THE DAILY STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Pitt volleyball goes 2-1 to start season at Nebraska Invite

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By Brandon Duerr / Staff Writer 2 hours ago

For a program with tournament goals, Pitt volleyball’s start didn’t help answer any questions. The Panthers won two of three games at this weekend’s Nebraska Invite, defeating two middling programs, but losing to a top-ranked opponent. The team headed west to Lincoln, Nebraska to face off against Grand Canyon University, The University of Tulsaand the […]

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Pitt women’s soccer finishes Colorado road trip on high note with overtime win

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By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor 2 hours ago

After 90 minutes of fruitless offense, Ashley Moreira decided it was time for the Panthers to go home. The sophomore Pitt midfielder netted the game-winning goal just five minutes into overtime, sending the Panthers out of Colorado and back to Pittsburgh with a win over Colorado College on Sunday. Moreira’s first goal of the season […]

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Clean sheet: Men’s soccer defense shines over weekend in interstate matchups

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By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer 2 hours ago

Two games, two shutouts. That’s how the Pitt Panthers men’s soccer team began its regular season this past weekend during an eastern Pennsylvania road trip against Lafayette and Lehigh. The Panthers defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 3-0 Sunday afternoon. Senior midfielder Patrick Dixon had two goals and freshman defender/midfielder Curren Page added a third goal […]

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Junior running back Ibrahim out for 2015 season with injury

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By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor 4 hours ago

Backup junior running back Rachid Ibrahim will miss the entire 2015 season because of a torn Achilles tendon, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Wednesday. In his media briefing, Narduzzi referred to the injury as a “non-contact, freak injury.” The first-year head coach noted the team likely won’t replace Ibrahim’s production with one player. […]

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Pitt volleyball’s strong schedule, conference paves tough road to tournament

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By Brandon Duerr / Staff Writer 5 hours ago

Meeting expectations is never easy. But to do so, the Pitt women’s volleyball team will have to overcome a difficult schedule and roster turnover in its upcoming season. The Panthers are coming off a stellar year both overall and in their second season in the ACC.The season saw the team reel off an impressive 25 […]

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Pitt wrestling seeks revival following a disappointing season

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By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor 5 hours ago

Pitt assistant wrestling coach Drew Headlee recognizes that last season was a major disappointment — especially by the team’s self-created standards. “Anyone not standing on that championship podium would say last season was a letdown,” Headlee said of the team’s 8-8 campaign in 2014. “They expect better of themselves. It’s been motivating them for this […]

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Panthers lose Kiesel, gain experience in pivotal third year under McConnell-Serio

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By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer 5 hours ago

At this time last year, the Pitt women’s basketball team was shrouded by a cloud of mystery. Questions about youth, a short bench and an overwhelming lack of experience swirled around a team hoping to trend upward during Suzie McConnell-Serio’s second year at the helm. Enter present day, and the team is looking to build […]

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2015 marks monumental year for Pitt athletics


By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor 5 hours ago

Change comes in waves, particularly in college athletics. The University of Pittsburgh is not immune to those shifting tides. One year ago, Pitt’s athletic program boasted a third-year head football coach for the first time since 2010 and a men’s basketball team coming off of an appearance in the Round of 32 in the NCAA […]

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Narduzzi has Panthers primed for improvement in debut season

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By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer 5 hours ago

For Pitt football, last season told a story of missed opportunities and questions of what could’ve been. Led by new coach Pat Narduzzi, the Panthers hope to right the wrongs that ailed them last season. “No more ‘we should’ve done this, we could’ve done that.’ No more excuses,” redshirt junior safety Reggie Mitchell said. Capped by […]

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After two futile seasons, Pitt men’s soccer still looking for first ACC victory

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By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer 5 hours ago

Every loss takes a toll. Unfortunately for the Pitt men’s soccer team, it’s seen more than its fair share since moving to the ACC two seasons ago, going home winless in all 19 of its in-conference games since the switch. In his 32nd season with Pitt, head coach Joe Luxbacher knows that the path to […]

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