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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Crews prepare the field at Bank of America Stadium for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Column | Save the ACC through expansion

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor May 23, 2023
The future of the ACC looks bleak at the moment. Sports editor Brian Sherry argues the only way the conference can survive in the new era of college athletics is to expand and add more schools.
ACC to do away with two-division structure, move to ‘3-5-5’ structure starting in 2023

ACC to do away with two-division structure, move to ‘3-5-5’ structure starting in 2023

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 29, 2022
The ACC announced on Tuesday that the conference is doing away with its two-division format and moving to a “3-5-5” format.
A Pitt player bats during a game against the University of Virginia in April.

Column | Inconsistency continues to keep Pitt baseball, Mike Bell out of national tournament

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer May 31, 2022
One word defined the 2022 Pitt baseball season — inconsistency. The Panthers finished the season with an overall record of 29-27 after a loss to NC State in last weekend's ACC Tournament semifinal ended their season. 
Bryce Hullett swings the bat during a men’s baseball game versus Clemson on Friday.

Pitt baseball set to face season’s toughest test against No. 3 Virginia

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer April 12, 2022
Coming off of three straight conference series wins, Pitt baseball is set to face off against one of the best teams in the country in No. 3 Virginia.
Pitt junior outfielder Bailey Drapola (24) prepares to bat during Wednesday’s softball game vs. St. Francis.

Panthers’ pitching leads the way versus Saint Francis

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer April 7, 2022
Under the gloomy Pittsburgh sky, the Panthers did just enough to get past in-state opponent Saint Francis (20-13 overall, 8-1 NEC). Pitt (13-16 overall, 1-9 ACC) pulled out a 3-1 home victory on Wednesday.
Duke University sophomore center Mark Williams (15) and his teammates walk off the court after losing to Virginia Tech at the Atlantic Coast Conference mens tournament on Saturday in New York.

Column | Previewing the ACC’s NCAA Tournament teams

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2022
Five ACC teams are in the men’s NCAA Tournament field, a surprisingly low total for the conference with the most wins in the history of the tournament. Senior staff writer Zack Gibney looks at the burning questions facing each team entering March Madness.
Pitts Mouhamadou Gueye, left, grabs a rebound in front of Louisvilles Matt Cross (33) during the second half of a men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 15 in Pittsburgh.

ACC men’s basketball coaches reject narrative of conference decline

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 26, 2022
This is not your grandfather’s ACC. Or even the ACC of your 16-year old cousin. ACC men’s basketball, formerly head and shoulders above any challenger, is not considered a juggernaut anymore. But head coaches think criticism is overblown.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford (4) controls the ball at Thursday’s game against Boston College at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt continues to struggle in ACC play, fall to Eagles 75-64

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer January 14, 2022
The Panthers couldn’t get it going on offense and they once again fell short against the veteran Boston College team 75-64 — marking the team’s fifth straight loss in conference play.
Pitt junior wrestler Jake Slinger faces off against a Duke University wrestler at the Fitzgerald Field House on Jan. 16, 2021.

Preview | Pitt gears up to take on No. 6 Sun Devils

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 14, 2022
After an up and down 4-3 start to the season, the Pitt wrestling team will face off against the No. 6 Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1, 0-0 PAC-12) on Friday night at the Fitzgerald Field House.
Pitt softball alumni Brittany Knight pitches. Pitt softball looks to improve after finishing 11th in the ACC in 2021.

Young Pitt softball striving to make 2022 postseason

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
After playing back-to-back truncated seasons, Pitt softball is making its final preparations for 2022, in the hopes that a full season is in its sights.
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