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November 6, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Trib reader shares tale from Tony Dorsett’s big day

Just a quick note to thank those readers who commented on my story Thursday about Tony Dorsett’s record-breaking 303-yard game against Notre Dame on Nov. 15, 1975, at Pitt Stadium. It’s been a while since I received so much feedback …

October 23, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Narduzzi hasn’t changed in 20 years

When Pat Narduzzi was linebackers coach at Rhode Island in the 1990s, associate athletic director John Vanner always took the same phone call the Monday after a road game. It was his counterpart at the school Rhode Island had just …

October 21, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Do they sell blow horns at the Carrier Dome?

The last of Pitt’s five road games during the first eight weeks of the season will be at Syracuse’s Carrier Dome on Saturday. The place can get noisy, but it shouldn’t become a factor in the game. Not if preparation …

October 19, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Wait, did Narduzzi take a shot at Penn State?

You see, this is what sets Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi apart from other coaches: Unlike his predecessor at Pitt (whose initials often matched his remarks), Narduzzi is not afraid to jab a rival. He offered a good example of that …

October 15, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Narduzzi appears relaxed as game day approaches

At his final media briefing of the week, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi appeared relaxed while sitting in a soft chair in his office. He talked about Georgia Tech’s triple option, but he also answered questions that had nothing to do …

October 9, 2015
by Jerry DiPaola

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Saturday prediction: Pitt 26, Virginia 21

All signs point to a Pitt victory Saturday against Virginia at Heinz Field, and defense is the reason. The new-look (but not really new) defense is making big plays — sacks, interceptions, a fumble recovery and even a blocked punt. …

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