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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior forward Terrell Brown prepares to shoot.

Dissecting Pitt’s defensive prowess

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 16, 2020
And as a product of their history in the “Old Big East” — a conference known for its gritty personality and indifference to offense — the Panthers are making a name for themselves on the defensive end of the court in 2020.
First-year guards Gerald Drumgoole Jr. (4) and Justin Champagnie (11) celebrate after Wednesday’s 63-61 victory over Florida State.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s opening night

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer November 8, 2019
Pitt basketball’s first win was defined by two aspects that could come to define the team throughout the season — its defense and its bench.
Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett, pictured here against Virginia Tech , led all players with 136 passing yards in Pitts Sun Bowl loss to Stanford.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer November 30, 2018
Pitt Football is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. After coming up just short of No. 3 Notre Dame and then getting blown out by unranked Miami, no one is sure what to expect from the Panthers this weekend.
Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett fumbles the ball during Pitt’s game against Virginia Tech earlier this month.

Takeaways: Pitt reverted back to its old self against Miami

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer November 27, 2018
While Pitt’s 24-3 loss against Miami on Saturday was far from good, the implications weren’t too bad. Aside from snapping its four game win streak, the loss will likely drop them from the top 25 rankings and give them a lesser bowl game. But Pitt will still be playing in the ACC Championship on Saturday.
Seniors Qadree Ollison (30) and Darrin Hall (22) shake hands after Hall surprises Ollison with a game ball on Senior Day — a celebration of the seniors at their last home game — after the Panthers defeated the Hokies Saturday.

Pitt seniors will be remembered for consistency and leadership

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer November 16, 2018
The Panther’s seniors can be credited for Pitt’s miraculous turnover and record breaking season. Head Coach Pat Narduzzi will use this senior group as an example for years to come and will remember the first class he coached from freshmen to seniors for one thing — their work ethic.
Senior guard and forward Jared Wilson-Frame, pictured here against Troy, led the Panthers with 19 points in a loss to Syracuse.

Pitt remains undefeated with 84-75 win over Troy

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson November 13, 2018
From the high scoring offense to the smothering defense, Pitt Men’s Basketball once again showed its not the same team as last year when it beat Troy 84-75 on Monday. You can read the full recap of last night’s game here.
First-year defensive back and wide receiver V’Lique Carter rushes the ball during the Panthers’ 54-45 victory over Duke Oct. 27.

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer November 6, 2018
Pitt had one of its performances of the year on both sides of the ball and on the road last Friday. The Panthers emerging defense held a hot Virginia offense to 44 rushing yards and earned its first road win of the season.
Junior receiver Maurice Ffrench completed two passes from sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett.

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

By Nick Carlisano , Staff Writer October 30, 2018
Pitt beat Duke 54-45 last Saturday to keep their hopes of an ACC Costal Division Championship alive. V'Lique Carter was one bright spot in a game that was otherwise once again defined by an inconsistent defense and quarterback.
Freshman defensive back VLique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

October 27, 2018

With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play. Pickett had struggled up to that...

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