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Pitt returned to form at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sunday, increasing its win streak to 10 with a 3-0 blowout against UNC.

Panthers overwhelm UNC 3-0 in final home match, extend win streak to 10

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 29, 2021
“We still feel like we did have a home-court advantage.” Despite limited attendance, Pitt returned to form at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sunday, sweeping UNC for its 10th straight victory.
Pitt baseball played its first ACC series of the season at home this weekend against Virginia Tech. The 22nd-ranked Hokies swept the 14th-ranked Panthers in this weekend's three-game series.

No. 14 Pitt baseball swept at home by No. 22 Virginia Tech

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 29, 2021
Pitt baseball head coach Mike Bell didn’t think the Panthers brought their A-game to this weekend’s series vs. Virginia Tech. Offense was hard to come by for Pitt in a three-game series versus the Hokies.
Senior Blaise Vera earned First-team All-American honors with his performance in the 50-yard freestyle. He finished in seventh place, earning his team 12 points.

Weekend Sports Recap: Swimming earns victories at NCAA Championships

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 29, 2021
A double overtime win for men’s soccer and multiple top-10 placements for track and field highlighted this weekend of Pitt sports. Panthers swimming and diving also concluded its season with a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Pitt defeated No. 25 Florida State 3-1 on Friday, improving to 9-0 in the spring portion of the season

Starks’ career day extinguishes the Seminoles as Pitt wins ninth straight

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Behind a career-high 11 kills from Sabrina Starks, No. 19 Pitt volleyball increased its win streak to nine on Friday with a 3-1 win against No. 25 Florida State.
The No. 19 Pitt volleyball team managed to remain steady during a dominant 3-0 sweep of rival West Virginia. The Panthers have not played a “Backyard Brawl” against the Mountaineers since 2011, and won with scores of 25-8, 25-12 and 25-15, respectively.

Panthers sweep West Virginia in first volleyball Backyard Brawl since 2011

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Pitt volleyball faced West Virginia for the first time in a decade on Wednesday, cruising to a 3-0 sweep.
Iowa's Caitlin Clark controls the ball during first-round action in the NCAA Tournament at the Alamodome on March 21, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

Column: Missouri State leads potential cinderellas in Sweet 16

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
While the men’s college basketball tournament has ruined brackets in Indianapolis, the women have done the same in San Antonio, but to a lesser degree.
For the second time this season and third time in the last three years, No. 1 Pitt men’s soccer fell to No. 4 Clemson.

Preview: Panthers’ offensive firepower to overpower shaky Hokies

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
The team goes to Blacksburg on Saturday to face a struggling Virginia Tech squad.
Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt fans are all too familiar with Pitt sports’ heartbreaking habit of dropping close losses and, conversely, the kind of alcohol that may help them forget about that heartbreak. But each of these sports offers their own experience, each different from their counterparts, and I’ve chosen alcoholic drinks to match.
Jordan McCrum is a senior relief pitcher for Pitt baseball. McCrum transferred to Pitt from Monmouth University last year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, which entails reconstructing the ulnar collateral ligament within the elbow by replacing it with a ligament from elsewhere in the body.

Pitt closer Jordan McCrum returns with consistency from Tommy John surgery

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
McCrum has established himself as the closer for the Panthers with a team-leading three saves — all coming against ACC opponents ranked in the top 10 at the time, with one against No. 7 Georgia Tech and the remaining two versus No. 9 Florida State.
Members of the “Pitt Twitter” community gather to tailgate outside of Heinz Field before a Pitt football game in 2019.

Panthers fans share drinking traditions before games at Heinz Field

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Football, tailgating and alcohol — a trio that never separates for many Pitt fans. Three fans spoke with The Pitt News to share some of their favorite drinking and tailgating traditions on Panther gamedays at Heinz Field.
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