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Former Penn Hills star is a finalist for several national awards next week

PITTSBURGH-Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the national leader in tackles for loss, has been selected the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year by

12/04/2013 - 22:02
PSR Staff
Miami scored on their first four drives of the game and cruised to a 41-31 victory over Pitt in the regular season finale at Heinz Field on Friday. Isaac Bennett rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers.

Things began ominously for the Panthers when Lafayette Pitts fumbled the opening kick, giving Miami the ball at the Pitt 35.

11/29/2013 - 19:56
Tony DeFazio
The Pitt Panthers, fresh off clinching bowl-eligibility with a 17-16 win over the Syracuse Orange a week ago, host the Miami Hurricanes at home in their season finale.

The Panthers can finish their first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a .500 record in conference play by beating the Hurricanes on Saturday.

11/27/2013 - 20:06
Taylor Skaggs
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald was absolutely dominant, blocking an extra point and adding a sack and three tackles for loss to lead Pitt to a 17-16 win over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, locking up a bowl berth for the Panthers.

The Panthers (6-5) came up with a late defensive stop to seal the victory, as Syracuse’s final pass fell incomplete on 4th down from the Pitt 36.

11/23/2013 - 18:02
Taylor Skaggs
After a valiant comeback effort fell short against North Carolina, the Pitt football team is not dwelling on what could have been, as the quest for a sixth win and bowl eligibility hangs on their final two games.

The first chance comes Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Syracuse, N.Y., where the Panthers face a familiar foe in the Orange.

11/22/2013 - 11:31
Tyler Pecyna
Tom Savage passed for 313 yards and two touchdowns as Pitt clawed back from a 27-3 second half deficit to tie the game at 27, but a Ryan Switzer 61-yard punt return for a touchdown—his second of the game—lifted North Carolina to a 34-27 win over the Panthers at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be.

11/16/2013 - 17:42
Anthony Jaskulski
Fresh off a big victory over Notre Dame, the Pitt Panthers meet the North Carolina Tar Heels at Heinz Field on Saturday looking to clinch bowl-eligibility with their sixth win of the season.

Carolina, winners of three straight, has righted the ship after starting the season 1-5. Only one of those victories, however, has come against a team with a winning record (Boston College).

11/14/2013 - 11:28
Taylor Skaggs
Junior safety forced three turnovers in Pitt's victory over Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH—Pitt junior safety Ray Vinopal has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week for his performance in the Panthers’ 28-21 win over nationally ran

11/11/2013 - 23:31
PSR Staff
Ray Vinopal intercepted two passes and forced a fumble, Tom Savage threw two touchdown passes to Devin Street, and Pitt upset Notre Dame 28-21 in front of a full house at Heinz Field Saturday night.

It’s an upset in the eyes of the nation. To Panther fans, however it’s about time.

11/10/2013 - 02:29
Anthony Jaskulski
Saturday night’s prime time matchup between Pitt and Notre Dame will be a showcase of two teams riding streaks.

For the Panthers, who have lost two straight games on the football field, this week’s showdown will be about both putting an end to the four-week stretch of victories by the Fighting Irish and righ

11/07/2013 - 22:03
Cody Benjamin
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In June, George Blanda—along with the late Johnny Unitas and living legends Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly—will be honored in Pittsburgh.
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Francisco Liriano is the Pirates’ Opening Day starter this year, but he is not an Ace. Gerrit Cole will start game 2 of 162, but, despite the expectations that surround the former first-overall pick, he is not an Ace, either.
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George Blanda was a pro football player for 26 seasons, longer than anyone who ever played. The Youngwood native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a quarterback and kicker in 1981.
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The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.
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It's no secret that the Steelers need help in the defensive secondary and at outside linebacker, but there are also needs elsewhere. Here's a breakdown of the team’s potential targets in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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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.
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Prospects are constantly moving up and down teams' draft boards as players visit and work out for teams during the month of April. Two quarterbacks and two receivers make up four of PSR's top five players available.
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While the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens are coming off playoff appearances and look to fill specific needs in this month's draft, the Browns are once again in need of help all over the roster, particularly on offense.
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