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UPDATE (8:35 PM)-

UPDATE (8:23 PM)-

Beaver kicker Will Connelly has committed to Pitt. Connelly will be a senior this fall and part of Pitt’s Class of 2018. He’ll likely be a preferred walk-on.

Connelly is and ranked as the No. 2 kicker in the state and ranked by

Pitt currently has two kickers on the roster: redshirt freshman Alex Kessman who was put on scholarship this summer after redshirting in 2016 and junior walk-on Ian Troost.

UPDATE (7:17 PM)-

Kevin Stallings and his staff have extended an offer to 2018 St. Louis, Mo. small forward Jericole Hellems. Hellems comes from noted basketball powerhouse Chaminade. He 6-foot-6, 170 pounds and is rated a three-star prospect by 247 Sports.

Hellems holds offers from Auburn, Boston College, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Wake Forest and Wichita State, among others.

UPDATE (3:05 PM)-

Pitt and Penn State will meet on the gridiron and the hardwood again this season. The Panthers and Nittany Lions will play in the semifinal of the Legends Classic on Nov. 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tipoff between the Nittany Lions and Panthers will follow the first game between Oklahoma State and Texas A&M at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

The championship game will follow the consolation game on Nov. 22, with a 3:3o p.m. tipoff. The consolation game will be televised on ESPNU and the championship on ESPN2.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster

UPDATE (1:05 PM)-

Pitt 2019 TE/OLB target Spencer Lytle is from Anaheim, Calif. He’s planning on visiting campus later this month and sent over this video of his performance at a showcase in Redondo Beach, Calif., over the weekend.

UPDATE (12:48 PM)-

**Pitt hoops loses out on 2018 4-star Ohio forward Jerome Hunter. Pitt made his final five but he picks Archie Miller and Indiana.

UPDATE (12:43 PM)-

Current Pitt wide receiver Aaron Mathews and current Steelers safety and Pitt grad Terrish Webb were among the guest instructors at former Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd’s youth football clinic. The three Clairton alums teamed up to give back to that community.

UPDATE (12:33 PM)-

Pitt baseball head coach Joe Jordano will join Jeff Hathhorn on the Pittsburgh Pirates radio pregame broadcast on 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) on Monday before the Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers. His appearance will begin at approximately 5:40 p.m.

“I have been a Pirates fan for many years and it is a great honor to be asked to be a part of their broadcast,” Jordano said. “I’m looking forward to returning to the show, getting the opportunity to speak with Jeff, and hopefully watching the Pirates get a win.”

UPDATE (11:00 AM)-

Pitt has been picked to finish fourth in the ACC Coastal Division in the preseason media poll.

Pitt finished fourth in 2016, second in 2015 and fourth in 2014.

UPDATE (10:45 AM)- 

Pitt wide receiver/kick return Quadree Henderson and safety Jordan Whitehead have both been place on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which recognizes the best two-way player in college football.

Henderson had 2,083 all-purpose yards last season and was a consensus All-American kick returner while also adding 631 rushing yards and 286 receiving yards from the wide receiver position.

Whitehead is a two-time all-ACC selection at safety and also has amassed 220 rushing yards and two touchdowns in his limited time on offense over the last two seasons.

UPDATE (7:00 AM)-

Pitt 2018 quarterback commit Nick Patti talked about his junior year and what he wants to accomplish in his senior season with Don’t expect Patti to rest on his laurels now that he’s committed to the Panthers:

“I’m still going to work my [butt] off and play like I have no offers.”

Patti isn’t the only future Pitt quarterback that was in the news this weekend. Graduate transfer Max Browne, who is expected to start this season, was named one of the ten transfers that will make the most noise this fall by Sports Illustrated.

Also making the list are former Pitt running back Chris James, who is expected to start for Wisconsin and North Carolina quarterback Brandon Harris, who will visit Heinz Field on Nov. 9.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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