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The Panther-Lair Show brings the best Pitt coverage to the podcast world, as we're talking Pitt football, basketball and recruiting every week.

Chris Peak


    • Jan 20, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    The Morning Pitt: 1/20/2023 - Are you taking Pitt's first ACC squad or this year's team?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 24:23


    The last time Pitt got off to a 6-2 start in ACC play was the Panthers' first year in the conference, and that got us to thinking: which team would you take? The 2013-14 Pitt roster or the current one? Nelly Cummings or James Robinson? Jamarius Burton or Lamar Patterson? We're breaking down the matchups on today's Morning Pitt. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/19/2023 - A blowout win on the road

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 22:33


    Pitt didn't just beat Louisville on the road Wednesday night; the Panthers positively blew out the Cardinals with a 21-point win to improve to 6-2 in ACC play, and we're talking about that game and more on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Panther-Lair Post-Game: 1/19/2023 - Pitt beats Louisville by 21 on the road

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 58:46


    Pitt beat Louisville at 21 in an ACC road clash on Wednesday night. After the game, we went live to talk about what we saw from the Panthers and took your comments and questions on the post-game show.

    The Morning Pitt: 1/18/2023 - Another WPIAL recruit gets away

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 27:03


    Pitt's recruiting woes in the WPIAL continued on Tuesday when Central Catholic linebacker Anthony Speca committed to Penn State. Why do the Panthers struggle to get traction with local recruits? We're looking at the situation on today's Morning Pitt. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/17/2023 - Does Pitt have a WR problem?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 24:49


    Between recruiting misses, transfers and NFL departures, Pitt's receiver room is looking mighty thin for 2023. How did the Panthers get here? And how can the coaches fix things? We're breaking it down on today's Morning Pitt. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/16/2023 - A bounce-back win, the Sibande question and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 26:20


    Pitt bounced back from its losses to Clemson and Duke with an 11-point win at Georgia Tech, and on today's Morning Pitt we're talking about the Panthers' victory, the question of whether Nike Sibande should start and a lot more. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/13/2023 - A conversation with Tylar Wiltz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 33:05


    Tylar Wiltz went from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, to Pitt - with stops at Southern Arkansas, Independence Community College and Missouri State along the way. Today, he's joining us on the Morning Pitt to talk about his journey, how he got to Pitt and what his year as a Panther was like.

    The Panther-Lair Post-Game: 1/12/2023 - Pitt falls at Duke

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 59:36


    Pitt blew an 11-point halftime lead and lost to Duke on Wednesday night. After the game, we went live for the Panther-Lair Post-Game to talk about what happened between the Panthers and the Blue Devils.

    The Morning Pitt: 1/12/2023 - A disappointment in Durham

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 24:19


    Pitt had a chance for a big win at Duke on Wednesday night. Instead, the Panthers blew an 11-point halftime lead and lost 77-69 in Cameron Indoor Stadium. On today's Morning Pitt, we're talking about the loss to Duke and what it means for the Panthers. Plus, running back Vincent Davis won't be coming back to Pitt in 2023, and we're discussing that as well. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/11/2023 - Rankings, another WPIAL transfer and a huge hoops game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 29:50


    We've got a lot to discuss on today's Morning Pitt after the football Panthers made the final AP poll and added another former WPIAL star as a transfer and the basketball Panthers are preparing for a huge road game at Duke tonight.

    The Morning Pitt: 1/10/2023 - Seniors are making decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 27:07


    Pitt has a lot of seniors who can come back for another year of eligibility, and those players have been announcing their decisions lately. On today's Morning Pitt, we're looking at the latest decisions, what they mean for the Panthers in 2023 and which seniors have not yet made an announcement. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/9/2023 - Monday thoughts on Saturday's loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 26:00


    Pitt lost a meaningful game on Saturday when the Panthers fell against Clemson. On today's Morning Pitt, we're talking about what happened in the loss and where the Panthers go from here. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/6/2023 - Another big one on tap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 23:35


    It's January 6th and Pitt is one day away from playing for first place in the ACC. On today's Morning Pitt, we're talking about how the Panthers got here and where they can go this season. 

