Pittsburgh Sports Now https://pittsburghsportsnow.com Pittsburgh's #1 Site for Pitt Football, Pitt Basketball, and WPIAL Recruiting and News Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:21:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 105179077 Preseason All-American A.J. Hines Has Plenty of Motivation for 2018 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/preseason-all-american-a-j-hines-has-plenty-of-motivation-for-2018/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/preseason-all-american-a-j-hines-has-plenty-of-motivation-for-2018/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:55:01 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47323 PITTSBURGH —- Duquesne’s A.J. Hines has been selected by multiple outlets as a preseason pick to be an FCS All-American running back ahead of the 2018 season. It’s one of those things that isn’t typically in the consciousness of most athletes when preparing for a season, even those with over 2,300 rushing yards in their […]

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Which Position on the Pitt Depth Chart Are You Most Comfortable With for 2018? https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/which-position-on-the-pitt-depth-chart-are-you-most-comfortable-with-for-2018/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/which-position-on-the-pitt-depth-chart-are-you-most-comfortable-with-for-2018/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:51:55 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47293 Twelve days until the season opener versus Albany. During the months leading up to the opener, people have talked about areas of concern for the 2018 Pitt Panthers. Offensive line and wide receiver seem to be the two most talked about positions. However, the late addition of Taysir Mack has eased some of the concern […]

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Weed Man USA/PSN Recruiting Notebook: August 20 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-20/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-20/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:29:12 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47310 The PSN Recruiting Notebook, your home for the latest recruiting news on Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and the WPIAL, is sponsored by Weed Man USA Lawn Care. For more than 45 years, the team at Weed Man Lawn Care have safely and effectively cared for your lawn, so you and your family can experience it […]

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Saunders: Pitt Fans Deserve a Glimpse, Too https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/saunders-pitt-fans-deserve-a-glimpse-too/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/20/saunders-pitt-fans-deserve-a-glimpse-too/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:24:24 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47299 LATROBE — This is not the center of Western Pennsylvania. Latrobe, a town of about 8,000 on the eastern side of Westmoreland County, is best known for being the hometown of adopted Pittsburgh luminaries Arnold Palmer and Fred Rogers and the place where Rolling Rock used to be made. That is, except for three weeks […]

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Pitt Football 2018 Training Camp Photo Gallery https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/19/pitt-football-2018-training-photo-gallery/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/19/pitt-football-2018-training-photo-gallery/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:21:56 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47285 Our David Hague was at Pitt football practice this week and captured a whole slew of photos of both new and returning Panthers. Here are some of his best shots. The freshmen in action Returning Players

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4-Star Center Qudus Wahab To Visit Pitt Next Week https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/19/4-star-center-qudus-wahab-to-visit-pitt-next-week/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/19/4-star-center-qudus-wahab-to-visit-pitt-next-week/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:44:33 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47279 It’s no secret that Jeff Capel is looking to add a couple big men for next years recruiting class. A week from today one of his top targets will be on campus. 2019 4-star center Qudus Wahab (Oakton, Virginia) will reportedly make an unofficial visit next Sunday. This news was first reported by Corey Evans […]

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2019 Pitt Commit QB Davis Beville Has Big Night in Season Opener https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/18/2019-pitt-recruit-qb-davis-beville-has-big-night-in-season-opener/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/18/2019-pitt-recruit-qb-davis-beville-has-big-night-in-season-opener/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:24:27 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47267 The season started for one of Pitt’s 2019 football commitments. Quarterback Davis Beville and his school Greenville High School opened the season with a 41-23 win over Woodmont High School. The future Pitt quarterback had a productive opener going 9 of 13 for 188 yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. Here are some […]

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Weed Man USA/PSN Recruiting Notebook: August 18 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/18/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-18/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/18/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-18/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:35:27 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47260 The PSN Recruiting Notebook, your home for the latest recruiting news on Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and the WPIAL, is sponsored by Weed Man USA Lawn Care. For more than 45 years, the team at Weed Man Lawn Care have safely and effectively cared for your lawn, so you and your family can experience it […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts HS Football Preview Series: Rahmon Hart Jr. https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/18/dunkin-donuts-hs-football-preview-series-rahmon-hart-jr/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/18/dunkin-donuts-hs-football-preview-series-rahmon-hart-jr/#comments Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:51:15 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47179 During the month of August and leading up to the kickoff of the high school football season, PSN will profile some of the top players in the WPIAL. These player previews and our 2018 High School Football coverage is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Pittsburgh, proud sponsors of high school football in Western Pennsylvania. Rahmon […]

