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Pitt prepares for second home tournament

Pitt prepares for second home tournament

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 18, 2014


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Pitt wraps up tournament play this weekend when it hosts South Florida, Sacred Heart and Delaware in the Pitt Panther Invitational. Pitt faces USF, a former Big East opponent, Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Fitzgerald Field House. The following day, Pitt will host Sacred Heart at 12:30 p.m. and finishes it...

Listless performance from Panthers results in 0-0 tie

Listless performance from Panthers results in 0-0 tie

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 17, 2014


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Pitt men’s soccer disappointed tonight, looking sloppy and unaware at times, and were unable to score during 110 minutes in a 0-0 draw against Lafayette.Wednesday night’s game was the first meeting ever between the two schools, despite playing in the same state. The result was disappointing for th...

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Soccer

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

September 16, 2014


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After losing to now-top-ranked North Carolina over the weekend, men's soccer opens a three game home series, beginning with Lafayette Wednesday.

Panthers open three game series at home after loss

Panthers open three game series at home after loss

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 16, 2014


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After facing the nation’s best team over the weekend, midfielder Brandon Kolczynski and the rest of the Pitt men’s soccer team will be happy to return home for three games following a tough road trip to North Carolina and the now top-ranked Tar Heels.But that does not mean that they will overlook ...

Volleyball team reflects on weekend

Volleyball team reflects on weekend

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014


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Pitt volleyball bounced back after its sole loss this season when the team competed in its own tournament, the Panther Classic, by sweeping Duquesne, Norfolk State and Niagara.The Panthers (8-1) won their first five matches — now eight of nine after this weekend. In each of its wins, Pitt has not give...

Panthers analyze play against UNC

Panthers analyze play against UNC

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014


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North Carolina defeated Pitt handily Friday in the ACC opener for both teams, but, according to the Panthers, the box score doesn’t reflect how the team played against the third-ranked team in the country.After their second loss of the season, the Pitt men’s soccer team returned to practice Monday in pre...

Football, volleyball continue strong start to seasons

Football, volleyball continue strong start to seasons

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 14, 2014


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Many of Pitt’s varsity teams were in action over the weekend. Here’s a recap of their performances. Football fell behind early to Florida International University, which scored 16 straight points in the first quarter. But Pitt (3-0) responded with a scoring run of its own, registering 24 unansw...

Offense hard to come by for Pitt in conference-opening defeat

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 13, 2014


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Pitt men’s soccer couldn’t pull off the upset against third-ranked North Carolina, as they lost 3-0 in its first ACC game of the year.Pitt began the game on Friday night in their usual 4-3-3 formation, but at times appeared to drop back into a 4-5-1 to contain North Carolina’s  powerful attack, lea...

Lacking offense, urgency until too late, Panthers get shutout

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 13, 2014


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The whistle blew, and Pitt kicked off, spreading the ball around its half of the field with accuracy and purpose.Unfortunately for the Pitt women’s soccer team, that brief opening sequence of Friday’s night’s game against Virginia Commonwealth University, its final non-conference opponent of the r...

Volleyball

Volleyball

By Zach Schaffer / Senior Staff Photographer

September 11, 2014


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Volleyball has shot out to a 5-1 start.

Volleyball looks to recapture winning ways in home tournament

Volleyball looks to recapture winning ways in home tournament

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


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After a successful tournament out West, despite losing their last game to Colorado, the Panthers return home and aim to recapture their winning ways this weekend when they host the Panther Classic. This marks the first home match for Pitt, after competing in tournaments in Ohio and Colorado to open...

Elvin Soto

Elvin Soto

By Courtesy of Craig Mitchelldyer

September 11, 2014


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Elvin Soto plays in the Arizona Diamondbacks' minor league system.

Former catcher recaptures spark, work ethic in Single-A

Former catcher recaptures spark, work ethic in Single-A

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


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After finishing an All-Big East campaign in 2013 with the Pitt baseball team, catcher Elvin Soto decided to move on to the big leagues and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 16th round. It’s oftentimes a difficult jump from college to the minor leagues, and Soto followed that trend in ...