    Ep. 698 - Hoops momentum, the football finish and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 62:36


    The first live Panther-Lair Show of 2023 is jam-packed with plenty of things to talk about, from the Pitt hoops team's 4-0 start to the ACC schedule to the football team's exciting finish to the 2022 season and everything in between.

    The Morning Pitt: 1/5/2023 - A conversation with Nick Patti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 36:43


    We've got a special guest on today's Morning Pitt: it's Pitt quarterback and Sun Bowl champion Nick Patti. Nick joined us for an interesting and candid conversation about his performance in El Paso, his Pitt career and what the last year has been like for him. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/4/2023 - Pitt keeps rolling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 21:44


    Pitt kept the momentum up on Tuesday night at the Petersen Events Center when the Panthers upset No. 11 Virginia 68-65. On today's Morning Pitt, we're talking about Pitt's latest win, how this team keeps winning and how it can stay on a roll. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/3/2023 - Thinking about Damar Hamlin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 17:52


    On today's Morning Pitt, we're thinking about former Pitt safety and current Buffalo Bill Damar Hamlin, who collapsed on the field during Monday Night Football. 

    The Morning Pitt: 1/2/2023 - A great day for Pitt to end 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 21:59


    Pitt ended 2022 in style with a pair of wins over ranked teams. On today's Morning Pitt, we're talking about the Sun Bowl, the North Carolina game and more.

    The Panther-Lair Post-Game: 12/30/2022 - Pitt closes 2022 with an epic win

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 78:41


    Pitt finished 2022 by beating UCLA in the Sun Bowl. After the game, we went live to talk about the win, the season and a lot more.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/30/2022 - A big day for Pitt sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 23:15


    It's a big day for Pitt sports today, with the hoops team hosting North Carolina and the football team set for the Sun Bowl. We're talking about both games and what they mean for the Panthers on today's Morning Pitt.

    Ep. 697 - Sun Bowl, Pitt-UNC hoops, Dior Johnson and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 61:16


    With the Sun Bowl and a huge game for Pitt hoops on the horizon plus Dior Johnson getting reinstated, we had a lot to discuss on this week's Panther-Lair Show. 

    The Morning Pitt: 12/29/2022 - What was the biggest moment of 2022 in Pitt sports?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 29:23


    2022 is almost in the books, so on today's Morning Pitt we're recapping the year that was and asking the question: What was the biggest moment of 2022 in Pitt sports? Plus, we're breaking down the Dior Johnson news in the wake of his apparent reinstatement.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/28/2022 - The updated two-deep and an inside look at UCLA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 32:00


    Pitt released its two-deep for the Sun Bowl on Tuesday, and we're breaking down all the notable items. Plus: are all of those UCLA players really suiting up for the Sun Bowl? We get an inside look at the Bruins with Tracy McDannald from BruinBlitz.com.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/27/2022 - A new 2024 commit and a look at 2023 needs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 23:44


    Pitt got a Christmas Day present with a commitment from a four-star receiver. We're talking about the latest addition to the Panthers' 2024 class and taking another look at the 2023 class on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/23/2022 - Pitt basketball and the fun factor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 23:48


    Pitt basketball has something this season that it hasn't had in a long time: fun. On today's Morning Pitt, we're talking about the energy, excitement and plain old fun of the 2022-23 Panthers as they sit with a 9-4 record and a 2-0 mark in the ACC.

