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Pitt’s Hermanek set to face former team for first time

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Uncategorized

After spending 10 years as Ohio University’s head coach, Pitt’s softball head coach will be facing her former team for the first time on Tuesday.

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

After much speculation that Pitt would be reverting back to its retro colors, things are expected to become official on April 7 at the Bigelow Bash.

Bracket Buster Breakdown

Bracket Buster Breakdown

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

The March Madness Brackets are finally announced which means it’s time for you to pick your Cinderella team. Find out the teams most likely to make a run here.

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Through the highs and lows of the Pitt men’s basketball season, one important thing was evident in the end — progress.

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

With no Pitt basketball to look forward to, we can only look back — so let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the highs and lows of Panther tournament yore.

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

With the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket officially released, it’s time to start parsing through the opening matchups to look for the best entertainment value.

Women’s basketball top ten moments

Women’s basketball top ten moments

By Laura Sosovicka, For The Pitt News

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team didn’t end with the record many thought they would, but that doesn't mean they were without big moments.

Orange end Pitt’s season in ACC Tournament second round, 73-59

Orange end Pitt’s season in ACC Tournament second round, 73-59

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

A historic shooting performance from senior guard Jared Wilson-Frame wasn’t enough to contend with the Orange’s suffocating length and the young Panthers were sent packing.

Panthers prevail in first round of ACC Tournament, 80-70

Panthers prevail in first round of ACC Tournament, 80-70

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt men’s basketball and its duo of first-year stars opened the 2019 ACC Tournament in dominating fashion, beating Boston College 80-70 Tuesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Barring a miracle of unprecedented proportion, the Pitt men’s basketball team will not be dancing come NCAA Tournament time this March.

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

While the Panthers' three seniors started the game, their young stars came up clutch down the stretch as the team pulled out its third ACC win in ugly, gutty fashion.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

With the NFL Scouting Combine in the books, it’s time to re-evaluate our first mock draft based on all that has taken place over the past month.

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The NBA season starts winding down and teams are competing for final playoff spots, while the NCAA March Madness Tournament begins in just two weeks.

Duke ends Pitt Women’s Basketball season, 86-64

Duke ends Pitt Women’s Basketball season, 86-64

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Wrtier

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

Pitt women’s basketball season ended Wednesday night in an 86-64 loss to Duke. The Panthers finished 11-20 in Lance White’s first season as head coach.

Take 5: This is March

Take 5: This is March

By Staff

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.

Takeaways from NFL Scouting Combine

Takeaways from NFL Scouting Combine

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With the NFL Combine complete, it’s time to look at the standouts, draft implications and how Pitt’s lone representative fared against the competition.

Free throw woes doom Pitt in 76-63 loss at Miami

Free throw woes doom Pitt in 76-63 loss at Miami

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Turnovers, poor free throw shooting and bad rebounding prevented Pitt from coming out on top at Miami and the Panthers lost their 13th straight game.

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Wrtier

March 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Pitt women’s basketball will be facing Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday. Pitt has lost all 10 of its meetings with Duke dating back to the 2006 season, so odds are not in the Panthers’ favor this tournament season.

Softball’s Gray outlasts change to lead Pitt in senior season

Softball’s Gray outlasts change to lead Pitt in senior season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

If it weren’t for her dad persuading her to play softball when she was six years old, there is no knowing where Olivia Gray would be right now. But because she gave into him, the senior infielder is looking to lead the Panthers for the fourth straight season.

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Swimming and Diving, Top Stories

In a busy weekend for Pitt athletics, the baseball team stood out among the competition with three wins in four games at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.

Cardinals crush Pitt on senior day, 67-40

Cardinals crush Pitt on senior day, 67-40

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team fell to No. 3 Louisville in its last home game of the season.

What are the odds: UFC 235

What are the odds: UFC 235

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

UFC 235 has one of the best fight lineups in a long time, with both the welterweight and light heavyweight bouts having appeal.

Women’s basketball downs Demon Deacons, 70-64

Women’s basketball downs Demon Deacons, 70-64

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team put on one of its best performances of the season to beat Wake Forest 70-64 on the road

Keeping up with Pitt’s recruiting trail

Keeping up with Pitt’s recruiting trail

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

The Pitt News teamed up with Pitt Recruiting to bring you all the recruiting information you need to know to keep up with Pitt Athletics.

