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Tigers thrash Panthers, 72-48

Tigers thrash Panthers, 72-48

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

In the last game of it three-game road trip, the Pitt men’s basketball team once again suffered a blowout loss to an in-conference opponent. No. 16 Clemson beat Pitt, 72-48, and brought the team’s already-historic losing streak to 12 games. After shooting 39 percent from the field and coughing up 16 turn...

Pitt ends losing streak, beats Clemson, 58-42

Sophomore guard Jasmine Whitney (3) scored 14 points against Clemson during Pitt’s 58-42 victory Thursday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

In a battle of ACC bottom dwellers, the Pitt women’s basketball team ended its four-game losing streak, winning 58-42 against Clemson. The win was the first for the Panthers (10-13 overall, 2-8 ACC) since Jan. 14, when they beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 68-62. The win — the team’s first ...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week seven results

NC State football moved into the top three of this week’s TPN power rankings after its 27-24 win against Pitt. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By TPN Sports Desk

October 19, 2017

The behemoth that is Clemson football was knocked from its pedestal after a fourth-quarter field goal secured the 27-24 win for Syracuse. That wasn’t the only change in rankings this week, though. Only five teams — with four of those being the bottom four teams — remained even, highlighting t...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week 5 results

Miami Hurricanes' Travis Homer (24) runs for a third quarter touchdown against the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

By TPN Sports Desk

October 6, 2017

While five undefeated ACC football teams entered the fifth week of play, only two escaped unscathed. Clemson and Miami remain in the first and second spots, respectively — a result of their unbeatable performances. The Hokies, Blue Devils and Demon Deacons all suffered their first losses of the 2...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week four results

Pitt's defensive efforts struggled to slow down Penn State's play during the Panthers' loss on Sept. 9. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By TPN Sports Desk

September 28, 2017

College football is entering week five of play, and fans are learning where ACC teams stand. Clemson has continued to steamroll competition and is secure in the top-ranked spot. Pitt, however, began in the middle of the pack and has dropped all the way to last place. With multiple matchups with undefeated...

Pitt women’s basketball team drops fifth straight vs. Clemson, 54-46

Pitt sophomore forward Kalista Walters (32) tallied a team-high 14 points in a 54-46 loss Thursday vs. Clemson. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team continued its trend of playing well in the first half of games and failing to perform in the second half in yet another loss Thursday night. Returning to the Petersen Events Center after a two-game road trip, the Panthers (12-12 overall, 3-8 ACC) fell to the Clemson T...

Clemson sends Pitt to bottom of ACC standings, 67-60

Pitt senior Jamel Artis tallied 16 points Saturday afternoon in the Panthers' 67-60 loss against Clemson. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

January 28, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team is now all alone in the cellar. In a matchup of the two last-place teams in the ACC, the Clemson Tigers (12-8 overall, 2-6 ACC) defeated the Panthers (12-9 overall, 1-7 ACC) at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon, 67-60. Tigers forward Jaron Blossomgame showe...

Editor’s Picks: Greatest Games of 2016

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

No. 3. — Sept. 10 - Pitt 42, Penn State 39 With 69,983 people in attendance — a record for a Pittsburgh sporting event — this game’s fame was set to reach epic proportions before the players even stepped on the field. The pregame atmosphere at Heinz Field on Sept. 10 was teeming with ener...

PREDICTION: Tigers roll Tide, 34-31

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs for a touchdown in the Tigers' 31-0 national semifinal victory against Ohio State. Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch/TNS

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

January 9, 2017

After a long season filled with upsets and close calls, this year’s college football playoff has given many viewers exactly what they wanted — a rematch of last year’s championship game between the No. 2 Clemson Tigers and the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The matchup became an instant classic last s...

Pinstripe Bowl debacle doesn’t detract from Pitt’s historic season

Quadree Henderson kneels on the Yankee Stadium field during the 2016 New Era Pinstripe Bowl — Pitt's last bowl game appearance, which ended in a 31-24 loss to Northwestern.

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 3, 2017

Going into last week’s New Era Pinstripe Bowl matchup against Northwestern, the Pitt football team talked about the importance of ending the season by picking up that elusive ninth win. Pitt came up just short in a 31-24 loss to the Wildcats in New York City, thanks to a combination of costly tu...

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