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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Redshirt sophomore pitcher Phil Fox (28) pitches during a game against UVA at Cost Field on March 25.

Pitt baseball’s midseason misfortunes ruin promising season

By Matthew Scabilloni, Assistant Sports Editor May 28, 2024

Despite a hot start and hot finish, brutal stretches in the middle of the season mount to yet another year of disappointment for Pitt baseball under head coach Mike Bell. Hot bats forge a hot start In...

New York Knicks forward Precious Achiuwa (5) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr., rear, in red, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York on Sunday, March 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Peter K. Afriyie)

Column | Former Villanova fanatic watches “Nova Knicks” take down Sixers in NBA Playoffs

By Aidan Kasner, Sports Editor May 23, 2024

I can still picture it. I was a 12-year-old boy living in a suburb just outside of Philly. Classic, I know. Like most in my age group, I was obsessed with sports. I specifically loved basketball and the...

Cyrus Korir, the first place finisher of the elite mens category of the 2018 Pittsburgh Half Marathon, had never run a half marathon in his life before Sunday. In the final stretch of the race, he outran second place finisher and defending champion Julius Kogo to take the victory. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)

Pitt students take on Pittsburgh Marathon weekend

By Camille de Jesus, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

Earlier in May, the city of Pittsburgh became a running playground for more than 40,000 participants from all 50 states and more than 10 countries, representing six continents. The weekend was full of...

Senior Lydia Bottelier competes during the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championship on March 7.

Pitt track and field finds success late in season

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer May 21, 2024

Despite the academic year coming to a close, the men and women of Pitt track and field have been busy. The Panthers have been traveling around the country, competing, winning and breaking records along...

Pitt softball players high-five during their match against Florida State at Vartabedian Field on March 23.

Pitt softball finishes quiet season, stays optimistic for future

By Camille de Jesus, Staff Writer May 21, 2024

Although school let out for Pitt at the end of April, many spring sports have continued past the end of the academic year. For Pitt softball, this included games against Ohio and Robert Morris. The Panthers...

Sixth-year running back Daniel Carter (4) runs into the endzone during Pitt football’s Blue-Gold Game on Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

‘Breath of fresh air’: Pitt football sees new faces shine

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer April 19, 2024

Pitt football had tons of change in the offseason. After its disastrous 3-9 season in 2023, change is necessary. The Panthers’ offensive change was imminent after they finished the 2023 season ranked...

Senior defender Abby Thorne (5) high-fives teammates during the women’s lacrosse game against Clemson on Thursday evening at Highmark Stadium.

TPN beat writers give their favorite memories from 2023-24

By The Pitt News Staff April 19, 2024

As the school year concludes, The Pitt News sports desk beat writers give their favorite memories from their respective sports in 2023-24. Football // Brian Sherry, Sports Editor  My favorite memory...

Jermaine Sykes, assistant sports editor, poses for a photo with a copy of The Pitt News March Madness Edition.

Column | The Last Dance

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor April 19, 2024

I’m an opinionated person, so it’s natural that over my time at The Pitt News, I loved writing sports columns. I love writing, period, as I’ve written nearly 100 articles since joining The Pitt News...

9-year-old boy who caught McCutchen’s 300th HR reveals significant milestones of his own

9-year-old boy who caught McCutchen’s 300th HR reveals significant milestones of his own

By Aidan Kasner, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2024

Only an elite bunch of MLB players can boast hitting 300 home runs in their career. Last Sunday, Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star Andrew McCutchen joined the elite list after a blast into left field in a 9-2...

Zack Gibney stands on the field during a Pitt Football game against Boston College at Acrisure Stadium on Nov 16, 2023.

Column | The benefits of writing an email

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2024

As vividly as I can see the computer screen in front of me as I type this, I remember lying down in my bed during my first year at Pitt and having a bit of an introspective moment. After moving into the...

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