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Wrtier

February 28, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt Men’s Basketball team shot 23.8 percent from the field in the first half, where they managed to only score 16 points. The lack of offense led to a 62-48 loss to Clemson, Pitt’s 11 straight loss.

Early look at the NFL Combine

Early look at the NFL Combine

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

his weekend will be make it or break it for 337 NFL prospects. Teams will find out who can perform under pressure and make it in the NFL.

Take 5: WWZD: What Will Zion Do

Take 5: WWZD: What Will Zion Do

By Pitt News Staff

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

No one knows for sure what any athletes’ futures hold, but people can speculate. Morant will make it, Zion should come back, the Phillies should walk away from Bryce and Murray needs to throw.

Tim O’Toole: Different ways to skin a cat

Tim O’Toole: Different ways to skin a cat

By Cale Berger, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

On his path to becoming a presence on Pitt’s sidelines, associate head coach Tim O’Toole picked up some advice from the two winningest coaches in the business, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim.

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It’s never too early to start looking for an edge that will push your bracket over the top, and picking the right national champion is half the battle.

Renovating Retro: Pitt athletics poised for return to retro colors

Renovating Retro: Pitt athletics poised for return to retro colors

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Wrtier

February 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In October of 2016, after adding more retro gear, the Pitt Team Store saw a 26 percent increase in apparel sales compared to the previous year. For now, Pitt’s marketing team and athletic department are subtly hinting at a restoration of the classic colors.

Lauray leads Pitt at ACC Championships

Lauray leads Pitt at ACC Championships

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Greg Lauray took gold in the high jump at the ACC Indoor Championships, while Dante’ Watson helped place in three different events for the Panthers.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Swimming and Diving, Top Stories

The weekend in Pitt sports saw the wrestling team close the regular season with a win over a ranked opponent and the baseball team sweep its tournament competition.

Orange overwhelm Pitt women’s basketball, 90-63

Orange overwhelm Pitt women’s basketball, 90-63

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Pitt women’s basketball entered Thursday night hoping for an upset to even the two-game series against No. 18 Syracuse, but the Panthers left after being blown out 90-63.

Top moments from Pitt men’s basketball so far

Top moments from Pitt men’s basketball so far

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Though fans haven’t celebrated a win in more than a month, the Pitt men’s basketball team has still provided moments worth cheering for.

What are the odds: NBA playoff hopefuls

What are the odds: NBA playoff hopefuls

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With less than two months left in the NBA regular season, we look at the odds from some playoff contenders in action this weekend.

Panthers lose 22nd-straight road game at GT, 73-65

Panthers lose 22nd-straight road game at GT, 73-65

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Plagued by a season-worst performance at the foul line, the Panthers fell 73-65 to bring their road losing streak to 22 games.

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

By Staff

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The past week has been a big one in the sports world. From a record breaking free agency deal for shortstop Manny Machado to the Steelers’ roster having a meltdown, it seems no one is safe from making the news

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports, Swimming and Diving, Top Stories

With several Pitt swimmers heading to the ACC Championships, head coach John Hargis has high hopes for success.

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

With National Signing Day in the books and the Panthers 15 days away from spring camp, now is a good time to evaluate the current state of Pitt’s football team.

Panthers in the Pros: Patterson, Maddox and Zeuch

Panthers in the Pros: Patterson, Maddox and Zeuch

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Despite some disappointing results in the present day, Pitt athletics has proven to be able to turn out a high number of professional athletes.

March Madness Predictions

March Madness Predictions

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

Appropriately dubbed “March Madness,” the tournament is one of the most exciting events in sports and is known for its buzzer beaters, cinderella stories and ridiculous individual performances.

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

WWE superstar Kofi Kingston is in his late 30s and still has as much dexterity and agility as an Olympic gymnast, but has yet to hold a world title in WWE.

Seminoles steamroll Pitt women’s basketball, 78-46

Seminoles steamroll Pitt women’s basketball, 78-46

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Panthers reverted back to their old ways Sunday, losing 78-46 to No. 21 Florida State in Tallahassee.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling rolls, softball stumbles

Weekend Sports: Wrestling rolls, softball stumbles

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panthers didn’t fare so well on the diamond — the baseball and softball teams went a combined 1-7 in their respective tournaments over the weekend.

