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2024 Pitt DL Commit Jahsear Whittington Taking Go to to Penn State

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The recruiting course of options plenty of stops alongside the highway, and that’s ringing more true as of late than every other. However it doesn’t imply it’s the tip of the world both.

Jahsear Whittington — a 2024 four-star line of defense commit from Imhotep Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — made a visit to Rutgers not too long ago and PSN has realized he’ll be headed to Penn State this weekend.

He was scheduled to go to Penn State for the White Out sport final season, however he didn’t make the journey. And as was the case with Rutgers, it’s seemingly Whittington is visiting along with his native teammates.

Whittington posted earlier this week on Twitter that whereas he’s going by means of the method, he is aware of the place house is.

Whittington, who dedicated to Pitt means again in April, serving as the primary verbal dedication within the class of 2024, has very vocally expressed his pleasure about ultimately arriving at Pitt.

He’s taken an lively position in serving as a lead recruiter for Pitt’s class of 2024.

Whittington has made a handful of visits to Pittsburgh since his very first again in April — simply earlier than his dedication. He made it out for a camp in June, and he attended each the West Virginia and Virginia Tech video games within the fall.

PSN final caught up with Whittington after the PIAA Class-5A championship, a hard-fought loss for Whittington and Imhotep, and he expressed his need to enhance this offseason.

“I get extra time to prep earlier than I get to Pitt,” Whittington mentioned. “I’ve gotta keep robust, simply fear in regards to the low season, simply working to excellent my craft and be higher… going ahead, simply concentrate on college and getting higher over the low season.”

Whittington is coming off a powerful junior season by which he recorded over 40 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, recovered three fumbles and earned second-consecutive All-State honors.

The 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive lineman is the prototypical “undersized” dynamo. He’s already shaped a powerful bond with line of defense coach Charlie Partridge, too.

Pitt has some time to go earlier than he’s capable of signal, however there’s a powerful relationship already between Whittington and Pitt — and the followers.

Whittington and four-star extensive receiver DayDay Farmer (Cocoa, Florida) have offered a really robust basis for Pitt’s class of 2024.



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Pitt and Syracuse to Play at Yankee Stadium in 2023

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As a substitute of a primary pitch, Yankee Stadium could have a gap kickoff this November.

Pitt will play Syracuse at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx on Nov. 11, 2023, to commemorate the a centesimal anniversary of the primary soccer recreation at Yankee Stadium — which was additionally performed by Pitt and Syracuse.

“We stay up for celebrating this important anniversary involving Pitt, Syracuse and the Yankees,” ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips stated within the launch. “That is an unimaginable milestone in school soccer and we admire the cooperation of our great companions to make this a particular alternative for our student-athletes, applications and followers. Yankee Stadium has a wealthy historical past of internet hosting school soccer video games and we’re proud so as to add this recreation to its custom.”

It will likely be Pitt’s fourth journey to Yankee Stadium for a soccer recreation, with the primary being a 3-0 loss to the Orange in 1923. The latest was Pitt’s Pinstripe Bowl look in opposition to Northwestern — a 31-24 loss — in 2016.

Pitt and Syracuse have met each season for the final 55 years, and with the brand new ACC scheduling format, the matchup will proceed for the foreseeable future.

Pitt has performed Syracuse 78 occasions in program historical past, courting again to a 30-0 inaugural win within the 1916 season. With a 43-32-3 all-time file in opposition to the Orange, Pitt has gotten the perfect of Syracuse of late.

A 19-9 win over a then-ranked Syracuse final November prolonged Pitt’s win streak to 5 video games. Pitt has received 18 of the final 21 video games performed courting again to 2002.

Each Pitt and Syracuse will enter the 2023 matchup with out their star quarterbacks as each Israel Abanikanda and Sean Tucker declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.

The remainder of Pitt’s schedule will probably be introduced tonight at 7 p.m. on the ACC Community.

Present recognized schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 2: Wofford

Saturday, Sept. 9: Cincinnati

Saturday, Sept. 16: West Virginia

Saturday, Oct. 28: Notre Dame



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Avonte Maddox Makes 9 Straight Tremendous Bowls with Pitt Illustration

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Even throughout this system’s down years within the 2000s, Pitt soccer has been recognized to provide high quality NFL expertise. With many alumni happening to search out NFL success it shouldn’t come as an entire shock that this 12 months would be the ninth straight season that Pitt could have an alumnus within the Tremendous Bowl.

Avonte Maddox of the Philadelphia Eagles will go well with up towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in State Farm Stadium at Glendale, Arizona when the 2 convention winners meet in Tremendous Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. EST. This got here after the Eagles thrashing of the San Francisco 49ers this previous Sunday, 31-7.

