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Pitt Special: Trickery lifts Pitt over No. 15 UCF, 35-34

Pitt Special: Trickery lifts Pitt over No. 15 UCF, 35-34

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 21, 2019

Against UCF on Saturday, head coach Pat Narduzzi and offensive coordinator Mark Whipple avenged last week’s heartbreaking loss by dialing up a bold play when Pitt needed it most.when Pitt needed it most.

Unrivaled: No. 6 Pitt stays perfect with sweep at No. 4 PSU

Unrivaled: No. 6 Pitt stays perfect with sweep at No. 4 PSU

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

Pitt volleyball made a huge statement Friday night, sweeping Penn State in Happy Valley to preserve its undefeated season.

Film Study: Reliving Pitt’s goal-line collapse

Film Study: Reliving Pitt’s goal-line collapse

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

It’s now been six days since Pitt football lost in heartbreaking fashion to Penn State, so let's break down exactly what went wrong on the goal line.

What are the odds: Football weekend

What are the odds: Football weekend

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Staff writer Ben Bobeck breaks down his best bets of the weekend, including one pick involving Pitt's own football team.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

By TPN Staff

September 19, 2019

In this week’s column, our staff weighs in on a couple Pittsburgh-related storylines — one hopeful, one bleak — and also shines a light on the incredible career of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

By John Riskis, For the Pitt News

September 18, 2019

Pitt football will face an uphill battle to rebound from its loss at Penn State, hosting a UCF team that has won 27 consecutive regular season games.

Pitt, Penn State prepare for paramount volleyball series

Pitt, Penn State prepare for paramount volleyball series

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Petersen Events Center will play host to possibly the most anticipated home volleyball match in Pitt’s history on Sunday. The undefeated No. 6 Panthers will face off against rival and No. 4 team in the country, Penn State.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Backups step up on splintered rosters

Waiver Wire Weekly: Backups step up on splintered rosters

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Hopefully, you heeded our advice last week and added some of our favorites like Jacoby Brissett, John Ross or Terry McLaurin. If not, don’t worry, you have a chance to redeem yourself. Waiver Wire Weekly is back for our second slate of players you should add for the coming week. 

Dexter’s lone goal lifts Pitt past Zips

Dexter’s lone goal lifts Pitt past Zips

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Despite thoroughly outplaying Akron throughout the contest, it took a 74th-minute strike off the left foot of junior forward Alexander Dexter for Pitt to finally gain the upper hand in a 1-0 victory.

Narduzzi presser: Looking past Penn State to UCF

Narduzzi presser: Looking past Penn State to UCF

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

As much as Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi would’ve liked to look ahead to Saturday’s game against Central Florida, he knew he’d have to answer questions about his late-game decision-making in last Saturday’s loss at Penn State.

Weekend Sports Recap: Potent Panthers volleyball rolls through California tournament

Weekend Sports Recap: Potent Panthers volleyball rolls through California tournament

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

It was a tale of two sports this weekend in Pitt athletics: Volleyball continued its undefeated 2019 with three wins this past weekend in California, but rebuilding soccer programs were unable to find the same success. 

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

So close and yet so far — Pitt football was within a yard of closing its rivalry with Penn State out with a colossal upset Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but came up short in a 17-10 loss.

Goal-line debacle costs Pitt in 17-10 loss at PSU

Goal-line debacle costs Pitt in 17-10 loss at PSU

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

The Panthers lost 17-10 in their 100th — and possibly last — game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Halftime Update: Pitt and Penn State draw even at 10

Halftime Update: Pitt and Penn State draw even at 10

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

It was a tale of two quarters for Pitt football in the first half of its 100th and possibly final matchup at in-state rival Penn State.

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

By TPN Staff

September 13, 2019

TPN sports staff tackles a variety of topics in this week’s Take 5, from the Steelers bounceback opportunity to Bianca Andreescu’s rise to tennis stardom.

