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Champagnie headlines Pitt’s weekly award winners

Champagnie headlines Pitt’s weekly award winners

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

As the college sports world announced its weekly award winners on Tuesday, it became clear just how successful of a week it was for Pitt athletes.

MLB considering new playoff format — as it should

MLB considering new playoff format — as it should

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's latest postseason proposal is a home run, adding the potential for increased drama, performance incentives and meaningful games.

Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The beauty of baseball is in its simplistic complexities, its ability to amaze through the unthinkable happenings of each season — especially come playoff season each October. It doesn't need changed.

Pitt basketball to prevail in battle of the big cats

Pitt basketball to prevail in battle of the big cats

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Pitt has shown a definite homecourt advantage as of late, and will continue its hot streak against a struggling Clemson team Wednesday night.

Can Terrell Brown be Pitt’s Brook Lopez?

Can Terrell Brown be Pitt’s Brook Lopez?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Stretch big men are making their presence known in the NBA — it's time for Jeff Capel to embrace the concept at the college level.

Panther Spotlight: Softball, wrestling attract kindred spirits

Panther Spotlight: Softball, wrestling attract kindred spirits

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Phillippi has more to prove as he gears up for the postseason, while Sanchez has everything yet to prove. Wrestling is looking to push forward, while softball waits to break through. The two teams are on opposite ends of the success spectrum, but that gap is bridged by star athletes with eyes toward more.

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

By Nick Farabaugh, For the Pitt News

February 10, 2020

From an electric scoring performance by budding star and first-year forward Justin Champagnie, to the evolving, enigmatic nature of sophomore guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson, here are some observations from Pitt’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

Injuries sink Pitt offense at Notre Dame

Injuries sink Pitt offense at Notre Dame

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball entered Sunday’s game against rival Notre Dame hoping to get revenge for its close, early-January loss to the Irish. Despite a strong start, Pitt’s shooting struggles and a key injury handicapped the team on its way to another big defeat, 74-52 in South Bend, Indiana.

Weekend Sports Recap: Softball opens with split weekend in LA

Weekend Sports Recap: Softball opens with split weekend in LA

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

Pitt athletics traveled far and wide this weekend, with six teams competing all across the country. While men’s basketball’s win at home over Georgia Tech grabbed most of the headlines, other squads suited up for both conference and non-conference play — and experienced an even mix of results.

Champagnie’s scorching scoring carries Pitt to 73-64 win over GT

Champagnie’s scorching scoring carries Pitt to 73-64 win over GT

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2020

The Panthers have struggled to carry success through difficult moments. But on Saturday an 8-0 run late in the second half clinched a victory in which they played beyond their youthful reputation.

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