Prince-Wright finds new career after soccer

Prince-Wright finds new career after soccer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


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Joe Prince-Wright is one of Pitt’s most well-known soccer alumni. Earning 31 caps in head coach Joe Luxbacher’s midfield, he graduated in 2011 in four years with a degree in English writing and communications. While at Pitt, he also earned experience in his field, interning at Root Sports, ESPN Radio Pit...

Needing to regain its edge, Pitt readies for VCU

Needing to regain its edge, Pitt readies for VCU

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 10, 2014


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As the Panthers enter their eighth game of the 2014 season, head coach Greg Miller is ready to stop blaming his team’s youth for Pitt’s mistakes.Miller shuffled a few of his young players in and out of the starting lineup Sunday in Pitt’s loss to La Salle, and similar swapping is likely to occur this...

Panthers prepare for toughest test of young season

Panthers prepare for toughest test of young season

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 10, 2014


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After a weekend road trip with two games, the Pitt men’s soccer team aims to pull off the upset in its first ACC matchup of the season against North Carolina on Friday.Pitt (2-1) had mild success on the trip, registering close to the same amount of shots as its opponents in both games. Against Wil...

Panthers split pair of weekend games in Philadelphia

Panthers split pair of weekend games in Philadelphia

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 7, 2014


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The Pitt women’s soccer team went into its road trip this past weekend with hopes of winning both of its games against Villanova University and La Salle University. It returns home on Monday having accomplished half of that goal.The Panthers (4-3) defeated the Villanova Wildcats 2-1 on Friday but couldn...

On the attack

On the attack

By Sheldon Satenstein / Assistant Visual Editor

September 7, 2014


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Hamish Law had the game-winning goal against Longwood on Sunday. 

Mixed results on road trip for Pitt men’s soccer

Mixed results on road trip for Pitt men’s soccer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 7, 2014


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The Pitt men’s soccer team split two games on its road trip to Virginia this weekend, falling to the College of William and Mary, while defeating Longwood University on a late goal.The Panthers disappointed in their first road contest of the year against William and Mary. They lost 4-0 and were neve...

Women’s soccer

Women’s soccer

By Jeff Ahearn / Staff Photographer

September 4, 2014


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After playing a series of difficult games in the past week, women's soccer looks to keep the momentum going.

Panthers look past fatigue in trip to Philadelphia

Panthers look past fatigue in trip to Philadelphia

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 4, 2014


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After playing five games in nine days, the Pitt women’s soccer team is finding that it may not be easy getting things back to normal.With a loss to Washington on Sunday and a weekend of two road games ahead of them, the team had to get back into a routine of training this week.The Panthers (3-2) will h...

Men’s soccer

Men’s soccer

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

September 4, 2014


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Dan Prete and the Pitt men's soccer team look to use their season-opening shutout as momentum this weekend.

Lynd, team look to build on shutout in season opener

Lynd, team look to build on shutout in season opener

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 4, 2014


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Goalkeeper Dan Lynd knows the momentum swing a shutout can provide.After Lynd, a junior, blanked Presbyterian Saturday, he and the rest of the Pitt men’s soccer team look to improve upon their impressive regular season opener as they travel to Virginia to take on William and Mary and Longwood in their...

Panthers sweep tournament

Panthers sweep tournament

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 1, 2014


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Although the Pitt volleyball team may have won all of its games over the weekend, the players know what they need to improve. Head coach Dan Fisher and the Panthers travelled to Bowling Green, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday to compete in the Hampton Inn Invitational, and they came out as tournament champio...

Pitt flustered by veteran Washington squad in shutout loss

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 31, 2014


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The youth of the Pitt women’s soccer team caught up to it when facing the Washington Huskies.The Huskies are a team that closely resembles much of the competition Pitt will run into during the latter part of this season in ACC play. On Sunday, the Panthers suffered from a slight attack of nerves agai...

