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Freshman defender Jackson Gilman (2) competes for the ball during the Pitt men’s soccer game vs. Denver Monday night.

Panthers struggle at home against Denver, escape with 2-2 draw

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer October 11, 2022
The Panthers men’s soccer team struggled on both sides of the ball against No. 10 Denver. Despite being outshot 8-11, the Panthers managed to force a 2-2 draw on a late penalty kick.
Junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) carries the football against the New Hampshire Wildcats at Acrisure Stadium on Sept. 25, 2021.

Abanikanda’s record-breaking performance garners national, conference recognition

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 10, 2022
After a record-breaking performance, junior running back Israel Abanikanda earned national and conference awards, including the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.
Graduate midfielder Ideal Shefqeti (15) bounces the ball off of his head during the Pitt mens soccer game vs. Akron in September.

Column | Pitt men’s soccer can still compete, but the clock is ticking

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 10, 2022
Pitt men’s soccer is once again in the hunt for an ACC Championship this season, but have struggled this season in comparison to the past few years. Staff writer Alexander Ganais argues that their window may be closing to win a national title.
A Virginia Tech player is tackled during Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech at Acrisure Stadium.

Virginia Tech Takeaways | Abanikanda can’t keep winning games by himself

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer October 10, 2022
Following Pitt’s 45-29 victory against Virginia Tech this weekend, senior staff writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers need to find strengths in their passing game to take the burden off Israel Abanikanda.
Junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) celebrates after a touchdown against Virginia Tech at Acrisure Stadium Saturday evening.

Photos: Homecoming 2022

By Pamela Smith and Hannah Wilson October 8, 2022

The Pitt Panthers defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 45-29 Saturday night at Acrisure Stadium during Pitt’s homecoming weekend.

Abanikanda’s record breaking day lifts Panthers to 45-29 win over Virginia Tech

Abanikanda’s record breaking day lifts Panthers to 45-29 win over Virginia Tech

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 8, 2022
Junior running back Israel Abanikanda ran for six touchdowns and 320 yards against Virginia Tech, breaking multiple long standing Pitt records. The Panthers improved to 1-1 in conference play, taking down the Hokies 45-29.
Graduate midfielder Lucas Rosa (6) and Valentin Noel (8) celebrate at the Pitt mens soccer game versus West Virginia Monday night.

Pitt-Clemson men’s soccer match ends in confusion, draw 1-1

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer October 8, 2022
Pitt men’s soccer battled to a draw against defending national champions No. 23 Clemson Tigers. The game ended on a low note for fans, as the referees ended the game with 11 seconds remaining on the scoreboard.
First-year Pitt men’s basketball guard Dior Johnson is facing assault charges.

Pitt’s Dior Johnson facing criminal charges, suspended indefinitely

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 7, 2022
First-year Pitt men’s basketball guard Dior Johnson is facing assault charges, and has been suspended from all team activities indefinitely.
A soccer ball on Pitt’s Ambrose Urbanic Field.

Preview | Pitt men’s soccer prepares for showdown against defending national champion Clemson

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer October 7, 2022
The Panthers men’s soccer team is facing off against defending national champion Clemson at home on Friday. Staff Writer Brian Sherry breaks down the upcoming match and key players to watch.
Pitt players during Wednesday’s game against North Carolina.

No. 13 Panthers outclassed in ACC clash with No. 5 Tar Heels, fall 4-0 on the road

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 6, 2022
No. 13 Pitt women’s soccer (11-2, 4-1 ACC) traveled to Chapel Hill on Thursday and faced off against the No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels (10-3, 3-2 ACC). North Carolina shut out the Panthers 4-0 for their seventh all-time win in seven tries against them.
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