Panther Hollow: Tight End J.P. Holtz Previews Pitt-FSUPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Questions will be answered when Pitt hosts No. 11 Florida State in its ACC opener tonight at Heinz Field, including, perhaps, this one: what can their new, home-grown tight ends do to allay fears about Paul Chryst's offense?
The "Mr. High School Sports" Podcast - Week 1 EditionPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Week One of the 2013 high school football season gets underway with a handful of games kicking off at 7:00 tonight, and the rest at 7:30. As you get ready to head to your game, here are four to keep an eye on throughout the WPIAL
"Mr. High School Sports" - Same Goals For New Team Leaders At North AlleghenyWEXFORD, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) -- Friday looks to be a rigorous start for visiting Mount Lebanon, which has one of the toughest schedules in the Commonwealth. This year, however, Art Walker might say the same about his Tigers.
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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.
Panther Hollow: With Nothing To Lose, Chryst And Pitt Try To Make GainsPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Labor Day will mark the hopeful rebirth of Pitt football, and second-year head coach Paul Chryst knows a laborious road lies ahead.
Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Coles Ready To Contribute At CornerPITTSBURGH (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.
"Mr. High School Sports" -- Which Defending WPIAL Champion Will Repeat?PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, this includes one of the most exciting stories in the history of WPIAL football.
Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Will Youth Serve Offensive Line Well?PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Head coach Paul Chryst knows the importance of offensive line play, which should explain why he's still vacillating between two underclassmen who pushed each other hard at center to the very last snap of training camp Thursday.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Big And Small, The WPIAL (Still) Has It AllPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- External perception of high school football in western Pennsylvania may have mellowed over the past couple generations, but the footprint left by the WPIAL on the national canvas is still large.
Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Converted Backs To Back Up BennettPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- About the only visible progress made by Pitt tailback Isaac Bennett since his injury last week is he's been wearing a brace on his right knee that makes him more ambulatory.
Panther Hollow: Can Savage Salvage Respect For This Offense?PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- When a young John Congemi became the last Pitt quarterback to defeat Florida State--and on local turf, for that matter--nearly 30 years ago, he only had the benefit of four previous starts with his team at the time.
Panther Hollow: Pitt-PSU Rivalry Officially Renewed...In The GymPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The 2013-14 men's basketball schedule is coming to fruition little by little for Pitt, which released network and tip-off times Thursday for the annual Big Ten/ACC Basketball Challenge, including its home contest with Penn State.
Panther Hollow: Rumored Thomas Return Not Official As Coaches Shuffle DutiesPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Those waiting to see if outside linebacker Todd Thomas still has a future with Pitt football will have to wait a little longer, as team officials still are not commenting on a report by Chip Patterson of CBS Sports on Thomas' possible return.