Panthers dominant in season opener, win 3-0

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 30, 2014


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After a strong finish to its preseason, Pitt men’s soccer opened the regular season with record-breaking dominance against Presbyterian College.The Panthers finished the game on Saturday with 23 shots and a program record 19 corner kicks in a lopsided matchup against the Blue Hose, which ended 3...

Soccer

Soccer

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

August 28, 2014


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After two straight preseason wins, Pitt looks to keep streak going against Presbyterian.

Soccer team looks to translate preseason success into win Saturday

Soccer team looks to translate preseason success into win Saturday

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 28, 2014


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Awoken from their offensive slumbers last year, Pitt men’s soccer had a successful preseason and begins their regular season campaign Saturday against Presbyterian College.The Panthers played three preseason exhibitions in total, winning two games after losing the first to Saint Francis.Coach Joe Luxbache...

Volleyball

Volleyball

By Bobby Mizia / Visual Editor

August 28, 2014


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Pitt looks for a three-game sweep in a tournament at Bowling Green this weekend.

Volleyball sets sights on NCAA tournament for new season

Volleyball sets sights on NCAA tournament for new season

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

August 28, 2014


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Kate Yeazel and the Panthers have a game plan for what they want to accomplish this season and it comes down to one thing: “We want to make the tournament.”The Pitt women’s volleyball team will start the trek to achieve their main goal of making the NCAA tournament when they make their season ...

Arvas and Hannesdottir score to push Pitt past Robert Morris

Arvas and Hannesdottir score to push Pitt past Robert Morris

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 27, 2014


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Although the goals for the Pitt women’s soccer team came late, they came quickly. The Panthers defeated the Robert Morris University Colonials Wednesday in every stage of the game and two back-to-back goals secured their 3-1 victory at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex.The main c...

women’s soccer

women’s soccer

By Jeff Ahearn / Staff Photographer

August 26, 2014


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Senior captain Jackie Poucel sustained a concussion Sunday in a game against Duquesne.

Panthers look to rebound after captain’s injury

Panthers look to rebound after captain’s injury

By Kevin Wheeler/Staff Writer

August 26, 2014


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Disappointment in their latest performance lingers around the womens’ soccer locker room, but the Panthers will have another chance to notch their second win  of their goal for 11 wins this season. After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Duquesne on Sunday from a goal scored in the 104th minute, the Panthers will look...

Women’s Soccer: Turnover in overtime a gamechanger as Panthers lose to Dukes

Women’s Soccer: Turnover in overtime a gamechanger as Panthers lose to Dukes

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

August 24, 2014


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In a hard-fought, defensive battle, the Pitt women’s soccer team fell to Duquesne on a sudden-death goal — the only score of the match — after 104 minutes of play.The shutout loss moved the Panthers’ record to 1-1. It was their second game of the Steel City Classic, a four-team tournament tha...

Men’s Soccer: Solid in all areas, Pitt shuts out Duquesne in scrimmage

Men’s Soccer: Solid in all areas, Pitt shuts out Duquesne in scrimmage

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 24, 2014


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The Pitt men’s soccer team ended its preseason on a high note, beating Duquesne in its final scrimmage.The 2-0 win on Sunday was the Panthers’ second victory in a row before their regular season opener, having beaten California University (Pa.) 3-0 last Wednesday after losing to Saint Francis (Pa.) 2-0...

Men’s Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

Men’s Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 21, 2014


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Unable to finish early in its second preseason game, despite controlling play, the Pitt men’s soccer team found the solution in the second half, defeating California University (Pa.).The scrimmage, a 3-0 Panther victory, took place at a rainy Ambrose Urbanic Field on Wednesday. The victory marked the sevent...

Welcome Back: Battle tested, Pitt looks to build on solid first year in ACC

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


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The members of the Pitt volleyball team can all agree on their goals for this season: make the NCAA Tournament and finish in at least the top four of the ACC.“The team goal is my personal goal,” said sophomore outside hitter Maria Genitsaridi, who spent her entire summer training with the Greek natio...

