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September 30, 2008
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Syracuse post game

Depending on your perspective, there were many ways to view Pitt’s 34-24 victory over Syracuse Saturday. Some saw it as a disappointment that the Panthers, 14-point favorites over the Orange, had to rally from an 11-point second-half deficit. Others saw …

September 29, 2008
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Lee earns Big East honors

Pitt kicker Conor Lee was named Big East special teams player of the week for his performance in the Panthers’ 34-24 victory over Syracuse Saturday. Lee tied a school record with four field goals and scored 14 points, the most …

September 27, 2008
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Pitt rallies to beat Syracuse, 34-24

A 14-point favorite entering its Big East opener at Syracuse, Pitt twice rallied from 11-point deficits for a 34-24 victory this afternoon before an announced crowd of 27,549 at the Carrier Dome. LaRod Stephens-Howling sandwiched fourth-quarter touchdowns on runs of …

September 27, 2008
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Third quarter: Syracuse 24, Pitt 16

Pitt entered its Big East Conference opener a 14-point favorite over Syracuse, but the Panthers are trailing, 24-16, after three quarters this afternoon at the Carrier Dome. Pitt opens the fourth quarter at the Syracuse 29, thanks to a season-long …

September 27, 2008
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Halftime: Syracuse 17, Pitt 13

Patrick Shadle kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired to give Syracuse a 17-13 halftime lead over Pitt today in the Big East opener for both teams at the Carrier Dome. Curtis Brinkley, who has 97 yards on 10 …

September 27, 2008
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First quarter: Syracuse 14, Pitt 3

Syracuse, a 14-point underdog to Pitt, scored two unanswered touchdowns for a 14-3 first-quarter lead this afternoon in the Big East opener for both teams at the Carrier Dome. Pitt opened with a 10-play drive highlighted by a 10-yard pass …

September 25, 2008
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Pitt gives Jamie Dixon three-year extension

Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson announced today that men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon has been given a three-year contract extension, through the 2015-16 season. “This contract extension is all about commitment: our commitment to Jamie and his commitment to the …

September 22, 2008
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Iowa Post-Game

Call it a confidence-builder. Pitt wanted to treat its 21-20 victory over Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field like it was a “statement” game. Or make us believe that Jamie Dixon’s motivational speech to the team on Thursday night had something …

September 22, 2008
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Brytus, McKillop earn Big East honors

Two Pitt football players earned Big East player of the week honors today, as middle linebacker Scott McKillop was named defensive player of the week for the second consecutive week and punter Dave Brytus was named special teams player of …

September 20, 2008
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Final: Pitt 21, Iowa 20

With Pitt leading Iowa by a point, Panthers punter Dave Brytus delivered a swift kick to the Hawkeyes’ comeback chances by booting a 57-yard punt that bounced out at the 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Pitt defensive end …

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