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Pitt’s 2015 schedule includes 5 road games in 1st 7 games

By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt will play five of its first seven games of the 2015 season away from Heinz Field, the ACC announced Thursday when it released its conference schedule. The first game for coach Pat Narduzzi will be Sept. 5 against Youngstown State before the Panthers play three road games in a …

Dixon vows to fix Pitt’s long-distance dilemma
By John Harris
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Pitt coach Jamie Dixon attempted to put on a happy face as he searched for positives in the aftermath of a shocking ...
Former WPIAL diving champ finds success at Pitt
By Karen Kadilak
After transferring from Florida State University, Pine-Richland graduate Dominic Giordano is off to an impressive start as a diver on the Pitt men’s swimming and ...
Panthers drop heartbreaker in overtime to Virginia Tech
By John Harris
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech hadn’t won in January and opened 0-6 in the ACC. Pitt was reeling from a two-game losing streak when the ...
Pitt adds Texas wide receiver as 16th commitment to Class of 2015
By Jerry DiPaola
Coach Chris Melson is proud of the legacy of wide receivers at his school, the aptly named Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. He thinks Pitt might have snared the best of the bunch. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi added the 16th member of his Class of 2015 on Tuesday when Legacy’s Gentry ...
Pine-Richland’s DiNucci to Pitt; Kittanning’s Bowers opts for PSU
By Jerry DiPaola
Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci came home from school Monday afternoon, sat down with his parents, swallowed hard and said, “I want to do this.” ...
Gorman: Not just a no-brainer for Pine-Richland’s DiNucci
By Kevin Gorman
Ben DiNucci had to pick between playing football at Pitt or Penn, between the FBS Power 5 and Ivy League. For major-college football fans, that appeared to be a no-brainer. The same for those in academia. Penn’s Wharton School is the nation’s top business school and Pitt’s Katz 52nd, according to ...
Pitt expecting to see zone defense on the road against Virginia Tech
By John Harris
When Pitt faces Virginia Tech on Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum, the Panthers will attempt to snap a two-game losing streak in the most difficult ...
Pitt suffers loss at home in first ACC meeting against Louisville
By John Harris
Jamie Dixon and Rick Pitino go way back from their days as Big East combatants. They have been coaching rivals for years and know plenty ...
Pitt notebook: Pitino: This year’s Pitt team not as talented as past years
By John Harris
Louisville’s Rick Pitino joined a growing number of opposing coaches to suggest that this year’s Pitt team isn’t as talented as in previous seasons. “Don’t take ...
Pitt coach Narduzzi adds N.J. linebacker recruit
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi continued to work on his future defensive lineup when he received a verbal commitment Sunday from outside linebacker Saleem Brightwell of Paramus, N.J. Brightwell (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) is the fifth member of the Class of 2015 to commit to Pitt since Narduzzi was hired Dec. 26. All ...
Central Catholic’s Petrishen says he enjoys hectic recruiting process
By Jerry DiPaola
Sometimes, Central Catholic’s John Petrishen just wants to get away from the rest of the world. “I lock myself in my room, turn my phone off ...
Pitt, Louisville square off after unusually long layoffs
By John Harris
For Pitt, the recent five-day layoff was its longest hiatus since a six-day break in late December. For No. 10 Louisville, the layoff was even longer: ...
Tough times are in past for Pitt senior guard Kiesel
By Karen Price
One of the worst games Brianna Kiesel can remember playing was not the Pitt women’s basketball team’s 120-44 loss to Notre Dame in February 2012. ...
Pitt women’s basketball team upends Boston College
By Karen Price
The Pitt women’s basketball team overcame cold shooting and a second-half deficit to beat Boston College, 78-70, on Saturday at Petersen Events Center. The Panthers ...
Juco center Nix looks to fill void at Pitt
By John Harris
Help could be on the way when junior-college transfer Rozelle Nix arrives at Pitt next season, filling a void in the middle. Lack of size at ...