Women’s soccer shut out by VCU, 1-0

Women’s soccer shut out by VCU, 1-0

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

In a game that was largely uneventful, the Pitt women’s soccer team came up short, 1-0, to VCU at Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday night.

Looking ahead to Week 2 in the NFL

Looking ahead to Week 2 in the NFL

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

There’s plenty excitement in store for NFL Week 2 now that the world has gotten a taste of how this season may pan out. What follows are some matchups to look forward to, as well as players and stories to keep an eye on for this weekend’s slate of games.

Keystone Classic Preview: Who prevails in the centennial game?

Keystone Classic Preview: Who prevails in the centennial game?

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Pitt and Penn State will play in the 100th — and possibly final — football game between the two storied rivals. Will the Panthers even the series?

Agree to disagree: Should student athletes be paid?

Agree to disagree: Should student athletes be paid?

By TPN Sports Staff

September 12, 2019

Should there be a system in place for college athletes to earn a salary? Are they already compensated fairly by athletic scholarships? Two TPN sports staff members weigh in.

Pitt volleyball stays undefeated, downs Ducks 3-1

Pitt volleyball stays undefeated, downs Ducks 3-1

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Despite dropping its first set of the season, Pitt volleyball emerged with its 27th straight home win over No. 10 Oregon Wednesday night.

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

With Pitt ranked No. 6 and fielding one of its most talented rosters since Dan Fisher took over in 2013, the team is gearing up for its ultimate goal — an extended run in the NCAA Tournament.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Rookie receivers and runners will pay dividends down the road

Waiver Wire Weekly: Rookie receivers and runners will pay dividends down the road

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

After a long offseason, the NFL returned this week and with it the enigma that is fantasy football. Regardless of your record, the waiver wire during Week 1 is critically important. Getting an early start on claiming players after Week 1 will allow you to establish roster flexibility and gain some valuable depth on your bench.

Amanda West is just getting started

Amanda West is just getting started

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Amanda West has looked right at home since the moment she stepped on the field for Pitt women’s soccer, leading the team like a veteran and re-writing the team record books along the way.

Narduzzi press conference: Week 3

Narduzzi press conference: Week 3

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Pat Narduzzi delivered what will likely be some of the only team comments until game day during his usual Monday morning press conference.

Takeaways from Pitt football’s win over Ohio

Takeaways from Pitt football’s win over Ohio

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

Pitt’s win over Ohio saw some new team developments, including improved play from the tight end position and the emergence of a new presence in the backfield.

Weekend Sports Recap: Volleyball remains unbeaten ahead of top-10 matchup

Weekend Sports Recap: Volleyball remains unbeaten ahead of top-10 matchup

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2019

Pitt volleyball rolled through competition at the ChampYinz Invitational, setting up a matchup with top-10 Oregon later this week. And both soccer teams rebounded from tough losses on the strength of their stars.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball downs Duquesne, wins sixth straight

No. 10 Pitt volleyball downs Duquesne, wins sixth straight

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 8, 2019

The Panthers (6-0) came into the Fitzgerald Field House Saturday night on fire before hosting the Dukes (2-6) in the final match of the Pittsburgh-hosted Champyinz Invitational. The first win was a 3-0 victory to Big 10 foe Ohio State at PPG Paints Arena on Friday night, followed by another 3-0 rout of Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

Senior wideout Maurice Ffrench was crucial in Pitt's win over Ohio, setting new career highs with 10 receptions for 138 yards.

Antonio Brown’s ego will cost him his career

Antonio Brown’s ego will cost him his career

By Kyle Saxon, for The Pitt News

September 5, 2019

To put it frankly, it seems that Antonio Brown has lost his mind.

Take 5: Football Friday

Take 5: Football Friday

By TPN Sports Staff

September 5, 2019

In this week’s Take 5 it’s all about football — of every variety. The NFL hierarchy gets shaken up, the Heisman Trophy race gains a new front runner and history was made while fighting for a spot in the 2020 FIFA World Cup.

