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Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he will transfer to Oklahoma.

By Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2019

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

Panthers in the Pros: Black, Perez, Washington, McDonough

San Francisco Giants pitcher Ray Black makes his debut in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park July 8, 2018.

By Stephen Thompson, staff writer

January 16, 2019

With 15 varsity sports, it is expected that some Pitt alums go on to become professional athletes. While some, like former Pitt football player James Conner, are more well known, there are still Panthers from all different sports performing at the professional level.

Pitt gymnasts embrace team environment

One of the major differences between college and club gymnastics is that in college gymnastics, gymnasts compete for a team rather than individually.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

Most members of Pitt gymnastics spent their club careers striving for individual recognition and achievement. Now, they relish in being able to accomplish goals as a team.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics notch quality finishes

Sophomore Haley Brechwald, pictured here at a Jan. 20, 2018, meet vs. New Hampshire, received a score of 9.850 on vault. This score tied her career high for a fifth time.

By Kate Hall and Trent Leonard

January 14, 2019

Several of Pitt’s athletic teams put on a strong showing over weekend, with the gymnastics team breaking multiple program records and the wrestling team continuing its dominant start to the season.

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

Gabriela Rezende is one of four seniors on the Pitt women's tennis team, which will play its last season this spring.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Athletic director Heather Lyke announced that Pitt will be discontinuing its women's tennis program after the upcoming spring season.

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

Senior Charli Spivey completes her floor performance during Pitt’s 196.225-195.175 victory over New Hampshire on Jan. 20, 2018.

By Kate Hall, staff writer

January 8, 2019

Pitt Gymnastics has used its off season to get closer as a team in hopes of topping its fifth place finish at the NCAA regional championships last season.

Panthers prowl during holiday hiatus

First-year guard Trey McGowens, pictured here against Niagara, led Pitt with 17 points in its ACC-opening loss to UNC.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

While the students were away, the Panthers’ student-athletes were out to play. You catch up on what you missed and read what Pitt accomplished over break here.

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

Junior Dante Watson participated in the Pitt’s men’s 4x400m relay team that was .33 seconds away from taking last season’s ACC Championship.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Last season, the Pitt men’s track and field team came in last place in the ACC indoor competition. while the women’s team finished 12th out of 15 teams. They believe they can drastically improve on that in 2018.

Volleyball ends season with tournament loss to Michigan

Panthers’ volleyball ended the season with a 30-2 record — succumbing to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Petersen Events Center Saturday night.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

After losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament the past two years, Pitt volleyball thought 2018 was its year — but Michigan ended the Panthers’ dreams of dancing into the Sweet 16 on Saturday night.

Weekend Sports: Basketball and wrestling shine amid football and volleyball losses

First-year guard Trey McGowens attempts to dunk during Pitt’s 74-53 victory against Duquesne in the City Game Friday evening.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

Men’s basketball beat Duquesne in the annual City Game and the wrestling team performed admirably at the Las Vegas Invitational, injecting some Panther pride into an otherwise bleak weekend.

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