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Gymnastics, men’s basketball return to win column over weekend

Gymnastics, men’s basketball return to win column over weekend

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by redemption for the gymnastics and men’s basketball squads, while wrestling and women’s basketball fell short of major upsets over ACC foes.

Panthers falter in second half vs. FSU, lose 66-41

Panthers falter in second half vs. FSU, lose 66-41

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

In a lopsided matchup against No. 14 Florida State in the 13th annual Pink the Pete game, Pitt women’s basketball played close for most of the game, but were unable to sustain solid play, eventually being blown out, 66-41. 

Sophomore stars come up clutch in 62-57 win vs. Miami

Sophomore stars come up clutch in 62-57 win vs. Miami

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 2, 2020

The Panthers (14-8 overall, 5-6 ACC) had dropped seven straight to the Hurricanes (11-10 overall, 3-7 ACC) before defeating the Hurricanes, 62-57, at the Petersen Events Center this weekend. 

What to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

What to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to conclude an NFL season to remember.

What are the Odds: Super Bowl LIV

What are the Odds: Super Bowl LIV

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

For gamblers, the Super Bowl offers the chance to make some of the oddest and most interesting prop bets an event can offer.

Panthers win first ACC game, beat Wake 53-48

Panthers win first ACC game, beat Wake 53-48

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Pitt women's basketball snapped a 12-game overall losing streak, with its last win coming a full two months earlier on Nov. 30.

‘You’re just in awe’: Spectators reminisce on Kobe’s Pitt visit

‘You’re just in awe’: Spectators reminisce on Kobe’s Pitt visit

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

For Kobe Bryant, the 1996 McDonald’s All-American game in Pittsburgh was a small speck on a decorated and illustrious career. For those in attendance that weekend 23 years ago, it was a memory they will never forget.

Pitt getting back on track with latest recruiting cycle

Pitt getting back on track with latest recruiting cycle

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

The latest Pitt recruiting cycle has been unusually generous, with both football and basketball nabbing some of their highest rated recruits in recent memory.

Toney, Coulibaly display growth despite Duke loss

Toney, Coulibaly display growth despite Duke loss

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

While Pitt had its downfalls in Tuesday's Duke loss, a double-digit margin of defeat does not adequately tell the whole story.

Pitt to host Florida State in 13th annual Pink the Pete game

Pitt to host Florida State in 13th annual Pink the Pete game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball will receive a much-needed infusion of hope, strength and joy this Saturday when the Panthers host No. 14 FSU in the 13th annual Pink the Petersen game for breast cancer awareness.

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