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ACC Basketball Preview: Duke poised to repeat as champs

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils are poised to win the 13th ACC title of his tenure.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

While the top four basketball teams in the ACC are abundantly clear, the rest of the conference is largely up for grabs.

Pitt hires Lance White as women’s basketball coach

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By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 18, 2018

Florida State associate head coach Lance White has been hired as Pitt’s new head women’s basketball coach, the University announced Wednesday. Lance, who was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association assistant coach of the year in 2017, was hired by Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke ...

Q&A: Jeff Capel looks to rebuild Pitt basketball

Jeff Capel, the new head coach of the Pitt men’s basketball team, previously served as the former assistant men’s basketball coach for seven years at Duke. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By David Leftwich / Senior Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

After arguably one of the worst seasons in Pitt men’s basketball history, and facing the potential exodus of nearly half of last year’s roster, the program needed to make a change — so Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired Jeff Capel in March as head coach to bring the program back to prominence. The Pitt News sat down with Capel to discuss his transition from the Blue Devils to the Panthers, his ...

Capel hires Tim O’Toole, Jason Capel as assistant coaches

Pitt head coach Jeff Capel hired Tim O'Toole and his brother Jason Capel to be assistant coaches on his staff on Wednesday.

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

April 12, 2018

Pitt men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel hired his brother, Jason Capel, and Tim O’Toole to be assistants on his staff, according to reports Wednesday.   O’Toole joins Pitt after spending the last two seasons as an a...

Pitt introduces Jeff Capel as new head basketball coach

New head basketball coach Jeff Capel speaks at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues / Contributing Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke introduced Jeff Capel as the next men’s basketball coach during a ceremony at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday. The gym floor was packed with University students and staff, including Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, women’s head basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Ser...

Parker Stewart requests release from Pitt

First-year guard Parker Stewart became the first Pitt player to request his release from the program following the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings.

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 14, 2018

Pitt first-year men’s basketball player Parker Stewart has asked for his full unconditional release Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN. Stewart — who averaged 9.1 points per game this past season and who was emerging as a reliable contributor — asked for the reported release less than a week after for...

Fans, players react to Stallings’ firing

Former men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings stands beside athletics director Heather Lyke at his last home game against Virginia. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Grant Burgman and Jordan Mondell | TPN Staff

March 12, 2018

The firing of Pitt men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings didn’t come as a surprise to many fans and pundits. After a record-breaking losing season for the Panthers — going 8-25 overall and 0-19 in the ACC — a change of leadership was more than expected. But between reports of contentious contract ...

Season in review: Women’s basketball lacks luster

Junior forward Yacine Diop (12) led the Panthers this season with an average of 15.7 points per game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

When the final buzzer sounded against Wake Forest on Feb. 28, the Pitt women’s basketball team finished their season on a flat note — a 72-38 blowout loss in the ACC tournament. The lopsided loss was all too common this season. The Panthers finished 10-20 overall and 2-15 in the ACC, earning a 14th pl...

Season in review: Men’s team has campaign to forget

The 2017-18 season for Pitt men’s basketball marks its worst since 1976-77. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Well, it’s finally over. The Pitt men’s basketball season came to a close last Tuesday with a 67-64 loss to Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC tournament, and the 2017-18 Panthers are now history — albeit for not-so-great reasons. Pitt finished the season with an overall record of 8-25 inc...

Uncertainty surrounds Stallings buyout

Former men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings was fired from the program on Thursday, but details of his departure remain unclear. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Jordan Mondell and John Hamilton | TPN Staff

March 9, 2018

Pitt Athletics announced Thursday that Kevin Stallings would no longer be Pitt’s men’s basketball coach, but details regarding his multi-million dollar buyout are still unclear. Stallings’ lawyers, Scott Tompsett and Jim Lieber of Tompsett Collegiate Sports Law, said Friday that Pitt offere...

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