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Friday October 31 2014
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets strolled into Heinz Field and destroyed the Pitt Panthers on homecoming. The Jackets scored eight touchdowns as they buried Pitt 56-28 Saturday afternoon.

Pitt’s fourth ACC game began in about the worst way possible. The Panthers lost five fumbles in the first quarter, tying the FBS record for most fumbles lost in a quarter.

10/25/2014 - 21:13
Anthony Mendicino
Former Pitt QB Tom Savage settling in with the Texans

Former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage realized his dream of playing in the NFL when the Houston Texans chose him with the 35th pick of the fourth round (135th overall) of last year’s NFL draft.

10/21/2014 - 01:17
Steve Flinn
The defense dominated early, Chad Voytik ran for 118 yards and Pitt snapped a three-game losing skid with a 21-16 win over Virginia Tech at Heinz Field Thursday night.

The Pitt Panthers outplayed their ACC counterpart Virginia Tech on Thursday night in a 21-16 victory, breaking their three-game losing streak in the process.

10/16/2014 - 23:53
Mark Powell
Akron's Conor Hundley rushed for 148 yards, Cody Grice scored two touchdowns and the Zips defense shut down the Pitt running game as Akron upset the Panthers 21-10 at Heinz Field.

The Akron defense held Pitt's rushing game to 129 yards and kept star running back James Conner under 100 yards for the first time in five games.

09/27/2014 - 17:58
Tony DeFazio
Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard rallied Iowa in the second half and the Hawkeyes came back from 10 points down to beat Pitt 24-20 at Heinz Field on Saturday afternoon.

PITTSBURGH – Iowa backup quarterback CJ Beathard replaced starter Jake Rudock in the second half and led the Hawkeyes to three consecutive scores in the second half as Io

09/20/2014 - 15:51
Tony DeFazio
ESPN NFL Analyst Louis Riddick spent 12 years as an NFL Scout and Personnel Director with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. The Quakertown, PA, native and Pitt graduate played six seasons as a defensive back in the NFL with the Falcons, Browns and Raiders.

Drafted in the ninth-round by the San Francisco 49ers in 1991, Riddick went on to play 94 games in the league and recorded an interception in a 1994 Browns playoff win over the New England Patr

09/15/2014 - 14:11
Tony DeFazio
James Conner ran for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns, Chad Voytik added 126 rushing yards and Pitt overcame a mistake-filled first quarter to beat Florida International 42-25 on Saturday.

Conner’s output gave him 544 rushing yards on the year, breaking Tony Dorsett’s school record for most rushing yards in the first three games of a season.

09/13/2014 - 16:41
Anthony Mendicino
Former Pitt standout Jabaal Sheard is in his fourth year with the Browns

PITTSBURGH - After a stellar career at Pitt from 2007 to 2010, defensive end Jabaal Sheard was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round in 2011.

09/07/2014 - 17:49
Steve Flinn
James Conner rumbled for 214 rushing yards, Tyler Boyd added a pair of touchdowns and Pitt whipped ACC foe Boston College 30-20 in Chestnut Hill.

Conner led Pitt to their first conference win of the 2014 season running strong behind a dominant offensive line as the Panthers rolled over the Boston College Eagles under the lights on Friday nig

09/06/2014 - 00:30
Anthony Mendicino
James Conner rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries as Pitt scored six first-half touchdowns and cruised to a 62-0 blowout victory over Delaware Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

PITTSBURGH – James Conner rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries as Pitt scored six first-half touchdowns and cruised to a 62-0 victory over Delaware on Saturd

08/30/2014 - 14:57
Tony DeFazio
Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.
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Milan Smith scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and Penn Hills forced a late Woodland Hills turnover as the Indians topped the Wolverines 22-15.
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Bethel Park running back Alex Minton ran for 170 yards and two scored to lead the Black Hawks over Baldwin 26-13.
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New coaches, an infusion of younger players, a goalie entering a contract year, the makeover of Kris Letang... here are four storylines to follow as the Penguins start the 2014-15 season.
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There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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