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A UNH football player attempts to tackle sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda during the Pitt vs. UNH game in September.

Column | Key pieces break out for Pitt in 28-7 win over Virginia Tech

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer 12:12 am
Staff writer Frankie Richetti argues that, after struggling through the first five games, key position groups and players turned in breakout performances for Pitt football in a 28-7 win over Virginia Tech this weekend.
Pitt football came in at No. 23 in the country in the latest Associated Press top-25 college football poll.

Panthers ranked No. 23 in AP top-25 poll

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2021
Pitt football came in at No. 23 in the country in the latest Associated Press top-25 college football poll. This is the first time the Panthers have been ranked all season.
Sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda (2) carries the football against the New Hampshire Wildcats at Heinz Field on Sept. 25.

Panthers go down to Blacksburg and make a statement, defeat Hokies 28-7

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor October 16, 2021
The Panthers (5-1, 2-0 ACC) hit the road for a game with major implications and dominated the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-3, 1-1 ACC).
Serena Gray, senior middle blocker, transferred from Penn State this year. Pictured is Gray spiking the ball during Pitt’s game against BYU.

Super-senior transfers make instant impact for Pitt volleyball

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
Pitt volleyball added two high-powered transfers, Leketor Member-Meneh from Missouri and Serena Gray from Penn State, to its roster this offseason and they’ve made an instant impact, helping propel the Panthers to a top-five ranking.
John Hugley (23) attempts to pass the ball at the Pitt men’s basketball practice on Sept. 30.

Column | Frontcourt front and center in men’s basketball scrimmage

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor October 13, 2021
Pitt men’s basketball is breaking in a lot of new pieces, and sports editor Stephen Thompson argues that Saturday’s open scrimmage offered a brief but informative look at how these fresh faces will fit together on the court.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi spoke to the media on Monday to preview the Panthers upcoming matchup with Virginia Tech.

Narduzzi talks defending the RPO and preparing for ACC road test against Virginia Tech

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2021
Head coach Pat Narduzzi took time to address the status of the team at his weekly press conference on Monday. 
Kenny Pickett eludes the defensive rush at the Pitt vs. Western Michigan game.

Column | ‘Kenny Heisman’ no longer a playful nickname as Pickett builds case

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer October 12, 2021
“Kenny Heisman” was formerly just a playful nickname for Pitt super-senior quarterback Kenny Pickett. But after his extraordinary start to the season, he’s giving that name life and could be in contention for some of the nation’s most prestigious awards.
Graduate student Kayla Lund (23) prepares to bump the ball back over the net at Pitt’s volleyball game against Georgia Tech at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sunday.

No. 2 Pitt volleyball falls to No. 18 Georgia Tech for first defeat of the season

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer October 11, 2021
No. 2 Pitt volleyball suffered its first defeat of the season Sunday to No. 18 Georgia Tech at Fitzgerald Field House. Pitt is the highest ranked opponent the Yellow Jackets have ever beaten.
Pitt men’s basketball team played an intrasquad scrimmage at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday. Though it wasn’t an intense competition, the game provided early insight into Pitt’s new roster.

Gueye dominates in men’s basketball’s Blue-Gold scrimmage

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor October 11, 2021
In front of a few hundred fans at the Petersen Events Center, Pitt men’s basketball played an intrasquad scrimmage and gave a first look at the 2021-22 Panthers. The Blue and White teams split the event, with White winning the first 12-minute game 27-22 and Blue dominating the second in an 18-7 victory.
Midfielder Chloe Minas (15) runs to the ball at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday night against UNC. The Panthers lost 1-0.

Robinson’s efforts in net not enough, Panthers fall to UNC 1-0

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 8, 2021
Pitt women’s soccer hosted No. 5 North Carolina in front of a packed Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday and succumbed to the Tar Heels, losing 1-0.
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