"Throwback Day" Football Game to Kickoff at 2 p.m.

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh's Sept. 24 football game versus Youngstown State at Heinz Field will have a 2 p.m. kickoff, the Pitt Athletic Department announced today.

Pitt is promoting the game as "Throwback Day." The Panthers will don the uniforms of the 1970s/early ‘80s, including the script Pitt helmet logo. The stadium will be filled with the retro musical sounds of that time period and fans are encouraged to make their own nostalgic fashion statements at the game.

The uniforms will ultimately go on sale to the public at the Panthers Team Store in the Petersen Events Center and as a special selection for Pitt's online auction at www.pittsburghpanthers.com.

Pitt football remains one of the best sports buys in the region. Season-ticket prices for the majority of seats range from $85 to $144. Seats in the amenity-filled club section are $240 (with commensurate Panther Club contribution). For more ticket information, call (800) 643-PITT.

Other home season highlights:

Sept. 3, Notre Dame

  • Dan Marino and Pro Football Hall of Famers Tribute
    The University of Pittsburgh will honor legendary quarterback Dan Marino for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a special halftime salute. In addition to Marino, Pitt will also pay homage to its other Pro Football Hall of Famers – Tony Dorsett, Mike Ditka and Joe Schmidt. Each of these celebrated Panthers will be on hand to see Pitt take on the Irish.

    Oct. 8, Cincinnati

  • River City Rivalry
    Pitt and Cincinnati meet for the first time since 1981 and will battle for the "River City Rivalry" trophy. The Bearcats, who won last year's Fort Worth Bowl, enter their first season as members of the Big East Conference.

    50-Year Anniversary of Pitt's 1955 Sugar Bowl Team

  • Pitt celebrates the 50th anniversary of its 1955 Sugar Bowl team. Among the honorees that day will be Bobby Grier, who on Jan. 2, 1956, became the first-ever African-American to play in the Sugar Bowl.

    Oct. 22, Syracuse (Homecoming)

  • Mark May Tribute
    Pitt will honor newly elected College Football Hall of Fame member Mark May as part of its Homecoming festivities. Before he became one of college football's top broadcast voices with ESPN, May won the 1980 Outland Trophy at Pitt and was a member of the Washington Redskins' famed "Hogs" offensive line during their run to three Super Bowls.

  • 25-Year Anniversary of Pitt's 1980 Team
    Pitt will also honor Mark May's 1980 team, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest teams in college football history. The 11-1 Panthers were judged the 12th best team of all time by The Sporting News and featured such greats as Dan Marino, Hugh Green, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson and Randy McMillan.

  • Pitt Freshman Family Weekend
    The University of Pittsburgh will host the families of this year's freshman class at the Pitt-Syracuse football game.

    Nov. 12, Connecticut

  • Senior Day
    Pitt pays tribute to its seniors as it takes on Big East foe Connecticut in the home regular-season finale.

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