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TWO days and 10 hours until Pitt kicks off vs. Florida State at Heinz Field. The ticket office is open Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for your ticket needs and questions at 800-643-PITT (7488). Student tickets are sold out with over 11,000 sold -- the most ever!

Relive the last time these two teams met on the field with this video from the 1983 contest.

Former Pitt quarterback and current ESPN football analyst, John Congemi was the last Pitt quarterback to play against and defeat Florida State. He called in to The Fan Morning Show on Friday and talked about the Monday night matchup against the Seminoles. 

Press Conference:

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The excitement continues to build as we get closer and closer to our first contest in the ACC. Today is another one of those landmark days as our first ACC men's basketball schedule has been released by the league Thursday afternoon.

The conference schedule is highlighted by the Big Monday matchup on Jan. 27 against Duke and, of course, every Pitt fan is excited to see Penn State roll into town on Dec. 3 for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The squad returns three starters from last year's 24-9 team and head coach Jamie Dixon will be at the helm for his 11th season. 

A full release and listing of games can be found on Additional TV games will be announced at a later date. For ticket information, call the Panthers Ticket Office at 800-643-PITT (7488) or visit online.

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 22

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Following the announcement that the University of Pittsburgh will retire legendary wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's No. 1 jersey during the season opener at Heinz Field against Florida State on Sept. 2, we asked fans via social media to name their favorite Fitzgerald moments from his incredible career as a Panther.

It couldn't have been easy to select a single moment from the Pitt career of a man who caught a remarkable 34 touchdowns in just two seasons, but the fans did their best.

Here are just a few of the responses we received:

Andrew Young answered with one of Fitzgerald's famous diving catches in blue and gold: "That nasty catch in between three guys at Texas A&M."

Tony DelSardo also chose another full-extension catch. He remembered "seeing Larry Fitzgerald stretch out on a pass against Oregon State in a bowl game for a TD."

Paul Pirozzola recalled a trick play that resulted in one of Fitzgerald's many touchdowns: "The halfback option pass from Kirkley for a TD against Boston College to keep his TD streak alive."

Kirk Domanick responded with "a very underrated catch was the one caught at Temple draped in defenders."

Be there on Monday, Sept. 2 as we retire the jersey of the most prolific wide receiver in Pitt history - Larry Fitzgerald. Continue to share your moments with us on Twitter using #LarryLegend.

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 21

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Pitt Senior Associate A.D. E.J. Borghetti has a very special announcement regarding Pitt's Labor Day game vs. FSU.

FSU Single Game Tickets

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 20

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Over the weekend, Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson made an appearance on Bob Pompeani's show on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan and discussed his excitement over seeing the Pitt Panthers take the field on Sept. 2 against Florida State.

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 19

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Football Training Camp Coverage: August 18

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Football Training Camp Coverage: August 17

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Football Training Camp Coverage: August 16

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Senior wide receiver Devin Street sat down with Gregg Giannotti of Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan, and Pitt sideline reporter, this week. Devin talks about Tom Savage and the culture change Head Coach Paul Chryst has brought to the program.

A game time and television home have been announced for Pitt basketball's Dec. 3 matchup with Penn State in the Big Ten/ACC Basketball Challenge Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods.

The Panthers will host the Nittany Lions at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 with the broadcast on ESPNU.

The last time Pitt and Penn State met in basketball was on December 10, 2005, a 91-54 Panthers victory at the Petersen Events Center. Against Penn State, Pitt has claimed each of the last five meetings, 10 of the last 13 and both matchups at the Petersen Events Center. The two schools have played 145 total games since 1905-06 with Penn State holding a 75-70 advantage in the series. Penn State represents Pitt's oldest and second most common rival in its basketball history.

The ACC leads its series against the Big Ten with a 10-3-1 overall record. Last year, the two conferences tied in the event, with each league claiming six games apiece. Seven of the 14 challenges have been decided by one win or less. All 12 Big Ten teams and 12 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2013 Challenge.

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Our own analyst and former Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick visited with Trib Radio on Wednesday afternoon and talked about newly appointed starting QB Tom Savage.

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 14

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Tim Brando, of the CBS Sports Network, made an appearance on Bob Pompeani's show on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan and talked Pitt football. Brando stated his belief that the Panthers will be competitive immediately in the ACC. Listen in!

