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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt women’s basketball’s bench celebrates during its game against Florida State at the Petersen Events Center on Feb. 8.

Pitt women’s basketball defeats Clemson to end losing streak

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

Pitt women’s basketball (8-19, 2-12 ACC) defeated Clemson (11-15, 4-10 ACC) 72-57 on Sunday, continuing its dominance of Clemson’s home court as the Panthers notched their fifth win in the last seven...

NFL legend Jerry Rice, a three-time Super Bowl Champion, helped FedEx with the final delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center ahead of Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11. Rices delivery was assisted by longtime FedEx Express courier Bob Fini and FedEx HBCU Student Ambassador, Chanelle Houston on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Column | Super Bowl Sunday is a polarizing, interesting holiday

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

The Super Bowl has gained unrivaled cultural relevance over the last 58 years, entering the exclusive, “unofficial holiday” category. Similar to actual holidays, like Thanksgiving, which falls on the...

Sophomore guard Marley Washenitz (11) drives to the basket during Thursday evening’s game against the Louisville Cardinals at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt women’s basketball falls to Boston College, extends ACC losing streak to five

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer January 14, 2024

Pitt women’s basketball has faced a cold winter so far prior to Sunday’s contest at Boston College. The Panthers have dropped their last four games, including a 30-point blowout to Louisville on Thursday.  Boston...

Freshman Kenny Johnson (2) competes for a catch during the game against Louisville at Acrisure Stadium on Oct 14, 2023.

Pitt football welcomes back key starters in 2024

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer January 10, 2024

In an era dominated by the all-powerful transfer portal, college football players are no longer guaranteed to stick around for longer than a year.  Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi expressed his...

Junior guard Bella Perkins (10) catches a pass during Saturdays game against WVU in the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt women’s basketball fall short in Backyard Brawl, loses to West Virginia 71-62

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer November 11, 2023

West Virginia took down Pitt women’s basketball 71-62 in another edition of the Backyard Brawl, bringing the Panthers’ record to 1-1 on the season. Fifth year guard Lauren Fields led West Virginia...

Sophomore forward Guillermo Diaz Graham (25) dunks the ball during Friday nights game against Binghamton in the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt men’s basketball continues dominant start, defeats Binghamton 89-60

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer November 11, 2023

Pitt men’s basketball capped off a heart-warming military appreciation night with an 89-60 win over Binghamton to give head coach Jeff Capel his second win of the season. Senior forward Blake Hinson...

Junior guard Bella Perkins (10) shoots the three pointer to guarantee the win during Tuesday night’s game against Yale in the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt women’s basketball notches first win of the season with 79-74 victory over Yale

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

The Tory Verdi era of Pitt women’s basketball is off to a hot start with a 79-74 win over Yale, taking its record to 1-0 on the season.  Pitt senior forward Liatu King’s performance proved crucial...

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