A requiem for the Pitt-Penn State game

A requiem for the Pitt-Penn State game

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

The Penn State game on Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium will bring an end — for now — to the on-and-off historic rivalry between the Pitt Panthers and Penn State Nittany Lions.

Pitt football to rebound against Ohio

Pitt football to rebound against Ohio

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

After a disappointing loss in the season opener against Virginia, Pitt football hopes to bounce back when it welcomes the Ohio Bobcats.

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Pitt senior Crissy Shannon earned the role of drum major last spring, becoming the first woman to do so in the band’s 108-year history.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

By Sam Krimins and Sean Tierney, For the Pitt News

September 5, 2019

Should Kenny Pickett be benched? Should Pat Narduzzi be fired? We address these and more Pitt football overreactions in this column.

Keyshon Camp to undergo season-ending surgery

Keyshon Camp to undergo season-ending surgery

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Wednesday afternoon that junior defensive tackle Keyshon Camp will undergo season-ending surgery on a knee injury suffered in last Saturday’s season opener vs. Virginia. 

Former Panther Zeuch weathers star-studded Braves lineup in MLB debut

Former Panther Zeuch weathers star-studded Braves lineup in MLB debut

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

The Toronto Blue Jays currently sit in baseball’s basement. They own a record of 55-84, fifth-worst in all of baseball, and over the summer decided to dip into a loaded farm system. Blue Jays fans had already witnessed the debuts of future stars like Vladamir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, but Tuesday night featured the latest addition to Toronto’s youth movement — former Pitt Panther TJ Zeuch.

Panther Spotlight: Kizza, Lund will build on stunning seasons

Panther Spotlight: Kizza, Lund will build on stunning seasons

By Kyle Saxon, for The Pitt News

September 3, 2019

Edward Kizza and Kayla Lund wasted no time dazzling in respective season openers and will look to one-up All-ACC performances in 2018, while Deslin Alexandre tries to replace an All-conference performer on his own squad.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball sweeps through opening homestand

Weekend Sports: Volleyball sweeps through opening homestand

By Elliott Borawski, For the Pitt News

September 3, 2019

Pitt volleyball led the weekend in Pitt sports, winning all nine of its sets as it swept through the three-game Panther Challenge to begin the regular season.

Pitt cross country dominates long-awaited home meet

Pitt cross country dominates long-awaited home meet

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Pitt cross country rose to the occasion at its long-awaited home meet Friday evening, winning both the men’s and women’s races.

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Under the helm of new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, the Panthers utilized a pass-heavy attack as the backfield took a backseat.

Missed opportunities doom Pitt in 30-14 loss to Virginia

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

Pitt simply didn’t make the right plays at the right times, falling 30-14 to Virginia in Saturday night’s home opener at Heinz Field.

The beginner’s guide to 2019 fantasy football

The beginner’s guide to 2019 fantasy football

By Michael Elesinmogun, for the Pitt News

August 29, 2019

As the NFL season gets ready to begin on Thursday, fans are starting to put their fantasy football teams together. It’s a challenging process that brings plenty of uncertainty, leaving you to make educated guesses as you draft. To help with this drafting process, here are five dos and don'ts that will help prepare you for draft day — along with the biggest sleeper at every position that you may want to keep your eyes on.

Debunking all the reasons Carli Lloyd can’t break the NFL’s oldest barrier

Debunking all the reasons Carli Lloyd can’t break the NFL’s oldest barrier

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

U.S. women’s soccer midfielder Carli Lloyd generated buzz on Aug. 20 when a video of her making a 55-yard field goal at a joint NFL practice between the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles started to circulate around the Internet.

Salahuddin to transfer from Pitt

Salahuddin to transfer from Pitt

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

Panther’s football head coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Thursday that redshirt freshman running back Mychale Salahuddin has entered the NCAA transfer portal. 

Kizza & Co. to elevate Pitt men’s soccer in 2019

Kizza & Co. to elevate Pitt men’s soccer in 2019

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

If the defense doesn’t regress from last season, Pitt men’s soccer will go as far as 2018 All-ACC forward Edward Kizza takes them in 2019.

