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Welcome Back: Men’s and women’s XC hoping to make strides this fall

Welcome Back: Men’s and women’s XC hoping to make strides this fall

By Megan Boyle / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014

A year can make quite the difference for a struggling team. In 2012, members of a young Pitt women’s cross country team found themselves at the end of their season finishing in sixth place at the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships while their male counterparts did not even qualify...

Welcome Back: Pitt alum chasing pro basketball dream in Pittsburgh

Welcome Back: Pitt alum chasing pro basketball dream in Pittsburgh

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

Pittsburgh basketball fans probably haven’t heard of Jared Culbreath, and you can’t really blame them.Culbreath didn’t play for Pitt. He didn’t even play for his high school team in Augusta, Ga., after he failed to make the last cut. An unknown player, he didn’t receive any athletic scholars...

Welcome Back: Summer proves to be anything but dull for sports fans

By Alex Wise / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014

To the average sports fan, summer is typically a boring period of the year. Baseball is the only “big four” sport in season and, though it’s America’s pastime and the sport of summer, we can pay only so much attention to it. But this summer has been anything but typical. The humdrum that occup...

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

Unable to find the goal last season, the Pitt men’s soccer team has taken steps to make sure that doesn’t happen again this year.The Panthers finished last season with an overall record of 1-11-4, and they went winless in conference play.Although their first season in the ACC was a rude awakening, he...

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

Members of the Pitt women’s soccer team will wear the roman numeral “XI” on their jerseys this season, signifying the mantra that head coach Greg Miller and the rest of the coaching staff instilled in the team last November: “Year of 11.”This season is the “Year of 11” — a unifying p...

Welcome Back: Whether on offense or defense, Conner will be prepared

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

When Pitt football coach Paul Chryst approached running back James Conner about the possibility of also playing defensive end this season, it caught him by surprise. In high school football, it’s common practice for a team’s best players to play extensively on both sides of the ball. But that trend al...

Welcome Back: Former teammates enter minor league baseball together

Welcome Back: Former teammates enter minor league baseball together

By Sean Corrado / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

Staten Island, N.Y. – After an hour of heavy rain at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, storm clouds blackened the sky, obscuring the bright lights of Manhattan’s skyline. Matt Wotherspoon ended his chat with teammate Joe Harvey in the left field bullpen and jogged his way to the pitcher’s mound.With ...

College Sports: Judge rules against NCAA in antitrust case

By MCT Campus

August 8, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif._U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken dealt a major blow Friday afternoon to the NCAA and its long-held value of amateurism, ruling in an antitrust case that the association's policies banning athletes from profiting from their own names, images and likenesses "unreasonably restrain trade."Wil...

Men’s Basketball: Patterson joins Turkish team

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

August 5, 2014

Former standout Pitt basketball player Lamar Patterson has signed a contract to play with Tofas Sports Club in Turkey.Adam Pensack, Patterson's agent, said the deal is for one year. The team’s season begins in October and ends in May."I am excited about heading to Tofas in Turkey this season," Patters...

Football: Titus Howard suspended for season

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

August 1, 2014

Pitt football player Titus Howard will miss all of the 2014 season due to suspension, Pitt Athletics announced on Friday.No reason was given for the disciplinary action. Howard, a sophomore cornerback, will remain with and can continue practicing with the team, but cannot compete in any games.Howard...

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