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Pitt win keeps NCAA tourney hopes alive

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2015

A few eyebrows raised after Pitt’s men’s basketball team triumphed over No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday. Yet, a bold prediction from Fighting Irish’s head coach Mike Brey was the real surprise of the night.“They’re an NCAA tournament team,” Brey said of Pitt at his postgame press conference. “I...

Narduzzi, staff finishing recruiting season at a sprint

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2015

Since taking over the Pitt football program after the sudden departure of Paul Chryst, new head coach Pat Narduzzi has been busy on the recruiting trail. Narduzzi and his newly assembled staff have already received six commitments. Here is a rundown on the sextet of future Panthers.JAY STOCKER The firs...

Panthers not overlooking Tuesday’s challenge of Virginia Tech

Panthers not overlooking Tuesday’s challenge of Virginia Tech

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2015

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino wasn’t afraid to say what was on the mind of countless Pitt fans following the Panthers’ 80-68 loss to the Cardinals Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.“This [Pitt] team is not as good as other Pitt teams,” the esteemed coach Rick Pitino said in his postgame press confer...

Seminoles drub turnover-prone Panthers 58-43 in Tallahassee

Seminoles drub turnover-prone Panthers 58-43 in Tallahassee

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 15, 2015

The Pitt women’s basketball was unable to ride the momentum of a historic victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels, falling to the 20th ranked Florida State Seminoles on Thursday evening by a final score of 58-43 in Tallahassee.After Pitt jumped ahead 4-2 with 16:21 remaining in the first half, Florid...

Dixon: Pitt must focus on rebounding against Florida State

Dixon: Pitt must focus on rebounding against Florida State

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 13, 2015

In a 71-62 loss to Clemson on Saturday afternoon, the Pitt men’s basketball team had one of its worst rebounding performances under head coach Jamie Dixon. Now, Dixon and his team will try to rebound and redeem themselves on Wednesday evening in a home contest against Florida State.The 2014-2015 Se...

Rebounding an ongoing shortcoming for Panthers

Rebounding an ongoing shortcoming for Panthers

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 11, 2015

After an underwhelming start to the 2014-2015 season and a disappointing 1-2 record to begin ACC play, the Pitt men’s basketball team has a big problem — literally.Under head coach Jamie Dixon, the Panthers program has been noted for the team’s physical play, and it almost always had a large, ...

Five takeaways from Pitt’s weekend bowl game

Five takeaways from Pitt’s weekend bowl game

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 4, 2015

After a loss that saw the team surrender a 28-point lead to the University of Houston in the fourth quarter of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Friday, there’s a litany of negatives we can harp on regarding the Pitt football team’s performance in its final game of the 2014-2015 season. Despite...

Rookie Donald one of three former Panthers to earn Pro Bowl invite

Rookie Donald one of three former Panthers to earn Pro Bowl invite

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

December 24, 2014

Three former University of Pittsburgh football players– Aaron Donald, LeSean McCoy and Darrelle Revis– were named to the 2015 Pro Bowl roster, according to an NFL announcement Tuesday night.Donald, a rookie defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams, earned his first Pro Bowl appearance. The 2014 f...

Late push leads Panthers to comeback win over Oakland

Late push leads Panthers to comeback win over Oakland

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

December 20, 2014

After seven ties and 23 lead changes, the Pittsburgh Panthers’ men’s basketball team was able to escape the Petersen Events Center with an 81-77 overtime victory over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon.Taking on an Oakland team that going into the contest had allowed an average of...

Artis, Wright lead Pitt to a 65-56 victory over Manhattan

Artis, Wright lead Pitt to a 65-56 victory over Manhattan

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

December 18, 2014

In a game that the team controlled from opening tip, the Pitt Panthers’ men’s basketball team defeated the Manhattan Jaspers by a score of 65-56 at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday evening.        The Panthers’ defense thrived early on in the game, as the team forced 10 turnovers within the fir...

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