No. 22 Hokies hand Pitt basketball ninth straight loss

No. 22 Hokies hand Pitt basketball ninth straight loss

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt men’s basketball continued its struggles in ACC play Saturday afternoon, falling 70-64 to No. 22 Virginia Tech at the Petersen Events Center.

Capel adds second 2019 recruit in Karim Coulibaly

Capel adds second 2019 recruit in Karim Coulibaly

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Jeff Capel added another much-needed recruit Friday morning in power forward Karim Coulibaly.

Pitt snaps 18-game ACC losing streak in 91-78 win over UNC

Pitt snaps 18-game ACC losing streak in 91-78 win over UNC

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Panthers finally got their first ACC win of the season over UNC, ending an 18-game ACC losing streak dating back to Feb. 1, 2018.

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Brown formally announced he wants out of Pittsburgh, several trades shook up the NBA landscape and MLB superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are playing hard to get in the offseason.

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

After a successful betting slate last week, it’s time to look at who will win the contests during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

Column: Semenya’s success due to talent, not hormones

Column: Semenya’s success due to talent, not hormones

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

For the past nine years, Caster Semenya, a South African middle-distance runner, has undergone scrutiny from the International Association of Athletic Federations

Cupid’s arrows strike Panthers

Cupid’s arrows strike Panthers

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Lexi Blum didn’t think she would have time for anything besides dance and school, then she met Pitt Baseball pitcher Dan Hammer. Blum and Hammer have now been dating for six months.

Boston College deals Pitt 18th straight ACC road loss, 66-57

Boston College deals Pitt 18th straight ACC road loss, 66-57

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt produced its worst shooting game of the season, making 29 percent of its shots en route to a 21st consecutive road loss.

EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

An ever-present face in Pitt’s athletic department, Borghetti leads media operations for the University’s 19 intercollegiate sports, publicizing the same programs he cheered for growing up.

Four-star basketball recruit Gerald Drumgoole commits to Pitt

Four-star basketball recruit Gerald Drumgoole commits to Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

As a 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward with a sweet shooting stroke, Drumgoole should help the Panthers as soon as next year.

Column: Pirates set for another average season

Column: Pirates set for another average season

By MIchael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With the lack of significant additions and the largely unproven talent across the roster, don’t expect big things from the Pirates this year.

Panther Spotlight: Micky Phillippi, Cassidy Walsh, Kiley Robatin

Panther Spotlight: Micky Phillippi, Cassidy Walsh, Kiley Robatin

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

The men’s wrestling, women’s basketball and women’s gymnastics teams have all had their ups and downs this season, but they are each anchored by talented players who give them hope for the future of the season and the program.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling racks up three wins

Weekend Sports: Wrestling racks up three wins

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Pitt wrestling led the charge over the weekend, racking up three wins after struggling in previous weeks.

Pitt falls to No. 25 Miami in 12th annual Pink the Pete game

Pitt falls to No. 25 Miami in 12th annual Pink the Pete game

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team suffered its 11th straight loss at Sunday’s 12th annual Pink the Pete game, falling 65-51 to Miami.

NC State overcomes Pitt late, 79-76

NC State overcomes Pitt late, 79-76

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt men’s basketball welcomed NC State to the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon and walked away with its seventh straight loss, falling to the Wolfpack 79-76.

What are the odds: NBA post-trade deadline matchups

What are the odds: NBA post-trade deadline matchups

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With football season coming to an end, it’s time to shift focus toward the NBA, where an eventful trade deadline just came and passed.

Yellow Jackets sting Panthers, 67-55

Yellow Jackets sting Panthers, 67-55

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team again couldn’t find a way to win in the ACC, losing this time 67-55 to Georgia Tech on the road.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With the NFL draft just around the corner (sort of), The Pitt News breaks down how the first round will shake out.

Take 5: Super Bowl, Super Bowl and more Super Bowl

Take 5: Super Bowl, Super Bowl and more Super Bowl

By Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Rams seem like a franchise destined for multiple Super Bowl appearances in the coming decade and that may be true, but don’t expect to see them back in the big game next year — or even for a few years.

