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Timothy Vong: Serving friendliness with food

Timothy Vong: Serving friendliness with food

By Nick Carlisano April 15, 2020
For nearly a decade, Timothy Vong has been serving up mouthwatering pad thai and pad see ew to dozens of students out of the modest food truck he owns with his wife Vilivan Vong.
Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) avoided turning the ball over at Saturday’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

Pitt basketball to prevail in battle of the big cats

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer February 12, 2020
Pitt has shown a definite homecourt advantage as of late, and will continue its hot streak against a struggling Clemson team Wednesday night.
Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney (5) attempts a 3-pointer at last year’s matchup with Duke at the Petersen Events Center.

Toney’s 27 not enough as Duke defeats Pitt 79-67

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2020
A career-high 27 points from sophomore forward Au’Diese Toney wasn’t enough for Pitt to steal a win against the Blue Devils Tuesday night.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs for a touchdown on a pass during the second half of their football game against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 1, 2019, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chiefs won, 40-9.

Panthers in the pros: NFL Divisional Playoffs

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer January 12, 2020
Panther football came to a close two weeks ago with a win over Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still plenty of football for fans to consume. 
Then-seniors Qadree Ollison (30) and Darrin Hall (22) shake hands after Hall surprises Ollison with a game ball on Senior Day — a celebration of the seniors at their last home game — after the Panthers defeated the Hokies Saturday.

Remembering Pitt’s finest final moments

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2019
Although final exams are undisputedly horrendous, not all things “final” are bad, especially when it comes to sports. From historic final seasons to the last game in Pitt Stadium, here are some of the most memorable closures Panther fans have witnessed in the past few decades.
Sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) runs during a 74 yard receiving touchdown in the first half of Thursday’s game against UNC.

Football Takeaways: Offensive improvements spark UNC win

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2019
From an offensive resurgence to a breakout performance, here are a few key takeaways from Pitt’s long-awaited victory over North Carolina.
Pitt’s defense held Miami to only 80 yards rushing on the ground during Saturday’s 16-12 loss to the Hurricanes.

Panthers to fend off the Yellow Jackets

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer October 30, 2019
Pitt (5-3, 2-2 ACC) will look to do just that this week on the road against Georgia Tech (2-5, 1-3 ACC). The Panthers are fresh off a deflating 16-12 loss to Miami and need every win they can get to secure the Coastal division title once more. Meanwhile, despite a lost season, the Yellow Jackets will be well rested after a bye and looking to play spoiler again after upsetting Miami two weeks ago.
Kenny Pickett has topped the 200-yard mark in every game but one this season.

Panthers to survive the Homecoming Hurricane

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer October 24, 2019
After back-to-back games on the road, it is appropriate that Pitt football returns to the friendly confines of Heinz Field on Homecoming Weekend. The Pittsburgh Panthers (5-2, 2-1 ACC) will host the Miami Hurricanes (3-4, 1-3 ACC) for a noon kickoff in Pittsburgh.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks off the field after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, Oct. 13, at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Take 5: Getting excited for NBA, Williamson

By TPN Staff October 18, 2019
With the NBA season starting on Oct. 22, The Pitt News sports staff takes on several basketball-related topics such as the potential of Zion Williamson and the league’s improving parity.
A narrow loss at Happy Valley, snapping UCF’s regular season streak, and nailbiter victory over Duke have contributed to Pitt’s ranking.

Preseason favorite Virginia grabs top spot in Coastal power rankings

By Nick Carlisano , Staff Writer October 13, 2019
As temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall, college football kicks into high gear. It’s around this time that audiences start to see contenders and pretenders for who they are — a fact which certainly holds true for the ACC Coastal. Six weeks into the season and the division is once again wide open.
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