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Friday August 29 2014
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A quick glimpse at the 2014 Pitt football teams reveals some major red flags. A veteran quarterback and the program's all-time leading wide receiver have departed for the NFL.

The most decorated defensive player in the nation in 2013, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, is one of seven 2013 starters (including injured defensive end Ejuan Proce) who won’t be back in this fall.

08/06/2014 - 15:42
Tony DeFazio
Paul Chryst sat at a table in Greensboro, North Carolina, answering questions from the media. The third-year Pitt head coach was certainly anxious to wrap up the interview session and catch his plane back to Pittsburgh, but he was also at ease.

Chryst answered the questions thoughtfully, cracking self-deprecating jokes and even peppering his comments with some colorful language.

08/05/2014 - 14:57
Tony DeFazio
Paul Chryst replaced Todd Graham as Pitt’s head coach in 2012. After a 6-7 season in his first year, the Panthers took a small step forward with a 7-6 record last season.

The former Wisconsin offensive coordinator is a plain spoken football coach without a lot of flair, distinguishing himself from his predecessor in a lot of ways.

08/05/2014 - 14:34
Tony DeFazio
Former Pitt quarterback Tyler Palko isn't playing football anymore, but he's still leading his team.

Tyler Palko was a leader from the moment he picked up a football while watching his father coach at West Allegheny High School.

06/28/2014 - 20:28
Julia Kramer
Pitt and Penn State were fairly well-represented in last month’s NFL Draft, with each school sending three players into the league via the annual draft. The western Pennsylvania region also saw three players selected.

The first local player taken was no surprise, as Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald went 13th overall to the St. Louis Rams.

06/06/2014 - 11:44
Tony DeFazio
So far, Paul Chryst’s first full batch of recruits as the head coach of the University of Pittsburgh has been an impressive one.

Sporting immediate impact players like wide receiver Tyler Boyd, running backs James Conner and Rachid Ibrahim, tight end Scott Orndoff, offensive lineman Dorian Johnson, and defensive backs Titus

05/25/2014 - 16:12
Dan Sostek
Street and Urschel also selected as well as Bloomsburg linebacker

Penn State defensive tackle Daquan Jones and Pitt quarterback Tom Savage were fourth round selections in the 2014 NFL Draft.

05/10/2014 - 20:59
Tony DeFazio
Steelers look for receivers and corners, local players play the waiting game

The Steelers main needs heading into this draft were along the defensive line, cornerback, wide receiver and linebacker depth.

05/10/2014 - 10:50
Tony DeFazio
Following one of the most dominant seasons by a defensive tackle in college football history, Pitt’s Aaron Donald was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams with the 13th overall pick.

Donald becomes the 25th player in Pitt history to be a first-round NFL Draft selection.

05/08/2014 - 22:55
PSR Staff
Only a couple dozen potential NFL draftees are invited to New York’s Radio City Music Hall for the league’s annual draft. These players are among football’s best young talents: Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney, Aaron Donald, Tom Savage…

Yes, that Tom Savage.

05/05/2014 - 20:56
Ryan Bertonaschi
Paul Chryst sat at a table in Greensboro, North Carolina, answering questions from the media. The third-year Pitt head coach was certainly anxious to wrap up the interview session and catch his plane back to Pittsburgh, but he was also at ease.
Editor's DeskFeature OnePitt Football
Greg Perry is quite familiar with Quaker Valley. He shared conferences and coached against them in his 20 years at Seton-La Salle. This time though, Perry will coach against Quaker Valley while roaming the sidelines for a different school in his opening game.
Feature TwoHigh SchoolTop Story
After a perfect regular season record, a trip to the WPIAL Quad-A Quarterfinals and an overall mark of 10-1, the McKeesport Tigers will be looking to open their 2014 season at home with a win against fellow Foothills Conference foe Connellsville.
Feature ThreeHigh SchoolTop Story
When Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis June 10, he made an immediate impact, going on a 14-game hitting streak and adding a consistent bat at the top of the lineup.
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With a brand new playoff system in place this season, it doesn't matter who finishes No. 1 at the end of the regular season -- the top four teams will meet in a two-round tournament to decide the national champion.
Custom 1NationalTop Story
A quick glimpse at the 2014 Pitt football teams reveals some major red flags. A veteran quarterback and the program's all-time leading wide receiver have departed for the NFL.
Custom 2Pitt FootballTop Story
After 45 years of one head coach and two more of another, a different figure will be pacing up and down the sidelines at Beaver Stadium this season.
Custom 3Penn StateTop Story
The last two years have not been what WVU football fans were expecting. Ever since the Mountaineers made the switch to the Big 12, their success has slowly dwindled.
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