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Pitt Training Camp Day 13 Post Practice Interviews https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/pitt-training-camp-day-13-post-practice-interviews/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/pitt-training-camp-day-13-post-practice-interviews/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:45:11 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47242 The big news of the day was the announcement that wide receiver Taysir Mack, who transferred to Pitt from Indiana, was ruled eligible to play this year for Pitt. Pat Narduzzi appeared with Mack before practice to break the news and speak to the media about the ruling, among other topics. Also speaking today were […]

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NCAA Rules WR Taysir Mack Eligible For Pitt This Season https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/ncaa-rules-wr-taysir-mack-eligible-for-pitt-this-season/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/ncaa-rules-wr-taysir-mack-eligible-for-pitt-this-season/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:32:29 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47173 Today the Pitt football program received some huge news. Pat Narduzzi announced that the NCAA informed Pitt that redshirt sophomore wide receiver Taysir Mack will be eligible for the 2018 season. After Mack transferred from Indiana, Pitt appealed to the NCAA that he should be granted immediate eligility and today, he received the special waiver. […]

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Die-Hards: Grading Pat Narduzzi’s First Recruiting Class https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/die-hards-grading-pat-narduzzis-first-recruiting-class/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/die-hards-grading-pat-narduzzis-first-recruiting-class/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:09:00 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47156 Whether it’s a trade, a draft pick, or a hiring, it’s natural for fans to want to declare something great, a bust or assign it a grade. Right or wrong, that’s just the way people react. For example, after just three starts, a large majority of the Pirate fan base believes the trade for Chris […]

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Weed Man USA/PSN Recruiting Notebook: August 17 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-17/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/17/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-17/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:02:00 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47148 The PSN Recruiting Notebook, your home for the latest recruiting news on Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and the WPIAL, is sponsored by Weed Man USA Lawn Care. For more than 45 years, the team at Weed Man Lawn Care have safely and effectively cared for your lawn, so you and your family can experience it […]

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Paul Zeise Goes Down Memory Lane With Pitt Football https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/paul-zeise-goes-down-memory-lane-with-pitt-football/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/paul-zeise-goes-down-memory-lane-with-pitt-football/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:52:05 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47128 Although the Pitt football program hasn’t been the most successful team in Pittsburgh over the last 20 years, it’s been an entertaining team to cover if you’re a beat writer. Paul Zeise was the Pitt football beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2001 until 2013. During that time, he covered the tenures of Walt […]

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Training Camp Notebook: Aug 16 Sights and Sounds https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/training-camp-notebook-aug-16-sights-and-sounds/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/training-camp-notebook-aug-16-sights-and-sounds/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:28:31 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47126 PITTSBURGH — As Pitt’s training camp rolls into its third full week, the Panthers’ two-deep depth chart is coming into focus. On Wednesday, I took a look at the newcomers on the offensive side of the ball. Here’s some of the new additions that are getting looks on the defensive side of the ball: DT […]

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Weed Man USA/PSN Recruiting Notebook: August 16 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-16/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-16/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:20:23 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47025 The PSN Recruiting Notebook, your home for the latest recruiting news on Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and the WPIAL, is sponsored by Weed Man USA Lawn Care. For more than 45 years, the team at Weed Man Lawn Care have safely and effectively cared for your lawn, so you and your family can experience it […]

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Perspective on Pitt’s New Dynamic Duo From Maryland https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/perspective-on-pitts-new-dynamic-duo-from-maryland/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/16/perspective-on-pitts-new-dynamic-duo-from-maryland/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:15:49 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47030 Last summer the Pitt football program dipped into the state of Maryland to land teammates John Morgan and Judson Tallandier from Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha High School. The standout 2018 defensive end and defensive back have already made strong impressions at Pitt’s 2018 training camp as freshmen. For the 2019 class, Pat Narduzzi and staff decided […]

