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Pitt, McConnell-Serio agree to new contract through 2020-21 season

By Karen Price 8:45 p.m.
Four months after leading the Pitt women’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament, coach Suzie McConnell-Serio received a contract extension that will keep her at …

Pitt’s Blair faces court date on DUI charge
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt football player Rori Blair, who was charged with DUI, speeding, careless and reckless driving, and failure to wear a seat belt, will have a preliminary hearing Aug. 25 in Pittsburgh Municipal Court. Blair, a sophomore defensive end from Upper St. Clair, was driving 117 mph across the Fort Pitt Bridge ...
Pitt wide receiver Boyd gets probation for DUI charge
By Adam Brandolph
Pitt star wide receiver Tyler Boyd will enter a probation program for nonviolent, first-time offenders for driving under the influence, a judge said Friday. Common Pleas ...
Panthers freshmen give back, visit Mel Blount Youth Home
By Jerry DiPaola
Tre Tipton was in the middle of his first interview as a Pitt freshman when TiAnda Blount walked up to him and, without saying a ...
Preseason honors piling up for former Pitt tackle Bisnowaty
By Marty Stewart
Pitt’s Adam Bisnowaty is anxiously awaiting the start of the football season. “I’m optimistic,” said Bisnowaty, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound left tackle and 2012 Fox Chapel graduate. ...
Akron defensive lineman Hargrove commits to Pitt
By Jerry DiPaola
Bryce Hargrove had a good feeling when he crossed the finish line, and the first face he saw belonged to Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi. He had finished running the 40-yard dash at Pitt’s camp this summer, and Narduzzi was holding a stopwatch. “He stopped the watch and had a big grin on ...
Pitt RB Conner top vote-getter on preseason All-ACC team
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt running back James Conner was the top vote-getter in balloting for the preseason All-ACC team, released Thursday by conference officials. He was joined by ...
New football coach Narduzzi is learning, along with Pitt players
By Jerry DiPaola
PINEHURST, N.C. — Tucked into the bottom floor of the Carolina Hotel and meeting the assembled ACC media for the first time as Pitt’s coach, ...
Starkey: Boyd, Blair punishments are Narduzzi’s first big call
By Joe Starkey
In the wake of star receiver Tyler Boyd’s DUI arrest last month, Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi wondered if he could have done something more ...
Pitt football notebook: Boyd returns from monthlong suspension
By Jerry DiPaola
PINEHURST, N.C. — Pitt All-ACC wide receiver Tyler Boyd was suspended from all team activities for a month after his DUI arrest in June, but ...
Pitt player charged with driving under the influence of drugs
By Staff Reports
A Pitt football player was charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Police said Rori Blair, a sophomore defensive end who overcame the effects of ...
Last year’s meltdowns still fresh for Pitt DT Render, add incentive
By Jerry DiPaola
PINEHURST, N.C. — Sometimes, Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render just wants to close his eyes while walking through the hotel hallways here at the Pinehurst ...
ACC notebook: Pitt receiver Boyd apologizes to team
By Jerry DiPaola
PINEHURST, N.C. — Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd told his teammates he’s sorry for his DUI arrest last month, and he hasn’t missed a workout, meeting or film study session while facing the charges, running back James Conner said Monday. “Tyler came in and apologized to the team,” Conner said while ...
Former Pitt secondary coach sues over firing
By Tribune-Review
Former University of Pittsburgh secondary coach Troy Douglas said in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that the university violated his two-year football coaching contract when it fired him a year into the contract. Former head football coach Paul Chryst recruited him from Iowa State in 2014. His contract wasn’t contingent on ...
Pitt running back Conner focused on team goals in 2015
By Jerry DiPaola
His head held high, Pitt’s James Conner walked with purposeful strides across the stage on the night he was celebrated as 2014 ACC Player of ...
Pitt’s Young welcomes return to power forward
By John Harris
Junior Michael Young, who led Pitt in rebounding and was second in scoring as the starting center last season, said returning to power forward will ...