    Ep. 696 - A look back at Signing Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 45:07


    Signing Day 2022 is in the books, and we went live Wednesday night to talk about everything from Pitt's 2023 recruiting class.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/22/2022 - How does Pitt's class fit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 22:31


    On today's Morning Pitt, we're recapping Pitt's 2023 recruiting class. How do the 19 recruits Pitt signed fit with what the Panthers needed in this recruiting cycle? And what should we make of the class ranking? All that and more on the Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/21/2022 - Signing Day is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 19:49


    It's finally here: National Letter of Intent Signing Day 2022, and we've got you covered for everything you need right here on the Panther-Lair.com YouTube channel. To get started on the day with the Morning Pitt, we're looking at the biggest storylines around Pitt's 2023 recruiting class that will sign today.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/20/2022 - Opt-out season comes to Pitt

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 25:24


    With the Sun Bowl less than two weeks away, Pitt has got a case of the opt-outs after four players announced on Monday that they won't be playing with the Panthers in El Paso. On today's Morning Pitt, we're discussing the opt-outs, their replacements and how far the relevance of the bowl system might slip if this continues.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/19/2022 - Four commits, Hill's departure and another hoops win

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 25:38


    A lot happened in Pitt sports over the weekend. The Pitt football team landed four new commitments. Redshirt junior safety Brandon Hill announced he is going to the NFL. And the Pitt hoops team recorded one final blowout win in non-conference play. We're covering all of that and more on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/16/2022 - All the news on a busy Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 26:17


    There's a lot to cover on the Friday edition of the Morning Pitt this week after Pitt volleyball lost in the Final Four, Donovan McMillon committed to the Panthers, SirVocea Dennis seemingly said goodbye, Calijah Kancey joined elite company and the Pitt coaching staff planned for its final official visit weekend of December. We're discussing all of it on today's Morning Pitt.

    Ep. 695 - One week from Signing Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 59:11


    With Signing Day just one week away, we've got a lot to discuss on this week's Panther-Lair Show. What transfers will Pitt land? What recruits will fill out the class? And what are we learning about how the Pitt coaches see the roster? We're talking about all of that and more on the Panther-Lair Show.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/15/2022 - How has Pitt done in the three steps of recruiting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 27:07


    In 2022, there are three steps in recruiting: pursuing high school players, landing transfers and retaining the current roster. With that in mind, how has Pitt done? How have the Panthers fared with high school prospects? What about the transfer portal? And has Pat Narduzzi retained his roster? We're talking about all of that and more on today's Morning Pitt. 

    The Morning Pitt: 12/14/2022 - Pitt adds another RB to the 2023 class

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 29:16


    Pitt got a commitment from Georgia running back TJ Harvison on Tuesday. What does that commitment mean for the Panthers' 2023 recruiting class? And what does the running back room look like going forward? We're breaking it all down on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/13/2022 - Are the WPIAL stars coming home?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 23:53


    More former WPIAL standouts are showing up in the transfer portal, but can Pitt land them the second (or third) time around? And if Pitt does start having success with transfers from the WPIAL, can that have an impact on recruiting? We're talking about all of that and more on today's Morning Pitt.  

    The Morning Pitt: 12/12/2022 - Recapping a busy weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 29:06


    From the Pitt volleyball team making the Final Four to Pitt hoops posting another dominant second half and the Pitt football team losing a senior defensive end, there was a lot going on in the world of Pitt sports this weekend, and we're breaking it all down on the first Morning Pitt of the week.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/9/2022 - What are Pitt's priorities in the portal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 30:07


    The transfer portal is packed with players, and Pitt is looking hard at a lot of them. What positions is the coaching staff prioritizing this year? Where do the Panthers need the most help? And which players are they going after the hardest? We're breaking it all down on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/8/2022 - What happened in Nashville?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 26:50


    Pitt's five-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night when the Panthers lost at Vanderbilt 75-74. What happened in that game? And what does it mean for Pitt going forward? We're looking at all angles on today's Morning Pitt.

    Special episode: A conversation with Heather Lyke

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 57:41


    On Wednesday, Pitt Director of Athletics Heather Lyke sat down with local media to talk about NIL, the transfer portal, fall sports success, the Panthers' two biggest programs and a lot more. Check out this conversation with Lyke that covers a lot of ground. 