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Paris Ford Will Be On the Field Plenty for Pitt https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/paris-ford-will-be-on-the-field-plenty-for-pitt/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/paris-ford-will-be-on-the-field-plenty-for-pitt/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:31:49 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47019 PITTSBURGH — Unless there’s a dramatic change, redshirt freshman Pitt corner Paris Ford is probably not going to be in the starting lineup when the Panthers host Albany on Sept. 2. But don’t fret, Pitt fans, No. 12 is going to be all over the field. Literally. Ford spent last fall playing safety, then this […]

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Duquesne Dukes Football to Play West Virginia in 2023 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/duquesne-dukes-football-to-play-west-virginia-in-2023/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/duquesne-dukes-football-to-play-west-virginia-in-2023/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:44:37 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=47012 Duquesne is serious about getting better in football and today we saw another example of that. FBSchedules.com is reporting that Duquesne will be traveling to Morgantown on September 9, 2023 to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. According to a copy of the contract that FBSchedules.com obtained from West Virginia, they will be paying Duquesne […]

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Training Camp Notebook: Aug 15 Sights and Sounds https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/training-camp-notebook-aug-15-sights-and-sounds/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/training-camp-notebook-aug-15-sights-and-sounds/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:44:23 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=46998 PITTSBURGH — With only a six practices remaining before the Panthers break camp for the 2018 season, the depth chart is starting to come into focus and battles are starting to solidify as players figure out what kind of role they’re likely to have in 2018. One of the big jumps for a number of […]

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Which Pitt Freshmen Are in Line for Playing Time? https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/which-pitt-freshmen-are-in-line-for-playing-time/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/which-pitt-freshmen-are-in-line-for-playing-time/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:44:10 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=46990 SOUTH FAYETTE — With the midpoint of Pitt’s 2018 training camp having come and gone, most players have a pretty good idea where they’re going to stand when the first depth chart of the 2018 season gets release. In the past, for freshmen on the team, that’s usually meant an honest bit of self-evaluation on […]

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Weed Man USA/PSN Recruiting Notebook: August 15 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-15/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/weed-man-usa-psn-recruiting-notebook-august-15/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:37:49 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=46981 The PSN Recruiting Notebook, your home for the latest recruiting news on Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and the WPIAL, is sponsored by Weed Man USA Lawn Care. For more than 45 years, the team at Weed Man Lawn Care have safely and effectively cared for your lawn, so you and your family can experience it […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts HS Football Preview Series: Dan Walker Jr. https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/dunkin-donuts-hs-football-preview-series-dan-walker-jr/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/15/dunkin-donuts-hs-football-preview-series-dan-walker-jr/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:25:13 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=46935 During the month of August and leading up to the kickoff of the high school football season, PSN will profile some of the top players in the WPIAL. These player previews and our 2018 High School Football coverage is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Pittsburgh, proud sponsors of high school football in Western Pennsylvania. Washington’s […]

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Pitt Training Camp Notebook: Aug 14 Sights and Sounds https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/14/pitt-training-camp-notebook-aug-14-sights-and-sounds/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/14/pitt-training-camp-notebook-aug-14-sights-and-sounds/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:50:59 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=46959 PITTSBURGH — After a day off on Monday, Pitt’s football team returned to practice on Tuesday under drab conditions of an overcast sky and sprinkle that turned into a driving rain on the South Side. That suited Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi just fine, as he wasn’t totally satisfied with the way his offense held […]

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Perspective on Pitt WR Commit Jared Wayne https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/14/perspective-on-pitt-wr-commit-jared-wayne/ https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/08/14/perspective-on-pitt-wr-commit-jared-wayne/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:45:08 +0000 https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/?p=46970 Pitt recently received a verbal commitment from 2019 Clearwater (FL) Clearwater Academy International wide receiver Jared Wayne (6-foot-3 inches, 195 pounds). Wayne, originally a native of Ontario, Canada moved to the Florida in the offseason to increase his exposure to recruiters. Prior to leaving for the Sunshine State, he had developed quite a reputation as […]

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