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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.

Newcomers to shuffle Pitt basketball rotations

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

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

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

Pitt men’s soccer stymies Howard, 6-0

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer October 7, 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.
Sophomore tackle Jaylen Twyman (97) leads the Panthers with six sacks on the season.

Prediction: Pitt, Kessman to pull through against Duke

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.
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.

Pitt football needs to regroup, refine before Duke

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.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

By TPN Staff September 26, 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.
For the first time in program history, Pitt men’s soccer has received the No. 1 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

Dexter’s lone goal lifts Pitt past Zips

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.
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.

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

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.
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.

Take 5: Football Friday

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

Weekend Sports: Volleyball sweeps through opening homestand

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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