    Ep. 694 - QB movement, the transfer portal, recruiting and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 60:26


    On this week's Panther-Lair Show, we're talking about all of Pitt's moves with quarterbacks, both in the transfer portal and high school recruiting. Plus, who else are the coaches looking at from the portal? And what should we expect from Pitt hoops on Wednesday night?

    The Morning Pitt: 12/7/2022 - Can Pitt make it six in a row?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 25:44


    The Pitt basketball team has a chance to win its sixth game in a row tonight when the Panthers head to Vanderbilt for a non-conference matchup. Can they get it done? Plus, what's next with quarterback recruiting?

    The Morning Pitt: 12/6/2022 - Quarterbacks gone wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 24:03


    If it seemed like there was a lot of quarterback activity for Pitt on Monday, it's because there was, as the Panthers lost one quarterback to transfer, added one quarterback via transfer and landed a commitment from a high school recruit. On today's Morning Pitt, we're breaking down all of the latest developments.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/5/2022 - Back to El Paso and the hoops team keeps rolling

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 32:15


    On today's Morning Pitt: the Panthers are going back to El Paso. What should Pitt expect from UCLA in the 2022 Sun Bowl? Plus, the Pitt hoops team kept the momentum going on Friday night with another win - its fifth in a row. We're talking all things football and basketball to start the week. 

    The Morning Pitt: 12/2/2022 - Bowl scenarios, the death of the Coastal and a huge hoops game

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 32:34


    On the Friday edition of the Morning Pitt, we're talking about Pitt's bowl destination, saying farewell to the Coastal Division and looking ahead to the Panthers' big game at N.C. State tonight.

    Ep. 693 - A good weekend, two decommitments and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 61:01


    There's a lot to talk about on this week's live Panther-Lair Show. From the Pitt football team losing two commitments to one of the most impressive basketball performances in a long time, we had plenty to discuss, and Pitt fans shared a lot of comments, questions and reactions.

    The Morning Pitt: 12/1/2022 - Postseason honors and snubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 27:51


    Postseason awards are getting announced, so which Pitt players are getting recognized? And which ones have gotten snubbed? We're looking at all the awards and honors on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 11/30/2022 - What is happening with Pitt's recruiting class?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 25:31


    Pitt lost two more commitments from the 2023 recruiting class on Tuesday, bringing the class down to just 13 recruits with Signing Day three weeks away. What is happening to the class? Why has the coaching staff lost seven commitments? And what does it mean for Pitt's future - and the future of college football? We're discussing all of that on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 11/29/2022 - Was that a sign of what Pitt can be?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 25:34


    Pitt shot lights-out, assisted on 22 of 26 made baskets and generally ran circles around Northwestern in an 87-58 rout on the road Monday night. Is that what the Panthers can be this season? We're talking about that plus the Pitt football team losing two transfers on today's Morning Pitt.

    The Morning Pitt: 11/28/2022 - Was the 2022 season disappointing or encouraging?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 27:45


    Pitt's 2022 regular season is in the books, so now we're asking the question: was it disappointing or encouraging? On today's Morning Pitt, we're looking at that from all angles, plus we're looking ahead to next season and a lot more.

    The Panther-Lair Post-Game: 11/26/2022 - Pitt blows out Miami in regular-season finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 66:46


    Pitt closed the regular season with a blowout win at Miami Saturday night. After the game, we went live to talk about the Panthers' win, what it means to get to eight wins and a lot more.

    The Morning Pitt: 11/25/2022 - Can Pitt get a rare win at Miami?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 24:30


    Pitt doesn't win at Miami very often, but the Panthers are favored by nearly a touchdown heading into Saturday night's regular-season finale. Can they knock off the Hurricanes to finish with an eight-win record? We're looking at that game plus breaking down the other games in the Coastal on today's Morning Pitt.

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