Take 5: Colts, Contracts and Corruption

Take 5: Colts, Contracts and Corruption

By The Pitt News Staff

August 28, 2019

With football season just around the corner, The Pitt News sports staff tackles everything from Andrew Luck’s retirement to the NCAA’s questionable transfer rules.

Women’s soccer’s global expansion expedites transition to 2019

Women’s soccer’s global expansion expedites transition to 2019

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

With the current season already underway, the Pitt women’s soccer team is looking to improve upon last season’s results and keep the program trending upwards under decorated second-year head coach, Randy Waldrum.

Panther Spotlight: Fall athletes to watch

Panther Spotlight: Fall athletes to watch

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

A pair of Pitt Canadians are poised to build on sensational performances, while a junior running back looks to separate himself on the depth chart

Pitt football releases initial depth chart

Pitt football releases initial depth chart

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

Pitt football released its first official depth chart Monday afternoon — and though it didn’t unveil any shocking revelations, some of its inclusions and absences are noteworthy.

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

After stealing the ACC Coastal crown in 2018, the Panthers will be hard-pressed to finish above any of the division’s top three teams this season.

Meet the Editors: Sports

By Sports Editors

August 26, 2019

Sports. That’s it — that’s the tweet. Kidding, but seriously, who doesn’t love a good sport? Even if you think you don’t like sports, take a closer look and you’ll realize you do.

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

From snagging heralded recruits to hiring new coaches and seeing former players get drafted, Pitt athletics saw several crucial developments take place over the summer.

Weekend Sports: West powers Panthers to perfect start

Weekend Sports: West powers Panthers to perfect start

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

Men’s soccer and volleyball closed preseason action with nailbiters, while a first-year women’s soccer player earned her place in the record books on opening night.

Pitt Football faces uphill battle to defend Coastal title

Pitt Football faces uphill battle to defend Coastal title

By Trent Leonard, Senior Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

The Panthers outperformed expectations last season. This season, pundits are overlooking them once again.

Recruiting roundup: Pitt edges closer to star recruits

Recruiting roundup: Pitt edges closer to star recruits

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

August 21, 2019

The college football season is just around the corner, but men’s basketball recruiting news takes center stage for the Pittsburgh Panthers in our final recruiting roundup of the summer.

Pitt volleyball has no plans to slow down

Pitt volleyball has no plans to slow down

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

August 21, 2019

Pitt’s best sports team is heading into the fall with two back-to-back conference championships under its belt and three NCAA tournament appearances in a row.

Meet the people making Pittsburgh skateboarding more inclusive

Meet the people making Pittsburgh skateboarding more inclusive

By Zainab Hakeem, For The Pitt News

August 20, 2019

In addition to a social media presence where the organization sells stickers, T-shirts and other merchandise, 3 Rivers Reform hosts events where all skaters can come together and celebrate skating.

Hall of Famer Curtis Martin to give keynote at annual luncheon

Hall of Famer Curtis Martin to give keynote at annual luncheon

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

Curtis Martin may not have kicked the ball as a running back for the Pitt Panthers. But he’ll kick off this year’s football season, serving as the keynote speaker at the 2019 annual Pitt Kickoff Luncheon.

Panthers up for the challenge in football opener

Panthers up for the challenge in football opener

By Trent Leonard, Senior Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

The Panthers will instead play an immensely consequential division game against one of the toughest opponents on their schedule, the Virginia Cavaliers.

Pitt suing sports marketing company for $3.6 million

Pitt suing sports marketing company for $3.6 million

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 18, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh has filed a complaint against IMG College, the nation’s largest collegiate sports marketing company, claiming that is has “intentionally withheld” about $3.6 million in royalties and additional payments. Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, the university’s legal re...

Federer falls short in Wimbledon epic

Federer falls short in Wimbledon epic

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

July 16, 2019

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer put on a Masterclass in Sunday’s Wimbledon epic, but it wasn’t enough to beat his rival Novak Djokovic, even though Federer was the superior player throughout most of the match.

Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

July 16, 2019

Although the Pittsburgh Panthers baseball team is in their offseason, a handful of past Panthers are working their way through the minor league system, including the five players that were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.

The 6 biggest winners of the 2019 NBA offseason

The 6 biggest winners of the 2019 NBA offseason

By Michael Elesinmogun, For The Pitt News

July 16, 2019

The 2019 NBA offseason will go down as one of the biggest offseasons in league history.

4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

The college baseball careers of three Pittsburgh Panthers ended early last month following the MLB draft. Now, they have all officially signed onto their new teams.

Pittsburgher beats world no. 1 at Wimbledon, falls to Serena Williams

Pittsburgher beats world no. 1 at Wimbledon, falls to Serena Williams

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

Against all expectations, Pittsburgh native Alison Riske had 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams on the brink of defeat in their Tuesday quarterfinal at Wimbledon.

Lyke responds to low Pitt sports rankings

Lyke responds to low Pitt sports rankings

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke acknowledged the low rankings and said the Panthers hoped to improve in the future.

A runner’s guide to Pittsburgh

A runner’s guide to Pittsburgh

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 2, 2019

With hundreds of acres of public parks and walkable neighborhoods, runners will delight in exploring all the City has to offer. This is especially true in Oakland, where the University of Pittsburgh is located. Schenley Park, a 456-acre park directly adjacent to Pitt’s campus, and neighborhoods like Squirrel Hill and Shadyside are only a quick jaunt away.

Take 5: Once and future Panthers

Take 5: Once and future Panthers

July 1, 2019

The 2019-20 season gets closer every day. In this column, our sports staff salutes the departed women’s tennis program, guesses at the effect that an NCAA rule change will have on Panther basketball and looks at the future of a former Pitt running back.

Coach Bridgette Mitchell joins Pitt women’s basketball

Coach Bridgette Mitchell joins Pitt women’s basketball

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

July 1, 2019

Like many tall girls, Bridgette Mitchell grew up being told she should play basketball. Now she's Pitt's new assistant women's basketball coach.

Going beyond the gyms: Fitness at Pitt

Going beyond the gyms: Fitness at Pitt

By Elizabeth Martinson, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2019

If you’re not into running and still want to keep fit, you’ll probably hit one of the fitness centers around campus.

How to be a fan of Pitt sports

How to be a fan of Pitt sports

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

June 30, 2019

One of the biggest changes for the upcoming season for all teams is the new uniform colors.

Pitt chooses Emily Boissonneault as first women’s lacrosse coach

Pitt chooses Emily Boissonneault as first women’s lacrosse coach

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

June 29, 2019

Emily Boissonneault helped coach the JMU Dukes to winning the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Championship in 2018. Now she’s joining Pitt as the inaugural head coach for the university’s first-ever varsity women’s team.

The decline and rise of the Oakland Zoo

The decline and rise of the Oakland Zoo

By Michael Elesinmogun, For The Pitt News

June 29, 2019

The Oakland Zoo lost its juice for a few years. But Pitt's famous student section is on its way back, just like Pitt's basketball program.

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

June 29, 2019

Qadree Ollison ran rampant in his final season as a Panther, guiding his team to its first ever Coastal title. Now he’ll look to add even more firepower to an already loaded Falcon offense.

No, Nadal won’t beat Federer at Wimbledon

No, Nadal won’t beat Federer at Wimbledon

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

No man has ever beaten Rafael Nadal in a French Open final. And after he secured an unprecedented 12th title on the Parisian red clay two weeks ago, it’s hard to believe anyone ever will.

Pitt football training center renamed for Aaron Donald

Pitt football training center renamed for Aaron Donald

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

June 25, 2019

The ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex at the South Side practice facility is now officially the “Aaron Donald Football Performance Center.”

Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

The Panthers had their best day in a while on Saturday, when six football recruits committed to Pitt’s football program.

