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ACC announces Pitt’s opponents for next 2 seasons; Powell signs with Dukes

By Staff Reports
Pitt’s second season in the ACC features the first visit to Petersen Events Center by North Carolina, which hasn’t played a game on Pitt’s campus since 1971, as well as home games against former Big East foes Louisville and Syracuse. The conference announced its opponents and game sites for the …

Former Pitt football player gets 1-2 years for bank robbery
By Adam Brandolph
A former University of Pittsburgh football player will serve one to two years in jail for pleading guilty in Allegheny County court on Tuesday to robbing a bank in Greenfield. Jovani Chappel, 26, of Hazelwood agreed to the sentence, which will be followed by three years of probation. Prosecutors said …
OLSH guard Johnson signs with Pitt; Rohrssen officially leaving for UK
By Kevin Gorman
On a day when Pitt lost its ace recruiter, the Panthers surprised by adding a WPIAL star. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart senior Cameron …
Donald turns down New York invite for NFL Draft
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt All-American Aaron Donald spent three weeks deciding how to respond to his invitation to the NFL Draft next month. He even prayed about it. In the end, he thought it’s best that he respectfully decline and stay home, his mother Anita Goggins said Friday. She said Donald, a projected …
Panthers pulling weight for new strength coach
By Jerry Dipaola
Somewhere in a long forgotten corner of the University of Wisconsin weight room are the testaments to Ross Kolodziej’s hard work. Plaques that signify his weightlifting, agility and 40-yard dash prowess — he set a lifting record for Wisconsin defensive players in the squat (675 pounds), for example — are …
Former Pitt captain Cavanaugh blazes trail as entrepreneur
By Bob Cohn
Pat Cavanaugh said he once peddled so many shoes door to door that a company vice president sent him a letter asking if he wanted …
Pitt wraps up spring football practice with closeness, competition
By Jerry Dipaola
The Pitt football team has holes to fill in the starting lineup, lessons young players still haven’t learned and a rebuilt reputation that sits shakily atop a bowl victory against Bowling Green. Or, as coach Paul Chryst put it: “I see some things going the right way, but you still …
Pitt displays football program for fans as spring practice closes
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt defensive coordinator Matt House was leaving the team’s South Side practice facility Sunday after he and several colleagues had explained their jobs to some …
Pitt QBs show they can adapt to change
By Jerry Dipaola
Three years ago, Trey Anderson was making plans to attend Tyler Junior College in his native Texas. It made sense. In 2010, he was an …
Players, coaches laud changes in makeup of Pitt roster under Chryst
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt coach Paul Chryst and his staff have pulled weeds and planted seeds, and as Chryst approaches the end of his third spring, the program …
Pitt football notebook: Bennett to undergo shoulder surgery
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt running back Isaac Bennett’s sprained left shoulder is worse than the original diagnosis, and he will have surgery next week, coach Paul Chryst said. …
Injuries provide Pitt RB Ibrahim an opportunity to impress
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt football practice resumes Thursday, with coach Paul Chryst hitting the home stretch of spring drills while keeping a watchful eye on the injury list. …
Spring game still big deal for many college football programs
By Chris Adamski
In February, Pitt coach Paul Chryst canceled the annual spring football game, halting a tradition that goes back further than anyone can remember. Meanwhile, the …
Pitt running back calls pain in his sprained left knee a ‘minor setback’
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt running back James Conner, wearing a brace on his sprained left knee, met Pitt great Dan Marino on Saturday night at the Central Catholic …
Pitt cornerback likes Panthers’ change to press coverage
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt junior cornerback Lafayette Pitts has much to prove after an unremarkable sophomore season, but he appears well eqiupped for the job. So far, he …