Latest Pat Narduzzi News

Well-traveled Jurkovec happy to come home to Pittsburgh

Jan. 25, 2023 16:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Jurkovec committed to Notre Dame as a sophomore in high school back in the spring of 2016, a decision the quarterback described as difficult because it meant choosing the Fighting Irish over the hometown Pittsburgh Panthers. It was understandable at the time....

Late field goal puts Pitt over No. 18 UCLA 37-35 in Sun Bowl

Dec. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Ben Sauls kicked five field goals, including a 47-yarder in the final seconds, and Pitt beat No. 18 UCLA 37-35 in a back-and-forth Sun Bowl on Friday. The Panthers (9-4), playing without five starters who opted out of the game, took advantage of five UCLA...

Patti could start for Pitt in Sun Bowl after Slovis' exit

Dec. 19, 2022 18:09 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Patti's long journey at Pittsburgh could end with one more unlikely start. The senior quarterback is in the mix to play when the Panthers (8-4) take on No. 18 UCLA (9-3) in the Sun Bowl because Kedon Slovis entered the transfer portal. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi...

Pitt rolls past Miami 42-16, Hurricanes finish at 5-7

Nov. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For Pitt, it's bowl season. For Miami, it's next season. Kedon Slovis threw three touchdown passes, all to Jared Wayne, and Israel Abanikanda rushed for two touchdowns as Pittsburgh rolled past Miami 42-16 on Saturday night and eliminated the Hurricanes...

Miami seeks 6th win and bowl eligibility, plays host to Pitt

Nov. 23, 2022 05:15 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Pitt (7-4, 4-3 ACC) at Miami (5-6, 3-4), Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ACC Network) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Pitt by 6 1/2 Series record: Miami leads 29-11-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? For Miami, it’s simple: A win...

Farewell, Coastal, the ACC's always unpredictable division

Nov. 22, 2022 19:16 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Farewell, ACC Coastal. And good riddance. Every summer, every league in the country has some sort of preseason media gathering, the Atlantic Coast Conference included. Those events always go the same way: Coaches downplay expectations, quarterbacks praise...

Pitt holds off Duke 28-26 for third straight victory

Nov. 19, 2022 17:20 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's chance to repeat as ACC champions essentially evaporated during a mistake-prone October in which the Panthers regularly beat themselves. Faced with the prospect of giving another one away on Saturday against Duke, Pitt offered head coach Pat Narduzzi...

Surprising Duke looks to turn the tables on Pittsburgh

Nov. 17, 2022 11:52 AM EST

Duke (7-3, 4-2 ACC) at Pittsburgh (6-4, 3-3), Saturday, noon EST (ACC Network) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Pittsburgh by 7 1/2. Series record: Pittsburgh leads 16-9. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Blue Devils keep adding to what has already...

Calijah Kancey embracing Aaron Donald's legacy at Pittsburgh

Nov. 16, 2022 19:10 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi knows to tread carefully when invoking the name Aaron Donald. Narduzzi's doing it anyway when it comes to his defensive lineman Calijah Kancey. His play is giving him no choice. Knifing through double teams, wrecking...

Pitt QB Kedon Slovis still 'not sure' about 2023 status

Nov. 15, 2022 13:58 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kedon Slovis is in no hurry to talk about 2023. Getting through 2022 has been challenging enough for the Pittsburgh quarterback. While Slovis said he and head coach Pat Narduzzi have “glossed over” the USC transfer's future, he's not quite ready to make any...