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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

Junior infielder Sky Duff celebrates a grand slam to right-center field during Pitt’s first home ACC series win of the 2021 season vs. Miami.

Pitt baseball looks to rebuild after emotional 2021 campaign

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer January 12, 2022
Head coach Mike Bell and the Panthers will now look to recalibrate as they head into the 2022 season — one with no shortage of questions to be answered.
Despite an impressive resumé, Pitt was left out of the National College Baseball Tournament. The Panthers will be forced to watch the tournament from home as several teams they have beaten themselves compete for a national title.

Panthers fail to earn bid to national baseball tournament

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 2, 2021
After the College World Series Selection show on Monday, the Panthers received the news that their season was over after the selection committee did not extend them a tournament bid.
Pitt came into their ACC Baseball Tournament slate on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina against the North Carolina Tarheels as losers in eight of their last 10 to finish their regular season. As the No. 10 seed, the lowest seed in their pool, a loss would send the Panthers back to Pittsburgh empty handed.

Panthers keep ACC Title hopes alive with 5-3 win over UNC

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor May 26, 2021
Tuesday would not mark the end of the Panthers’ run at their first ACC Title as Pitt defeated the Tar Heels 5-3.
Pitt baseball head coach Mike Bell announced the Panthers 2021 ACC schedule on Tuesday.

Pitt baseball’s ACC schedule includes seven ranked opponents

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 20, 2021
Pitt baseball head coach Mike Bell announced the Panthers 2021 ACC schedule on Tuesday, which will feature 12 conference series, two more than the traditional 10.
Nico Popa suffered a season-ending injury as a sophomore but fought back to earn second-team All-ACC honors in 2019.

‘One pitch at a time’: Pitt baseball talks upcoming season

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 13, 2020
A year after a trying season — finishing last in the ACC with a 21-34 overall record — Mike Bell thinks that having a short memory is the approach his team needs.
Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract — the largest free-agent contract in the history of baseball.

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

By Staff February 21, 2019
The past week has been a big one in the sports world. From a record breaking free agency deal for shortstop Manny Machado to the Steelers’ roster having a meltdown, it seems no one is safe from making the news
Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald gets an arm on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Take 5: Bell, Butler, Brees

By The Pitt News Staff November 14, 2018
Does Pitt football deserve to be ranked? Did Le’Veon Bell make the right decision? Our staff answers these questions and more in this week’s Take 5.
Senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) carries the ball at Pitt’s 54-45 victory over Duke on Saturday.

Take 5: NFL, Le’Veon Bell, Hue’s farewell

By The Pitt News Staff November 1, 2018
This week’s Take 5 column features two Pittsburgh-centric football storylines, including the Panthers’ quest for an ACC Coastal title and the Steelers’ success without Le’Veon Bell. In other news, a dark-horse Cy Young candidate has emerged for the 2019 MLB season and the Browns are still the Browns.

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

By The Pitt News Staff September 27, 2018
The NFL gave us a surplus of story lines in a wacky Week 3 with the Patriots struggling, the Browns finally winning and Le’Veon Bell continuing his holdout.
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