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Column: Women’s sports need female leaders

Lance White was hired as head coach of Pitt’s women’s basketball team April 18, making him the second man hired this year to coach a female varsity team. (Photo by Anas Didhriri | Staff Photographer)

By Jordan Mondell | Senior Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

Pitt’s new women’s basketball head coach Lance White — who was hired April 18 to replace former coach Suzie McConnell-Serio — seems like a great snag for the program. The former Florida State assistant has it going on — a 350-145 overall record, 12 seasons with 20 or more wins with the Se...

Column: Suzie McConnell-Serio needed to go

Suzie McConnell-Serio is the third coach to be dismissed by athletics director Heather Lyke. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

April 8, 2018

Pitt Athletics decided to uproot the second basketball program this offseason as it fired women’s coach Suzie McConnell-Serio Thursday. McConnell-Serio spent five years as head coach with the Panthers but didn’t have much success, going 67-87 overall and 22-58 in the ACC. Pitt had a record of 10-20 a...

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, remain winless in ACC

Junior forward Yacine Diop (12) scored 23 points during Pitt’s 89-66 loss to Virginia Tech Thursday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

January 12, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team walked off the court with a losing record after falling to Virginia Tech, 89-66, in Thursday night’s road game at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Panthers (8-9 overall, 0-4 ACC) started the game with the first basket, but it didn’t take long for ...

Wake Forest tops Pitt, 58-49

Wake Forest tops Pitt, 58-49

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 4, 2018

Yacine Diop hit a three-pointer to bring Pitt within one point of Wake Forest with 2:53 remaining in the fourth quarter. The three gave Diop 26 points on the night, a team high; but they would be the last points both she and Pitt scored as it fell to Wake Forest 58-49 on Thursday night. After a t...

Preview: Women’s basketball a work in progress

Junior forward Kauai Bradley is one of eight returning players on the women’s basketball team this season. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Adin Link | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

With the women’s basketball season approaching, this year’s Panther squad will feature experience and excitement as a squad of returning players and fresh faces prepare to make an impact. “I don’t look at us as being so young anymore because we do have the experience,” head coach Suzie M...

Pitt women’s basketball releases 2016 ACC schedule

Pitt women's basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio and the Panthers will face their first ACC opponent, Miami, on Monday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 15, 2016

Pitt women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio unveiled the team’s full 2016-2017 schedule Thursday, with nine consecutive home games scheduled at the Petersen Events Center to start the season. The Panthers’ season starts Nov. 12, with a home game against Mount St. Mary’s, and featu...

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