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Graduate student Courtney Buzzerio (8) hits the ball during Pitt volleyball’s match against Louisville on Sunday.

Fairbanks, Buzzerio headline Golden State influence on Pitt volleyball

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 25, 2022
Pitt volleyball head coach Dan Fisher doesn’t hesitate when it comes to recruiting out west. This season, the team features four players from the Golden State, headlined by Iowa transfer Courtney Buzzerio and Rachel Fairbanks.
Pitt volleyball players celebrate after their win against Louisville on Sunday.

Pitt volleyball moves up one spot to No. 7 in AVCA coaches ranking

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 25, 2022
No. 7 Pitt volleyball moved up one spot in this week's AVCA coaches ranking following their victory over then No. 2 Louisville on Sunday. The Panthers also hold the No. 4 spot in the volleyball RPI rankings
Erick Hallett II (31) scores a touchdown after intercepting a throw made by Wake Forest during the ACC championship football game on Dec. 4, 2021.

Erick Hallett II named Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 24, 2022
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has named Pitt senior safety Erick Hallett II as a semifinalist for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award. The award recognizes the top defensive back in college football. The honor takes “performance on the field, athletic ability and character” into consideration as well.
Pitt senior quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) throws the ball during a game against Georgia Tech earlier this month.

Column | It’s time Pitt makes a change at quarterback

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 23, 2022
Pitt football dropped its third game of the season on Saturday. Sports Editor Dalton Coppola argues a change at quarterback will help the Panthers going forward.
Pitt Panthers celebrate their win against Louisville on Sunday.

Panthers win five-set instant classic, dealing Louisville first ACC loss in two years

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 23, 2022
No. 8 Pitt volleyball ended No. 2 Louisville’s two-year long ACC winning streak on Sunday, knocking off the Cardinals in a thrilling five-set contest.
Pittsburgh running back Israel Abanikanda (2) attempts to get away from the grasp of Louisville defensive lineman YaYa Diaby, front right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.

Panthers fall to Louisville 24-10, snapping road winning streak

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer October 22, 2022
In the Panthers first trip to Louisville since 2011, Pitt fell to the Cardinals 24-10. 
First-year Pitt men’s basketball guard Dior Johnson is facing assault charges.

District court drops three charges against Dior Johnson, holds strangulation, simple assault charges

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 20, 2022
Magisterial District Judge Mik Pappas dismissed charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and unlawful restraint. He still faces strangulation and simple assault charges.
Pitt sophomore forward Sarah Schupansky (5) kicks the ball during Thursday’s game against Syracuse.

Pitt snaps winless streak, shuts out Syracuse at home

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 20, 2022
The No. 20 Panthers bounced back after an underwhelming three-game road trip with a 2-0 shutout win against the Syracuse Orange.
Kris Letang (58) of the Pittsburgh Penguins brings the puck up ice as Alexandre Carrier (45) of the Nashville Predators defends during a game in April.

Take 5 | The Penguins are still elite, Chase Claypool should remain a Steeler

By The Pitt News Staff October 20, 2022
In this week’s edition of Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk breaks down the Penguins’ chances at winning the Stanley Cup, if the Steelers should trade Chase Claypool ahead of the trade deadline and more.
Redshirt sophomore linebacker Solomon Deshields (23) celebrates after a touchdown during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island on Sept. 24.

Preview | Pitt football looks to take care of business on the road against Louisville

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer October 19, 2022
Pitt football is coming out of its bye-week well rested with the Louisville Cardinals next on the schedule. As the Panthers get ready to hit the road this weekend, Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti breaks down the matchup.
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