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.
Panther Hollow: Linebacker Thomas Suddenly Leaves Football TeamPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The first major storyline of Pitt football training camp mushroomed into a surprising development Wednesday, when head coach Paul Chryst announced "Will" (weak side) linebacker Todd Thomas has left the Panthers.
Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Patience A Virtue For VoytikPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- College newcomers are always told to watch out for "the freshman 15," and we've got a Freshman 15 you'll definitely want to keep an eye on--but for entirely different reasons.
Panther Hollow: All-ACC DB Hendricks Has High Hopes For Woody High's FinestPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Last year the Panthers relied heavily upon the contributions of underclassmen for an effective pass defense. Safety Jason Hendricks, coming off a stellar redshirt junior season that earned him Preseason All-ACC honors, expects the approaching campaign to be no different.
Panther Hollow: Thomas, Defense Need Divine DebutPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Ask any Pitt fan to name the team's most indispensable player--which our own Chris Peak did not long ago--and, chances are, defensive tackle Aaron Donald will be named without much hesitation. But linebacker Todd Thomas can't be far behind.
Panther Hollow: What Does Virtual Reality Have In Store For The 2013 Panthers?NCAA Football 14 was released by EA Sports this week, and, every year, our parent company's "Eye On College Football" blog uses the new game to simulate the entire major college football season.
Panther Hollow: Street Happy To Help With Culture ChangePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Devin Street can be seen on the front of this year's Athlon Sports ACC football preview magazine. Nowadays, when it comes to "covering" the redshirt senior, that's about as easy as it gets.
Panther Hollow: Donald Eats Up Blockers, But Doesn't Indulge In HypePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- It is not always a bad thing when a player goes unnoticed. Aaron Donald must take that to heart, because, even as he continues to draw national attention, his focus, evidently, continues to sharpen.
Panther Hollow: What You Need To Know About Mostella, ZeisePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Perhaps the only certainty in Paul Chryst's offense right now is the leadership of Devin Street, but on Wednesday he shored up his receiving corps beyond Street's final collegiate season.
Panther Hollow: Ex-Pitt Star Fitzgerald Has Faith In ChrystPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Paul Chryst is navigating Pitt through a time of both great excitement and great uncertainty, coming off another disappointing finish and coming into the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference, but you can count at least one Big East-era Panther legend among the undaunted.
Panther Hollow: In Due Time, Pitt Will Win The Shell GamePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- An era that didn't really last long enough for any of us to fully appreciate it has ended at the University of Pittsburgh.
Panther Hollow: So Who's Taking You To The Big Dance?PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- It was a performance to be remembered, though not necessarily a performance to be replicated.
Panther Hollow: A Freaky Friday In A Wednesday Night WinPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- One of the most common knocks against Jamie Dixon is he doesn't think outside his own metaphorical box, insisting all the basketball world's problems can be solved by simply boxing out. Imagine the surprise of his critics when, together, he and the Panthers did both.