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Redemption and Rosie O’Grady’s: Pitt’s 2008 Big East Title from the stands

Redemption and Rosie O’Grady’s: Pitt’s 2008 Big East Title from the stands

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

New York has a distinctive basketball culture. It is blue-collar, born from pick-up games on blacktops and manifested through moxie. So when the Big East basketball tournament moved to New York City in 1983, member teams embraced the natural fit — and no one embodied the host city’s gritty personality more than the 2008 Pitt Panthers.

Five Pitt gymnasts earn All-EAGL Honors

Five Pitt gymnasts earn All-EAGL Honors

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Pitt's Michaela Burton, Deven Herbine, Olivia Miller, Alecia Petrikis and Ciara Ward received all-conference honors on Monday.

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Day 18 without sports.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find some sort of alternative to live sports entertainment. Many innovative fans have come up with multiple ideas already, but one obvious solution is to start binging sports movies at an unhealthy rate. Right about now we’d normally be enjoying the fruits of March Madness and the conclusion of the NBA regular season, but instead we can only turn on the best basketball films available.

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2003, was the day Pitt basketball fans became acquainted with one the greatest shooting guards to ever play the game — Dwyane Wade.

Pitt club ultimate bides time in hope for Championships

Pitt club ultimate bides time in hope for Championships

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Club Nationals is held annually over Memorial Day weekend — hopefully, safe from Pitt’s cancellation of all club sport competitions until the end of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

Pitt hasn't had a winning season in the post-Jamie Dixon era — but with a pair of outstanding prospects set to join the team over the next few years, fans can expect the Panthers to return to their winning ways.

March 26, 2009: Levance Fields cements Pitt legacy

March 26, 2009: Levance Fields cements Pitt legacy

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Exactly 11 years ago today, senior Pitt guard Levance Fields ensured that Pitt would not suffer another Sweet 16 disappointment.

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

The Panthers return nearly all of their defensive line production from last season and should only improve thanks to a combination of incoming recruits and previously injured starters returning to health.

Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

Recently, Pitt men’s basketball’s roster became subject to college basketball’s ever-volatile transfer portal. Now the Panthers are trying to use it to bolster a crop of already talented newcomers.

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