Welcome Back: International players coming to Pitt in record numbers

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

August 19, 2014


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Soccer is known as the world’s game and, this fall on campus, there will be plenty of evidence to back up that reputation. The Pitt men’s soccer team has eight players from abroad — its most ever. Prior to this season, the team had seven players from outside the country since 2000, with no mo...

Welcome Back: Men’s and women’s XC hoping to make strides this fall

Welcome Back: Men’s and women’s XC hoping to make strides this fall

By Megan Boyle / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014


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A year can make quite the difference for a struggling team. In 2012, members of a young Pitt women’s cross country team found themselves at the end of their season finishing in sixth place at the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships while their male counterparts did not even qualify...

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


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Unable to find the goal last season, the Pitt men’s soccer team has taken steps to make sure that doesn’t happen again this year.The Panthers finished last season with an overall record of 1-11-4, and they went winless in conference play.Although their first season in the ACC was a rude awakening, he...

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


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Members of the Pitt women’s soccer team will wear the roman numeral “XI” on their jerseys this season, signifying the mantra that head coach Greg Miller and the rest of the coaching staff instilled in the team last November: “Year of 11.”This season is the “Year of 11” — a unifying p...

Welcome Back: Former teammates enter minor league baseball together

Welcome Back: Former teammates enter minor league baseball together

By Sean Corrado / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


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Staten Island, N.Y. – After an hour of heavy rain at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, storm clouds blackened the sky, obscuring the bright lights of Manhattan’s skyline. Matt Wotherspoon ended his chat with teammate Joe Harvey in the left field bullpen and jogged his way to the pitcher’s mound.With ...

Feature: Senior volleyball player reps Pitt on national level

Feature: Senior volleyball player reps Pitt on national level

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

July 8, 2014


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In some ways, Delaney Clesen is like other typical college students who are entering their final undergraduate year. This summer, she is working toward her dream job and getting the chance to travel.But Clesen is not a typical college senior — her dream job is to be a professional volleyball player.For the last two...

Track and Field: Spratling runs in a Pitt uniform for the last time

Track and Field: Spratling runs in a Pitt uniform for the last time

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

July 1, 2014


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Brycen Spratling can’t stop running, not that he wants to.The former Pitt sprinter and collegiate All-American came in fourth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 13. Over the weekend, he finished seventh in the same event at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacram...

Men’s Soccer: Panthers become Riverhounds for the summer

Men’s Soccer: Panthers become Riverhounds for the summer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

June 24, 2014


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While most soccer fans have their eyes fixed on Brazil during the World Cup this month, three Pitt soccer players have spent their summer playing with other aspiring professionals and local collegiate talent right here in Pittsburgh.Attacking players Romeo Charron and Ryan Myers, as well as goalkeeper ...

Track and Field: Five Panthers compete at Nationals

Track and Field: Five Panthers compete at Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 17, 2014


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Time proved to be the toughest opponent for the five Pitt athletes who traveled to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the NCAA Outdoor National Championships.“There is a very small margin for error, especially competing at this level,” head coach Alonzo Webb said. “A lot of races are won or lost by hun...

Track and Field: Runners struggle during day two of Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 13, 2014


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[Editor’s note: Senior Brycen Spratling came in fourth in the 400 meter final on Friday with a time of 45.49 seconds. He received First Team All-American status for his performance.]Carvin Nkanata and Micah Murray’s collegiate sports careers have come to an end.Both seniors, Nkanata and Murray were m...

Track and Field: Pitt hurdlers eliminated at Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 12, 2014


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Two Pitt track and field athletes’ dreams of competing for an individual national title will have to wait until next year.Freshman Desmond Palmer and sophomore Evann Thompson, competing in the 400-meter high hurdles and hurdles, respectively, were eliminated on Wednesday from the NCAA Outdoor National Ch...

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

June 10, 2014


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For the second year in a row, the University of Pittsburgh baseball team saw three of its players selected in the annual MLB First-Year Player Draft.In 2013, pitcher Ethan Mildren (12th round by the Twins), catcher Elvin Soto (16th round by the Diamondbacks) and Matt Wotherspoon (20th round by the Ti...

