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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A Pitt player blocks the ball during their match against Virginia Tech Friday night in the Fitzgerald Field House.

Photos: Pitt volleyball sweeps Virginia Tech 3-0

By Nate Yonamine, Senior Staff Photographer October 28, 2023

Pitt women's volleyball defeated Virginia Tech 3-0 Friday evening in the Fitzgerald Field House.

Acrisure Stadium in the North Shore.

The good, bad and ugly of the ACC Expansion

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor September 6, 2023

The newest college athletic “super-conference” is here. The ACC voted to accept Cal, Stanford and SMU to the conference, bringing the conference’s total to 18 teams, with Notre Dame remaining independent...

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Che Nwabuko (21) runs with the ball during the Pitt football spring game on April 15 at Acrisure Stadium.

Sports news students may have missed over summer

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor August 23, 2023

Over the summer, some students struggle with keeping up to date with the fast-paced, ever-changing environment of Pitt athletics. But fear not — The Pitt News sports desk has compiled a summary of the...

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 28, 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.
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