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Women’s swimming and diving posts strong ACC Tournament

Women’s swimming and diving posts strong ACC Tournament

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by a major upset from wrestling and continued steady play from baseball, but both basketball teams continue to struggle. Women’s swim made a splash at the ACC Swimming and Diving Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, while softball played just down the road in Greenville.

Pitt baseball stays hot, sweeps Eastern Michigan

Pitt baseball stays hot, sweeps Eastern Michigan

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Pitt baseball played its first three-game series of 2020 over the weekend, sweeping Eastern Michigan in Sanford, Florida, to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Pitt comeback falls short against Virginia, 59-56

Pitt comeback falls short against Virginia, 59-56

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

The defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers earned a road win in the Petersen Events Center Saturday, but a late Panther run made the game come down to the final second.

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Time to take a deep dive into some of the serious, but mostly silly, details surrounding Pitt athletics' recent "scandal."

Daigneault leads leads Pitt swimmers through first two days of ACC Championships

Daigneault leads leads Pitt swimmers through first two days of ACC Championships

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Senior swimmer Valerie Daigneault scored points individually and as part of Pitt's 800-yard freestyle relay to lead the Panthers over the first two days of the ACC Championships.

BC beats Pitt, 70-59, despite career night from Harris

BC beats Pitt, 70-59, despite career night from Harris

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball was plagued by poor play in the second and third quarters and fell 70-59 to Boston College Thursday night.

Pitt men’s basketball, football hit with NCAA probation

Pitt men’s basketball, football hit with NCAA probation

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The NCAA announced at noon Thursday that both then Pitt men’s basketball and football programs committed infractions from Aug. 2015 to March 2018.

Wright, Pessima dominate from Northwest to NCAA

Wright, Pessima dominate from Northwest to NCAA

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

As the NCAA indoor track and field season approaches its final weeks, two Panthers are looking to put an exclamation point on what has already been a historic year.

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News

February 20, 2020

Since the beginning of the 2020 competitive season, Michaela Burton has been a high-scoring all-around anchor for Pitt’s team.

Pitt overpowered by FSU, sustains 3-game skid

Pitt overpowered by FSU, sustains 3-game skid

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

And on Tuesday, the trajectory of both teams kept constant. The Panthers (15-12 overall, 6-10 ACC) were overpowered by No. 8 Florida State, (22-4 overall, 12-3 ACC) 82-67 on Tuesday night. The Seminoles avenged their opening-night loss to the Panthers and remained in the hunt for a No. 1 seed in March’s NCAA Tournament.

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