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Pitt fans cheer during Saturday evening’s ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Photos: ACC Championship Game Fans

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor December 4, 2021
Pitt fans cheer on the Panthers as they face off against Wake Forest during Saturday evening’s ACC championship game.
Keyshon Camp (10) and John Morgan III (6) embrace after a defensive play during the ACC Championship football game.

Photos: ACC Championship Game

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor December 4, 2021
The Pitt Panthers faced off against Wake Forest in front of a packed crowd at Saturday evening’s ACC Championship Game.
Pitt alumnus Tony Lupinetti (left) and former Pitt football player Troy Washington (right) pose at the ACC Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon.

Photos: ACC Football Fan Fest

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor December 4, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds of Pitt fans, as well as Wake Forest fans, attended ACC Fan Fest Saturday afternoon in Charlotte’s Romare Bearden Park. Games, food and all of the ACC team mascots contributed...

The skyline of Charlotte, North Carolina, looks over the ACC Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon.

‘Pittsburgh has invaded Charlotte’: Former players, alumni have high expectations for ACC Championship game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2021
Pitt football is experiencing its most successful season in recent history, reaching the 10-win threshold for the first time in four decades. There’s buzz and an expectation for greatness surrounding the team that many liken to the legendary teams of Pitt’s heyday in the ‘80s.
Virginia players celebrate the winning basket during an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Virginia defeated Pittsburgh 57-56.

Pitt drops ACC opener to Virginia, 57-56, on last-second shot

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor December 3, 2021
After holding another late lead, Pitt men’s basketball engineered another brutal collapse and last-second loss, this time to Virginia, 57-56 in the ACC opener on Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The court during Friday evening’s game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 3 Pitt volleyball sweeps UMBC, will play Penn State in second round rivalry game

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
No. 3 Pitt volleyball started slow but finished strong in an NCAA Tournament-opening sweep of UMBC. The Panthers’ win on Friday night set up a postseason rivalry match with Penn State on Saturday.
Staff cleans up after the ACC Football Fan Fest on Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, the night before No. 17 Pitt plays in the ACC Championship against No. 18 Wake Forest.

Pitt fans take Charlotte by storm on eve of ACC Championship

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor December 3, 2021
The seven-hour road trip Friday through West Virginia’s country roads and Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia was no match for Panther fans barreling toward the Queen City.
A City police officer faces a line of people.

Oakland, South Side to see increased police presence Saturday night

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor December 3, 2021
In anticipation of the ACC Championship Game on Saturday, Pittsburgh Public Safety is allocating extra police units to the Oakland and South Side neighborhoods to deal with crowds and potential Pitt victory celebrations.
Wake Forest tight end Brandon Chapman (23) high-fives fans with his teammates after defeating Boston College at Alumni Stadium in Boston on Saturday.

Wake Forest student newspaper breaks down Demon Deacons approach ahead of ACC Championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
To become more familiar with the Panthers’ opponent, The Pitt News talked with Essex Thayer, the sports editor at Wake Forest’s student newspaper, the Old Gold & Black.
Pitt senior guard Jayla Everett (20) reaches to make a basket at Wednesday evening’s game against Rutgers University at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers trounce Scarlet Knights, 58-50, in ACC-Big 10 Challenge

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
After an unprecedented 5-2 start to their season, the Panthers took on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Petersen Events Center in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge Wednesday night. Head coach Lance White has stressed the importance of winning the close games they compete in, and Wednesday was a prime example of doing just that.
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