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January 24, 2009
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Pitt QB Smith leaving football team to play baseball

Pitt quarterback Kevan Smith, a Seneca Valley graduate, has left the football team to play for the school’s baseball program. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound redshirt sophomore decided to switch sports after he fell to fourth on the depth chart, and Pitt …

January 22, 2009
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Penn Hills’ Mason picks Pitt

The graduation of All-American Scott McKillop left Pitt with a gaping hole at middle linebacker, so the Panthers made Penn Hills star Dan Mason a top recruiting priority. The Panthers had reason to celebrate Thursday, when Mason gave them a …

January 22, 2009
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Agent: Goal is for McCoy to be first back taken in NFL Draft

LeSean McCoy has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus, who said he has established the goal of helping the former Pitt star become the first running back selected in April’s NFL Draft. “Obviously, it’s a very competitive position with the juniors …

January 20, 2009
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Zoo Effect

For a college basketball student section, the Oakland Zoo is having an ever-increasing role in the Pitt football recruiting. Its influence became noticeable two years ago, when the Zoo used a sign with a checklist to entice LeSean McCoy to …

January 14, 2009
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It’s official: McCoy declares for NFL Draft

Pitt star tailback LeSean McCoy will forgo his final two seasons of college football to enter the NFL Draft, formally announcing his decision in a statement released by the university’s athletic department. McCoy’s decision to turn professional was first reported …

January 12, 2009
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McCoy delays decision on NFL Draft

Pitt star tailback LeSean McCoy once again delayed his decision on whether to declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft, in a statement released by the university’s athletic department: “LeSean McCoy spoke to Coach Dave Wannstedt this afternoon and said …

January 12, 2009
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Pitt PG Jania Sims out for season

The Pitt women’s basketball team has lost junior point guard Jania Sims for the remainder of the 2008-09 season with bilateral tibial stress fractures, coach Agnus Berenato announced today. Sims suffered an ankle and knee injury five minutes into Pitt’s …

January 11, 2009
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Pitt lands Texas QB, New Jersey DB

Before they put their signatures on the Oakland Zoo dry-erase boards, Kolby Gray and Jason Hendricks had picked Pitt. Gray, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound dual-threat quarterback from Houston’s Cypress Falls High, chose the Panthers over scholarship offers from Boise State, Rice …

January 9, 2009
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McCoy delays decision on NFL Draft

Pitt star tailback LeSean McCoy, expected to announce that he is declaring himself eligible for the NFL Draft, has decided to delay his decision after meeting this afternoon with Panthers coach Dave Wannstedt. McCoy’s parents, Ron and Daphne, and brother, …

January 8, 2009
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McCoy to declare for NFL Draft

University of Pittsburgh star tailback LeSean McCoy is expected to announce Friday he will turn professional. Two family sources confirmed that McCoy is scheduled to meet with Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt tomorrow and, barring a last-minute change of heart, …

 
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