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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 …
Pitt running back Conner leaves practice with injured knee
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt running backs James Conner and Isaac Bennett will miss the final five practices of the spring session because of injuries suffered Friday, the university announced via social media. Conner, a rising sophomore, sprained his left knee, while Bennett, a senior, sprained his left shoulder, the team posted on Twitter. …
Pitt baseball braces for top-ranked Virginia
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt baseball coach Joe Jordano spent several minutes talking to his team Tuesday night after a 6-4 loss to West Virginia. He wasn’t pleased. A day later, he went beyond displeased after losing 7-6 to a Youngstown State team that has lost 17 of 21 games. “To say the least, …
Johnson’s move to guard assisted by Pitt coaches, teammates
By Jerry Dipaola
A year ago, Dorian Johnson hadn’t graduated from high school. Yes, he had a football scholarship to Pitt and an apparent bright future. But who …
Ex-Pitt player, assistant Antigua introduced as South Florida’s coach
By Joey Johnston
TAMPA, Fla. — Orlando Antigua, making a pit stop during his road to the Final Four, reached a career pinnacle Tuesday when he was introduced …
Pitt’s Conner is hard runner with a soft side
By Jerry Dipaola
Anyone who has watched the sun set over Lake Erie can attest to its beauty. Two years ago, 15-year-old Meghan Gallagher couldn’t see it from …
Pitt football notebook: Panthers center sharpens his skills
By Jerry Dipaola
When Pitt junior center Artie Rowell watches video of a game or practice, he can see what he did wrong by stopping the tape with …