Latest Kenny Pickett News

Frank Cignetti returns to Pitt as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2022 16:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Frank Cignetti is ready for a third stint at Pittsburgh. The Panthers have hired Cignetti as the team's offensive coordinator more than 30 years after he began his coaching career at the school as a graduate assistant and a decade removed from a brief stint as...

ACC commissioner says CFP expansion should be put on hold

Jan. 14, 2022 15:19 PM EST

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips took the strongest public stance yet against expanding the College Football Playoff by the 2024 season, saying a new postseason format should not be a priority with so much uncertainty throughout college sports. “To the ACC, we...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Final rankings and future prospects

Jan. 11, 2022 12:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A season notable for upsets and highly ranked teams losing ended with a No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 that was not particularly surprising. Georgia finished No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank after starting the season at...

Big Ben leaving Steelers in good hands with Watt, Harris

Jan. 04, 2022 13:23 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger clasped hands with his wife Ashley, surrounded himself with the couple's three children and disappeared into the inner recesses of Heinz Field. There's still at least one game left in the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's career. And with a...

Thorne leads No. 11 Spartans past No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl

Dec. 31, 2021 00:08 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan State capped its turnaround from from a two-win season with a fourth-quarter comeback in the Peach Bowl. Payton Thorne’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed gave No. 11 Michigan State the lead with less than three minutes remaining and the Spartans...

Ohio State's Stroud feels slighted going into Rose Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 19:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite not throwing a pass in a college football game coming into the season, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud had directed the nation's most prolific offense and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy by the end of it. That would be a successful season for most players....

No. 11 Spartans brace for Addison, No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan State's last-ranked pass defense can't relax in the Peach Bowl just because Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett isn't playing. The No. 11 Spartans (10-2) still have to worry about Jordan Addison, the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top wide...

Michigan State, Pitt are without biggest stars in Peach Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 11:55 AM EST

No. 13 Pittsburgh (11-2, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 11 Michigan State (10-2, Big Ten), Thursday, 7 p.m. Eastern (ESPN) Line: Michigan State favored by 2 1/2 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook Series record: Michigan State leads 6-0-1. ...

Peach provides Pitt's Patti first start since 'forever ago'

Dec. 27, 2021 14:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Patti's long wait for a second chance as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback is finally ending. “Seems like forever ago,” Patti said Monday. In the life of a college career, the gap between Patti's starts is indeed immense. ...

Pickett-less Pitt turns to Patti in Peach Bowl

Dec. 22, 2021 15:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett walked into Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's office last week and spent 30 minutes laughing about the 13th-ranked Panthers' remarkable season, one that carried them to the program's first ACC title and Pickett to a prime spot on NFL draft boards. ...