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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Redshirt junior defensive back M.J. Devonshire (12) prevents a completed pass to a URI wide receiver during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island Saturday afternoon.

Photos: Pitt football vs. URI

By Jonathan Guo, Ethan Shulman, and Pamela Smith September 24, 2022

The Pitt Panthers defeated the Rhode Island Rams 45-24 Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) dodges a tackle during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island Saturday afternoon.

Abanikanda scores four times, shines in 45-24 rout of Rhode Island

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer September 24, 2022
No. 24 Pitt Football found success on the ground against Rhode Island Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium. Headed by four touchdowns from Israel Abanikanda, the Panthers cruised to a 45-24 victory.
Graduate student Jackson Walti (24) celebrates with Pitt mens soccer team after winning a game vs. West Virginia in August.

Column | Pitt Men’s Soccer will ride offense to deep NCAA tournament run

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
No. 8 Pitt Men's Soccer program continues to reach new heights with every passing season. Staff writer Brian Sherry argues that the team has the talent to realistically set their sights on a national title.
Pitt’s sophomore midfielder Bri Hilsenteger (14) prepares to bump the ball during Thursday’s game against Miami at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

Panthers continue historic start, knock off Miami 3-1 at home

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
Pitt women’s soccer beat Miami 3-1 Thursday night, thanks to three second half goals. The Panthers 9-1-0 start to the season is their best in program history.
Junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) runs the ball through a crowd of players during the Johnny Majors Classic on Sept. 10 vs. Tennessee.

Preview | Panthers look to answer looming questions against Rhode Island Rams

By Jermaine Sykes September 22, 2022
As Pitt football gets ready for the Rhode Island Rams to come to town, Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes breaks down what to watch for ahead of the game.
Pitt players celebrate during a game against American University at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 9.

Preview | Pitt volleyball set to open ACC Play, looks to build upon promising start

By David Scott, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
Having just knocked off No. 5 Ohio State at home, Pitt volleyball looks to capitalize on their 9-2 start heading into their first ACC matchups of the season against UNC and NC State.
Junior forward Bertin Jacquesson (10) kicks the ball during the Pitt mens soccer game vs. Akron Monday night.

No. 10 Panthers overcome early deficit, fight to 3-3 draw against No. 14 Akron

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer September 20, 2022
No. 10 Pitt Men's Soccer took on No.14 Akron Monday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The Panthers were down 2-0 early, but clawed back to force a 3-3 draw thanks to two late first half goals.
Western Michigan linebacker Ryan Selig (27) sacks Pitt quarterback Nate Yarnell (19) Saturday, Sept. 17 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Nate Yarnell earns ACC Rookie of the Week honors after win over Western Michigan

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor September 19, 2022
The ACC named Pitt’s redshirt first-year quarterback Nate Yarnell the conference’s Rookie of the Week. Yarnell started in his first-ever college game this past week against the Western Michigan Broncos. 
Pitt footballs.

Takeaways from Western Michigan | Yarnell, Abanikanda impressive, kicker position needs to be reassessed

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer September 18, 2022
Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti shares his observations and takeaways from Pitt’s 34-13 victory against Western Michigan, including his thoughts on Nate Yarnell and the team’s conservative red-zone play calling.
Pitt players line up during the Blue vs. Gold spring football game in April.

Panthers tumble one spot in Associated Press rankings to No. 24

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor September 18, 2022
Despite a 34-13 road victory over the Western Michigan Broncos, the Panthers fell one spot in the Associated Press’ weekly football rankings.
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