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The skyline of Charlotte, North Carolina in fall 2007.

Traveling to the ACC Championship Game? Visit the Queen city’s cultural gems

By Mera D'Aquila, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
The indisputable highlight of a visit this weekend to Charlotte, North Carolina will be watching our very own Panthers win an ACC title. But while you’re there, try to venture off the beaten path that leads from your hotel room to the stadium.
Jordan Addison (3) and Kenny Pickett (8) celebrate the first touchdown at the Oct. 3, 2020, game against NC State.

ACC Championship game between Pitt, Wake Forest to feature no shortage of scoring

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
The 2021 ACC Championship game will feature two elite offenses, piloted by two of the country’s best quarterbacks. Expect points, points and more points when Pitt and Wake Forest battle for the conference crown this weekend.
Fans cheer at the Pitt vs. UMass game on Sept. 4.

‘They represent all of us’: Pitt community hopes for ACC championship title

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
For Christian Spears, Pitt’s appearance in this weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is about more than just the football team — it reflects on the University as a whole.
Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) scrambles out of the pocket during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

Panthers overpower Orange, win 10th game for first time in 40 years

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 27, 2021
After overcoming a slow start, No. 20 Pitt football beat Syracuse 31-14 and cleared the 10-win mark in a season for the first time since 1981. Kenny Pickett threw for four touchdowns — two to Jordan Addison — in the win, a last hurdle before Saturday’s ACC title game.
Pittsburghs Jordan Addison (3) returns a punt during the first half of the teams NCAA college football game against Virginia, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Pitt clinches Coastal Division, books ticket to Charlotte for ACC Championship Game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor November 20, 2021
With their Saturday win, the Pitt Panthers clinched the ACC Coastal Division and will play in the Dec. 4 Championship game.
Sophomore striker Valentin Noel (8) scored the Panthers lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Clemson on Sunday

Pitt men’s soccer falls short in ACC Championship, suffers first loss of season

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer November 22, 2020
In arguably the most important match in the program’s history, No. 1 Pitt men’s soccer fell 2-1 to the No. 2 Clemson Tigers 2-1 on Sunday in the team’s first-ever ACC Championship appearance.
The Pitt Panthers defeated Notre Dame 3-1 on Wednesday, setting up the program’s first-ever ACC championship appearance on Sunday against Clemson.

Pitt dominates Notre Dame, cruises to first-ever ACC Championship

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer November 19, 2020
The Panthers defeated Notre Dame, 3-1, to secure their place in a bout with Clemson for the ACC title.
Senior heavyweight Demetrius Thomas earned his second straight individual ACC Championship title.

Pitt wrestling earns second place at ACC Championship

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2020
Hosting the ACC Wrestling Championship for the first time in program history, No. 8 Pitt wrestling put on a show for its home fans Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.
Colin Martin has worked for The Pitt News for two years.

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer April 22, 2019
Senior staff writer Colin Martin reflects on Pitt’s best sports moments during his time on campus, from the football team’s upset over Penn State in 2016 to its ACC Championship appearance in 2018.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates the team’s victory over Pitt with the ACC Championship trophy in his hand.

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer December 2, 2018
The Panthers were held back by several factors, but there were a few bright spots to build on for the season finale and next year.
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