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ACC announces 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule

The ACC released a full conference schedule Tuesday morning with 20 games for each basketball-playing member school.
November 10, 2020
Pitt men’s basketball has been practicing for well over a month, but without a full schedule. But on Tuesday morning the ACC released a full conference schedule with 20 games for each basketball-playing member school.

ACC mid-season football power rankings: Clemson and Notre Dame remain safely atop

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a touchdown pass against Louisville on Oct. 19 at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Lawrence was out last week against Boston College due to COVID-19 protocol.
November 6, 2020
It’s hard to tell whether this year’s volatility in conference play can be attributed to the pandemic, or if the ACC has just enjoyed a normal season. Regardless, this week's power rankings will provide a snapshot of a conference defined by its unpredictability.

Column | NCAA’s conference-affiliated referee system must go

Referees make an impact on every game played.
October 29, 2020
Nobody wins when poor officiating decides a thrilling sporting event, and fans come away underwhelmed. Staff writer Griffin Floyd argues the NCAA should reduce inconsistent ref performances by getting rid of the conference-affiliated officiating system.

ACC navigates pandemic-induced schedule changes

The Pitt football program has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Thursday evening. 
September 20, 2020
Both 2020 Panthers gamedays have gone relatively smoothly. Seven Panthers sat out the Austin Peay game due to COVID-19 protocols, and three sat out against Syracuse. But Pitt has avoided the dreaded postponed or cancelled games that follow large-scale outbreaks.

Fall sports schedules to watch

Fall Schedule
The 2020 Panther volleyball team will open its season on Sept. 25 against Syracuse.
September 16, 2020
After months of uncertainty, all of Pitt’s fall sports now have schedules and teams are beginning play.

2020 ACC football power rankings

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (03) tackles Syracuse running back Jarveon Howard (28) during the 2018 matchup with the Orange at Heinz Field.
September 6, 2020
College football is back — the first eight FBS games of the season took place this weekend, giving fans a glimpse of what a season amid the COVID-19 pandemic will look like. While the nation’s most prestigious conference, the SEC, won’t kick off until Sept. 26, the ACC and Big 12 will debut the first Power Five conference games this week.

Pitt placed in geographic pods for remainder of fall sports

Panthers volleyball will start its season late with its first match on Sept. 25 in Syracuse, New York, against the Orange.
September 6, 2020
After ensuring that the fall football season was feasible amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Coast Conference moved to establish guidelines for the five other fall sports its member schools play.

ACC announces fall sports plans: what are they and what do they mean for Pitt?

Temporarily scrapping the traditional Atlantic and Coastal divisions, the ACC football teams will act as a singular division, with each school assigned five home games and five away games.
August 17, 2020
After a summer of ambiguity, the Atlantic Coast Conference released an updated schedule in late July for ensuing fall sports seasons, creating a separate plan for football and the rest of the fall sports.

ACC announces delay for some fall sports

Roc, the Panthers' mascot, walks toward Qadree Ollison during last year’s Pitt vs. Penn State game in State College. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)
July 9, 2020
The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors announced Thursday afternoon that the beginning of fall Olympic sports will be delayed until Sept. 1. Pitt’s men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country are among the affected sports. ACC field hockey programs will also be subject to the delay, but will not apply to Pitt, which does not have a program.

ACC officially cancels spring season

ACC Commissioner John Swofford issued a statement  regarding the conference's cancellation of athletic activities.
March 17, 2020
With the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommending that gatherings of 50 or more people not occur for the next eight weeks, it became clear that no timeline in the near future would work for the conference’s spring athletes.
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