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Senior staff writer Dominic Campbell reflects on TPN tenure

Senior staff writer Dominic Campbell reflects on TPN tenure
April 20, 2020
Dominic Campbell has always dreamed of being a sports writer, and for the last four years, he’s been able to live out that dream.

Joe Solomon named to Pa. Sports Hall of Fame

Joe Solomon (behind) won an NCAA Championship at 167 pounds in 1954.
April 14, 2020
The late Joe Solomon, a former wrestling National Champion at Pitt, was named to the 2020 class of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Kyla Nelson to transfer from Pitt

Kyla Nelson announced that she will be transferring out of Pitt on Twitter around 6 p.m. Thursday night.
April 2, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball will be short one of its veteran players next season, as junior guard Kyla Nelson announced Thursday she will transfer from the program.

Women’s basketball beginning to build on program lows

The ACC announced the 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule on Wednesday, where Pitt will play 20 games amongst three regions.
March 15, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was one of the worst in program history. But despite the lows, the Panthers have plenty to build on as they enter an offseason lengthened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt wrestling earns second place at ACC Championship

Senior heavyweight Demetrius Thomas earned his second straight individual ACC Championship title.
March 10, 2020
Hosting the ACC Wrestling Championship for the first time in program history, No. 8 Pitt wrestling put on a show for its home fans Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

GT ends Pitt’s tournament run in second round, 68-58

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) scored 21 points during Pitt’s 68-58 loss to Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament.
March 6, 2020
After a shocking upset victory over Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, Pitt's postseason run came to an end with a loss to Georgia Tech Thursday.

Dayshanette Harris earns ACC All-Freshman honors

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris scored a career-high 27 points while shooting 9-26 from the floor, 3-8 from 3-point range and a perfect 6-6 from the foul line against Boston College.
March 3, 2020
Pitt's future is bright with the emergence of first-year guard Dayshanette Harris, who was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team Monday afternoon.

Pitt secures last-place finish with 73-54 loss to Miami

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris scored 22 points against Miami Sunday, making it the fourth game this year where she has scored 20 or more points as a first-year player. She is the first Pitt player to accomplish this feat since former Pitt star Briana Kiesel did it in the 2011-12 season.
March 1, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball looked to end their regular season on a high note in Miami on Sunday, hoping to get their first road win in ACC play this season and stop their long losing streak. Instead, the Hurricanes controlled the game from start to finish, shot the ball efficiently and outscored Pitt 62-36 in the first three quarters on the way to a 73-54 route. 

Pitt loses 24th game at Virginia, 66-55

First-year guard Amber Brown pushes past Louisville’s Yacine Diop.
February 28, 2020
Thursday's loss makes eight straight for Pitt and also gives the Panthers their most losses in school history, eclipsing the previous high of 24 in the 1995-96 season.

Swimming, track prepare for ACC Tournaments

Junior swimmer Blaise Vera holds three school records in the 50-meter free, 100-meter free and 100-meter fly.
February 25, 2020
This weekend holds high stakes for Pitt athletics, with the ACC Indoor Track Championships taking place Feb. 27 to 29 at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and the ACC Men’s Swimming Championships taking place Feb. 26 to 29 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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