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The Steve Pederson era at Pitt is over. After the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic director position sat vacant for more than three months, Pitt plucked Scott Barnes from Utah State to replace Pederson.

Barnes takes over a solid department that for decades has never been able to rise above mediocrity. What needs to be done to get Pitt Athletics to that coveted “next level?”

05/13/2015 - 11:25
Tony DeFazio
Former Utah State AD tabbed to fill position at the University of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH—Scott Barnes has been named the new athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

04/24/2015 - 14:12
PSR Staff
Quarterback Chad Voytik threw for 177 yards and one touchdown to lead Larry Fitzgerald’s Blue Team past Aaron Donald’s Gold Team by the score of 17-10 on Saturday in the 2015 Blue-Gold Spring Game.

“The number one thing is that we came out of this game healthy,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said. “Tyler Boyd and James Conner came in a little banged up, but got the reps in early.

04/18/2015 - 18:43
PSR Staff
West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.

FIRST ROUND POTENTIAL
Kevin White, WR, WVU (6-3, 215)

04/11/2015 - 16:45
Tony DeFazio
It's time for Pitt to welcome a new football season, and for the fourth time in six springs, there's a new coach at the helm. Pat Narduzzi will oversee his first practices as head coach next week.

Here are four issues Narduzzi and his staff will be focused on once spring drills get underway.

03/13/2015 - 19:23
Tony DeFazio
The Class of 2015: PSR Top 25. Headlined by Central Valley playmaker Jordan Whitehead, Pennsylvania's Class of 2015 have made plans to attend 13 different programs.

It was a banner recruiting year, at least on paper, for Penn State coach James Franklin. Ten of PSR's top 25 seniors are headed to Penn State.

02/03/2015 - 18:50
Tony DeFazio
When Pat Narduzzi took over the Pitt football program, the buzz that appeared to be lost after several mediocre seasons appeared to be restored.

A talkative, scrappy looking son-of-a-coach from Youngstown preached toughness, stability and defense to a choir of fans that desperately needed to hear it.

02/03/2015 - 12:19
Mark Powell
Jordan Whitehead is a very big deal for Pitt football. The Central Valley cornerback, who committed to Pitt in October, is the No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania by and a consensus four-star recruit.

So it would also be a very big deal if Pitt were to lose him.

01/23/2015 - 19:34
Mike Tony
Linebackers coach Harley also added to football staff

PITTSBURGH--University of Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi announced two more staff appointments today, adding Jim Chaney as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Rob

01/16/2015 - 11:32
PSR Staff
New Pitt coach begins to assemble staff

PITTSBURGH—Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi announced the hiring of three coaches and an operations director to his staff today. The appointments include:

01/09/2015 - 19:21
PSR Staff
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