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Mens Basketball: Lamar Patterson selected in second round of NBA Draft

Men’s Basketball: Lamar Patterson selected in second round of NBA Draft

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor June 26, 2014

Lamar Patterson’s dream of playing in the NBA is that much closer to coming true.The former Pitt men’s basketball player was selected 48th overall in the NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.The news came...

Men’s Basketball: Doorson reopens his recruitment

In early March, it seemed as though Pitt men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon had the first Kobe-Shaq duo since the Los Angeles Lakers. It wasn’t to be.Kobe Eubanks, a highly rated shooting guard prospect...

Mens Basketball: Marlon Williamson opens up about why he chose Pitt

Men’s Basketball: Marlon Williamson opens up about why he chose Pitt

When former Pitt men’s basketball assistant coach Barry Rohrssen parted ways with Jamie Dixon and Pitt’s staff for the University of Kentucky in April, he left a hole in Pitt’s bench that gaped wider...

Mens Soccer: Panthers become Riverhounds for the summer

Men’s Soccer: Panthers become Riverhounds for the summer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer June 24, 2014

While most soccer fans have their eyes fixed on Brazil during the World Cup this month, three Pitt soccer players have spent their summer playing with other aspiring professionals and local collegiate...

Men’s Basketball: Marlon Williamson hired as assistant coach

Follow @wilson_jasper // In the Vatican City, when a new pope is chosen, white smoke exits through the roof of the Sistine Chapel. Nothing of the sort was evident at the Petersen Events Center on Tuesday,...

Sprinter Brycen Spratling ended his college career as a First Team All-American at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, on June 11, 2014. (Courtesy of Nate Barrett/Eric Evans Photography / Pitt Athletics)

Track and Field: Five Panthers compete at Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer June 17, 2014

Time proved to be the toughest opponent for the five Pitt athletes who traveled to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the NCAA Outdoor National Championships.“There is a very small margin for error, especially...

Track and Field: Runners struggle during day two of Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer June 13, 2014

[Editor’s note: Senior Brycen Spratling came in fourth in the 400 meter final on Friday with a time of 45.49 seconds. He received First Team All-American status for his performance.]Carvin Nkanata and...

Track and Field: Pitt hurdlers eliminated at Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer June 12, 2014

Two Pitt track and field athletes’ dreams of competing for an individual national title will have to wait until next year.Freshman Desmond Palmer and sophomore Evann Thompson, competing in the 400-meter...

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer June 10, 2014

For the second year in a row, the University of Pittsburgh baseball team saw three of its players selected in the annual MLB First-Year Player Draft.In 2013, pitcher Ethan Mildren (12th round by the Twins),...

Colllege Sports: Ex-UCLA star O’Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit vs. NCAA

Oakland, Calif.— As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some...

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