Pittsburgh Rumors & News

  • Clairton's Titus Howard dismissed from Pitt football team

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Titus Howard's once-promising Pitt career ended Monday when coach Pat Narduzzi dismissed him for violation of team policy, school officials announced. Howard, a sophomore from Clairton, was suspended for the entire 2014 season by former coach Paul Chryst for disciplinary reasons. He remained..." February 25

  • Report: Tennessee QB Nathan Peterman will transfer to Pitt

    Yahoo! Sports "Pitt will reportedly add an SEC transfer to its quarterback depth chart. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, former Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman will join the Panthers as a graduate transfer and begin taking classes in May. Peterman spent the past three seasons with the Vols..." February 05

  • Tennessee QB considers transfer to Pitt

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When former Pitt player Chris McKillop learned his alma mater was entertaining Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman on Saturday, he immediately called his brother, Scott, a coaching assistant with the Panthers. “I told Scott, ‘If you guys get Nate Peterman, it would be a great add,' ” said..." February 01

  • ‘It’s either gonna be Rutgers or Temple’ for transferring Pitt WR

    College Football Talk "It appears a transferring Pittsburgh wide receiver has narrowed his choices for potential landing spots down to two. Just when he’ll whittle them down to one, though, remains to be seen. Late last week, Adonis Jennings announced via social media that he had decided to take his leave of the..." January 17

  • Sources: MSU coordinator Pat Narduzzi in talks to become next Pitt coach

    Yahoo! Sports "Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, sources told Yahoo Sports on Monday. Narduzzi had interviewed with both Pittsburgh and Colorado State within the last week, sources said. Narduzzi was the leading..." December 23

  • Pitt targeting Greg Schiano, per report

    Cardiac Hill "With news of Paul Chryst heading to Wisconsin to take the Badgers' job, we're quickly going to be moving into the land of coaching candidates for Pitt. First up? Greg Schiano, apparently. I don't fully know where I stand on this, but there are certainly worse candidates. I remember being..." December 17

  • Report: Paul Chryst to Wisconsin

    ESPN.com "Former Wisconsin assistant and current Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is poised to become the Badgers' new head coach, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday night, citing a source. Chryst would replace Gary Andersen, who left the Badgers earlier this week after two seasons to take the..." December 12

  • Pitt’s James Conner: from leading rusher to… pass-rusher?

    College Football Talk "If James Conner rushes for 199 yards in Week 8, he’ll surpass the legendary Tony Dorsett for the most rushing yards through seven games (1,072 in 1976) in the history of Pittsburgh football. It’s a different kind of rushing, though, that the running back continues to have his eye on. During..." October 14

  • Tyler Boyd sits out second half

    ESPN.com "Pittsburgh receiver Tyler Boyd dislocated a finger on his left hand against Delaware on Saturday and will not play in the second half, the school announced. Boyd, the team's leading receiver and punt returner, was hurt returning a punt in the second quarter." August 30

  • Pittsburgh names Chad Voytik starting quarterback

    CBSSports.com "Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst has named Chad Voytik the team's starting QB heading into the 2014 season, a source told CBSSports.com. The 6-1, 205-pound Voytik played in four games as a backup to Tom Savage last season, completing 6 of 11 passes for 116 yards. He played the second half of..." August 21

  • Pitt sophomore Coles leaves football team

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When sophomore cornerback Trenton Coles left the Pitt team Wednesday, it wasn't the first time the thought crossed his mind. Clairton coach Wayne Wade, who was an assistant there when Coles was in high school, said his former player was thinking about leaving this year after spring drills when..." August 21

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Pitt cornerback Titus Howard suspended for 2014 season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt sophomore cornerback Titus Howard was suspended for the entire 2014 season for disciplinary reasons, Panthers coach Paul Chryst announced today. Howard, a Clairton graduate, played in 11 games as a freshman last season, totaling 21 tackles and two pass breakups. He was projected as a..." August 03

  • Dana Holgorsen would like to see WVU, Pitt renew 'Backyard Brawl'

    CBSSports.com "Pitt 's in the ACC and playing eight conference games a year. West Virginia 's in the Big 12 and playing nine conference games a year. So the Panthers and Mountaineers agreeing to bring back the "Backyard Brawl" might not happen anytime soon no matter how much support the idea generates. But at..." July 23

  • Poteat comes full circle, will join Pitt as walk-on running back

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When running back Jameel Poteat visited Pitt with his Cincinnati teammates in 2011, something felt weird. “It felt like I was at home and I’m (playing) on the other side,” he said. Weirdness will be replaced by a familiar feel this year after Poteat said he will transfer to Pitt. He will sit..." April 30

