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Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball started the 2019 NCAA Tournament with an emphatic statement, sweeping the Howard Bison 3-0 at the Petersen Events Center on Friday night.

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball was arguably given a raw deal by receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But the Panthers are eager to prove that the program is worthy of respect, starting Friday against Howard.

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Jessica Benham, a Pitt graduate student, aims to unseat District 36 rep Harry Readshaw III.

Service pup training club gets three eager new pupils

Service pup training club gets three eager new pupils

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The dogs will go everywhere with their trainers for a year and a half.

Projecting Pitt volleyball’s path to the Final Four

Projecting Pitt volleyball’s path to the Final Four

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Pitt hasn’t won a national championship in any sport since 1976. But with the volleyball team looking dominant entering tournament play, a potential — albeit extremely challenging — path exists to break that streak.

Pitt breaks in new threads with 71-60 win over Rutgers

Pitt breaks in new threads with 71-60 win over Rutgers

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

The Panthers put forth a performance to match their stylish appearance, taking down Rutgers 71-60 at the Petersen Events Center as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

SGB passes updates to elections code

SGB passes updates to elections code

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Student Government Board unanimously passed a bill updating the SGB elections code for the 2020-21 elections at its last meeting of the fall semester Tuesday night.

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Justin Champagnie has done more than just contribute as a newcomer — he has perhaps become the Panthers’ best player.

Students are away, athletes play: Pitt stacks victories over Thanksgiving break

Students are away, athletes play: Pitt stacks victories over Thanksgiving break

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Pitt sports had a busy Thanksgiving break, with many games bridging the week-long gap. Volleyball concluded regular season play in dominating fashion, while both the men’s and women’s basketball teams took part in traditional early-season tournaments.

Volleyball earns No. 6 seed, opens tournament vs. Howard Friday

Volleyball earns No. 6 seed, opens tournament vs. Howard Friday

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

The NCAA revealed its official bracket Sunday night for the NCAA Volleyball Tournament and Pitt (29-1 overall, 18-0 ACC) — despite finishing the regular season with a No. 2 ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll — earned a No. 6 overall seed by the selection committee.

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