The Pitt News

Pitt club ultimate bides time in hope for Championships

Danger (pictured) and En Sabah Nur of Pitt are both projected to attend college nationals.

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Club Nationals is held annually over Memorial Day weekend — hopefully, safe from Pitt’s cancellation of all club sport competitions until the end of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

John Hugley (left) and Jalen Hood-Schifino (right) both hold four-star rankings and are currently committed to Pitt basketball's class of 2020 and class of 2022, respectively.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

Pitt hasn't had a winning season in the post-Jamie Dixon era — but with a pair of outstanding prospects set to join the team over the next few years, fans can expect the Panthers to return to their winning ways.

March 26, 2009: Levance Fields cements Pitt legacy

Senior guard LeVance Fields scored five points in the last minute to lift Pitt over Xavier in the 2009 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Exactly 11 years ago today, senior Pitt guard Levance Fields ensured that Pitt would not suffer another Sweet 16 disappointment.

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

Pitt led the nation with 3.92 sacks per game during the 2019 season.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

The Panthers return nearly all of their defensive line production from last season and should only improve thanks to a combination of incoming recruits and previously injured starters returning to health.

Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

Trey McGowens celebrates during Pitt's 63-61 win over Florida State.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

Recently, Pitt men’s basketball’s roster became subject to college basketball’s ever-volatile transfer portal. Now the Panthers are trying to use it to bolster a crop of already talented newcomers.

Boissonneault adds three new players to Pitt lacrosse

Emily Boissonneault announced the addition of three new players from the Pitt club women’s lacrosse team on Thursday.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Despite the cancellation of all ACC spring sports, head lacrosse coach Emily Boissonneault has powered through, announcing the addition of three new players from the Pitt club team on Thursday.

A requiem for Trey McGowens’ time at Pitt

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens decided to transfer from Pitt.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens entered the transfer portal Wednesday, leaving behind a complicated legacy in his two seasons at Pitt.

McGowens enters transfer portal

McGowens enters transfer portal

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball just had its second player enter the transfer portal this week. Sophomore guard Trey McGowens announced Wednesday evening via his Twitter account that he had entered the NCAA transfer portal. Jake Weingarten of was first to report the news. 

Newcomers to shuffle Pitt basketball rotations

First-year forward and Brooklyn native Justin Champagnie (11) was the leading scorer during Pitt’s 2019-20 season with 12.7 points per game.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

With Pitt basketball officially ending their season with a record of 16-17 and 6-14 in conference play, it is time to look forward to next season. As the Panthers welcome new faces into the fold, there will be a fight for playing time and a different rotation will surely be in order for next season.

2020 guard Femi Odukale commits to Pitt

Femi Odukale hails from Brooklyn and is currently a senior at Massachusetts' Springfield Commonwealth Academy.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

Femi Odukale, the three-star Class of 2020 combo guard out of Springfield Commonwealth Academy, Massachusetts, announced his commitment to Pitt Wednesday afternoon.

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