If you love football, or even just love competition you won't want to miss this. It's one of our favorite drills -- Offense vs. Defense. 

We're just 20 days away from kickoff, Pitt fans! If you don't have your tickets yet, call the Panthers Ticket Office at 800-643-PITT (7488) or visit our ticket page online

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 13

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Football Training Camp Coverage: August 12

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Football training camp was closed to the media on Sunday, but Pitt Live Wire has exclusive highlights just for you. Have a look.

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 11

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Football Training Camp Coverage: August 10

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Football Training Camp Coverage: August 9

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Postpractice Interviews:
Pitt Bullet Chris Blewitt
Pitt Bullet David Durham
Pitt Bullet Trenton Coles

Pitt Bullet Photo Gallery

Pitt BulletDevin Street on Trib Live Radio

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Pitt Bullet Quarterbacks and receivers getting reps (Instagram Video: @GoPittFootball)
Pitt Bullet DBs and running backs/tight ends drills (Instagram Video: @GoPittFootball)

Morning Links:
Pitt Bullet Clemmings fights for his spot -
Pitt Bullet Talkin' Bout Practice - August 8 - Post-Gazette Blog
Pitt Bullet Friends Weatherspoon, Boyd vying for wide receiver spot at Pitt - Tribune-Review

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Today the ACC has announced its tentative ESPN3 lineup for Olympic sports and Pitt will be well represented in its first year in the conference. 

Volleyball, under first year head coach Dan Fisher, will have at least six contests broadcast live on the ESPN3 platform. Women's soccer will have five, including four at home, and men's soccer's three broadcasts will all be played at home at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex. 

Check back on for additional broadcasts added to the lineup as the seasons approach. 

Pitt Women's Volleyball

·         Pitt vs. Georgia Tech - Sunday, Sept. 29

·         Pitt vs. Virginia Tech - Friday, Oct. 4

·         Pitt @ Florida State - Sunday, Oct. 13

·         Pitt vs. Syracuse - Sunday, Oct. 20

·         Pitt @ Notre Dame - Sunday, Nov. 3

·         Pitt vs. NC State - Sunday, Nov. 24


Pitt Men's Soccer

·         Pitt vs. Wake Forest - Saturday, Sept. 21

·         Pitt vs. Virginia Tech - Tuesday, Oct. 8

·         Pitt vs. North Carolina - Saturday, Oct. 26


Pitt Women's Soccer

·         Pitt vs. Boston College - Thursday, Sept. 12

·         Pitt vs. NC State - Sunday, Sept. 15

·         Pitt vs. Virginia - Sunday, Sept. 22

·         Pitt vs. North Carolina - Thursday, Sept. 26

·         Pitt @ Duke - Sunday, Oct. 27


Football Training Camp Coverage: August 8

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Football Training Camp Coverage: August 7

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Pat Bostick on 93.7 The Fan

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Former Pitt quarterback and current radio analyst Pat Bostick appeared on 93.7 The Fan Tuesday morning to discus the start of training camp and the battle at the quarterback position. Listen in to this podcast to hear what he had to say. 

Football Training Camp Coverage: August 6

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Postpractice Interviews:
Pitt Bullet Chad Voytik
Pitt Bullet Todd Thomas
Pitt Bullet Isaac Bennett
Pitt Bullet James Conner
Pitt Bullet Tyler Boyd
Pitt Bullet Devin Street

Pitt Bullet Photo Gallery
Pitt Bullet Tom Savage to Scott Orndoff (Video)

Pitt Football Coverage

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have started their camp coverage with some Tuesday articles. Don't be "that guy/girl" around the water cooler today who doesn't know what is going on with Pitt football!


Shaping young roster Chryst's main concern as Pitt practice begins -- Tribune-Review

Plenty of questions for Chryst as Pitt training camp opens -- Post-Gazette


With football training camp beginning today, Pitt football has been well represented on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan over the past week. Below are podcasts from head coach Paul Chryst on with Vinnie & Cook and quarterbacks coach Brooks Bollinger on with Troy Clardy. Listen in to get a jump start on your Pitt information heading into today's first practice.

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