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Pitt sophomore setter Rachel Fairbanks (10) sets the ball at a game against Bowling Green State University at the Fitzgerald Field House in September.

No. 7 Pitt volleyball sweeps weekend, extends winning streak to 17

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor November 6, 2022
No. 7 Pitt volleyball dominated on the road this weekend, comfortably beating Syracuse and Boston College. These wins extended the Panthers’ winning streak to 17 games, and head coach Dan Fisher recorded career win no. 250 in the process.
Syracuse sophomore defensive back Ja’Had Carter (1) catches an interception during Pitt football’s game against Syracuse  at Acrisure Stadium.

Takeaways | Slovis deserves credit, Panthers can still run without Abanikanda

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer November 6, 2022
Following Pitt’s 19-9 victory against No. 20 Syracuse on Saturday, Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes gives his takeaways on the team’s strong defensive performance and ability to run the ball without star running back Israel Abanikanda.
Sophomore running back Rodney Hammond Jr. (6) waves after Pitt football defeated Syracuse at Acrisure Stadium Saturday evening.

Photos: Pitt football defeats Syracuse

By Colleen Nguyen, Pamela Smith, and Nate Yonamine November 5, 2022

Pitt football defeated No. 20 Syracuse in a 19-9 upset victory at Acrisure Stadium Saturday evening.  

Senior wide receiver Jared Wayne (5) catches the ball during Pitt football’s game against Syracuse Saturday night.

Panthers defense stout, knock off No. 20 Syracuse 19-9

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer November 5, 2022
Pitt’s defense was exceptional against No. 20 Syracuse, finishing with six total sacks including a game-sealing safety by Deslin Alexander in their 19-9 upset victory.
Lifting the stigma: Student-athletes emphasize mental health awareness through The Hidden Opponent

Lifting the stigma: Student-athletes emphasize mental health awareness through The Hidden Opponent

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2022
College athletes are constantly under pressure, dealing with packed athletic and academic schedules. The Hidden Opponent offers athletes struggling with personal well-being an outlet, fighting against the stigma surrounding mental health in sports.
Pitt junior forward Blake Hinson (2) attempts to make a basket during Wednesday’s scrimmage game against Edinboro.

Hinson, Panthers impress in exhibition game vs. Edinboro

By Ben Pisano , Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball showcased their scoring ability in their second scrimmage of the season against Edinboro. The Panthers cruised, winning 92-53 behind 28 first half points from junior forward Blake Hinson.
A Pitt swimmer competes during a meet against Penn State and Notre Dame on Saturday morning.

Pitt swim and dive gets ready for new season, starts off strong in first meet

By Colm Slevin, Contributing Editor November 4, 2022
Pitt swim and dive got off to a strong start in their first meet against Notre Dame and Penn State, with the men’s team taking second place ahead of the Nittany Lions. There is optimism amongst the swimmers, with their eyes set on NCAA births.
A soccer ball on Pitt’s Ambrose Urbanic Field.

No. 24 Pitt men’s soccer moves on, win overtime battle against NC State in first round of ACC tournament

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
No. 24 Pitt men’s soccer pulled out a late 4-1 victory against NC State Wednesday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round of the ACC tournament. Michael Sullivan scored the game winner for the Panthers in the first overtime period.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi yells on the sidelines during the Backyard Brawl football game against West Virginia Sept. 1.

Preview: Panthers look to snap two-game losing streak against Syracuse

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
Panther football looks to bounce back against No. 22 Syracuse after dropping their last two games. The game features a clash of two of the nation's top running backs in Israel Abanikanda of Pitt and Sean Tucker of Syracuse.
Pittsburgh quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.

Sports Podcast | Football season predictions

By Jermaine Sykes, Brian Sherry, and Sinead McDevitt November 2, 2022
Staff writers Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes discuss Pitt football and make predictions for how they think the season will end.
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