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports

Pitt’s Women’s Basketball team will be playing in its 12th annual Pink the Petersen game this Sunday against Miami. While this game always holds special meaning for coaches, players and survivors, this year it hits especially close to home for members of Pitt’s team.

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

For most athletes who actually make it to the professional level, like former Pitt tennis player and 2017 graduate Audrey Ann Blakely, the journey is mentally arduous and financially uncertain.

Demon Deacons possess Pitt, 78-76, in overtime heartbreaker

Demon Deacons possess Pitt, 78-76, in overtime heartbreaker

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a game that saw 10 ties and seven lead changes, the Demon Deacons made clutch plays at the right times to deal Pitt its sixth straight loss.

College students find big-league niches

College students find big-league niches

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

A vast majority of people don’t ever get the shot to pursue a sports-related job, yet alone their dream job –– but some do.

Student managers vital to basketball team’s success

Student managers vital to basketball team’s success

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

Knowing they wouldn’t be playing DI Basketball, but not wanting to give up their love of the game, three seniors joined the Pitt Basketball team as managers their freshman year.

Column: Patriots-Rams Snoozer Bowl was one to forget

Column: Patriots-Rams Snoozer Bowl was one to forget

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Sunday’s Super Bowl was an anticlimactic, painfully boring viewership experience, and if you claim to think otherwise, you’re lying to yourself.

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

When Grant Jones was trying to convince Noah Walker, his former high school teammate, to come to Pitt, he probably didn’t know he would be recruiting his biggest competition in the coming years.

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Pitt’s club hurling team went from almost not having enough players to form a team to becoming National Champions.

Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

In an otherwise bleak three days, the tennis and track and field programs provided moments of victory with set wins and podium finishes.

Duke defeats Pitt women’s basketball, 74-55

Duke defeats Pitt women’s basketball, 74-55

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Blue Devils dealt Pitt its ninth loss in as many games, 74-55.

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt fell 65-56 to the Orange, extending the team’s losing streak to five games.

What are the odds: Super Bowl edition

What are the odds: Super Bowl edition

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

There's the game itself, featuring the veteran New England Patriots against the young Los Angeles Rams. But more importantly, we are going to look at all of the Super Bowl prop bets.

Women’s basketball drops eighth straight to Virginia Tech, 74-58

Women’s basketball drops eighth straight to Virginia Tech, 74-58

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team saw its losing streak extend to eight games in a loss to Virginia Tech at home Thursday night.

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The game, featuring two of the league’s most highly touted coaches and some of its most prominent players, is sure to make headlines around the globe.

Q&A: Pitt grad Randy Lieberman prepares to host Super Bowl LIII

Q&A: Pitt grad Randy Lieberman prepares to host Super Bowl LIII

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

In the lead-up to this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams, former Pitt News sports writer Randy Lieberman reached out to us to provide an up-close angle at the event.

Take 5: Gronk’s future is uncertain and Lakers should pass on Davis

Take 5: Gronk’s future is uncertain and Lakers should pass on Davis

By Staff

January 30, 2019


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

It’s possible that Gronk may decide to walk away from football under his own power after this season. Because of his multiple injuries, he has been forced to undergo numerous surgeries, each no doubt costing a serious physical and mental toll.

Super Bowl Scoop: Covering America’s Greatest Spectacle from the beat writers who’ve been there

Super Bowl Scoop: Covering America’s Greatest Spectacle from the beat writers who’ve been there

By Ben Bobeck, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

If it weren’t for journalists, most people would have no idea what’s going on at the Super Bowl. But while they’re bringing you the news, their jobs aren’t always easy. The Pitt News spoke with some journalists to find out the scoop on covering the Super Bowl.

Pitt softball signs IMPACT recruit Rylee DiTullio

Pitt softball signs IMPACT recruit Rylee DiTullio

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Pitt softball team signed Rylee DiTullio, a local 16-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, last Monday, holding a press conference at the Petersen Events Center to celebrate the event.

Clemson’s hot shooting deals Pitt fourth straight loss, 82-69

Clemson’s hot shooting deals Pitt fourth straight loss, 82-69

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Clemson drained six of its first seven 3-pointers to put the game away early, leading to an 82-69 final score.

