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ACC officially cancels spring season

ACC Commissioner John Swofford issued a statement  regarding the conference's cancellation of athletic activities.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

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.

ACC to suspend all athletic activities

ACC Commissioner John Swofford issued a statement  regarding the conference's cancellation of athletic activities.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The ACC announced Thursday that it will suspend all athletic related activities in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reimagining the broken and senseless ACC

North Carolina was one of the ACC's seven founding members in 1953.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The conference has expanded, retracted and morphed in such bizarre motions as to create a loose confederacy that no longer can even claim the very region it abbreviates — the Atlantic coast.

Duke, Clemson on the rise in ACC standings

Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. (1) dunks against Miami at the Watsco Center in Miami on Jan. 4.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

While four teams have climbed to the shallow peak of the ACC and the bottom four have made themselves apparent, an astounding seven teams remain within two games of .500 in conference play.

Upcoming stretch could make or break Pitt basketball’s season

Sophomore Xavier Johnson (1) during Pitt’s 73-68 loss to Louisville in January.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball faces four upcoming opponents with similar records, giving the Panthers a chance to either separate from their ACC competitors or fall into the conference cellar.

Previewing Pitt basketball’s full conference slate

The Pitt men’s basketball team fell 69-65 to a Wake Forest team that was projected to finish last in the conference.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 6, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball is experiencing some deja vu.  Almost one year ago, Pitt ended a 690-day winless streak in conference play with a win over the Louisville Cardinals and five days later pulled off another thrilling upset over No. 11 Florida State. 

History is Pitt volleyball’s toughest remaining opponent

Zoi Faki (10) returns the ball. Pitt volleyball swept Duke on Sunday and earned its best ACC start ever.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

After sweeping Duke on Sunday to avenge last year’s loss and earn its best ACC start ever, it feels increasingly like Pitt is competing more with its own history than it is against conference opponents.

Defense carries Pitt over Georgia Tech, 20-10

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench, pictured here against Ohio, caught a career-high 11 passes in Pitt's 20-10 win over Georgia Tech.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

After committing more turnovers and penalties than their opponent, the Panthers narrowly escaped with a 20-10 win over the Yellow Jackets.

Pitt football’s “Cardiac Cats” steal a win at Duke

Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw the ball 34 times in just the first half at Duke on Saturday.

By Michael Elesimogun, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

After building a 26-3 lead early in the third quarter, it looked like the Panthers (4-2, 1-1 ACC) were going to cruise over the Duke Blue Devils (3-2, 1-1 ACC) for their first ACC win of the season.

No. 4 Panthers sweep UVA in ACC opener

Senior Layne Buskirk (right) recorded three kills in the first set, contributing to a team hitting percentage of .520 against UVA.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Pitt volleyball’s quest for an ACC Championship three-peat got off to a dominant start with a 3-0 victory at Virginia to open conference play.

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