Track and Field: Best in the East, five Pitt athletes qualify for Nationals

Track and Field: Best in the East, five Pitt athletes qualify for Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 3, 2014


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Twelve members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the Division I Outdoor East Regional Championships. East Regionals occurred over the weekend and consisted of the preliminary, first round and quarterfinal round for each individual event. Ha...

Wrestling: Gavin, Zanetta fall just short at USA Team Trials

Wrestling: Gavin, Zanetta fall just short at USA Team Trials

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

June 3, 2014


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Pitt wrestlers competing at the USA World Team Trials narrowly missed out on representing their country in international competition.Keith Gavin, a Pitt alumnus who graduated in 2008, placed second in the 86 kilogram class, while rising sophomore Nick Zanetta finished third in the 60 kilogram class. Both ...

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 2, 2014


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Five Panthers have secured their spots at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.Freshman Desmond Palmer, sophomore Evann Thompson and seniors Micah Murray, Carvin Nkanata and Brycen Spratling proved to be some of the United States’ best college athletes this weekend by reg...

Wrestling: Gavin, Zanetta to take part in USA World Team Trials

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

May 29, 2014


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Two Pitt wrestlers, one past and one present, will compete to represent their country at the USA World Team Trials.Former Pitt star Keith Gavin and rising sophomore Nick Zanetta will travel to Madison, Wis., for a chance to make national squads. Gavin will be competing for a spot on the U.S. 2014 Worl...

Track and Field: Pitt track athlete makes mark in international debut

Track and Field: Pitt track athlete makes mark in international debut

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 27, 2014


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When Carvin Nkanata competed at the international level for the first time, he helped set a Kenyan national record. The Pitt sprinter received a late call-up to the Kenyan track and field team last week to compete in the 4x200 relay at the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Wo...

Track and Field: Men’s relay team prepares for NCAAs

Track and Field: Men’s relay team prepares for NCAAs

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

May 20, 2014


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The Pitt men’s track and field 4x400 relay team has run rampant over its competition this year and, as its season nears its climax, has no plans of slowing down.This past weekend headlined the sport’s “championship” season as the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Ou...

Baseball: Pitt makes mark in first ACC season

Baseball: Pitt makes mark in first ACC season

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

May 20, 2014


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Last season, the Pitt baseball team set a program record for wins, so it was only natural that the Panthers would face some regression this year. Between losing two of the team’s best players — catcher Elvin Soto and pitcher Ethan Mildren — to professional baseball and transitioning to the ultr...

Wrestling: Pitt to host 2015 ACC Championship

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 15, 2014


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Pitt will host the ACC Wrestling Championship next year, the conference announced in a release, Thursday.Happening on March 8, it will be the first conference tournament Pitt puts on as a member of its new league, which it joined in July 2013.The venue will be the Petersen Events Center, a change from the team's normal venue of...

Softball: Disappointing season has Pitt looking forward

Softball: Disappointing season has Pitt looking forward

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

May 13, 2014


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The 2014 season was a trying time for the Pitt softball team.Pitt embarked on its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference with high hopes but ultimately struggled to string together consecutive victories, ending the season with five straight losses. The Panthers also suffered losing streaks of both e...

Baseball: Pitt maintains momentum, defeats Ohio University in road game

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 8, 2014


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Midweek games in college baseball serve a particular purpose for those who play them. Traditionally featuring schools within driving distance that aren’t in the same conference, these one or two-game arrangements spread throughout the calendar allow players to stay sharp and work on different aspects...

Baseball: Panthers win series, remain in postseason contention

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 6, 2014


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Coming into last weekend, Pitt baseball sat in second-to-last place in the Coastal Division of the ACC.But despite the team’s precarious position, with a record below .500 (19-23, 9-12 ACC), extending its season was still a possibility. The format of the league’s postseason tournament, which inclu...

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