Panther Hollow: Young Defense Tries To Make More Strides In Bowl Game(93-7 THE FAN) -- Once again, there was a coaching change at Pitt right before this year's BBVA Compass Bowl, but this time it wasn't the one everyone dreaded, and it doesn't look like it's crushed the spirit of a defense that played spirited football at season's end.
No. 24 Pitt Falls To No. 14 Cincinnati, 70-61PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pitt coach Jamie Dixon believes his team has the toughness required to get the program back to its usual spot among the Big East's elite. He might be right, but No. 14 Cincinnati gave the 24th-ranked Panthers a glimpse at how large the gap remains.
Panther Hollow: Pitt Ready To Turn Calendar Page Against UCPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — What a difference one calendar year has made for No. 24 Pitt, which opens Big East play against No. 8 Cincinnati Monday at noon at The Pete.
Non-Conference Win Streak Reaches 8 For PittPITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh closed its non-conference schedule, and coach Jamie Dixon earned his 250th career victory with a 59-43 win over Kennesaw State on Sunday.
Pitt Bound For 3rd Straight Compass Bowl, Will Face Ole MissBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Pittsburgh is making its third straight trip to the BBVA Compass Bowl, facing a resurgent Mississippi team.
Panther Hollow: Test Of Character Begins Now For DefensePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Pitt's feast-or-famine defense trended back in the direction of famine Saturday, giving away a 21-14 lead to No. 18 Louisville as morning gave way to afternoon at Heinz Field.
Pitt Vs. Syracuse PreviewSYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The Orange (1-3, 0-0 Big East) will have to overcome a team that's won the last seven games in the long series, and the Panthers (2-2, 0-1 Big East) have been purring of late.
Panther Hollow: Healthy Saddler Ready To Resume RivalryPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Fifth-year senior Cam Saddler has been full of excitement this week in preparation for resuming Big East play at Syracuse on Friday. That's because, although he missed last year's meeting due to injury, he knows what to expect from the Orange.
Panther Hollow: Sunseri Ready To Make Noise Of His OwnPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Big East play finally resumes for the Panthers (0-1, 2-2) when they take on Syracuse (0-0, 1-3) at the Carrier Dome on Friday. Last year Pitt robbed the Orange's chances of a bowl game, and Tino Sunseri expects just as much pressure and a loud atmosphere for this one.
Panther Hollow: Williams Contributing To Defensive SynergyPITTSBURGH (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.
Panther Hollow: Chryst Prepares Pitt For Arms RacePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- When Pitt (0-1, 2-2) resumes Big East play Friday night, head coach Paul Chryst expects the Orange (0-0, 1-3) to practice their "air" craft inside the Carrier Dome.
Panther Hollow: Sunseri Rallies Around ContemptPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Fifth-year quarterback Tino Sunseri has been called a lot of names. Home or away, he doesn't care if "Big East Offensive Player Of The Week" isn't one of them.
Panther Hollow: Chryst Praises Sunseri's EffortPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Paul Chryst, despite the tale of the tape from Cincinnati, believed redshirt senior quarterback Tino Sunseri gave his team the best chance to win. Both were vindicated in a 35-17 upset of former No. 13 Virginia Tech, the first victory for the new head coach.
Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer On Pitt Joining ACCHead Coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies Frank Beamer joined John Seibel and Joe Starkey of Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN to preview his teams upcoming matchup with the Pitt Panthers this weekend.
Panther Hollow: Chryst Says Players, Coaches Must Improve TogetherPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Rebuilding a major college football program is a process, not an event. Using rhetoric that seems to contrast that of his predecessor, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst said, following a 34-10 loss at Cincinnati last Thursday, players and coaches both need to take ownership of that process.