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Pitt’s Aaron Donald won the 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation’s top college football lineman or linebacker on Wednesday night.

Donald, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, also claimed the Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s best defensive player on Monday.

12/11/2013 - 23:29
PSR Staff
Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been named the winner of the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, annually presented to the “nation’s most outstanding defensive player” by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America.

CHARLOTTE, NC - The announcement was made at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet on Monday evening at the Charlotte Westin Hotel.

12/09/2013 - 23:55
PSR Staff
Todd Graham has guided his Arizona State Sun Devils to the Pac-12 Championship Game, where they will face Stanford in a battle for a Rose Bowl berth.

The former Pitt coach never actually sat down with PSR’s Anthony Jaskulski to talk about his new career in Tempe. But if he did, we imagine it might have gone like this...

12/05/2013 - 21:54
Anthony Jaskulski
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
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After a slow start to the recruiting season, things have picked up for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.
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In 2001, advanced statistics innovator Bill James released The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, an updated version of his original one thousand-page baseball opus released in 1985.
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Bob Huggins is heading into his ninth season as the head coach at West Virginia and his 30th season as a Division I head coach.
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