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Pitt beats Bucknell, improves winning streak to three

Pitt beats Bucknell, improves winning streak to three

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a big win over a top-10 Edinboro team, some might have worried that the Pitt wrestling team would suffer a letdown loss against Bucknell.But Max Thomusseit, ranked No. 5 in the nation, and the rest of the No. 14 (3-0, 0-0 ACC) Panthers made sure that didn’t happen as they beat Bucknell 22-11 in th...

Pitt wrestling knocks off No. 10 Edinboro

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 7, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt defeated No. 10 Edinboro Thursday night, proving that the Panthers earned their No. 14 preseason ranking.Despite an early 10-3 deficit, Pitt came back to win the final five bouts and win the match 25-13.Dom Forys set the tone for Pitt, starting the match with a 6-0 win over No. 18 Kory Mines of Ed...

Conner wins weekly Maxwell Award

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 6, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt sophomore running back James Conner was selected as the Maxwell Award Player of the Week on Thursday for his performance in Pitt’s loss Saturday against Duke.Conner ran for a career-high 263 yards and three touchdowns in the game, surpassing his previous career high in rushing yards of 229 against ...

TPN predicts Pitt women’s basketball

TPN predicts Pitt women’s basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt women's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports Editor The program clearly has the right woman for the job in Suzie McConnell-Serio, but the Panthers will continue to rebuild in 2014-2015. With a litany of injuries, most notably red...

TPN predicts Pitt men’s basketball

TPN predicts Pitt men’s basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 5, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt men's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports EditorThe Panthers face one of their tougher non-conference schedules in recent memory, traveling to Bloomington to take on Indiana, while a potential matchup with either BYU or San Diego S...

Pitt wrestling wins first match of season

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt wrestling started its season Sunday with a road match at Bloomsburg University. While the season was just beginning, the team seemed to have no trouble focusing on Bloomsburg despite Pitt’s upcoming match against No. 10 Edinboro.Pitt, which entered the season ranked No. 14 in the nation, defea...

Dixon lands 2015 center commit

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Rozelle Nix, a 7-foot-tall center from Pensacola State College (Fla.), committed to play for the Pitt basketball team on Sunday.Nix committed two days after visiting the school on Oct. 24 during the team’s Spike and Slam Madness, Pitt’s basketball season kick-off on Friday night. He was also conside...

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald shows flashes of former self

Pitt in the NFL: Fitzgerald shows flashes of former self

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Week eight in the NFL showcased almost unanimously strong performances from former Pitt players, and two of the individuals with better games this week played against each other.Sunday’s marquee matchup also featured two former Pitt stars when LeSean McCoy’s Philadelphia Eagles traveled to meet Larr...

‘Life in a Walk:’ Alum directs personal documentary

‘Life in a Walk:’ Alum directs personal documentary

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under Football, Specials / Homecoming2014, Sports

Have you ever wondered whether you are spending enough time with loved ones? Yogi Roth did, and after a seemingly simple walk through Europe with his father, he feels more satisfied with his answer to that question.“We had a great relationship, but I still didn’t know 95 percent of the things I found out [about ...

Three Pitt players earn ACC weekly honors

Three Pitt players earn ACC weekly honors

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The ACC recognized three Pitt football players for their performances in Thursday’s home game against Virginia Tech.Senior tackle T.J. Clemmings was named the conference’s Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week, sophomore cornerback Reggie Mitchell was picked as Defensive Back of the Week and redshirt freshm...

Panthers lose heartbreaker despite season high in shots

Panthers lose heartbreaker despite season high in shots

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

If the heavy winds surrounding Ambrose Urbanic Field Tuesday were an ominous sign for the Pitt Panthers, they didn’t know it at the time. Kevin Murray and the Pitt men’s soccer team expected to score a regulation goal on Howard, which had not shut out an opponent all season — until Tuesday night.A l...

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy, Fitzgerald win with star performances

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Sunday was part of a week of bounce-backs for former Pitt players in the NFL: LeSean McCoy and Larry Fitzgerald, at times considered among the best at their positions, have had mostly weak showings so far this year.But Fitzgerald scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday for the Arizona Car...

Revenge tour? Youngstown St., Iowa, Akron announced as non-conference opponents for 2015

Revenge tour? Youngstown St., Iowa, Akron announced as non-conference opponents for 2015

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt announced its non-conference football schedule for the 2015 and 2016 seasons Tuesday.In the 2015 season, Pitt will play home games against Youngstown State (Sept. 5) and Notre Dame (Nov. 7), according to an Athletic Department release. Pitt’s away non-conference games will include Akron (Sept. ...

Casual American soccer fans need British dynasties

Casual American soccer fans need British dynasties

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

September 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

This summer’s FIFA World Cup Brazil inspired some Americans to become more invested in rooting for professional soccer worldwide.Now, at the beginning of the English 2014-2015 Barclays Premier League season, that newfound fandom comes in at an interesting time: There is no dominant dynastic team, an...

Conner, Rotheram awarded weekly ACC honors

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

September 2, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The praise keeps coming for Pitt football following its 62-0 win against Delaware.Sophomore running back James Conner and senior offensive guard Matt Rotheram were given weekly ACC honors for their performances in the season opener, according to a release from E.J. Borghetti, Pitt’s Associate Athletic Di...

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