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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

Coach Pat Narduzzi speaks to his players after the Pitt football Blue-Gold Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt football shows off quarterback depth, new look defense in 2024 Blue-Gold Spring Game

By Aidan Kasner, Senior Staff Writer April 15, 2024

After a 3-9 outing in its 2023 campaign, Pitt football made many notable changes to its roster and coaching staff this offseason in an effort to get back into the winning column. These changes took center...

Senior Lydia Bottelier competes during the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championship on March 7.

Pitt track and field competes across multiple meets

By Aidan Kasner, Senior Staff Writer April 10, 2024

Pitt track and field is on quite the tear recently. In their last few meets, the men and women’s teams have racked up successful finishes, broken records and won honorable titles.  The Panthers’...

A member of Pitts swimming and diving team goes up for air while swimming during a meet against Army in Trees Hall on Sept 22, 2023.

Pitt swim and dive competes on national stage this week

By Aidan Kasner, Senior Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Pitt women’s swim and dive team traveled to Athens, Georgia, this weekend to compete in the NCAA women’s swim and dive championships. Four Panthers were present at the championships, with successful...

First-year guard Trey McGowens attempts to dunk during Pitt’s 74-53 victory against Duquesne in the City Game on Nov. 30, 2018.

Point | Pitt and Duquesne should play in City Game

By Aidan Kasner, Senior Staff Writer March 27, 2024

This column is part of a point-counterpoint series. To read the opposing side, click here. From 1932 to 2018, Pitt men’s basketball and Duquesne faced off in an annual basketball game. This game was...

Senior forward Blake Hinson (2) drives to the basket during Saturday evening’s game against Virginia Tech in the Petersen Events Center.

Column | Blake Hinson has pro potential

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

With the NCAA men's basketball season nearing a close, many senior players are hoping to take that next step into professional play. Draft season is in swing, with NBA mock drafts becoming more and more...

Redshirt junior forward William Jeffress (24) plays defense during Wednesday nights game against Wake Forest in the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt men’s basketball humbled by Wake Forest

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Resembling a popular menu item in an Oakland chicken spot, Pitt men’s basketball (17-9, 8-7 ACC) came into Tuesday night’s game against Wake Forest, “Damn Hot.” Dominating in seven of their last...

Sophomore forward Guillermo Diaz Graham (25) shoots during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Jaland Lowe leads Pitt to win over NC State

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Pitt men's basketball (15-8, ACC 6-6) traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina, to take on the ACC rival NC State (15-8 (7-5)), looking to increase its winning streak. Each team headed into the night hoping...

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to wide receiver Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday, September 1, 2011. The Vikings defeated the Texans, 28-0. (McKenna Ewen/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Former Pitt tight end Dorin Dickerson shines in sports media career

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The pipeline from athlete to employment in the sports industry is a popular and tested way for retired players to continue working in the field that they love. The most famous sports commentators, coaches...

Pittsburgh center Federiko Federiko blocks a shot by Georgia Tech forward Javon Franklin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C.

Pitt men’s basketball handles Georgia Tech 72-64

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

Coming off a headline-grabbing upset win over the No. 7 ranked Duke, unranked Pitt men’s basketball sought to stay on top of the world with a trip to Atlanta to face the ACC rival Georgia Tech.  These...

Senior forward Blake Hinson (2) pivots with the ball during the game against Duke at the Petersen Events Center on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Takeaways | Pitt men’s basketball shows toughness against Duke

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

For the first time since 1979, unranked Pitt men’s basketball (11-7, 2-5 ACC) took down No. 7 Duke (13-4, 4-2 ACC) in Durham, North Carolina. Here are my takeaways from the game. Setting the tempo...

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