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Pitt Football Bonfire

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The Pitt football team had an opportunity to celebrate the start of the season with students last night with a picnic, followed by a bonfire. The bonfire, presented by the Pitt Program Council and Pitt Athletics, had one of the best turnouts in its history.




The team has been hard at work preparing for Saturday's matchup with Youngstown State. As Pat Bostick reports, the guys have been dreaming about this moment for months.
 
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Head coach Paul Chryst met with the media today for the final time prior to Pitt's game with Youngstown State on Saturday at 6 p.m.



 

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There's a lot of preparation leading up to kickoff on Saturday evening against Youngstown State. Pat Bostick reports for Pitt Live Wire, reminding us of the importance of the Panthers key veterans on special teams. 


Pitt football kicks off the 2012 season on Saturday at 6 p.m. against Youngstown State. With the season just three days away, Pitt Live Wire brings you a list of gameday reminders for those traveling to the North Shore.


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If you missed the Pitt Panthers Television broadcast of head coach Paul Chryst's first game week press conference show, you're in luck. We have it here for you on Pitt Live Wire.


Last week, as football training camp came to a close, Head Coach Paul Chryst was able to award scholarships to four Pitt walk-ons. 

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It's one week until kickoff! Pitt analyst Pat Bostick previews next weekend's season-opener against the Penguins of Youngstown State.


Recapping Fan Fest

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Pitt Live Wire recaps last night's Football Fan Fest with footage and player interviews. With just over one week until kickoff, be sure to take advantage of events leading up to the Youngstown State game at 6 p.m. on Saturday!


Staying on the Grind

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This week Pat Bostick discusses the coaching staff and their love for the process of preparing for games.

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Defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable actually has a bed in his office for the frequent times the work day goes late into the night. 

Join us for Fan Fest

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Pitt's annual Football Fan Fest will be held tomorrow evening at Heinz Field from 6-8 p.m. The event is always a great opportunity to meet your favorite players and coaches and so much more. In addition to an autograph session, there will be games and activities, appearances by Roc and the cheer and dance teams and performances by the Pitt Band.

Additionally, three fans will have the opportunity to punt, pass and kick for a chance to win $10,000, and Pitt merchandise and tickets will be available for sale. Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan will be broadcasting live on location and any fan who donates blood to the Central Blood Bank at Heinz Field Thursday night will receive two free tickets to the season opener on Sept. 1 against Youngstown State.

Fan Fest is always a great time and a nice opportunity for Pitt staff and players to get to meet you and thank you for your support of the Panthers. We hope you can make it down to Heinz Field on Thursday evening!

Hail to Pitt!


Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma visited Pitt's training camp Tuesday afternoon to speak to the team. Pitt Live Wire has comments from Bylsma and Pitt coach Paul Chryst and players. 


Read on to see a collection of stories covering Pitt's second and final scrimmage of training camp, held Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Pat Bostick reports from Pitt's second scrimmage today, which includes special guest Johnny Majors, thoughts from the scrimmage and a talk from Coach Chryst to Pitt football alumni in attendance.

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The start of football season is fast approaching - 15 days, to be exact. But before we get to 6 p.m. on Sept. 1 against Youngstown State, there are a few Pitt events to keep on your radar leading up to gameday at Heinz Field.

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Ryan Turnley Mic'd Up

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Senior center Ryan Turnley wears a mic during practice for Pitt Live Wire. But who is that singing to him? Find out on "Ryan Turnley Mic'd Up."


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Former Pitt quarterback and current Panther radio analyst, Pat Bostick, will offer a weekly column on Pitt Live Wire throughout the football season. This week, Pat gives us insight on the changing look of Pitt's 4-3 defense.

Coach Chryst Mic'd Up

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Pitt Panthers Television brings you Coach Chryst mic'd up in the team's first night practice of fall camp. Check back later today for additional coverage from camp.


It might seem like a long wait until camp coverage from this afternoon is posted. Here's a clip from Coach Chryst's post-practice speech last night to hold you over. 


Week 2 Video Montage

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The guys from Pitt Panthers Television are at it again. Check out their week two video montage from practice. Enjoy!


Despite football camp being closed to observation on Sunday, Pitt Live Wire brings you a collection of coverage from yesterday's scrimmage. Full coverage from camp will resume on Monday.

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Today, Pat Bostick gives us an interesting perspective on what the true definition of a player's coach should be and why Coach Chryst fits that mold.


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Players Video Shoot

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Yesterday we brought you a behind-the-scenes look at a shoot with the players and Pitt Panthers Television. Take a peek at how some of the shots turned out. The finished product can be seen this season at home games and on Pitt Panthers Television. 


On Wednesday, the Pitt Panthers Television crew gathered a group of Panthers players together for a video shoot at the indoor practice facility on the South Side.  Check out the video for an exclusive preview of the footage that Panthers fans will see this fall on the new HD scoreboard at Heinz Field and on Pitt Panthers Television.  

Training Camp Notebook

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Training camp for football begins today. On Sunday, the team moved into the dorm -- their home for the next two weeks -- and prepared for meetings. Get your start to the 2012 season alongside your Panthers.

  

Take a look at the sights and sounds from Canton on enshrinement day, as well as highlights from Chris Doleman and Curtis Martin's speeches.


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Pitt men's basketball head coach Jamie Dixon talked with Pitt Live Wire and discussed the importance of leadership. Check back for more from Dixon and the Pitt basketball team. 




In Canton, this afternoon, former Pitt stars and 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Chris Doleman and Curtis Martin spoke to the media. 


Ruben Brown's Pitt Path to NFL Stardom

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Ruben Brown.jpg Ruben Brown set a gold standard for offensive guard play during his accomplished NFL career from 1995-2007. He was also a dominant performer at Pitt, earning All-America honors. But few remember the key decision early in his college career that helped launch him to NFL stardom. 


Arrival in Canton

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hall of fame busts.jpgWe made the two-hour trip to Canton from Pittsburgh today for an opportunity to catch up with former Pitt stars - and 2012 inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Chris Doleman and Curtis Martin.

Dorsett and Martin: Rushing to Greatness

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With the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions this weekend, and Curtis Martin's enshrinement, we take a look at Tony Dorsett and Martin who left Pitt and became two of the most prolific backs in NFL history.


Ray Graham is back on RG TV at the clambake the night before Big East media day, which was held in Newport, R.I., on July 31. Coach Chryst isn't buying into Ray's new self-proclaimed television network.

We've put together the top Pitt stories coming out of Big East media day, as well as a few highlighting this weekend's Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement featuring former Panthers Chris Doleman and Curtis Martin.

Head coach Paul Chryst and senior running back Ray Graham spoke to the cameras at Big East media day on Tuesday. What was the question of the day? You guessed it. "When can we expect Ray back on the field?" Listen in to their answers.

 
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