Thank you, Gonzaga. It was as if you read my angst-riddled mind on Saturday night.
Chris Blewitt’s 48-yard field goal in the final seconds gave Pitt a 43-42 win over second-ranked and undefeated Clemson, throwing the college football playoff race into chaos.
Pitt tied up Virginia Tech tonight with another touchdown by offensive tackle Brian O’Neill. The 300-pounder took a backward pass to the end zone earlier this year against Georgia Tech, and tonight took a forward handoff—we called this the Revolving Door Play back where I come from—for a five-yard touchdown. All hail…
Pitt’s Brian O’Neill runs 6'6", 300 lbs., and he also runs fast enough to score a touchdown that put the Panthers up 7-0 on Georgia Tech. All hail the fat guy touchdown!
Chet Parlavecchio was 10 minutes into our phone interview when he really got going. He was repeating a story he’s been telling on and off for 35 years, the one about that time he appeared on a Pittsburgh radio show and dropped a burn on Pitt in the run-up to Penn State’s 1981 game against the No. 1-ranked Panthers.
In the world of scoop-driven transaction reporting, it’s OK for a reporter to be wrong. It is not ideal, of course; it’s bad for credibility. But it’s inevitable. Sometimes you’re going to get bad information, or get used by a source with an agenda, and you’re hosed. The best thing to do in that situation is to eat…
Pitt got started early in today’s Military Bowl in Annapolis—as early as possible, in fact, as freshman Quadree Henderson ran the opening kickoff back 100 yards for a touchdown in Navy’s own stadium.
Asheville, N.C. ABC station WLOS tried a bit of pre-game prognostication on its early morning show today. There are... some problems here. (Given all three picked Pitt to win, is it possible they actually believed Notre Dame is playing the Steelers?) Anyway, misspellings and such aside even big-boy CBS had some…
New Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi talked about the upcoming season and expectations at an event Wednesday in Philadelphia. Because of NCAA recruitment rules involving conversations between football coaches and high school players, everyone in attendance was made aware that Narduzzi “is not permitted to have…
There's no way this was done intentionally, but I'm pretty sure Pitt running back James Conner would prefer for his nickname to be anything but "Bull."
"It's not that Paul Chryst is intentionally trying to sound boring." That's how the Associated Press once described the Pitt football coach's public persona. But behind closed doors, after a big win like Saturday's against Notre Dame, with a big ol' naked ass nearby? Paul Chryst boogies down.
Each week, Football Outsiders recognizes the most outstanding college linemen, defenders and other darkhorses from the previous weekend who are habitually overlooked in the hype for that other award (whatever it's called). These are the Lowsmen.
The AP more often than not still uses a time-tested format called the inverted pyramid, in which the most basic and crucial facts are placed at the top, with increasingly peripheral details as you read down. The idealist says it's so readers get the important stuff early, even if they don't read to the end of the…
A lot of great stories about the late Beano Cook have been making the rounds this week, but there may be none better than this one, which originally appeared in the Sept. 1, 1982, issue of Sports Illustrated:
So says Andrew Taglianetti, a senior defensive back at the University of Pittsburgh and a former college teammate of McCoy's. Yesterday, Taglianetti shared a fascinating bit of information from his time spent on McCoy's team:
NESN.com published a report on Thursday that said Tyler Palko, the former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, was now working at a shoe store in Aberdeen, S.D. The source of this extraordinary news was Wikipedia, and NESN.com helpfully added this: