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Pitt’s Amara offers Vision of hope

By Jerry DiPaola
Darkness blanketed the North Shore just before midnight, but Pitt freshman Patrick Amara and teammates Isaac Bennett and Kevin Weatherspoon walked the streets, looking to ...

Pitt notebook: Defense shows up in scrimmage
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney had no excuses for his unit Saturday after the second scrimmage of the spring. He just told the truth. “Our defense showed up and thumped us today,” he said. “They played with more energy throughout the whole day than we did. They came out with a ...
Pitt baseball enjoying rise in expectations
By John Harris
The Pitt baseball team is experiencing an unprecedented rise in expectations as the program continues to attract more talented players as a second-year ACC member. Unlike ...
Pitt adds quarterback recruit from Cincinnati
By Jerry DiPaola
Thomas MacVittie played wide receiver last season for Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, but his coach, John Rodenberg, said he would have started at quarterback for most of the teams on his schedule. Pitt’s coaches clearly agree. Pitt received its first commitment from a Class of 2016 quarterback Thursday when MacVittie ...
Howland: Pederson deserves more credit at Pitt
By John Harris
New Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said Friday former Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson never received proper credit for the Panthers’ move from the Big ...
Narduzzi set to begin more critical evaluations during Pitt football spring drills
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t wear a sinister smile when he sits down to evaluate practice video. He’s not hoping for players to make mistakes. ...
Pitt women’s basketball team excited for future
By Karen Price
The Pitt women’s basketball team could not have done what it did this season without its seniors, but neither could it have reached the second ...
Firm compiling list of candidates for Pitt AD position
By Jerry DiPaola
DHR International, the search firm helping Pitt find its next athletic director, is compiling a list of candidates and will present it to the 14-member search committee in early April, university spokesman Ken Service said. Service said there is no timetable for naming a replacement for former athletic director Steve Pederson, ...
Pitt heavily vested in linebackers’ progress
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi walked off the field Tuesday with a couple of visiting college coaches, who told him the intensity at practice was “unbelievable.” His ...
Pitt women fall short in upset bid against No. 2 seed Tennessee
By Karen Price
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — There was no stopping Brianna Kiesel on Monday night, but despite a massive effort by the senior in what would be her ...
Mississippi State hires former Pitt coach Howland
By The Associated Press
Mississippi State hired former Pitt and UCLA coach Ben Howland to lead its basketball program. The university announced Howland’s hiring Monday night. He will be ...
Season offers many teaching points for Pitt
By John Harris
We tried it your way, Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon told his team following a 60-54 loss to George Washington in a NIT first-round game. Now ...
Pitt lands Upper St. Clair tackle
By Jerry DiPaola
Upper St. Clair offensive lineman Brandon Ford could have waited several months before making a verbal commitment to college, perhaps attracting more offers in the process. But he didn’t want his future to get in the way of his present. That is why he called Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi on Sunday and ...
Pitt’s Welch dismissed from team
By Karen Price
Pitt sophomore guard Chelsea Welch is no longer with the team, coach Suzie McConnell-Serio confirmed Sunday. Welch, who was missing from the bench for Saturday’s first-round NCAA Tournament game, was dismissed following the Panthers’ loss to Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament for an unspecified violation of team rules. Welch ...
McConnell-Serio has Pitt women’s team believing
By Karen Price
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pitt point guard Brianna Kiesel said after her team’s first-round NCAA Tournament upset win over Chattanooga that if the Panthers were playing ...
Pitt women snap Chattanooga’s 25-game win streak in tourney opener
By Karen Price
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pitt embraced the underdog role for Saturday’s first-round NCAA Tournament game against Chattanooga, and it suited the Panthers well. No. 10 seed Pitt ...