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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

Heinz Field.

‘Lot of pieces to put together’: Narduzzi looks for players to stand out in Blue-Gold Game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2022
Pitt fans will get their first glimpse at the 2022 team this Saturday at Heinz Field for the annual Blue-Gold game at 1 p.m. Team captains will draft their teams to decide who is on which team.
Senior middle blocker Sabrina Starks celebrates after beating Howard in the first round of the NCAA volleyball tournament in 2019.

Column | Pitt volleyball showcases depth in scrimmage, will have competition at outside hitter

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2022
On the current roster, there are several athletes who have patiently waited and will get their chance to prove themselves worthy of a starting spot this season. While the Panthers still boast several familiar faces on the court, competition within the team for the starting outside hitter positions will be fierce this offseason between both veteran and transfer players.
Pitt Band marches on the field during the ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, in early December.

Pitt band seniors recall favorite memories from four years of performing

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
Pitt band seniors might be coming to the end of their performing days as college students, but many of them aren’t ready to forget their experiences.
North Carolinas Justin McKoy goes up during practice for the NCAA mens college basketball tournament in Philadelphia on Thursday, March 24.

National championship game features iconic programs vying to renewed history

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2022
The two teams playing for the national title are a couple of familiar faces — Kansas and North Carolina. While the two blue bloods have been on the national stage before, their paths to New Orleans this season have been vastly different.
Pitt sophomore outfielder CJ Funk (39) bats at Sunday’s game against Louisville.

Baseball takes two of three from No. 11 Louisville

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer April 3, 2022
Pitt baseball earned a pivotal series victory over conference opponent Louisville, netting wins in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday and on Sunday due to strong starting pitching and offensive production across the lineup.
Pitt first-year attacker Sydney Naylor is chased by Duquesne lacrosse players.

Strong start for Pitt lacrosse fizzles out, fall to No. 4 Syracuse 18-6

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 2, 2022
Pitt lacrosse (6-7, 0-6 ACC) traveled to New York and lost Saturday to No. 4 Syracuse (10-2, 5-0 ACC) in the Carrier Dome.
Pitt graduate student pitcher Ally Muraskin (30) pitches at a Texas A&M Invitational game against Stephen F. Austin State University on Feb. 25.

Panthers Softball rout RMU in cross-town battle

By Christopher Cornejo, Staff Writer March 31, 2022
The Panthers (12-14, 1-7 ACC) got back in the win column, drubbing the Colonials 7-2 after posting a season-high 12 hits during the non-conference showdown.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket through a trio of Golden State Warriors defenders during Wednesday’s game in San Francisco.

Take 5 | Frozen Four predictions, Duke-UNC matchup and more

By The Pitt News Staff March 31, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at everything from the impact of F1 racing in Las Vegas to who will win the college hockey national championship and more.
Bryce Hullett swings the bat during a men’s baseball game versus Clemson on Friday.

Bryce Hulett looks to stay consistent as Panthers make Omaha push

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer March 30, 2022
It’s certainly clicking as of late for senior first baseman Bryce Hulett, who is posting 1.175 OPS to this point in the season — the highest mark of his Pitt career, and good for No. 9 in a loaded ACC. Hulett’s rapid improvement is a welcome addition to the Panther offense this season.
Pitt women’s lacrosse players celebrate after a victory against Akron Monday night.

Column | Pitt lacrosse has met, exceeded expectations in inaugural season

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer March 30, 2022
Coming into its inaugural season, few had high expectations for Pitt’s lacrosse program. While the idea of a new team on campus was a fun and compelling concept, many expected the rest of the ACC to leave Pitt behind. That sentiment has since changed.
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