The Pitt News

Men’s basketball to open 2015-2016 season in Japan

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2014

The Pitt Panthers’ men’s basketball team will open its 2015-2016 season in Japan, according to a press release sent out Friday morning.The team will square off against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Okinawa, Japan on Friday, November 13th of 2015, participating in the fourth annual Armed Forces Classic. T...

Michael Young

Michael Young

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 13, 2014

Michael Young and the Panthers open their season against Niagara on Friday.

Pitt tips off hoops season against Niagara

Pitt tips off hoops season against Niagara

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 13, 2014

After almost seven months removed from its third-round loss to Florida in the 2014 March Madness tournament, Pitt basketball is preparing to play another meaningful game.That game comes in the team’s season opener against Niagara this Friday at 7 p.m.Sophomore forward Michael Young said Pitt played...

Mike Young

Mike Young

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 8, 2014

Mike Young goes up for a shot against Philadelphia.

Panthers pull away from Philadelphia in final exhibition

Panthers pull away from Philadelphia in final exhibition

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 8, 2014

For the second straight game, albeit one that doesn’t count, the Pitt men’s basketball team’s subpar defensive performance allowed a lesser team to stay competitive with it longer than expected.A week after Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Pitt were tied late in the first half,  D-II Philadelphia...

Rising above

Rising above

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 5, 2014

Mike Young looks poised for a breakout season this year for the Panthers.

TPN predicts Pitt men’s basketball

TPN predicts Pitt men’s basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 5, 2014

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt men's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports EditorThe Panthers face one of their tougher non-conference schedules in recent memory, traveling to Bloomington to take on Indiana, while a potential matchup with either BYU or San Diego S...

Durand Johnson

Durand Johnson

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 3, 2014

Durand Johnson defends a pass in Pitt's exhibition game against IUP.

Johnson continues rehabilitation for upcoming season

Johnson continues rehabilitation for upcoming season

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

November 3, 2014

This story is a continuation of a story published on Monday. Read part one here.After he tore his ACL on Jan. 11, Durand Johnson’s spirits were low. But encouraging words from his family and friends helped him recuperate.“I had so much positive feedback and so many positive people around me that kept me with a ...

Mike Young

Mike Young

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 2, 2014

Mike Young will step into more of a leadership role at Pitt this year.

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
Men’s Basketball