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Pitt drops sixth straight to NC State, 77-73

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney scored 15 points during Pitt’s 82-67 loss to Florida State on Tuesday.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 29, 2020

They traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday looking to snap another long skid against NC State (18-11 overall, 9-9 ACC), to whom the Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) have lost nine straight contests, but fell agonizingly short in a 77-73 loss. Poor free throw shooting made for long scoring droughts and the Wolfpack capitalized on their opponent’s mediocrity from the charity stripe. 

Reimagining the broken and senseless ACC

North Carolina was one of the ACC's seven founding members in 1953.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The conference has expanded, retracted and morphed in such bizarre motions as to create a loose confederacy that no longer can even claim the very region it abbreviates — the Atlantic coast.

Walker, Phillips lead Pitt at ACC Indoor Championships

Noah Walker (left) placed second in the weight throw for Pitt at the ACC Indoor Championships Thursday at Notre Dame University.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Noah Walker and Breanna Walker headlined Pitt track and field’s first day at the ACC Indoor Championships Thursday, taking second and fourth in their respective events.

Shooting woes have wiped out Pitt’s tournament hopes

First-year forward Justin Champagnie’s layup is blocked by Syracuse.

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Pitt has failed to shoot over 40% from the field since Feb. 8 against Georgia Tech, which was also the team’s last victory.

Pitt loses 24th game at Virginia, 66-55

First-year guard Amber Brown pushes past Louisville’s Yacine Diop.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Thursday's loss makes eight straight for Pitt and also gives the Panthers their most losses in school history, eclipsing the previous high of 24 in the 1995-96 season.

Men’s lacrosse hungry for wins — and wings — in 2020

Pitt club men’s lacrosse played a 14-game regular season in 2019, weathering a plethora of tough opponents to finish 7-7 and qualify for the Continental Lacrosse Conference playoffs.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Whether it's downing nearly 1,000 wings in an hour or tearing through its first two opponents, Pitt men's club lacrosse has embraced a culture of tenacity on the field and camaraderie off it.

Smutny, Vorster lead Pitt at Day 1 of ACC Championships

With 104 team points, Pitt currently sits in eighth place out of 12 teams on the first day of the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The Pitt men’s swim team got off to a strong start on the first day of the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, breaking school records and showing serious overall improvement upon previous seasons.

Pitt flops against rival Syracuse on Senior Night

First-year forward Justin Champagnie competes for possession of the ball.

By Stephen Thompson and Tyler Mathes

February 27, 2020

In a game that could have proven pivotal as the Pitt men’s basketball closes the season, the Panthers failed to show up, falling to Syracuse in a lifeless 23-point blowout Wednesday night.

Swimming, track prepare for ACC Tournaments

Junior swimmer Blaise Vera holds three school records in the 50-meter free, 100-meter free and 100-meter fly.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

This weekend holds high stakes for Pitt athletics, with the ACC Indoor Track Championships taking place Feb. 27 to 29 at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and the ACC Men’s Swimming Championships taking place Feb. 26 to 29 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Pitt announces Bonaccorsi, Read as Student-Athletes of the Week

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi was named ACC Wrestler of the Week.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

February 25, 2020

Pitt athletics named redshirt sophomore wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi and sophomore diver Amy Read as the Office Depot Student-Athletes of the Week as announced Tuesday morning.

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