces back with win over Virginia Tech
By Jerry DiPaola
When the quarterback throws, runs and catches, the only thing left for the running back to do is score touchdowns. That’s pretty much what happened …