Q&A: Mike Bell looks to bring improvement to Pitt Baseball

Q&A: Mike Bell looks to bring improvement to Pitt Baseball

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Uncategorized

On July 10, Mike Bell became the fifth head coach in history of Pitt baseball. Prior to coming to Pitt, Bell was the pitching coach for Florida State for seven years.

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Even with a separate women’s Royal Rumble, there still isn’t equal opportunity for women in professional wrestling.

Ugly first half dooms Pitt in 70-42 loss to No. 4 Louisville

Ugly first half dooms Pitt in 70-42 loss to No. 4 Louisville

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Pitt women’s basketball outscored No. 4 Louisville in the second half, but an ugly first half in which the Panthers scored just 12 points ensured that it didn’t matter.

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Pitt swimming and diving headlined an eventful weekend in Pitt athletics, dominating the Western Pennsylvania Invitational and breaking multiple team records in the process.

Pitt scores season low in 66-51 loss to No. 23 Louisville

Pitt scores season low in 66-51 loss to No. 23 Louisville

By Stephen Thompson and Trent Leonard

January 27, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt fell back to earth in Saturday’s rematch, shooting just 35.2 percent from the field in a 66-51 loss at No. 23 Louisville.

Panthers lose 12th straight ACC game to Virginia, 74-57

Panthers lose 12th straight ACC game to Virginia, 74-57

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In a game that saw lengthy scoring stretches from both teams, the Pitt women’s basketball team found itself on the end of the bad run at the end of the fourth quarter, leading to 74-57 loss to Virginia Thursday night.

What are the odds: NBA’s bottom teams look to tank

What are the odds: NBA’s bottom teams look to tank

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

NBA tanking season is now in full form, with teams trying to lose more games in hopes of a higher draft position.

Pitt Men’s Ultimate brings “end of days” to opponents

Pitt Men’s Ultimate brings “end of days” to opponents

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Pitt’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team was voted Pitt’s best club sport. “I think that we are the hardest working team in the country every year in terms of time we put in,” fifth-year senior and captain Hafeez Shams said

Take 5: Best of Pitt Athletics

Take 5: Best of Pitt Athletics

By Staff

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

Pitt Athletics had some highs and lows this year, but in every situation there was a player or team that stood out above the rest. This week our writers talked about their “best of” moment in Pitt athletics.

Pitt wrestling shows improvement under Keith Gavin

Pitt wrestling shows improvement under Keith Gavin

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

When reviewing the resumé of Pitt wrestling head coach Keith Gavin, it’s no surprise that the wrestling program is heading toward success.

First-year phenoms lead Duke past Pitt, 79-64

First-year phenoms lead Duke past Pitt, 79-64

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Men's Basketball, Sports

Three of Jeff Capel’s most widely known recruits from the past year were the leading scorers in Tuesday night’s men’s basketball matchup versus No. 2 Duke.

Pitt vs. Duke at Halftime

January 22, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Visual

Photos By: Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor ...

Weekend Recap: Swimming and Diving gets only team win of long week

Weekend Recap: Swimming and Diving gets only team win of long week

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi was the lone bright spot of Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State this weekend. Phillippi upset the No. 2 ranked 133 pound wrestler in the country, Daton Fix.

Oakland Zoo remains caged in

Oakland Zoo remains caged in

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

Since its founding 18 years ago, the members of the Oakland Zoo have only stormed the court twice, both times at the Fitzgerald Field House. And it’s not because the athletic department won’t let them.

Syracuse stifles Pitt men’s basketball, 74-63

Syracuse stifles Pitt men’s basketball, 74-63

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After being down by as many as 20 in the second half, the Panthers clawed back to make it a single digit game before ultimately falling 74-63.

Syracuse uses strong second half to push past Pitt, 82-50

Syracuse uses strong second half to push past Pitt, 82-50

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

An ugly second half saw the Pitt women’s basketball team extend its ACC losing streak to 10 games, dating back to last season.

What are the odds: Don’t bet against Brees, Brady in championship weekend

What are the odds: Don’t bet against Brees, Brady in championship weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It's tough to bet against two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Drew Brees in Tom Brady — so don't do it.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

By Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

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