  • Pitt cornerback Pitts sets tone during spring drills

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitt defensive coordinator Matt House called it a “pursuit drill,” with all 11 players chasing the ball carrier over 50 yards of turf. The objective: never give up, even when the task appears hopeless. During the second day of spring drills Tuesday — still without pads — rising junior..." March 19

  • Two Panthers happy to be out from under suspensions

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Before Pitt’s first spring practice Sunday, a somewhat unlikely pair of players high-fived and embraced. “Let ’em know, man,” wide receiver Ronald Jones said to defensive lineman Khaynin (K.K.) Mosley-Smith. “We’re back.” The pair, both redshirt juniors, spent all of 2013 on a season-long..." March 19

  • Shell quietly runs new objective at West Virginia

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It has been 11 months since Rushel Shell left Pitt's spring camp and seven months since he transferred across the Backyard Brawl battlefront to West Virginia, but Shell has yet to speak publicly on either event. That's unlikely to change soon, as West Virginia has kept this redshirt sophomore..." March 07

  • Former Pitt players meet NFL scouts, coaches at pro day

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Aaron Donald said he doesn't know if he will get invited to the NFL Draft on May 8 when he is expected to be among the first defensive players selected. But just like all other times in his life, he won't be caught unprepared. “I got a couple of suits ready,” he said. Donald concluded..." March 04

  • Ten former Pitt Panthers players participate in pro day workout

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt All-American defensive lineman Aaron Donald, one of the breakout stars at the recent NFL Scouting Combine, chose not to run the 40-yard dash at Pitt’s pro day workout Monday for NFL coaches and scouts in attendance. “I retired my 40 cleats,” Donald joked. After being timed at 4.68 in..." March 04

  • Pitt football cancels spring game

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitt coach Paul Chryst admits canceling the spring football game might seem “a little bit selfish.” But he values practice time over tradition, and the result this year is that Pitt won't conclude spring drills with an intrasquad game for the first time since the 1940s. “I never remember a..." February 28

  • ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019

    Charlotte Observer "The ACC’s football championship game will stay at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium at least through 2019, the league announced Monday. The six-year extension means Charlotte will host the game for 10 consecutive years. The ACC has played its title game in Charlotte the past four years,..." February 26

  • San Jose State football loses coach Greg Lewis to Pittsburgh

    San Jose Mercury News "San Jose State lost another assistant coach on Wednesday when the University of Pittsburgh announced it hired wide receivers coach Greg Lewis for the same position. Lewis was preparing to enter his second season on the Spartans' staff. This will be Lewis' third stop in three seasons in..." February 20

  • Altoona LB commits to Pitt for 2015

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitt received its third commitment from the WPIAL's Class of 2015 on Tuesday when Altoona junior linebacker Kevin Givens told coaches he plans to enroll next year. Altoona coach John Franco said Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan and Michigan State also have shown interest, but he added the..." February 19

  • Brooks Bollinger leaves Pitt staff, John Settle hired as RB coach

    CBSSports.com "Paul Chryst's staff has seen one name familiar to college football fans leave its ranks, only for another to sign up. The Panthers announced Friday that quarterbacks coach Brooks Bollinger, the former Wisconsin quarterback, has resigned to "pursue non-coaching opportunities." Chryst will take..." February 14

  • Pitt WR coach Bobby Engram taking job on Baltimore Ravens' staff

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitt wide receivers coach Bobby Engram is expected to take the same job with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Engram, one of the first assistants hired by coach Paul Chryst two years ago, is one of Pitt's top recruiters. He also coached Tyler..." February 07

  • Pitt signs new football class of 22 players

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It was hard for Pitt coach Paul Chryst to contain his excitement Wednesday at his national signing day news conference. So much so that he even noticed himself. "I've said 'excited' a lot," he joked about halfway through. "But I am." The cause of Chryst's excitement was the 22 high school..." February 07

  • Pitt signs all 23 targeted recruits on National Signing Day

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Finally, the Pitt football team belongs to Paul Chryst. The Panthers coach won't accept it, of course, humbly deferring ownership to his players. Yet, when Chryst received letters of intent from 23 recruits Wednesday, the roster included all but 16 players who have joined the team since he was..." February 06

  • Aaron Donald impresses at the Senior Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "In a year when the Senior Bowl is lacking in top-level talent, the best college player who chose to attend was Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who won the Outland Trophy as the best college lineman, the Lombardi Award as the best lineman or linebacker and the Bednarik and Nagurski awards..." January 25

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