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Former Pitt QB Ben DiNucci possibly heading to James Madison

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

Former Pitt quarterback Ben DiNucci, who last week announced he was transferring, appears to be getting ready to enroll at James Madison.

Late Tuesday afternoon, DiNucci tweeted #GoDukes. Dukes is the nickname of two prominent FCS programs — Duquesne and James Madison. Duquesne coach Jerry Schmitt said it's not his team.

DiNucci added a Twitter profile photo of the James Madison logo to his account.

Ben DiNucci's Twitter profile photo.

 

If he enrolls at James Madison, DiNucci will be joining a team that played in two consecutive FCS championship games. James Madison, the defending champion, will play North Dakota State on Jan. 6 in the FCS title game.

DiNucci, a Pine-Richland graduate, started six games for Pitt this season before he was replaced by freshman Kenny Pickett, who led the Panthers to an upset of Miami in the regular-season finale.

DiNucci, who played this season as a redshirt sophomore, will have two years of eligibility and won't have to sit out a season because he's dropping down in classification.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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