GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – The foundation of Pittsburgh’s NCAA tournament resume has been its lack of bad losses. The Panthers weren’t about to get one…
PITTSBURGH—Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the national leader in tackles for loss, has been selected the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the…
Pitt quarterback Tom Savage (7) gets off a pass as Old Dominion linebacker Richie Staton (41) pressures in the third quarter of the NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 35-24. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Paul Chryst wants his players to expect to win. The tricky part is making sure that confidence doesn’t morph into overconfidence. Too late, apparently. Several Pittsburgh players admitted they took Navy lightly before a 24-21 loss to the Midshipmen on Saturday, telling reporters they figured the Panthers would pull away for a victory. Instead, Pitt (4-3) collapsed as Navy scored 10 points in the final 4 minutes, including the game-winning field goal as time expired. Though Chryst didn’t get the sense his players were overlooking the Midshipmen, if they did he has no doubt on who to blame. “That’s on me,” Chryst said. “I’ve got to do a better job.”
Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder (3) runs past North Carolina Central’s Darius Spruill (51) to score a touchdown on a punt return during the Bull City Gridiron Classic NCAA college football Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Duke beat N.C. Central, 45-0. (AP/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen) by Jody McCrearyAP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke wants to give Pittsburgh a warm welcome to life on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Panthers make their first road trip in the ACC on Saturday when they visit a Blue Devils team looking to get past a discouraging loss to Georgia Tech.
In this photo from Oct. 13, 2012, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls to one of his players in the NCAA college football game against Louisville in Pittsburgh. Chryst will lead his team into their upcoming inaugural ACC football schedule in that NCAA conference. Their home schedule starts with Florida State on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013 and concludes with Miami on Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, FILE) by Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The superficial touches are done. Every last symbol of Pittsburgh’s time playing football in the Big East has vanished, as if the program hit control/alt/delete to erase two decades of only sporadic success. The school’s fresh start in the Atlantic Coast Conference has pumped life into every corner of the athletic department. Nowhere is it more evident than in the sport that triggered the biggest conference shakeup in major college sports history.
FINAL HOME GAME–Pittsburgh’s Dante Taylor, right, shoots a hook over Villanova’s Mouphtaou Yarou on Sunday, March 3, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will Graves PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dante Taylor spent four years at Pittsburgh trying to live up to sky high expectations.