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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.

Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) at last year’s matchup against Syracuse at the Pete.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

With the Oakland Zoo behind it and an improved performance against Syracuse’s infamous zone defense, Pitt will upset the Orange following Wednesday’s senior night festivities.

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

February 25, 2020

Watch the highlights of the Pitt Panthers men's basketball team as they host the Virginia Cavaliers at the Petersen Events Center (with an accompanying audio broadcast). Final score: 59 - 56 Virginia. Shot and edited by Nate Kohler, multimedia staff Broadcast audio by WPTS

Pitt scores season-high 196 in loss to Flippin’ Birds

Senior Deven Herbine achieved a career-high 9.850 on beam at Monday evening’s meet with Southern Utah.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Despite falling in a dual meet to No. 19 Southern Utah, Pitt’s gymnasts gave head coach Samantha Snider much to be proud about by contributing season-best scores across the board.

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

Pitt sophomore transfer Ithiel Horton averaged 13.2 points per game as a first-year player at Delaware.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

One topic surprisingly rose to the forefront of Pitt basketball’s Monday media session — the behind-the-scenes play of sophomore transfer guard Ithiel Horton.

Women’s basketball skid hits seven on senior day

First-year guard Emy Hayford struggles to move around Louisville’s Mykasa Robinson.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball fell behind early in the second quarter and never recovered, en route to a 79-47 defeat on Sunday afternoon at the hands of No. 5 Louisville.

Women’s swimming and diving posts strong ACC Tournament

Senior Alecia Petrikis won floor exercise once again Friday with a 9.850.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by a major upset from wrestling and continued steady play from baseball, but both basketball teams continue to struggle. Women’s swim made a splash at the ACC Swimming and Diving Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, while softball played just down the road in Greenville.

Pitt baseball stays hot, sweeps Eastern Michigan

Pitt baseball played its first three-game series of 2020 over the weekend, sweeping Eastern Michigan in Sanford, Florida, and improving to 6-1 on the season.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Pitt baseball played its first three-game series of 2020 over the weekend, sweeping Eastern Michigan in Sanford, Florida, to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Pitt comeback falls short against Virginia, 59-56

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson led Pitt with 16 points against Virginia.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

The defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers earned a road win in the Petersen Events Center Saturday, but a late Panther run made the game come down to the final second.

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

In reading Pitt’s press release, the NCAA’s public announcement and its full violation document, former Pitt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings’ name is not mentioned.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Time to take a deep dive into some of the serious, but mostly silly, details surrounding Pitt athletics' recent "scandal."

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