Early in the season junior linebacker Shane Gordon lamented the lack of “assignment football” being play by Pitt’s defense. Now the Panthers know what their jobs are, and know they must finish the job against South Florida Saturday night to redefine their 2012 campaign.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Once again, the Panthers have to prove they can handle a potential NBA guard, and once again, they have to prove they can handle a zone defense. Which will be the more daunting task on Saturday night?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Panthers aren’t guaranteed a bowl game as they gear up for their Big East football farewell, but Saturday’s trip to South Florida might as well be one.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — With the regular season coming to and end on Saturday at South Florida it’s a time for all of the players to reflect upon the season, and, for the freshmen, to reflect upon the start of their collegiate careers.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Even as his fellow forwards muddled along against another zone defense, junior Lamar Patterson, once again, packed a much-needed offensive punch after a rather punch-less start to his season.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — After their trip to the Big Apple, zone defense should not be foreign to this Panther offense. However, it took some big minutes from their big men in the second half to win big Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Panthers showed a lot of character in last Saturday’s win over Oakland at the Petersen Center, but the only thing this opponent and their next one have in common is they play in the same state.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Sixth-year offensive lineman Chris Jacobson is no stranger to the pageantry of Senior Day, nor its importance to how another adverse season for the Panthers will end.
An influx of promising, albeit unproven, talent, could help provide that wake-up call. It has already re-energized the fan base. But how far can these Panthers prowl?
Not only has Pitt been on the mend from a metaphorical stab wound in South Bend, but the Panthers (1-3, 4-5) are heading to Rentschler Field, the scene of a couple of their most ignominious games since Connecticut joined the Big East for football.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — I don’t mean to make out Saturday’s soggy series of events to be anything more than what they produced: an impressive victory over an unimpressive opponent.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Now that the Panthers have passed the halfway point of the season, most are dealing with being just plain beat up after seven weeks of football. For sophomore linebacker Todd Thomas, the legs have taken the biggest beating.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Panthers lost two, won two, lost two, then got back on track with a win at Buffalo. So, if you believe in patterns, they’re due to claw back to the .500 mark […]
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Head coach Paul Chryst got what he ultimately wanted in Buffalo, but the Panthers still want more from their offense, and they could get some help this weekend.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Despite a rough start by the Panthers (0-3, 2-4), redshirt junior wide receiver Devin Street may be in the midst of his best season as Pitt’s 2012 campaign hits its midpoint.