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Pitt volleyball adds notable SoCon Libero for 2020 season

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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. 

Panthers stay cold, fall 67-57 at VT

Justin Champagnie tied with Au'Diese Toney for a team-leading 12 points in Pitt's loss at Virginia Tech.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball fell victim to the dreaded trap game Saturday night, losing 67-57 to a struggling Virginia Tech team.

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.

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