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November 30, 2007
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Wannstedt to receive extension

Steve Pederson’s first order of business as Nebraska’s athletic director was firing football coach Frank Solich, a move that ultimately led to Pederson’s dismissal. Upon returning to Pitt, where he was introduced today as athletic director, Pederson is immediately throwing …

November 30, 2007
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Pederson returns as Pitt’s AD

Steve Pederson was introduced as Pitt’s athletic director today, five years after he left for the same position at the University of Nebraska, and promised to focus his energies on improving the football program. “Leaving here five years ago was …

November 30, 2007
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Pederson to return as Pitt’s AD

Steve Pederson is returning as Pitt’s athletic director, and will be introduced today at a 12:30 p.m. news conference, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has learned. This will be Pederson’s second tenure in a position he held from October 28, 1996 until …

November 26, 2007
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Making the Call

When the issue of penalties came up at Dave Wannstedt’s weekly news conference, the Pitt coach cringed as if someone had kicked him in his Achilles’ tendon. “The whole officiating thing, it does no good to comment on it,” Wannstedt …

November 25, 2007
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Pitt-USF Post-Game Blog

If there is one thing Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt has wanted all season, it was a chance to see what his Panthers could do when playing with an early lead. He got that opportunity Saturday against South Florida, as the …

November 24, 2007
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Pitt-WVU to kick off at 7:45 p.m.

The 100th edition of the Backyard Brawl, the annual Pitt-West Virginia football rivalry, will have a 7:45 p.m. kickoff next Saturday and will be televised on ESPN. No. 4 West Virginia (10-1, 5-1) clinched the Big East Conference championship and …

November 24, 2007
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USF tops Pitt, 48-37

South Florida’s Matt Grothe scored on an 80-yard run on the first play of the second half, and the Bulls capitalized on three interception returns in a 48-37 victory over Pitt in a Big East game before 31,123 at Heinz …

November 24, 2007
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McCoy breaks Dorsett’s freshman TD record

LeSean McCoy broke Tony Dorsett’s school record of rushing touchdowns by a freshman today by scoring three times against South Florida at Heinz Field. McCoy scored his 14th touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run with 42 seconds remaining …

November 24, 2007
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McCoy ties Dorsett’s freshman TD record

LeSean McCoy tied Tony Dorsett’s school record of 13 rushing touchdowns by a freshman today against South Florida at Heinz Field. McCoy scored on a 12-yard run against South Florida with 7:10 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut Pitt’s …

November 24, 2007
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Third quarter: USF 27, Pitt 14

South Florida free safety Nate Allen intercepted a Pat Bostick pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to give the Bulls a 27-14 lead. USF overcame a 14-10 halftime deficit …

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