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ACC navigates pandemic-induced schedule changes

Many ACC teams started the season in empty stadiums.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

12:16 am

Both 2020 Panthers gamedays have gone relatively smoothly. Seven Panthers sat out the Austin Peay game due to COVID-19 protocols, and three sat out against Syracuse. But Pitt has avoided the dreaded postponed or cancelled games that follow large-scale outbreaks.

Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion

Sophomore forward Amanda West (09) scored the only goal during Pitt's 1-0 victory over Navy on Sunday.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

12:10 am

In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Syracuse on Saturday, other Panthers teams boasted a dominant weekend. Men’s soccer routed Louisville on Saturday in its final home exhibition game before beginning the regular season, while women’s soccer traveled to Navy and picked up its fourth consecutive win.

Despite flaws, Pitt handles business in ACC opener

First-year wide receiver Jordan Addison is tackled.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

12:03 am

In a defensive showdown where yards were scarce and points were even harder to come by, Pitt ultimately took care of business by stifling Syracuse in a misleadingly close 21-10 win on Saturday afternoon.

Panther defense makes up for offensive woes to beat Syracuse 21-10

Paris Ford celebrates after making an interception in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Syracuse.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 19, 2020

In a game marked by offensive mishaps, Pitt (2-0, 1-0 ACC) beat conference rival Syracuse (0-2, 0-2 ACC) 21-10.

Preview: Panthers to squash Orange

Staff writer Tyler Mathes predicts Pitt will win this Saturday vs. Syracuse.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Coming off of a thunderous 55-0 win over Austin Peay to open the season, the Pitt Panthers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) host the Syracuse Orange (0-1, 0-1 ACC) tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. at Heinz Field. 

Women’s soccer pick up third straight win off second half push

First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) celebrates the first goal of her Pitt career during Thursday evening's 2-0 victory over Syracuse.

By Alexander Ganias, For The Pitt News

September 18, 2020

Pitt women's soccer defeated the Syracuse Orange 2-0 Saturday, their first 1-0 start in the ACC since 2015.

Panthers in the Pros: Week 1

Tyler Boyd got his season off to a slow start, totaling only 33 yards on four receptions against the Los Angeles Chargers.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

The 2020 NFL season got underway last weekend, with numerous former Panthers shaking off the rust of the offseason and seeing the field for the first time since last winter. Here’s a rundown of how Pitt’s former players fared in the season’s commencing action.

Fall sports schedules to watch

Fall Schedule
The 2020 Panther volleyball team will open its season on Sept. 25 against Syracuse.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

After months of uncertainty, all of Pitt’s fall sports now have schedules and teams are beginning play.

Myles Alston looks to bring versatility for Pitt receiving corps

Wide receiver Myles Alston is the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Ocean Lakes wide receiver Myles Alston became the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class when he tweeted his commitment in April.

Narduzzi talks gameday procedures, rushing attack and Syracuse at latest presser

Head coach Pat Narduzzi addressed questions about the team’s first game, COVID-19 precautions, and the upcoming Syracuse game from reporters on Monday during his weekly press conference.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

Narduzzi said that coming out of the tunnel to an empty Heinz Field felt different, expecting to see the band, cheerleaders and dance team forming a lane onto the field.

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