Posts tagged Pitt football

Will Pitt’s Donald be a better NFL player than Clowney?

By | April 24, 2014 11:27 am | 0 Comments


The conventional wisdom among NFL draft experts is that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the top defensive player available for the draft May 8. However, others say that Clowney isn’t even the best defensive lineman in the draft. They claim that honor belongs to Pitt’s Aaron Donald, an All-American who won just about… View Article

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.  

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Pitt’s bowl opponent loses head coach to Wake Forest

By | December 10, 2013 4:30 pm | 0 Comments


Pitt’s opponent has lost its head coach about two weeks before the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Dave Clawson, who led Bowling Green to a 10-3 record, has accepted the Wake Forest coaching position. Clawson was expected to be introduced as the Wake Forest coach today. Interim coach Adam Scheier, the former special teams coordinator, will lead the Falcons against… View Article

Read more