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Bill Hillgrove

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Known to Pitt fans nationwide as the “Voice of the Panthers,” Bill Hillgrove handles football play-by-play duties.

Hillgrove has a long association with the Panthers and Pittsburgh sports scene.

Prior to taking over as the play-by-play man for Pitt football, Hillgrove served as the Panthers’ color analyst from 1970-73.

He has also served as the play-by-play man for Pitt basketball broadcasts since 1969.

A popular and well-known Pittsburgh sports personality, Hillgrove has long been a Pitt ambassador of good will.

In 2007 he was honored with the prestigious Chris Schenkel Award for excellence in college football broadcasting.

Hillgrove has also been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ play-by-play announcer since 1995.