The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Graduate student guard Jamarius Burton (11) dribbles the ball down the court during Pitt mens basketballs game against West Virginia on Friday night.

Preview | Pitt men’s basketball looks to begin final regular season stretch with win against Syracuse

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer February 24, 2023
Pitt men’s basketball is on the cusp of earning a high seed in the ACC tournament. But the Panthers need to take care of business against Syracuse before they look ahead to tournament time.

Pitt women’s basketball loses 85-55 against Syracuse.

By Ethan Shulman, Staff Photographer February 23, 2023

Pitt women’s basketball team is 3-14 in the ACC.

Pitt fans pose at Hemingway’s Tuesday evening.

Point-Counterpoint | Kick back, relax and watch Pitt at your local bar or restaurant

By Richie Smiechowski, Sports Editor February 22, 2023
Sports Editor Richie Smiechowski argues that while seeing legendary moments in person might be memorable, the ups and downs of Pitt athletics are viewed more pleasantly with an affordably priced beverage at your local bar or restaurant.
Acrisure Stadium in the North Shore.

Point-Counterpoint | Best place to watch Pitt games is at the venue

By Jermaine Sykes, Senior Staff Writer February 22, 2023
Senior Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes argues that there’s no replacement for attending games in person, even in a city like Pittsburgh which has copious alternate options away from the stadium.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) throws before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore on Jan. 1.

Column | Pitt quarterbacks as beers

By Brian Sherry, Assistant Sports Editor February 22, 2023
Sometimes, football players remind fans of their favorite beer. Assistant sports editor Brian Sherry compares former and current Pitt quarterbacks to famous beer brands.
Pitt baseball players huddle during a game against Clemson at the Petersen Sports Complex on March 25, 2022.

Takeaways | Pitt baseball starts season slow, pitching needs to tighten up

By David Scott , Staff Writer February 21, 2023
Staff Writer David Scott provides his takeaways after Pitt baseball’s series loss to the Maine Black Bears.
Virginia Techs Sean Pedulla (3) shoots a 3-point basket over Pittsburghs Blake Hinson (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023.

Men’s basketball takeaways | Elliott’s offensive presence is irreplaceable, Panthers’ defense is inconsistent

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer February 20, 2023
Pitt men’s basketball split their two ACC games last week, defeating Boston College and losing to Virginia Tech. Staff Writer Jack Markowski provides takeaways from the two contests.
Senior Jake Slinger wrestles his opponent on Saturday at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Weekend Sports Recap | Wrestling shares ACC Title, swim and dive break multiple records

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer February 20, 2023
With the spring season now in full swing, Pitt athletics had one of their busiest weekends of the year. Notably wrestling earned a share of the ACC regular season championship title while other sports started their respective seasons with wins.
Dazjon Casto, a senior, is declared the winner of his match on Saturday.

Pitt wrestling defeats Duke 43-3, wins share of ACC title

By Colleen Nguyen, Staff Photographer February 19, 2023

The Panthers claim ACC victory during senior night on Saturday in the Fitzgerald Field House. 

Virginia Techs Mylyjael Poteat (34) score past Pittsburghs Guillermo Diaz Graham (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023.

Pitt men’s basketball squanders key opportunity against Virginia Tech, 79-72

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer February 18, 2023
On the heels of a lengthy winning streak, Pitt men’s basketball dropped their first ACC contest in almost a month on Saturday against Virginia Tech, 79-72.
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