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Pitt Football Suspends Titus Howard For 2014 Season

Pitt football head coach Paul Chryst announced that sophomore defensive back Titus Howard has been suspended for the 2014 season.

93-7 The Fan–08/01/2014

Titus Howard, Tyler Boyd, Terrish Webb

Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Can ‘Terrific T’s’ Bring Magic To Pitt?

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Tick, tock, tick, tock…Tyler Boyd barely had anything left after a few hours under steady sun, but he had just enough to pull in the pass from Tom Savage, and get out of bounds before Father Time could punish them any further.

93-7 The Fan–08/28/2013

Trenton Coles

Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Coles Ready To Contribute At Corner

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Ask Clairton alumnus Trenton Coles if his Bears will continue their record winning streak this year, and he’ll respond with guarded optimism.

93-7 The Fan–08/26/2013

Shamarko Thomas

Rookie DB Thomas Tries To Outrun Steelers’ Receivers, Injury Bug

LATROBE, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — Timing is everything for Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas, who is still trying to work on his own timing, yet couldn’t have come at a better time, considering the […]

93-7 The Fan–08/07/2013

Footballs

“Mr. High School Sports” – Ohio State Taps Into WPIAL Pipeline Again

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The infamous events involving former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel that dissuaded some WPIAL youth from going there have not stopped the new regime under Urban Meyer from pursuing western PA talent, and the Buckeyes have added a significant name to their 2014 freshman class.

93-7 The Fan–07/30/2013

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Steelers Hall Of Fame Cornerback Jack Butler Dies

It’s a sad day in Steelers Nation. Steelers Hall of Fame defensive back Jack Butler died Saturday morning following a lengthy battle with a staph infection.

05/11/2013

Ryan Clark lines up against the Baltimore Ravens

Before Defending Redskins, Clark Defends Snyder

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Dan Snyder might be one of the more ridiculed owners in sports. His typically well-financed teams have underachieved significantly, so it stands to reason. But former Redskin and current Steelers defensive back Ryan Clark challenges conventional wisdom.

93-7 The Fan–10/26/2012

K'Waun Williams

Panther Hollow: Williams Contributing To Defensive Synergy

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Through two games Pitt’s defense looked lost. But now that group seems to have found its way, and the Panthers have gotten contributions from multiple sources en route to consecutive wins.

93-7 The Fan–10/02/2012

Ike Taylor

Taylor Will Beware And Be Wary Of Eagles’ Vick

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Defensively the Steelers were uncommonly bullied by Carson Palmer in a Week 3 upset at Oakland. If there were ever a test of their resilience, it’s coming to Heinz Field this weekend.

93-7 The Fan–10/02/2012

Ryan Mundy, Darrius Heyward-Bey

Steelers DB Mundy Moves On From Injurious Hit

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has been released from a local hospital, which has given peace of mind to the player who unintentionally put him there. Steelers defensive back […]

93-7 The Fan–09/26/2012

DeMarcus Van Dyke

New Steeler Van Dyke Eager For Week 3 Homecoming

The Steelers needed free agent defensive back DeMarcus Van Dyke last Sunday. But few realize it, including the Oakland Raiders, who cut the 2011 draftee in the off-season.

93-7 The Fan–09/21/2012

Ryan Clark

No Polamalu No Problem For Steelers’ Secondary

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — One thing most impressive about the effort by the Steelers in a 27-10 thumping of the New York Jets was the fact it came without arguably the Steelers’ two best defenders.

93-7 The Fan–09/17/2012

Ryan Mundy, Eric Decker

Steelers DB Mundy Ready To Handle Clark’s Duties

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — With safety Ryan Clark out for Sunday’s season-opener in Denver because of his sickle cell trait, his job in Week 1 belongs to Woodland Hills product Ryan Mundy, a stalwart in Dick LeBeau’s nickel defense.

93-7 The Fan–09/06/2012

Lafayette Pitts

Panther Hollow: Woodland Hills Product Confident In Pitt’s Defense

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Redshirt freshman defensive back Lafayette Pitts is one of a number of young Panthers ready to contribute to a defense that already boasted strong leadership.

93-7 The Fan–08/31/2012

Cullen Christian

Pitt DB Christian Tries To Make Smooth Transition

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It’s not easy for a young defensive back to make an impact on a team that has such intense intra-squad competition at that spot, but after a year of playing in a high-profile environment like the one at Michigan, Cullen Christian feels up for the challenge.

93-7 The Fan–08/24/2012

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