Former Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick will return to the broadcast booth for the 2018 season as the color broadcaster for the Pitt football radio broadcasts on IMG Network along with legendary play-by-play man Bill Hillgrove
“There is tremendous anticipation for the 2018 football season and we are proud to have an outstanding radio team calling the action,” media relations director E.J. Borghetti said in a press release. “I say this on an annual basis, but I believe we have the best radio crew in college football. Their knowledge, passion and professionalism are simply exceptional.”
Bostick previously served as the Panthers’ color man from 2011-15 and filled in during 2017, when former Pitt wide receiver Billy Osborn, who held the role at the time, was unavailable. Osborn stepped aside to focus on other commitments.
“Ozzie has some great things going on, both professionally and personally, that are demanding his fulltime attention,” Borghetti said. “He was recently named a senior vice president for Defend Your Head, a helmet technology company that is doing important work.”
Bostick and Hillgrove will be joined by sideline reporter Larry Richert on broadcasts this fall on flagship station 93.7-FM The Fan and the 10 other stations on the network. Broadcasts are also available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Bostick, a Lancaster, Pa. native, came to Pitt in 2007 and played as a true freshman, most famously starting Pitt’s 13-9 upset of then-No. 2 West Virginia. He finished his Pitt career after the 2010 season as a three-year letterman with 1,814 passing yards and nine touchdowns.
After graduating, Bostick joined the Pitt athletic department in 2012 as the Assistant Director of Development. He is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Major Gifts and works closely with the Pitt Football Championship Fund.
Pitt’s 2018 season begins Sept. 1 at Heinz Field when the Panthers will host Albany.