Point-Counterpoint: It’s time for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Point-Counterpoint: It’s time for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

June 19, 2019

The issue of the gender pay gap has followed the women’s national team for decades.

Point-Counterpoint: Pay for U.S. women’s team is already fair

Point-Counterpoint: Pay for U.S. women’s team is already fair

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 19, 2019

It’s simply unfair to ask the men’s league to subsidize the women’s league, which would have to happen if men’s and women’s players earned the exact same salaries.

Meet Pitt’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

Meet Pitt’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

June 19, 2019

Former NBA all-star and Panther Billy Knight will be the Hall of Fame’s first chairperson.

Pitt, Penn State women’s basketball will play in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Pitt, Penn State women’s basketball will play in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

June 19, 2019

Like the football matchup, Penn State will host the game, so only the more die-hard Panthers fans will attend the non-conference game at Bryce Jordan Center.

How women’s tennis led the field on coming out

How women’s tennis led the field on coming out

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

Women's tennis players were way ahead of the curve when it came to coming out.

3 Panthers picked in MLB draft

3 Panthers picked in MLB draft

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Three MLB teams found places for Dan Hammer, Derek West and Connor Perry in this week's draft. All three look like they'll accept the offers.

Projecting Pitt football’s 2019 season

Projecting Pitt football’s 2019 season

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

June 5, 2019

The start of Pitt football is still nearly three months away but with the roster and schedule locked in, it’s never too early to start making predictions for the upcoming season.

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

The college football season is fast approaching, but basketball recruiting news commands the headlines for the Pittsburgh Panthers — most of it bad.

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

By The Pitt News Staff

May 28, 2019

Our staff is sharing four of our hottest basketball takes — and one about Serena Williams.

Pitt teams prepare for Ultimate showdown

Pitt teams prepare for Ultimate showdown

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

The Pitt Men's and Women's Ultimate teams are looking forward to cheering one another on at Nationals.

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Many of Pitt’s great players have come through the WPIAL pipeline. Now, is Pitt struggling to win local stars to its football and basketball teams?

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

May 15, 2019

Khadim Sy was the latest big man to spurn Pitt basketball, leaving many fans to wonder why the Panthers can’t seem to catch a break on the recruiting trail.

WVU outplays Pitt in Backyard Brawl at PNC Park

WVU outplays Pitt in Backyard Brawl at PNC Park

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

West Virginia combined a stellar outing from starter Nick Snyder with a steady late-game offense to emerge victorious over the Panthers, 9-4.

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Senior staff writer Colin Martin reflects on Pitt’s best sports moments during his time on campus, from the football team’s upset over Penn State in 2016 to its ACC Championship appearance in 2018.

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Finals week is one of the most stressful times of the year, but you might feel more at ease after revisiting some of these anxiety-inducing Pitt games.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Pitt football added a couple recruits to its class of 2020, while Capel's basketball club looks to round out its remaining scholarship offers for the 2019 season.

Stewart’s injury ends season, turns spotlight to pay discrepancies

Stewart’s injury ends season, turns spotlight to pay discrepancies

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Months before it begins in earnest, the WNBA season was dealt a crushing blow. And while the incident was devastating, it is hopefully one that will drive long-lasting change for women’s basketball.

Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

By Pitt News Staff

April 18, 2019

From major comebacks to major upsets, the past week provided stunning losses for postseason favorites, but also the return of a fan favorite. The Sixers were challenged by the upstart Brooklyn Nets and Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to the Masters. The WWE also showcased some intriguing matchups and a potential title challenger.

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

After signing the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history, Aaron Donald gave some of that money back to the Pitt football program last Friday with a seven-figure donation.

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison recently asserted his case for Pitt as the premier producer of backfield talent.

Column: A requiem for Pitt Athletics’ old online layout

Column: A requiem for Pitt Athletics’ old online layout

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Along with drastic new changes to its color scheme, logo and uniforms, Pitt Athletics also made some new changes to its website. But in this case, newer doesn’t mean better.

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