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Pitt Dominates Wake Forest, North Carolina Up Next
March 14, 2014
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Pitt Dominates Wake Forest, North Carolina Up Next

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Jamie Dixon doesn’t know whether a 29-point victory over Wake Forest in Pitt’s inaugural ACC Tournament game or 24 victories, half of them in the ACC, will get his Panthers into the NCAA Tournament. Nor does the Pitt coach care. What Dixon does know and care about is that his Panthers are...

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Pitt Wins Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
December 27, 2013
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Pitt Wins Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Thanks to injuries and absences, Pitt turned its lineup inside-out Thursday night in a 30-27 victory over MAC champion Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field. Kicker Chris Blewitt, one of four freshmen who stepped up in crucial situations, recorded the decisive points with a 39-yard field goal with 1:17...

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Pittsburgh Panthers beats Notre Dame
November 10, 2013
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Pittsburgh Panthers beats Notre Dame

Pitt and Notre Dame swung between euphoria and despair Saturday night at Heinz Field. How appropriate, then, that safety Ray Vinopal and running back James Conner, who have experienced an up-and-down season, made the decisive plays in Pitt’s 28-21 victory before a standing-room-only crowd of 65,500. Vinopal intercepted...

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Pitt Panthers Will Find Spots for Freshman Tackle Johnson
September 17, 2013
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Pitt Panthers Will Find Spots for Freshman Tackle Johnson

Freshman Dorian Johnson remains the backup to T.J. Clemmings at right tackle, but he lost his redshirt Saturday when Pitt Panthers coach Paul Chryst used him as a blocker in some short-yardage plays. Chryst said Johnson, a prized recruit from Belle Vernon, is ready and will be used in other ways throughout the season....

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Pitt Basketball Lands Detrick Mostella
July 04, 2013
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Pitt Basketball Lands Detrick Mostella

Detrick Mostella knew the moment he walked onto Pitt’s campus that he could see himself spending his college basketball career playing at Petersen Events Center. Once Jamie Dixon told him that the only thing the Panthers were missing was a shooting guard, Mostella was sold on Pitt. Mostella made a verbal commitment to...

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Jamie Dixon Doesn’t Think Pitt Basketball has a Problem
April 08, 2013
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Jamie Dixon Doesn’t Think Pitt Basketball has a Problem

Pitt basketball fans are preparing to panic now that Steven Adams declared for the NBA Draft and the Panthers are left with only one returning player taller than 6-foot-6. Down on Jamie Dixon? Don’t be. The Pitt coach was unflappable in addressing Adams’ decision and the transfer of Trey Zeigler, which reduced the...

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Pittsburgh Panthers Blocking Rushel Shell Transfer
April 07, 2013
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Pittsburgh Panthers Blocking Rushel Shell Transfer

Pittsburgh Panthers Blocking Rushel Shell Transfer The Pittsburgh Panthers are blocking former running back Rushel Shell from transferring to Arizona and Arizona State, sources close to the situation told the Tribune-Review on Friday. When Shell decided to transfer, he submitted to Pitt officials a list of four possible...

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Pitt Defense to Rely on Back-up Plan
March 31, 2013
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Pitt Defense to Rely on Back-up Plan

A few days after he was named Pitt’s defensive coordinator, Matt House sat down with a reporter to discuss his new job. Clearly, he had a plan. He was pleased with the nine returning starters but not entirely satisfied. To get the most from those 45 scholarships the school has handed out to defensive players, House...

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Pitt Tackle Bisnowaty Eats Up Competition
March 24, 2013
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Pitt Tackle Bisnowaty Eats Up Competition

When Adam Bisnowaty arrived at Pitt last year, he needed some polish. The technique required to survive on a collegiate offensive line – plus the playbook and coaches’ expectations – were more complex than anything he encountered at Fox Chapel Area High School. Yet, those aspects of the game were the least of...

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Another Early Exit for Pitt
March 22, 2013
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Another Early Exit for Pitt

SALT LAKE CITY – Dante Taylor’s swollen right eye was sewn by stitches. Lamar Patterson’s small bandage only partially covered the scratch beneath his right eye. J.J. Moore’s bottom lip was bloody. James Robinson sobbed uncontrollably while slumped against his locker. Steven Adams choked back tears. The...

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