Fresh off his MVP honors at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, freshman RB James Conner spoke with Trib Live Radio's Kevin Gorman. James talked about his record-breaking performance, his physicality and cutting off his long hair.
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from Pitt Athletics. The Pitt football team received a special visit from Santa at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl during the team and staff's holiday dinner.
Your Pitt Panthers hit the road later today to travel to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit, Mich., where they will take on the Falcons of Bowling Green on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. on ESPN. We'll have updates for you throughout the week on Pitt Live Wire, @GoPittFootball on Twitter
and the Pitt Facebook page
, but until then take a look at a compilation of highlights from the 2013 season.
The University of Pittsburgh's Division of Student Affairs'
honored Assistant Athletic Director of Student Affairs and former Pitt student-athlete, Penny Semaia, with the
Art Ramicone Unsung Hero Award. The award is to recognize Semaia's
inspirational leadership and steadfast commitment to supporting the Division of
Student Affairs in their ongoing efforts to provide students with the best
collegiate experience in the world.
defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been named a first team
All-American by the Associated Press.
The NCAA uses five All-America squads to determine consensus and unanimous
status: AP, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Writers
(FWAA), Sporting News and Walter Camp. Aaron has already been named to three
of these squads (first-team selection by AP, Sporting News and Walter Camp.)
The other two teams will be announced this week.
last Pitt player to be a unanimous first-team All-American was wide
receiver Larry Fitzgerald in 2003.
last Pitt defensive player to be a unanimous first-team
All-American was defensive end Hugh Green in 1980. (Green was also
unanimous in 1979.
players have earned unanimous status 13 times (11 different players - Green and
Bill Fralic [1983-84] were two-time unanimous picks).
Sporting News All-America Team
Walter Camp All-America Team
The complete 2013 AP All-America Team:
Quarterback -- Jameis Winston, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-4, 229 pounds, Florida
Running backs -- Andre Williams, senior, 6-0, 227, Boston College; Ka'Deem
Carey, junior, 5-10, 196, Arizona.
Tackles -- Jake Matthews, senior, 6-5, 305, Texas A&M; Cyrus Kouandjio,
junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama.
Guards -- Cyril Richardson, senior, 6-5, 340, Baylor; David Yankey, senior, 6-5,
Center -- Bryan Stork, senior, 6-4, 300, Florida State.
receivers -- Brandin Cooks, junior, 5-10, 186, Oregon State; Mike Evans,
sophomore, 6-5, 225, Texas A&M.
end -- Jace Amaro, junior, 6-5, 260, Texas Tech.
player -- Jordan Lynch, senior, 6-0, 216, Northern Illinois.
-- Roberto Aguayo, redshirt freshman, 6-1, 203, Florida State.
-- Michael Sam, senior, 6-2, 255, Missouri; Jackson Jeffcoat, senior, 6-5, 250,
-- Aaron Donald, senior, 6-0, 285, Pittsburgh; Will Sutton, senior,
6-1, 288, Arizona State.
-- Anthony Barr, senior, 6-4, 248, UCLA; C.J. Mosley, senior, 6-2, 238, Alabama;
Ryan Shazier, junior, 6-2, 230, Ohio State.
-- Darqueze Dennard, senior, 5-11, 197, Michigan State; Lamarcus Joyner, senior,
5-8, 190, Florida State.
-- Cody Prewitt, junior, 6-2, 220, Mississippi; Deone Bucannon, senior, 6-1,
198, Washington State.
-- Tom Hornsey, senior, 6-3, 210, Memphis.
-- Johnny Manziel, sophomore, Texas A&M.
backs -- Tre' Mason, junior, Auburn; Bishop Sankey, junior, Washington.
-- Cameron Erving, junior, Florida State; Taylor Lewan, senior, Michigan.
-- Gabe Jackson, senior, Mississippi State; Xavier Su'a-Filo, junior, UCLA.
-- Gabe Ikard, senior, Oklahoma.
receivers -- Sammy Watkins, junior, Clemson; Davante Adams, sophomore, Fresno
end -- Eric Ebron, junior, North Carolina.
player -- Ty Montgomery, junior, Stanford.
-- Anthony Fera, senior, Texas.
-- Vic Beasley, junior, Clemson; Shilique Calhoun, sophomore, Michigan State.
-- Timmy Jernigan, junior, Florida State; Kelcy Quarles, junior, South Carolina.
-- Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Khalil Mack, senior, Buffalo; Chris Borland,
-- Justin Gilbert, senior, Oklahoma State; Jason Verrett, senior, TCU.
-- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, junior, Alabama; Ahmad Dixon, senior, Baylor.
-- Drew Kaser, sophomore, Texas A&M.
-- A.J. McCarron, senior, Alabama.
backs -- Carlos Hyde, senior, Ohio State; Ameer Abdullah, junior, Nebraska.
-- Jack Mewhort, senior, Ohio State; Gregory Robinson, sophomore, Auburn.
-- John Urschel, senior, Penn State; Ryan Groy, senior, Wisconsin.
-- Reese Dismukes, junior, Auburn.
receivers -- Allen Robinson, junior, Penn State; Jordan Matthews, senior,
end -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, junior, Washington.
player -- Odell Beckham Jr., junior, LSU.
-- Jeff Budzien, senior, Northwestern.
-- Marcus Smith, senior, Louisville; Jeremiah Attaochu, senior, Georgia Tech.
-- Ra'Shede Hageman, senior, Minnesota; Leonard Williams, sophomore, Southern
--Shayne Skov, senior, Stanford; Max Bullough, senior, Michigan State; Denicos
Allen, senior, Michigan State.
-- Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, junior, Oregon; Vernon Hargreaves III, freshman, Florida.
Safeties -- Jimmie Ward, senior, Northern Illinois; Ty Zimmerman, senior, Kansas
-- Austin Rehkow, freshman, Idaho.
Continuing to add to his tally of honors and awards, on Tuesday senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named the CBSSports.com Defensive Player of the Year
and a unanimous first team selection
2012 Basketball Media Day,
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2012 men's basketball,
2012 training camp,
2012-13 men's basketball,
2012-13 women's basketball,
2013 men's basketball,
2013 men's soccer,
2013 spring camp,
2013 track and field,
2013 training camp,
2013 Training Camp,
2013 women's soccer,
2013-14 men's basketball,
2013-14 women's basketball,
93.7 FM The Fan,
93.7 The Fan,
A Football Story,
ACC Digital Network,
ACC Media Day,
AD Trophy Tour,
BBVA Compass Bowl,
behind the scenes,
Big Ten/ACC Basketball Challenge,
Caption That Photo,
Dessert Tasting for a Cause,
Did You See That,
Dontez Ford. Paul Chryst,
Duke Blue Devils,
Football Postgame Coverage,
Former Panther Greats,
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets,
Getting To Know,
Hometown vs. Hunger,
Jack R. Anderson,
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl,
Live Wire Courtside,
Live Wire Field Pass,
Live Wire Film Room,
Live Wire Flashback,
Mount St. Mary's,
Name That Player,
New Mexico Lobos,
NIT Season Tip-Off,
Panthers From The Past,
Petersen Events Center,
Pink the Petersen,
Pitt Fans Tell Us,
Pitt Live Wire,
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Pitt men's basketball,
Pitt Mobile Network,
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Pittsburgh Greater Community Food Bank,
Pro Football Hall of Fame,
Rotary Lombardi Award,
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Two Minute Drill,
Varsity Letter Club,