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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

Pitt redshirt sophomore forward Cynthia Ezeja (14) tries for a basket at Sunday’s game against Syracuse at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers surrender late lead in 67-65 loss to Syracuse

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer February 14, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball lost its annual Pink the Pete game Sunday afternoon to Syracuse. After leading by as many as 13 points in the first half, it lost 67-65 to the Orange at the Pete.
Emy Hayford (4) scores during the Pitt women’s basketball game against LIU on Nov. 17.

Pitt off to best start in 12 years after 67-51 win over Coppin State

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Led by a career night from junior forward Amber Brown, Pitt women’s basketball beat Coppin State 67-51 and improved to 8-2, the Panthers’ best 10-game start to a season since the 2009-10 season.
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.
Junior center Terrell Brown (21) at February’s home match with Georgia Tech.

Men’s basketball to lengthen losing streak at Georgia Tech

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News March 4, 2020
Pitt men’s basketball is currently riding a six-game losing streak. The Panthers are sliding at the wrong time, but their schedule grants them a small break. On Wednesday, they get a rematch with the last team they beat. In their last game of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-14 overall, 9-9 ACC) on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.
First-year guard Amber Brown (5) loses control of the ball during Pitt’s 73-56 loss to Duke on Thursday.

Youth movement shows promise despite Duke loss, 73-56

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer February 14, 2020
Though the Panthers lost 73-56, the bigger story was that they outplayed the Blue Devils for half the game, largely thanks to a breakout performance from first-year forward Rita Igbokwe.
Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

By Nick Farabaugh, For the Pitt News February 10, 2020
From an electric scoring performance by budding star and first-year forward Justin Champagnie, to the evolving, enigmatic nature of sophomore guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson, here are some observations from Pitt’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.
Coach Capel watches from the bench as penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset No. 11 Louisville during the end overtime at Pitt’s 73-68 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Final foul lifts Louisville over Pitt, 73-68

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 15, 2020
A questionable foul call on Terrell Brown sank Pitt against Louisville on Tuesday, but it was the Panthers’ inability to perform down the stretch that put holes in the ship.
The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday.

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer November 11, 2019
The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday. After opening their season with a statement win over conference foe Florida State earlier in the week, the Panthers earned a failing grade for their disappointing and inexplicable loss to the Colonels this past weekend.
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
At the championships this year, Valerie Daigneault will compete in three individual events, the 200-yard individual medley on the first day, either the 200-yard freestyle or the 100-yard backstroke on the second day and the 200-yard backstroke on the final day.

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2019
With several Pitt swimmers heading to the ACC Championships, head coach John Hargis has high hopes for success.
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