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April 30, 2009
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Duhart, Porter dismissed from Pitt football team

Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt has dismissed two seniors – defensive tackle Tommie Duhart and receiver T.J. Porter – from the Panthers’ football program. Both players will transfer, according to a statement released by the university’s athletic department. A Pitt spokesman …

April 27, 2009
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Panthers headed to the NFL

Four Pitt players were selected this past weekend in the NFL Draft, with tailback LeSean McCoy going to the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round, middle linebacker Scott McKillop to the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth and tailback LaRod …

April 23, 2009
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Penn Hills’ Donald picks Pitt

Pitt received a verbal commitment today from Penn Hills defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who became the Panthers’ first WPIAL recruit and second overall recruit from the Class of 2010. The 6-foot, 260-pound Donald registered 14 sacks, two interceptions and had …

April 9, 2009
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Pitt football – Spring practice No. 14

Before the final practice of spring drills, Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt was asked if any Panthers players who weren’t starters last season had played their way onto the first team with their performance. Without much hesitation, Wannstedt named three defensive …

April 7, 2009
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Pitt suspends three football players

Pitt announced today the suspension of senior cornerback Aaron Berry, senior defensive tackle Tommie Duhart and sophomore offensive lineman Wayne Jones for violation of team policy. All three were suspended for the remainder of spring drills, which end Saturday with …

April 7, 2009
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Pitt’s Dixon named Naismith national coach of the year

Pitt men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon, who guided the Panthers to a 31-5 record and their first No. 1 consensus national ranking in school history, has been named the Naismith coach of the year. The award is presented by the …

April 4, 2009
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Pitt football Spring scrimmage No. 2

Undersized and unbelievable. That’s one way to describe Pitt’s starting backfield in the second scrimmage of spring drills. Neither Dion Lewis nor Joe Capp is as tall as their listed heights, but both played bigger than their billing. The 5-foot-8, …

April 3, 2009
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Pitt football – Spring practice No. 11

With Pitt’s second scrimmage of spring drills on Saturday morning, the Panthers held a helmets-only practice Friday afternoon at the indoor facility on the South Side. Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt had plans to attend an event and did not formally …

April 2, 2009
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Pitt football – Spring practice No. 10

Dave Wannstedt didn’t mention anyone by name. The Pitt coach didn’t have to, as it wasn’t a question of who, but rather: why? It’s no coincidence that cornerback Aaron Berry and safety Elijah Fields were demoted to the second-team defense …

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