Maddox appeared within the NFC Championship recreation after lacking the earlier three weeks attributable to a toe harm. He had three tackles within the recreation and wasn’t wanted an excessive amount of after the 49ers noticed accidents to 2 of their quarterbacks, with rookie starter Brock Purdy coming again into the sport out of necessity regardless of struggling an harm within the first quarter.

Whatever the 49ers being restricted passing smart within the NFC Championship, Maddox has been a key participant within the Eagles’ secondary since being drafted by them within the fourth spherical of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Earlier in his profession, the Eagles bounced him across the secondary earlier than making him their nickel nook final season. He’s since thrived in that function, being rated the No. 9 general cornerback within the NFL by ProFootballFocus final 12 months and will be argued as one of many recreation’s greatest slot cornerbacks at the moment.

Maddox was injured for a lot of this season and solely appeared in 9 common season video games, making eight begins. His affect has been felt in these video games as he’s compelled three fumbles, caught an interception, registered a sack and made 43 tackles this previous season.

And now he’ll have an opportunity to make an affect within the Tremendous Bowl, like so many different Pitt gamers have completed earlier than him.

The latest instance, in fact, is Los Angeles Rams star defensive sort out Aaron Donald, who received the Tremendous Bowl final 12 months by sacking Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow on the sport’s remaining play. Donald went up towards huge receiver Tyler Boyd in that recreation, additionally from Pitt.

Donald’s win although marked three consecutive seasons wherein a Pitt participant had been part of the NFL’s Tremendous Bowl profitable workforce, though the previous three seasons Pitt had at the least one participant on every workforce so a win, and a loss, was assured.

Of the earlier eight Tremendous Bowls at the least one Pitt participant has been on 5 of the profitable groups and 6 of the shedding groups with Pitt gamers going through off in three of these video games.

Together with Maddox this 12 months, there has now been 12 totally different Pitt gamers to have made, at the least, one of many final 9 Tremendous Bowls with three – Donald (2019, 2022), LeSean McCoy (2020, 2021) and Dion Lewis (2017, 2018) – showing in a number of Tremendous Bowls over that timeframe.

The total record of latest Pitt Tremendous Bowl individuals is discovered beneath with winners in daring:

2022 – Tyler Boyd (Cincinnati), Aaron Donald (Los Angeles)

2021 – Maurice Ffrench (Kansas Metropolis), LeSean McCoy (Tampa Bay), Jordan Whitehead (Tampa Bay)

2020 – LeSean McCoy (Kansas Metropolis), Ok’Waun Williams (San Francisco)

2019 – Aaron Donald (Los Angeles)

2018 – Nicholas Grigsby (Atlanta), Dion Lewis (Atlanta)

2017 – Jabaal Sheard (Denver), Dion Lewis (Denver)

2016 – Chas Alecxih (Seattle)

2015 – Darrell Revis (New England)



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Pitt Ladies’s Basketball Struggles in third Quarter, Falls to Boston Faculty 74-60

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Pitt girls’s basketball (7-14, 0-10) had marched Boston Faculty (14-10, 4-7) for 75% of the sport however had been outscored 21-12 within the third quarter which proved to be the distinction of the sport.

There have been 9 lead modifications within the first half, with seven coming within the first quarter alone, as the 2 groups seemed to be evenly matched for the beginning.

The most important lead both staff had within the first half was a four-point 8-4 lead that Pitt had early within the first quarter. Exterior of that lead, each groups stayed inside one possession for remainder of the primary half.

At halftime the rating was knotted at 26-26. Beginning the second half, Boston Faculty had the sport’s first run and scored eight straight factors to take a 34-26 lead. Throughout that 8-0 run Pitt shot 0-for-4 and turned the ball over twice.

Pitt wouldn’t tie the rating up for the remainder of the sport as Boston Faculty’s lead grew to as a lot as 19 factors within the fourth quarter. The final quarter the general scoring stayed related, however the injury was accomplished to Pitt within the third and led to Boston Faculty’s 74-60 victory.

4 Pitt gamers in Amber Brown (11), Maliyah Johnson (13), Avery Strickland (13) and Dayshanette Harris (13) put up double-digit scoring efforts within the loss. The staff shot 23-for-61 (37.7%) total and was 8-for-24 (33.3%) from three-point vary.

Boston Faculty thought shot a lot better, making over 50% of their pictures at 30-for-57 (52.2%). The sport’s main scorer, Ally VanTimmeran, went an unbelievable 8-for-9 (88.9%) from the sphere and completed with 17 factors.

Boston Faculty’s Andrea Daley additionally completed with a double-double at 10 factors and 12 rebounds. Total, that they had six totally different gamers attain double-digits in scoring, displaying assist from throughout the staff.

Pitt continues to be in the hunt for their first convention victory on the season and can journey to Duke on February 2 at 6:00 p.m.



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