Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh Panthers

About Pittsburgh Panthers

The Pittsburgh Panthers represent the University of Pittsburgh and have been in operation since 1890. Over the years, Pitt has emerged as one of college football's most successful programs and currently ranks amongst the top 20 college teams in terms of total number of wins. Historically, their main rivals have included West Virginia, Penn State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. The rivalry with the the West Virginia Mountaineers is known as the Backyard Brawl and dates back to 1895.

In total, the Panthers currently claim nine National Titles, with those wins coming in 1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937 and 1976. However, several sources also attribute additional National Championships to the program, including the 1910 season, where Pittsburgh were undefeated and unscored upon. According to the NCAA, the team have been picked as champions by major selectors eleven times altogether.

Furthermore, Pittsburgh have won two Conference Championships, with those wins coming in 2004 and 2010, as well as twelve Eastern Championships, which were won during their time as an independent between 1890 and 1990. The Panthers have made 29 appearances in post-season bowl games and currently hold a 12-17 record. They have completed eight unbeaten seasons, with six of those being perfect seasons, with no ties.

The Panthers currently rank third in the country in terms of college football teams that have produced the most Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees. Examples include Joe Schmidt, Mike Ditka and Dan Marino. Pittsburgh have also produced 18 players who have gone into the College Football Hall of Fame, including the 1976 Heisman Trophy winner, Tony Dorsett.

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