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Keyshon Camp (10) and John Morgan III (6) embrace after a defensive play during the ACC Championship football game.

Column | ACC title game win sets up Pitt football for long term success

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
In Saturday’s ACC Championship win over Wake Forest, Pitt earned its first outright conference title in program history. This victory sets the Panthers up for success well into the future, staff writer Frankie Richetti argues.
Pitt students celebrate Pitts Saturday night ACC Championship win against Wake Forest University at the intersection of Forbes and Oakland avenues.

Editorial | Pitt deserves to celebrate our football victory

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 6, 2021
Having a good football team is something tangible that everyone can rally around to support, and after a difficult couple years, we deserve to celebrate it.
Defensive back Erick Hallett II (31) yells after being named the most valuable player of the ACC Championship game.

Pitt to play No. 10 Michigan State in Peach Bowl game on Dec. 30

By Dalton Coppola and Stephen Thompson December 5, 2021
Pitt football will play in the Peach Bowl game on Dec. 30 against No. 10 Michigan State. The team won its first-ever ACC championship Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A Pitt student sits on another students shoulders in Oakland in a crowd celebrating Pitts ACC Championship win against Wake Forest University earlier in the night.

Hundreds of Pitt students take to Oakland streets to celebrate football victory

By Rebecca Johnson and Millicent Watt December 5, 2021
Around 500 students gathered outside the Cathedral of Learning — singing “Sweet Caroline” and chanting “Let’s Go Pitt” while the Victory Lights streamed overhead — late Saturday night to early Sunday morning to celebrate Pitt football’s win.
A Pitt student sits on another students shoulders in Oakland in a crowd celebrating Pitts ACC Championship win against Wake Forest University earlier in the night.

Photos: Students celebrate Pitt win in Oakland

By Clare Sheedy, Assistant Visual Editor December 5, 2021
After Pitt football’s ACC championship win against Wake Forest University in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night, students celebrated in the streets of Oakland.
Fans at Saturday evenings ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, North Carolina.

‘Fantastic’: Fans celebrate after Pitt wins first ACC Football Championship

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2021
Pitt fans swarmed the Queen City and celebrated as their No. 17 Panthers beat No. 18 Wake Forest on Saturday evening.
Pitt sophomore outside hitter Valeria Vazquez Gomez (2), graduate student outside hitter Kayla Lund (23) and first-year setter Rachel Fairbanks (10) celebrate during Saturday evening’s game against Penn State University at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 3 Pitt defeats Keystone State rival Penn State 3-1 in second round of NCAA Tournament

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 5, 2021
The Panthers were able to break the drought against the Nittany Lions this year with a 3-1 victory.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) holds up the ACC Championship trophy as the Pitt Panthers are showered in confetti.

Pitt defense locks down Hartman, wins first ever ACC Football Championship

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2021
Pitt capped off its most memorable season in recent history with a 45-21 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game.
Sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda after scoring at the ACC Championship Game on Saturday night.

Pitt football claims first ACC football title

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2021
For the first time in its history, Pitt football is the ACC football champion, after taking down Wake Forest 45-21 on Saturday night.
Pitt first-year midfielder Guilherme Feitosa (7) and junior defender Raphaël Crivello (3) battle with Notre Dame junior midfielder Ethan O’Brien (7) for possession of the ball during Saturday evening’s game against the University of Notre Dame at Alumni Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Pitt felled by familiar opponent as Fighting Irish advance to College Cup semifinals

By Chris Cornejo, Staff Writer December 4, 2021
After a strong start to the NCAA tournament, No. 5-seeded Pitt men’s soccer fell yet again to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in penalty kicks. It was the team’s third straight loss to the Fighting Irish.
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