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Narduzzi enters third phase at Pitt

Narduzzi enters third phase at Pitt

Pat Narduzzi opens spring football with a new boss. Pitt introduced Heather Lyke on Monday as the Panthers’ new athletic director. That can be problematic for a football coach.Athletic directors tend to like to have their own pick manning the primary revenue sport of an athletic...

Pitt playing like a Narduzzi defense

Pitt playing like a Narduzzi defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price tilted his head back and broke into a hearty chuckle over the latest story he was told about the passion of Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi.Price was seated at a table in a conference room for the ACC Kickoff media days last week...

Pitt eager to renew Penn State rivarly

Pitt eager to renew Penn State rivarly

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman grew up a Florida Gators fan in Jacksonville, Fla., well-versed in college football rivalries.There was no escaping the famed Florida-Georgia rivalry played annually in his hometown as a neutral site. Florida also played...

Pitt can improve without matching last year

Pitt can improve without matching last year

Enthusiasm abounds over Pitt football as a new season approaches under second-year coach Pat Narduzzi. And it’s for good reason.One point is experience with 16 returning starters, including senior quarterback Nathan Peterman. A veteran QB is always a good starting point, and he...

Narduzzi established footprint for Pitt future

Narduzzi established footprint for Pitt future

Pitt football finished 8-5 and out of the Top 25 rankings.The Panthers didn’t earn even one vote among “others” in the AP or USA Today polls. Schools such as Western Kentucky, Washington State, Toledo, Appalachian State, Temple and Georgia Southern gained votes to make the list....

Navy responds to Niumatalolo presence on sideline

Navy responds to Niumatalolo presence on sideline

Navy’s 44-28 win over Pitt was another NCAA record-setting day for quarterback Keenan Reynolds and a school record 11th victory this year, but there was a more significant takeaway from the Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumann.That was Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo’s presence...

Pittsburgh separates from Duke with physical play

Pittsburgh separates from Duke with physical play

Pittsburgh’s dominating second half to beat Duke 31-13 sent more than a lone message addressed to the Blue Devils.First-year coach Pat Narduzzi’s Panthers also sent a statement to the rest of the Coastal and maybe the ACC as a whole. Just wait until Narduzzi has his own players...

Narduzzi players learning to appreciate Pitt history

Narduzzi players learning to appreciate Pitt history

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...

Pitt slowly becoming a contender in ACC Coastal

Pitt slowly becoming a contender in ACC Coastal

Pittsburgh is now the Virginia state champion. The Panthers have beaten Virginia Tech and Virginia in back-to-back weekends.That, of course, is not enough to make for a successful season. But slowly – it’s too soon to say surely – first-year Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has...

Pat Narduzzi finds Big Ten fit with Pitt

Pat Narduzzi finds Big Ten fit with Pitt

Former Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi felt close to his roots when he was named the Pitt’s new head coach in late December, recruited in the winter and ran his team through spring drills. Now summer is turning to fall camps. And when the Atlantic Coast...