Pitt Weekend Podcast Ep. 2

On tonight’s episode, our host Dan Kingerski(@budmoonshine) talks with Pittsburgh Sports Now’s Alan Saunders (@AlanSaunders_PGH) about Damar Hamlin’s injury, Matt Canada, James Conner and the Pitt running backs, and much more. We also welcome Pine-Richland head coach Eric Kasperowicz to the show to talk Phil Jurkovec and WPIAL football.

You can also download the podcast on iTunes.

Thursday Camp’s Sights and Sounds

We’re on the scene at Pitt’s practice on the Southside to bring you some of the day’s best sights and sounds.

Damar Hamlin and Chawntez Moss
Damar Hamlin and Chawntez Moss (Photo credit: Alan Saunders)
James Conner and Bam Bradley
James Conner and Bam Bradley (Photo credit: Alan Saunders)
Nate Peterman and Bo Schneider
Nate Peterman and Bo Schneider at practice (Photo credit: Alan Saunders)

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Conner gets clean bill of health; Hamlin ‘probably not’ ready for opener

PITTSBURGH — Freshman cornerback Damar Hamlin might not be ready for the season opener, head coach Pat Narduzzi said Thursday.

Hamlin, a four-star recruit out of Pittsburgh Central Catholic was the crown jewel of Narduzzi’s 2016 recruiting class, but his ability to contribute in training camp has been hampered by a nagging injury.

Photo Courtesy of Damar Hamlin
Photo Courtesy of Damar Hamlin

“He’s dealing with a minor little thing right now that we just can’t get right,” Narduzzi said.… Read more

Pitt Can’t Overlook Villanova Game

A look at the calendar and it says the day is just 16 days away. Just 16 days until the return of the Pitt/Penn State rivalry.

But a second look at the calendar also informs us that there is a game between now and then.

Contrary to my own attempts to constantly overlook it, the Pitt Panthers do indeed have a game against Villanova on the schedule before that big event on September 10th.… Read more

Thursday Pitt Notes

Remember that tonight is the annual Pitt Football FanFest at Heinz Field. The event tonight runs from 5:30 pm to 8 PM. This year’s FanFest will be a two-hour autograph and photo session with the entire Pitt football team for the general public.

** In case you missed it last night, our Harry Psaros had a few Pitt basketball recruiting notes. 2017 Top 100 player Christian David. Harry reports that David (6-7, 200) will make an official visit to Pitt next weekend (September 3rd).… Read more

ESPN Coming To Town?

It’s hard to believe this but there’s a chance that the Pitt/Penn State game could be getting a lot bigger.

Sources tell PSN that over the last week, officials from both ESPN and Pitt have been meeting and will continue to do so about ESPN’s popular GameDay Pregame show broadcasting live from Heinz Field on September 10th.

This is a revision to what I previously wrote because I might have been a bit too hasty with certain information.… Read more

Wednesday Pitt Notes

After Pitt guard Dorian Johnson was named a preseason All-American by ESPN, it got me to think about something. Johnson will obviously be drafted this April. But how many players on this year’s team will join him in the 2016 NFL Draft?

Here are my early season candidates: Johnson, Adam Bisnowaty, James Conner, Ejuan Price and Nate Peterman.

Am I missing anyone?

** Since virtually no one has started playing games yet and I’m not sure what’s changed, Rivals came out with an updated version of their Top 100 players in the Class of 2017.… Read more

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