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Petrikis, Washington Jr. take home weekly student-athlete honors

Senior Alecia Petrikis was recognized as the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Alecia Petrikis and Ron Washington Jr. took home Pitt’s Student-Athletes of the Week award on Tuesday after powering their respective teams to winning weekends.

The Astros found a way to make their cheating episode even worse

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, listens as team owner Jim Crane talks during a news conference before the start of spring training at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Feb. 13.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

In baseball and professional sports, integrity and fair competition matter. Jim Crane effectively scoffed at that on Thursday.

VIDEO: PITT vs. CLEMSON: Men’s ACC Basketball (w/ Broadcast Audio)

February 18, 2020

Watch the highlights of the Pitt Panthers men's basketball team as they host the Clemson Tigers at the Petersen Events Center (with an accompanying audio broadcast). Final score: 72-52 Clemson. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Shot and edited by Knox Coulter, Multimedia Editor Broadcast audio by...

Pitt basketball faces long odds at FSU

Pitt basketball faces long odds at FSU

By Sam Krimins, For The Pitt News

February 18, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball hasn’t lost three straight games all season, but it looks like that could change Tuesday night at No. 8 Florida State.

Duke, Clemson on the rise in ACC standings

Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. (1) dunks against Miami at the Watsco Center in Miami on Jan. 4.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

While four teams have climbed to the shallow peak of the ACC and the bottom four have made themselves apparent, an astounding seven teams remain within two games of .500 in conference play.

Pitt volleyball adds notable SoCon Libero for 2020 season

Image via University of Pittsburgh Athletics

By Dominic Campbell, Senior staff writer

February 17, 2020

Coming off of the best season in program history, Pitt Volleyball is continuing to build and improve going into next year with the addition of a new transfer to the team. Rising senior Libero Marija “Popche” Popovic will transfer from East Tennessee State University to join the Panthers for the 2020 ...

Shooting struggles sink Pitt at Syracuse, 71-53

First-year guard Emy Hayford navigates around Duke’s Azana Baines. Pitt lost to Syracuse Sunday 53-71.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball traveled to Syracuse, New York, on Sunday, hoping to exact revenge on a team that had already beaten Pitt earlier in the season. The Panthers were unable to do so, ultimately falling 71-53 at the Carrier Dome, but not before achieving a program milestone.

Weekend sports: Gymnastics win at home, track dominates on the road

First-year Ciara Ward competes in the floor exercise.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

February 17, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by resumé-building wins and tight losses. At home, the gymnastics team hosted a victorious tri-meet against Yale and Towson. On the road, the track and field team placed first in several events, wrestling came up short and softball split its weekend in South Carolina. 

Pitt falls flat at Virginia Tech, loses 67-57

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson darts past a Clemson defender.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball (15-11 overall, 6-9 ACC) fell victim to the dreaded trap game Saturday night, losing 67-57 to the struggling Virginia Tech Hokies (15-10 overall, 6-8 ACC). The convincing win snapped the Hokies’ five-game losing streak and allowed them to leapfrog Pitt in the ACC standings.

Potent offense propels Pitt baseball to strong start

In their three wins of four games, the Pitt offense combined for 35 runs and 42 hits in Port Charlotte, Florida, over the weekend.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt baseball kicked off its 2020 season in Port Charlotte, Florida, over the weekend, posting a 3-1 record over the course of three days. The Panthers started off hot, beating both Indiana State and St. Joseph’s on Friday, before going 1-1 against Ohio State and Iowa to close out the weekend. 

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