Gameday: Pitt at Syracuse


After a five-game homestand, and right after its overtime victory against No. 11 Virginia, Pitt hits the (frozen and snow-covered) road up to Syracuse to take on Jim Boeheim and the Orange.

A quick glance at what to expect this afternoon…

Matchup: Pitt (12-3, 1-1 ACC) at Syracuse (9-6, 1-1), noon, today, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.

Pitt: Coming off 88-76 victory in overtime last Wednesday against Virginia. The win was Pitt’s first against the Cavaliers since joining the ACC in 2013.


Pinstripe Bowl odds: Pitt favored over Northwestern at Yankee Stadium


The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Northwestern Wildcats both hope to end bowl slumps when they meet in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
by OddsShark Dec 27, 2016, 9:00am EST

The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-1 straight up and against the spread in their last six games played in the month of December. The Panthers will try to end a solid 2016 campaign on a high note with a win over the Northwestern Wildcats in the Pinstripe Bowl.


Pitt’s Matt Canada will be LSU’s new offensive coordinator


By Brian Batko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Matt Canada has accepted the same position at LSU, the school announced this morning, forcing Pitt to seek a new offensive coordinator for the fourth consecutive season.

Canada, a Broyles Award trophy finalist for the top assistant coach in college football, was lauded for leading the highest-scoring offense in Pitt history at 42.3 points per game.

“On behalf of our entire program, I want to thank Matt for his many important contributions,