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Pitt sports-themed cards to give your Valentine

Panthers’ mascot ROC dances on Heinz Field during Pitt’s game against Georgia Tech Sept. 15, 2018.

By TPN Staff

February 14, 2020

Woo your crush on Valentine's Day with one of our custom-themed cards, which include Pitt sports figures ranging from Roc to Heather Lyke.

Youth movement shows promise despite Duke loss, 73-56

First-year guard Amber Brown (5) loses control of the ball during Pitt’s 73-56 loss to Duke on Thursday.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Though the Panthers lost 73-56, the bigger story was that they outplayed the Blue Devils for half the game, largely thanks to a breakout performance from first-year forward Rita Igbokwe.

Clemson loss shows Pitt not yet ready for Tournament

Head coach Jeff Capel described Pitt’s performance against Clemson on Wednesday as “bad across the board.”

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

From a team that has exhibited soaring highs and devastating lows, Wednesday’s performance was Pitt's worst showing of the whole season.

Column: Women have earned their space in sports

San Francisco 49ers' Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers is seen at the Miami Marlins Park during Super Bowl opening night on Monday, Jan. 27.

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News

February 14, 2020

Creating space for women in sports serves success and growth but is only attainable when they are respected as athletes or officials, rather than leaning into patterns of gender bias.

Pitt softball hopes for health, improvement in 2020

Junior Brittany Knight pitches. Pitt softball looks to improve after finishing last in the ACC Coastal in 2019.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

After an injury-riddled and underachieving 2019 season, Pitt softball is looking to return to its winning ways in 2020.

Pitt sports teams as past partners

Pitt men’s basketball has repaired Pitt fans’ relationship with our athletic teams.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

What if Pitt's athletes personified the teams they play for? Well, you might be in for the same disappointment felt as a fan.

‘One pitch at a time’: Pitt baseball talks upcoming season

Nico Popa suffered a season-ending injury as a sophomore but fought back to earn second-team All-ACC honors in 2019.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

A year after a trying season — finishing last in the ACC with a 21-34 overall record — Mike Bell thinks that having a short memory is the approach his team needs.

Clemson clobbers Pitt by way of the three, 72-52

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens has his shot blocked during Pitt’s 72-52 loss to Clemson on Wednesday evening.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball couldn’t overcome Clemson’s near 60% shooting from 3-point range en route to a blowout loss.

Champagnie headlines Pitt’s weekly award winners

First-year forward Justian Champagnie put up 30 points during Saturday’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

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

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 3, 2017.

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.

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