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Panthers win four matches to sweep Pitt Duals

Panthers win four matches to sweep Pitt Duals

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2016

Teams from all over the region traveled to Pittsburgh to wrestle on Saturday, but the Panthers had no trouble with any of their competition after a close opening match. In Pitt Duals at the Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday, the No. 20 Panthers defeated Duke, Davidson, Brown and Franklin and Marsha...

Freshmen performances highlight senior leadership in final Pitt football game

Freshmen performances highlight senior leadership in final Pitt football game

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 28, 2015

While some of Pitt’s freshmen made headlines with explosive plays on Monday, including Quadree Henderson’s opening kick return touchdown, bowl games always mark the end of careers just as much as the beginning of them. Freshmen accounted for all four of Pitt’s touchdowns in a 44-28 loss to No. 2...

Campbell, Panthers blow by Edinboro, 24-9

Campbell, Panthers blow by Edinboro, 24-9

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 10, 2015

Surrendering four years — but no weight — to his redshirt senior competitor, Pitt wrestler TeShan Campbell did not relent after falling into an early hole. “I just keep looking to score, stay focused on getting more points,” Campbell said after coming back from an early hole to defeat his Edi...

Pitt baseball releases 2016 schedule

Pitt baseball releases 2016 schedule

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2015

Pitt announced its 2016 baseball schedule Monday, unveiling another series of steep challenges in the competitive ACC. The regular season starts on Feb. 19, with the Historic Dodgertown Classic in Vero Beach, Florida, where Pitt opens up against Niagara. Head coach Joe Jordano said in a release that ...

Pitt hires Jay Vidovich as new men’s soccer coach

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes has hired Jay Vidovich as the next men's soccer coach, the University announced Friday. Vidovich comes from a lengthy coaching background, having most recently helmed the Portland Timbers 2 in the United Soccer League for one season. Prior to that, Vidovich spent...

Career game from Diop not enough as Pitt loses Big Ten/ACC Challenge game

Career game from Diop not enough as Pitt loses Big Ten/ACC Challenge game

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2015

The Big Ten has not been kind to Suzie McConnell-Serio this week. After two wins against teams in the conference during her first season as Pitt’s women’s basketball coach last year, Michigan became the second straight Big Ten team to hand her Panthers a loss this season, following No. 6 Marylan...

Man down: Ejuan Price’s five sacks power Pitt past Louisville

Man down: Ejuan Price’s five sacks power Pitt past Louisville

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

November 22, 2015

Big numbers dominated Pitt’s shootout win over Louisville Saturday — 830 yards of total offense, 79 points scored — but despite its small size, one stat stood above the rest: five. Pitt senior defensive end Ejuan Price registered five sacks, which tied for the most in a single game by a Football ...

Criticism of Ronda Rousey an unfair double standard

Criticism of Ronda Rousey an unfair double standard

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2015

With one swift kick to the neck Saturday night, Ronda Rousey went from renowned role model to the Internet’s punching bag. A hailstorm of backlash and social media mudslinging hit UFC superstar Ronda Rousey this weekend following her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm, one of the most shocking upsets in recen...

Road warriors: Pitt football wins at Duke

Road warriors: Pitt football wins at Duke

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2015

Trading ties for tackles, Pat Narduzzi calls road football games — which his team have dominated — business trips. The Panthers, following their last road game of the season Saturday, now sport a 5-1 road record and have created their own Heinz Field atmosphere away from home with consistent, smar...

Island Warriors: Pitt men’s basketball opens season in Japan

Island Warriors: Pitt men’s basketball opens season in Japan

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2015

Sheldon Jeter was ready to take on the 11-hour flight on Tuesday to Pitt’s men’s basketball season opener — as long as he got the right seat. “As long as I’m not stuck in the middle seat, I’m happy,” the junior forward said. “When we went to Hawaii, I got stuck in the middle seat in the m...

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