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Five Pitt gymnasts earn All-EAGL Honors

Five Pitt gymnasts earned all-conference honors in the 2020 East Atlantic Gymnastics League, including senior transfer Michaela Burton, who wrapped up her career with three First Team honors for bars, beam and floor.

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Pitt's Michaela Burton, Deven Herbine, Olivia Miller, Alecia Petrikis and Ciara Ward received all-conference honors on Monday.

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix (8) accidentally bumps into a referee. Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, announced Monday afternoon.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

“Space Jam” is an iconic basketball movie and is available on Netflix.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Day 18 without sports.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find some sort of alternative to live sports entertainment. Many innovative fans have come up with multiple ideas already, but one obvious solution is to start binging sports movies at an unhealthy rate. Right about now we’d normally be enjoying the fruits of March Madness and the conclusion of the NBA regular season, but instead we can only turn on the best basketball films available.

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

Ben Howland took over as Pitt’s Men’s Basketball head coach in 1999 and built the Panthers into a contending team on the national stage.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2003, was the day Pitt basketball fans became acquainted with one the greatest shooting guards to ever play the game — Dwyane Wade.

Pitt club ultimate bides time in hope for Championships

Danger (pictured) and En Sabah Nur of Pitt are both projected to attend college nationals.

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Club Nationals is held annually over Memorial Day weekend — hopefully, safe from Pitt’s cancellation of all club sport competitions until the end of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

John Hugley (left) and Jalen Hood-Schifino (right) both hold four-star rankings and are currently committed to Pitt basketball's class of 2020 and class of 2022, respectively.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

Pitt hasn't had a winning season in the post-Jamie Dixon era — but with a pair of outstanding prospects set to join the team over the next few years, fans can expect the Panthers to return to their winning ways.

March 26, 2009: Levance Fields cements Pitt legacy

Senior guard LeVance Fields scored five points in the last minute to lift Pitt over Xavier in the 2009 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Exactly 11 years ago today, senior Pitt guard Levance Fields ensured that Pitt would not suffer another Sweet 16 disappointment.

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

Pitt led the nation with 3.92 sacks per game during the 2019 season.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

The Panthers return nearly all of their defensive line production from last season and should only improve thanks to a combination of incoming recruits and previously injured starters returning to health.

Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

Trey McGowens celebrates during Pitt's 63-61 win over Florida State.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

Recently, Pitt men’s basketball’s roster became subject to college basketball’s ever-volatile transfer portal. Now the Panthers are trying to use it to bolster a crop of already talented newcomers.

Boissonneault adds three new players to Pitt lacrosse

Emily Boissonneault announced the addition of three new players from the Pitt club women’s lacrosse team on Thursday.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Despite the cancellation of all ACC spring sports, head lacrosse coach Emily Boissonneault has powered through, announcing the addition of three new players from the Pitt club team on Thursday.

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