Posts tagged James Conner

Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 48


By | July 11, 2014 8:00 am | 0 Comments


College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 48 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 48 – Points scored by McDowell graduate James Conner during his freshman season with Pitt in 2013. Conner led the Panthers with eight rushing touchdowns and… View Article

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Pitt’s Conner targets 2-way play for 2014

By | June 26, 2014 12:39 am | 0 Comments


McDowell graduate James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman in 2013, is looking to expand his horizons for the 2014 season. He’s practicing on both sides of the ball. Conner will be the Panthers’ feature back this season, but he will also get some playing time at defensive end. Although he… View Article

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McDowell grad Conner visits Harbor Creek, talks Pitt football

By | June 16, 2014 5:25 pm | 0 Comments


James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a freshman in 2013, was at Harbor Creek coach Ned Bailey’s football camp Monday. Conner talked about his visit and his health after suffered a mild knee injury during the spring.  

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James Conner

By | June 3, 2014 1:37 pm | 0 Comments


Mike Huguenin, an college football blogger, named McDowell graduate James Conner one of the 14 toughest players in college football. He lists Conner at No. 9. Conner led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman last season. He also set the Panthers’ bowl record with 229 yards rushing against Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza… 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: Conner to visit Erie banquet

By | January 17, 2014 1:11 pm | 0 Comments


Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: FOOTBALL: • McDowell graduate James Conner recently was added to the guest list for the 50th Erie County Charity Sports Banquet on Feb. 13 at the Bayfront Convention Center. Conner led the Panthers in rushing as a freshman with 799 yards rushing and scored eight touchdowns. He broke… 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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