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Pitt tabs Freire as deputy athletic director

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 24, 2016

Pitt athletics announced a new hire on Thursday afternoon. No, not that hire. Athletic Director Scott Barnes announced the department had hired University of Tennessee at Martin Athletic Director...

Jamie Dixon is leaving Pitt after 13 seasons as head coach.  Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon accepts TCU job

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 21, 2016

For Pitt and men’s basketball head coach Jamie Dixon, the 2015-2016 season was unlucky No. 13. After 13 seasons at the helm, Dixon has accepted an offer from Texas Christian University — his alma...

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Pitt defense must improve to ensure consistent success

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 29, 2016

Twenty games into Pitt men’s basketball’s 2015-2016 campaign, and one thing is abundantly clear: the team will have to win games with offense. The Panthers are a weak defensive team right now, surrendering...

A fan holds up a sign during a Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Joe Rimkus Jr./Miami Herald/MCT)

Fixing the NFL’s Pro Bowl Problem

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 25, 2016

It’s that time of year again. That time when the biggest stars in the National Football League face off against one another, playing in one ultimate contest where pride and respect are on the line. Just...

Men's Basketball lost 41 to 59 to the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

Hapless offense dooms Pitt at Louisville

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 15, 2016

At the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday evening, the Pitt offense never tasted success. The No. 20 Panthers shot an abysmal 26.1 percent from the field, falling to the No. 20 Louisville Cardinals 59-41 in...

Jamel Artis pushes the ball inside against Notre Dame.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

Pitt basketball jumps in both polls following road win

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 11, 2016

Following an impressive road win in South Bend, Indiana, the Pitt men’s basketball team saw its rankings jump Monday afternoon. The Panthers’ (14-1, 3-0 ACC) placing spot in the USA Today Sports coaches...

Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

Whitehead named to FWAA All-Freshman Team

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 11, 2016

Jordan Whitehead’s big freshman season just earned him another honor. The Football Writers Association of America named the Pitt football safety to its 15th annual Freshman All-American team as one...

Forward Jamel Artis goes for a basket in last year's matchup against Notre Dame.   Pitt News File Photo

Artis, Pitt prepared for first road game of season

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 7, 2016

Sitting at No. 24 in the AP poll and 13-1 overall, the Pitt men’s basketball team appears ready for the road. Leaving the Petersen Events Center for the first time since Dec. 20, the Panthers will enter...

Pitt survives close call against Western Carolina 79-73

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor December 23, 2015

It was a closer game than expected, but the Pitt men’s basketball team surmounted the Western Carolina Catamounts Wednesday evening. The Panthers edged out Western Carolina by a score of 79-73 at...

Stephen Caruso / Staff Photographer

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney departing Pitt for Georgia

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor December 12, 2015

Pitt football offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is leaving the team and accepting the same position at the University of Georgia, a source confirmed. 2015 was Chaney's first season as Pitt's offensive...

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