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Opinion | How to get back into the swing of things

Opinion | How to get back into the swing of things
January 18, 2021
Here’s how to make sure you’re ready for the upcoming semester.

Pitt women’s basketball makes strides, faces challenges during pandemic season

Pitt paused all team activities in accordance with the ACC’s coronavirus protocols and will not play again until at least Jan. 21.
January 18, 2021
Despite the debate on whether college athletes should play this winter, and several programs either postponing or cancelling their seasons, the Pitt women’s basketball team has already completed its rather short nonconference schedule and begun ACC play. The team has steadied itself into a 3-3 record.

Champagnie, Capel make remarkable returns, Pitt pounds Syracuse, 96-76

First-year forward Justin Champagnie competes for possession of the ball.
January 16, 2021
Justin Champagnie, Jeff Capel and Pitt men’s basketball all made varying returns from different absences on Saturday afternoon and the end result was a blowout 96-76 victory over rival Syracuse.

Pitt forward John Hugley suspended indefinitely following felony criminal charges

First-year forward John Hugley was suspended indefinitely by the Panthers on Friday
January 16, 2021
The announcement comes in response to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday, according to court documents obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which alleged that Hugley and an unidentified friend had boarded a stolen car on Jul. 19, 2020.

Pitt adds 16 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 16 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
January 15, 2021
Pitt added 16 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 14 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 25 students currently in isolation.

Pitt adds 20 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, will release more spring details ‘later this week’

Pitt adds 20 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, will release more spring details 'later this week'
January 12, 2021
Pitt added 20 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 14 students and six employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 19 students currently in isolation.

Port Authority bus driver pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in student’s death

Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.
January 11, 2021
The Port Authority bus driver who fatally struck a Pitt student last year pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person on Monday. The driver will serve three years of probation.

Pitt adds 18 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 18 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
January 8, 2021
Pitt added 18 new COVID-19 cases, composed of nine students and nine employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 18 students currently in isolation.

Monstrous second-half comeback gives Pitt first win over Syracuse in Jeff Capel era

In his last season with the Panthers,  junior guard Xavier Johnson (1) averaged 11.7 points, making 37.3% of his shots from the field.
January 8, 2021
Pitt beat Syracuse for the first time since 2017 behind a thrilling second half comeback.

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball postpone games for COVID protocols

The Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center Wednesday for their first official practice of the 2020 season.
December 31, 2020
Both the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs postponed games due to COVID-19 protocols on Thursday.
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