Pittsburgh Rumors & News

  • James Conner receives clean scan before NFL Combine

    Larry Brown Sports "James Conner — and NFL teams interested in him — received good news on Thursday. The former Pitt fullback received a clean scan, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Conner announced in Dec. 2015 that he had been diagnoses with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He went through chemotherapy, completing the..." February 24

  • Jackson rushes Northwestern to win at Pinstripe Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Justin Jackson didn't realize he was closing in on the record for most yards rushing in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Nor did he care. Northwestern's junior running back ran for 224 yards, three shy of the record, leading the Wildcats to a 31-24 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers..." December 28

  • Graduate transfer QB Max Browne headed to Pitt

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "One day after losing its offensive coordinator, Pitt might have the next leader of its offense in place. No, not from the sideline, but on the field. Not a coach, but a quarterback. Max Browne, a graduate transfer from Pac-12 Conference power Southern California, announced Thursday afternoon on..." December 15

  • Pitt's Matt Canada nearing agreement to become LSU's offensive coordinator, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU is zeroing in on Pittsburgh's Matt Canada as its next offensive coordinator and an agreement could be reached as early as Tuesday, two sources with knowledge of the situation told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Monday night. Canada has emerged as the leading candidate and is scheduled to..." December 13

  • Pittsburgh star RB James Conner declares for NFL draft

    USA Today "Star Pittsburgh running back James Conner, who overcame Hodkgin's lymphoma to return to the field, will give up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Conner finishes his Panthers career with 3,701 yards on 660 carries for 52 touchdowns. Conner missed most of the 2015 season after..." December 10

  • Pittsburgh outlasts Syracuse in historic shootout

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Nathan Peterman threw four touchdown passes and rushed for another touchdown to lead Pittsburgh to a 76-61 win over Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. The contest marked the highest-scoring affair in Atlantic Coast Conference history with 137 points in a game. The fast-paced..." November 26

  • Peterman, Connor lead Pitt to rout of Duke

    The Sports Xchange "Nathan Peterman threw three touchdown passes and running back James Conner rushed for two touchdowns as Pittsburgh built off its major upset from a week earlier by whipping visiting Duke 56-14 on Saturday at Heinz Field The Panthers (7-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored two touchdowns..." November 19

  • Pitt shocks No. 2 Clemson on late FG

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Blewitt didn't blow it. Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt kicked a 48-yard field goal with six seconds remaining as the Panthers stunned No. 2 Clemson 43-42 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, knocking the Tigers from the ranks of the unbeaten and damaging their hopes for..." November 12

  • No. 25 Virginia Tech prevails with record 6 field goals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Imagine a team's quarterback throwing for a career-best 406 yards, and yet the star of the game is the kicker. That's what happened Thursday night when No. 25 Virginia Tech had trouble punching the ball into the end zone. Junior Joey Slye tied an ACC and Virginia Tech..." October 28

  • Pitt's 24-point surge sinks Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Pittsburgh kept pace in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division with a 45-31 win over division foe Virginia on Saturday at Scott Stadium. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Virginia (2-4, 1-1) after starting the season 0-3. After trailing..." October 15

  • 4-star Passaic Tech OT Carter Warren, Rutgers target, headed to the ACC

    Newark Star-Ledger "The long recruitment process has come to an end for Passaic Tech four-star recruit Carter Warren. And the touted offensive tackle is headed to the ACC. Moments ago, Warren announced on his Twitter page that he is headed to the University of Pittsburgh to play his college ball beginning next..." October 09

  • Pitt banks on Blewitt FG, beats Georgia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Chris Blewitt banked in a 31-yard field goal off the right upright on the final play after Pitt's defense came up with a fourth-down stop and the Panthers beat Georgia Tech 37-34 in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Blewitt's third field goal of the day was set up when Pitt stuffed Georgia Tech B-back..." October 08

  • Pitt holds off Marshall 43-27

    The Sports Xchange "Pittsburgh held off visiting Marshall 43-27 on Saturday after nearly blowing a 27-0 halftime lead. On third-and-3 at its own 46, Panthers quarterback Nathan Peterman clinched the victory with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Jester Weah with 1:04 remaining to make it 37-27. Weah finished with..." October 02