- Associated Press - Friday, February 25, 2011

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pitt Panthers will play eight home games in coach Todd Graham’s first season, including a date with Notre Dame on Sept. 24.

Pitt, also in non-conference play, will travel to Iowa on Sept. 17, and welcome Utah to Heinz Field on Oct. 15.

The Graham era begins Sept. 3 at home vs. Buffalo, and will feature seven Big East games. They will play at Rutgers, Louisville and West Virginia in conference play. And they will play host to South Florida, UConn, Cincinnati and Syracuse in Pittsburgh.

“This is a very challenging schedule,” Graham said, “but also a schedule that will provide us with great opportunity to achieve special things.”


Pitt went 8-5 (5-2 Big East) last season under former coach Dave Wannstedt.