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Seventh-year John Petrishen left Pittsburgh to pursue a career as safety at Penn State. But Petrishen, pictured on the left, came home to Pitt, this time as a linebacker.

After transferring and changing positions, John Petrishen sets out to prove himself right

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor
After a true rollercoaster of a college football career, Petrishen looked into the sea of blue and gold at Heinz Field and felt vindicated.
Pitt's defense in action at Saturday's game against UMass.

Column | Talent disparity trumped execution in 51-7 rout of UMass

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer
The Panthers were clearly the better team when they dominated UMass on Saturday. But some facets of their game need refining before the Panthers travel to Tennessee next week.
No. 20 Pitt women’s soccer lost 1-0 against the No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs on Sunday morning at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

West-less No. 20 Pitt blanked at home by No. 6 Horned Frogs

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer
Pitt women’s soccer’s leading scorer Amanda West was absent on Sunday, and it showed. The Panthers were shut out and lost for the first time this season, 1-0, to TCU at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
A.J. Davis Jr., a redshirt senior running back, receives and runs the football for a 12-yard touchdown during the UMass game Saturday afternoon.

Pitt dominates UMass 51-7, led by strong defensive front seven

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor
The Panthers defeated the UMass Minutemen 51-7 at Heinz Field on Saturday, the first time since the 2019 season that a near-capacity crowd was allowed into the stadium, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett led the offense with 262 yards through the air, while the defense’s dominating performance kept the game from being close at any point throughout the game. The performance earned Narduzzi’s approval.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer, pictured here at last Thursday's game against Dusquesne, convincingly regained form in a 2-1 win over Lehigh in front of a packed home crowd Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

No. 3 men’s soccer back in win column with 2-1 victory vs. Lehigh

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer
Following an upset loss to a seasoned West Virginia squad in Morgantown, No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer convincingly regained form in a 2-1 win over Lehigh in front of a packed home crowd Friday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
Former Pitt forward Justin Champagnie signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors and saw his first professional action last month at the Las Vegas Summer League.

Champagnie shows off a different skill set at NBA Summer League

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor
Former Pitt forward Justin Champagnie did not hear his name called on the night of the NBA Draft like he expected. But his disappointment didn’t last long. Shortly after the end of the second and final round, he signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors and saw his first professional action last month at the Las Vegas Summer League, every rookie’s first stop after signing.
Pitt football will kick off its season against UMass this Saturday at Heinz Field in front of a full capacity crowd for the first time since 2019.

Preview | Pitt football to kick off season at home against UMass

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor
This is not a drill. The Panthers play a meaningful football game at Heinz Field this Saturday with a near-capacity crowd for the first time since 2019 and, according to head coach Pat Narduzzi, he and his guys are ready to go.
Pitt football received a $20 million donation — the largest single donation in Pitt Athletics history, the department announced Thursday morning.

Pitt football receives $20 million donation, renames head coaching position

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor
Pitt football received a $20 million donation — the largest single donation in Pitt Athletics history, the department announced Thursday morning. 
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