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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

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 men's 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.
Pitt men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel has a heated exchange with the referees during the Panthers’ game against NC State on Feb. 17.

Column | After three years under Jeff Capel, Pitt left with more questions than answers

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer March 17, 2021
At what point does Capel’s infallibility wear off? After a tumultuous 2020-21 season, the answer is now.
Mike McGuirl (00) of the Kansas State Wildcats controls the ball as Davion Mitchell (45) of the Baylor Bears defends during the quarterfinal game of the Big 12 basketball tournament at the T-Mobile Center on March 11 in Kansas City, Missouri.

March Madness Conference Power Rankings: Big 12 boasts unparalleled depth

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 17, 2021
Knowing which conference reigns supreme this year could make or break your bracket. 
Senior center Terrell Brown plays against NC State on Feb. 17.

In four rocky years with sweeping changes, Terrell Brown embraces role in Pitt’s rebuild

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021
Among it all, Brown has stood as a soft-spoken 6-foot-10 figure among the Pitt men’s basketball program, working quietly to serve as a brick in the foundation laid by the coach who did not recruit him.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 67-56 to the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament

First-round ACC tournament loss to Boston College concludes Pitt women’s basketball season

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 4, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball failed to overcome the struggles that plagued the team all season in a 67-56 loss to Boston College in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday.
Pitt women’s basketball qualified as the No. 15 seed of 15 teams in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers play their first tournament game on Wednesday.

Preview: Pitt women’s basketball hoping for end-of-season run at ACC Tournament

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
The first game of the tournament sees Pitt go up against the Boston College Eagles (6-11, 2-11 ACC) this Wednesday, the only conference squad to perform worse than the Panthers in the regular season.
Au’Diese Toney pictured against Virginia Tech on Feb. 4.

Pitt announces Toney to transfer, second key departure in two days

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 25, 2021
Junior Pitt forward Au’Diese Toney has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and will not finish the 2020-21 season, the program announced Thursday.
The Pitt women's basketball team capped off its final home game of the 2021 season with a 59-48 loss to Notre Dame on Monday evening.

Free throw shooting woes prove lethal as Pitt falls to Notre Dame, 59-48

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Pitt held Notre Dame to 59 points on Monday, the first time it held an opponent to under 60 since November. The only problem — Pitt scored 48 points, its worst offensive performance of the season.
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