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Pitt’s Conner participates at Field Pass event wearing brace

By | April 14, 2014 12:03 pm | 0 Comments


  The Pitt football team concluded its spring workouts Sunday and then held a fan event called Field Pass. McDowell graduate James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman in 2013, did not participate in the final few spring practices with Pitt after spraining his knee in practice April 4. However, Conner… View Article

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Conner to miss rest of spring practices with knee injury

By | April 4, 2014 8:33 pm | 0 Comments


Pittsburgh star running back James Conner will sit out the five remaining spring football practices with a knee injury according to the Pitt football Twitter account. Conner has a left knee sprain and went down after being tackled out of bounds by Titus Howard according to Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Werner said that… View Article

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McDowell grad Conner opens practice with Pitt, might change number

By | March 17, 2014 4:05 pm | 0 Comments


The Pitt football team conducted its first spring practice Sunday, and McDowell graduate James Conner was in action no-pads session with the Panthers. Conner, who wore jersey No. 40 as a freshman, was wearing No. 24. He said he was trying out the number, which is worn by his favorite NFL player, Seattle Seahawks running… View Article

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Cram Session: Signing day wrapup, observations

By | February 6, 2014 1:46 pm | 0 Comments


A day after the bedlam of National Signing Day, it’s time to step back and take a closer look: • Wide receivers were prominent in coach James Franklin’s first Penn State recruiting class after the loss of star wideout Allen Robinson to the NFL draft. • Paul Chryst’s Pitt recruiting class of 23 players includes three… View Article

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On Campus Cram Session: Blazek leads Gannon surge

By | January 22, 2014 9:22 am | 0 Comments


Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: BASKETBALL: • The Gannon men’s basketball team has been surging in the PSAC West standings recently, and Cathedral Prep graduate Adam Blazek has been a big reason why. Blazek, a 6-foot 1-inch junior guard,  leads the Golden Knights with an average of 15.1 points per game and… View Article

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McDowell grad Conner appears in Sports Illustrated

By | January 9, 2014 3:19 pm | 0 Comments


  Pitt freshman running back James Conner, a McDowell graduate, is featured in the current issue of Sports Illustrated. Conner appears in a spread with the headline “Bowl season’s best” on page 38 of the Jan. 13 issue. He is pictured running the ball with the accompanying text: “James Conner, freshman RB, Pittsburgh: The Panthers’ freshman… View Article

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Check out James Conner highlights from Pitt bowl victory

By | December 27, 2013 3:57 pm | 0 Comments


McDowell graduate James Conner rushed for 229 yards on 26 carries Thursday. Here’s a sample of some of his best runs of the night from Pitt Live Wire.  

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Conner finishes as Pitt’s rushing leader as freshman

By | December 27, 2013 9:59 am | 0 Comments


Going into Thursday’s bowl game, James Conner appeared to have little chance of finishing as Pitt’s leading rusher for the season. The McDowell graduate had 570 yards as a freshman entering the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, while junior Isaac Bennett had 795 for a lead of 225 yards. However, Conner rushed for 229 yards on… View Article

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Pitt’s Conner rushes for 229 yards, sets Panthers’ bowl record

By | December 26, 2013 7:37 pm | 0 Comments


McDowell graduate James Conner was running tough in the first quarter tonight for Pitt in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 230-pound freshman running back, had five carries for 39 yards in the first quarter, including a 15-yard touchdown run to lift Pitt to a 7-3 lead with 58 seconds left in… View Article

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McDowell grad Conner prepares for first bowl game with Pitt

By | December 26, 2013 1:00 pm | 0 Comments


Pitt freshman running back James Conner, a McDowell graduate, is set to make his bowl debut tonight against Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. (ESPN, 6 p.m.) Conner is the Panthers’ second-leading rusher with 570 yards, but he found himself spending some recent practice time on the defensive side of the ball. Read… View Article

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