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Pitt players support Rudolph for job

By Jerry DiPaola
Seated in chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s first-floor office inside the Cathedral of Learning, Pitt players Chad Voytik and Artie Rowell started their closing arguments. Accompanied by teammates ...

Pitt football fights to overcome steppingstone status
By Jerry DiPaola
Stored in old boxes in Darren Rovell’s home are several sports magazines from the 1970s and ’80s. Rovell, a sports business analyst for ESPN who makes his living studying the health and wealth of athletic programs, occasionally leafs through them. He notices a common theme. “It’s amazing how many times (Pitt football) ...
Starkey: Chryst a miserable failure at Pitt
By Joe Starkey
Not to be lost amid the upheaval in the Pitt athletic department: Paul Chryst did a lousy job here. Astoundingly, Chryst, upon his departure, ...
Pitt survives Oakland’s upset bid with overtime victory
By John Harris
It was another victory — a season-high fourth in a row — but that doesn’t mean Pitt coach Jamie Dixon was overjoyed with Saturday’s 81-77 ...
Pitt’s acting athletic director is deft facilitator
By Bill West
Pitt entrusted a man with considerable knowledge of ailment remedies to lead its athletics department through this period of discomfort. Randy Juhl, 66, owner of ...
Pitt: Football coach hire comes 1st, athletic director 2nd
By Jerry DiPaola
Football comes first at Pitt, at least in terms of the two key vacancies at the top of the athletic department. Acting athletic director Randy Juhl said the university will hire a football coach to replace Paul Chryst before naming its next AD. “We’ve turned our attention to looking for and wanting ...
Position move fits Pitt sophomore Artis
By John Harris
Senior Cameron Wright attempted to describe teammate Jamel Artis’ game in superlatives after Pitt’s 65-56 victory over Manhattan on Wednesday. Artis, a sophomore, led the ...
Michigan State defensive coordinator a Pitt coaching candidate
By Jerry DiPaola
Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is a candidate to become the next football coach at Pitt, a source close to the search told Trib ...
Analysis: Misunderstood Chryst served Pitt well
By Jerry DiPaola
One look told the story of Paul Chryst’s time at Pitt. Two years ago last month, the football came off Panthers kicker Kevin Harper’s foot ...
Pitt offensive coordinator Rudolph still focused on Panthers
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt holds practice almost every day in preparation for its bowl game. There is a game plan to formulate, an opponent to dissect, travel plans ...
Time is of essence for Pitt in finding football coach, athletic director
By John Harris
Bill Carr isn’t working with Pitt in its search for an athletic director and football coach. If he were, he would present specific questions for chancellor Patrick Gallagher. Carr runs Carr Sports Consulting, a Florida-based search firm targeting college administrators, athletic directors and coaches. “If we had the honor of ...
Rossi: Brawl for ADs between Pitt and WVU
By Rob Rossi
As a Pittsburgh-born West Virginia graduate, I’ll take a Backyard Brawl however I can get it. On a football field is preferable. But if the ...
Assistant at Duke eyes Pitt football job
By Jerry DiPaola
Job candidates, their agents and school administrators are reluctant to talk about the coaching vacancy at Pitt, but Duke assistant head coach John Latina has nothing to hide. He said he wants the job. Latina, a New Castle graduate who was Eli Manning’s offensive coordinator at Ole Miss, said he ...
Pederson’s 2nd tenure as Pitt AD comes to abrupt end
By Joe Rutter
On a day when Pitt formally lost its football coach, it surprisingly also lost its athletic director. Steve Pederson’s second tenure running the athletic department ended ...
Many Pitt fans endorse move to oust Pederson as athletic director
By Bill West
Fans who left Petersen Events Center on Wednesday night following the men’s basketball game wearing their Pitt pride on their sleeve left no doubt about their endorsement of the university’s decision to dismiss athletic director Steve Pederson. “He had it coming,” said Drew Sansonetti, 21, of Imperial. “He just hasn’t ...
Chryst returns home, named football coach at Wisconsin
By Jerry DiPaola
When Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez asked Paul Chryst if he was ready to coach the school’s football team, the answer was a decided yes. “I’m ...