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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."

Daigneault leads Pitt swimmers through first two days of ACC Championships

Senior swimmer Valerie Daigneault finished 11th in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.33 at the 2020 ACC Championships.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Senior swimmer Valerie Daigneault scored points individually and as part of Pitt's 800-yard freestyle relay to lead the Panthers over the first two days of the ACC Championships.

BC beats Pitt, 70-59, despite career night from Harris

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris scored a career-high 27 points while shooting 9-26 from the floor, 3-8 from 3-point range and a perfect 6-6 from the foul line against Boston College.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball was plagued by poor play in the second and third quarters and fell 70-59 to Boston College Thursday night.

Pitt men’s basketball, football hit with NCAA probation

Former men's basketball head coach Kevin Stallings was one of two coaches cited by the NCAA as having committed violations.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The NCAA announced at noon Thursday that both then Pitt men’s basketball and football programs committed infractions from Aug. 2015 to March 2018.

Wright, Pessima dominate from Northwest to NCAA

Senior Shyheim Wright (pictured) and sophomore Eddita Pessima have had some of the best seasons for hurdlers in school history and have been two of the best hurdlers in the ACC.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

As the NCAA indoor track and field season approaches its final weeks, two Panthers are looking to put an exclamation point on what has already been a historic year.

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

Senior Michaela Burton holds the highest individual scores for the season on both bars and beam with a 9.850 and 9.925, respectively, and she has earned 10 individual event titles so far.

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News

February 20, 2020

Since the beginning of the 2020 competitive season, Michaela Burton has been a high-scoring all-around anchor for Pitt’s team.

Pitt overpowered by FSU, sustains 3-game skid

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 19, 2020

And on Tuesday, the trajectory of both teams kept constant. The Panthers (15-12 overall, 6-10 ACC) were overpowered by No. 8 Florida State, (22-4 overall, 12-3 ACC) 82-67 on Tuesday night. The Seminoles avenged their opening-night loss to the Panthers and remained in the hunt for a No. 1 seed in March’s NCAA Tournament.

Petrikis, Washington Jr. take home weekly student-athlete honors

Senior Alecia Petrikis was recognized as the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Alecia Petrikis and Ron Washington Jr. took home Pitt’s Student-Athletes of the Week award on Tuesday after powering their respective teams to winning weekends.

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