Narduzzi players learning to appreciate Pitt history
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Narduzzi players learning to appreciate Pitt history

Blewiit overcomes surname to lift Panthers past Syracuse

Photo: Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman.

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi may want to add a photo of place-kicker Chris Blewitt to the schools’ special teams meeting room after his 25-yard field goal as time expired lifted Panthers to a 23-20 win over Syracuse Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

One of Narduzzi’s first moves this year upon taking over the Panthers’ up-and-down-and-middle of the road program the past couple of generations was to reconnect with the school’s proud history

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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