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The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2021-22 basketball league schedules this week. Pitt men’s and women’s basketball will both host high-profile visitors at the Pete.

Pitt women’s, men’s basketball announce 2021-22 conference schedules

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor September 17, 2021
The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2021-22 basketball league schedules this week.
Former Pitt forward Justin Champagnie signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors and saw his first professional action last month at the Las Vegas Summer League.

Champagnie shows off a different skill set at NBA Summer League

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor September 2, 2021
Former Pitt forward Justin Champagnie did not hear his name called on the night of the NBA Draft like he expected. But his disappointment didn’t last long. Shortly after the end of the second and final round, he signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors and saw his first professional action last month at the Las Vegas Summer League, every rookie’s first stop after signing.
Gilbert Brown, the headband-wearing Pitt basketball folk hero, is returning to the program in a new role. As director of player and alumni development, Brown will look to preserve and embrace the traditions Pitt was built upon.

Gilbert Brown ready to embrace tradition in new role

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer August 20, 2021
Brown’s duties will be made easier by the trust and respect that Pitt’s prominent alumni already have for Capel. The next step for Capel and Brown will be to build that same trust with the squad’s current roster.
At just 18 years old, William Jeffress has shown maturity and personability that is unmatched by most teenagers — setting him up to lead a new-look Panther team.

At 18, Jeffress’ maturity, humility set him apart to lead a new-look Panther team

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer July 14, 2021
William Jeffress did something nobody else had done in some time — he asked how his coach was holding up. At just 18 years old, Jeffress has shown maturity and personability that is unmatched by most teenagers, setting him up to lead a new-look Panther team.
Pitt men’s basketball will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the Petersen Events Center on November 30, as part of the 2021 ACC-Big 10 Challenge.

Men’s basketball draws Minnesota in ACC-Big 10 Challenge

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2021
Dates and matchups for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge were unveiled on Monday afternoon. Pitt men’s basketball will square off against Minnesota at the Petersen Events Center on November 30.
2022 guard Judah Mintz’s commitment last Friday seems to be just the start of an exciting few months of recruiting for Jeff Capel and his staff. The Panther program will host several more big-name recruits.

Top-recruit Judah Mintz kicks off start to Pitt Basketball’s 2022 recruiting class

By Frankie Richetti, For The Pitt News June 23, 2021
Pitt secured its first commitment from the 2022 class in four-star guard Judah Mintz on Friday. Mintz chose the Panthers over Georgetown and Penn State, among others.
The reinstatement of Hugley — announced just last week — is the latest in a string of roster additions that have tempered the anxiety produced by a tumultuous offseason.

After offseason from hell, Capel and men’s basketball begin reloading

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer May 18, 2021
The reinstatement of Hugley — announced just last week — is the latest in a string of roster additions that have tempered the anxiety produced by a tumultuous offseason.
Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt fans are all too familiar with Pitt sports’ heartbreaking habit of dropping close losses and, conversely, the kind of alcohol that may help them forget about that heartbreak. But each of these sports offers their own experience, each different from their counterparts, and I’ve chosen alcoholic drinks to match.
Pitt star forward Justin Champagnie announced on Tuesday that he will test the NBA Draft process.

Champagnie will “test the NBA Draft process;” final decision awaits

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 23, 2021
The Pitt star announced that he will “test the NBA Draft process” this offseason.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse will host the 2021 NCAA mens basketball tournament games in the first and second rounds and the Sweet 16.

Editorial | The NCAA failed its female athletes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 22, 2021
The NCAA’s failure to provide equal amenities for men and women’s basketball teams is inexcusable.
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