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Newcomers to shuffle Pitt basketball rotations

First-year forward and Brooklyn native Justin Champagnie (11) was the leading scorer during Pitt’s 2019-20 season with 12.7 points per game.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

With Pitt basketball officially ending their season with a record of 16-17 and 6-14 in conference play, it is time to look forward to next season. As the Panthers welcome new faces into the fold, there will be a fight for playing time and a different rotation will surely be in order for next season.

Panther Spotlight: Twyman, West, Akeo lead group of autumn overachievers

Jaylen Twyman rushes to tackle. Twyman contributed seven sacks to Pitt’s total of 36, which is the highest in the nation this season.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

With the fall sports season approaching its final stretch, these three Pitt athletes have been crucial in helping their teams outperform expectations.

Pitt men’s soccer stymies Howard, 6-0

 First-year midfielder Valentin Noel (08) put up the first goal on Howard during Pitt’s 6-0 victory over Howard.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

In a game where the final result was never in question, Pitt men’s soccer beat Howard 6-0 Monday night while outshooting the Bison 30-2.

Prediction: Pitt, Kessman to pull through against Duke

Sophomore tackle Jaylen Twyman (97) leads the Panthers with six sacks on the season.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

In this week’s football game against Duke, a game-winning kick could be the difference as the Panthers barely survive going into their bye week.

Pitt football needs to regroup, refine before Duke

Redshirt sophomore Todd Sibley Jr. put up 106 yards rushing against Delaware on Saturday, making him the first Pitt halfback to break the century mark on a game this season.

By Elliot Borawski, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Pitt football suffered — if that’s even possible — a disappointing win on Saturday afternoon against Delaware. And as the ACC schedule looms, the Panthers have to clean up the mistakes in order to avoid a letdown against Duke.

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

By TPN Staff

September 27, 2019

The TPN sports staff voices its displeasure with ownership in both the NFL and NBA, and also weighs in on the underachieving Baker Mayfield and Michigan football team.

Dexter’s lone goal lifts Pitt past Zips

Junior forward Alexander Dexter (1) scored the only goal of the night during Pitt’s 1-0 victory over Akron.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Despite thoroughly outplaying Akron throughout the contest, it took a 74th-minute strike off the left foot of junior forward Alexander Dexter for Pitt to finally gain the upper hand in a 1-0 victory.

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

By TPN Staff

September 13, 2019

TPN sports staff tackles a variety of topics in this week’s Take 5, from the Steelers bounceback opportunity to Bianca Andreescu’s rise to tennis stardom.

Take 5: Football Friday

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart looks on while Jake Fromm (11) throws a pass during the annual G-Day scrimmage on Saturday, April 20 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.

By TPN Sports Staff

September 5, 2019

In this week’s Take 5 it’s all about football — of every variety. The NFL hierarchy gets shaken up, the Heisman Trophy race gains a new front runner and history was made while fighting for a spot in the 2020 FIFA World Cup.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball sweeps through opening homestand

Redshirt senior Stephanie Williams completed 10 kills during Friday evening’s 3-0 victory over Cincinnati.

By Elliott Borawski, For the Pitt News

September 3, 2019

Pitt volleyball led the weekend in Pitt sports, winning all nine of its sets as it swept through the three-game Panther Challenge to begin the regular season.

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