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TPN predicts Pitt women’s basketball

TPN predicts Pitt women's basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 5, 2014

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt women's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports Editor The program clearly has the right woman for the job in Suzie McConnell-Serio, but the Panthers will continue to rebuild in 2014-2015. With a litany of injuries, most notably red...

Women’s basketball

Women's basketball

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

November 2, 2014

Brianna Kiesel is introduced during Spike and Slam Madness.

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

By Logan Hitchcock / For The Pitt News

November 2, 2014

It was nearly eight months ago when the Pitt women’s basketball team played its last game, a 72-58 loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC tournament. Much has changed within the team since the final buzzer that day, and now the Panthers are preparing for a challenging yet exciting season...

Back in business

Back in business

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 1, 2014

Monica Wignot working hard with head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio at practice.

After four years away, Wignot returns to basketball

After four years away, Wignot returns to basketball

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

October 1, 2014

Last fall, Suzie McConnell-Serio was browsing Pitt’s athletic website and found an article about the Panthers volleyball team. While reading the article, something caught the then first-year Pitt women’s basketball coach’s eye: a name.“I knew it wasn’t a common name,” McConnell-Serio said. ...

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women’s Final Four

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women's Final Four

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 11, 2014

The Pitt women’s basketball team might not make the Final Four next March, but by November, the University and the city of Pittsburgh may have secured a role hosting the prestigious sporting event in the near future.At the David Lawrence Convention Center Wednesday, people from various sectors of ...

Kiesel recounts summer teaching and coaching

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

August 28, 2014

Upon her return to the United States from Vietnam this summer,  Brianna Kiesel came away with a newfound sense of appreciation.“One of my main takeaways was that we should be grateful for everything we have here,” Kiesel said. “They didn’t even have clean water there. We should take every opp...

Women’s Basketball: Recruit ineligible for upcoming season, won’t attend Pitt

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

July 11, 2014

Naje Gibson, a talented women’s basketball recruit, will not attend Pitt this year as she is academically ineligible, according to reports by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Karen Price of the Tribune-Review reported last night that Gibson, a 6-foot forward, will attend Florida Stat...

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