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Capel is more than capable

Capel is more than capable

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer March 29, 2018

Just when it looked like Pitt would be left out in the late March cold without a head coach, Athletic Director Heather Lyke, unlike her predecessor, made a bold decision. Lyke hired Duke assistant coach...

Crowds of Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate at Broad and Walnut streets after the Eagles won the NFC Championship game over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. (Tom Gralish/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Take Five: Fouls, Fans, Hall of Fame

By The Pitt News Staff January 25, 2018

Another week, another glut of sports headlines to keep up with. The Pitt News sports staff is back to keep you up to date on everything happening across the sports landscape. Click here to see last...

First-year guard Marcus Carr attempts a layup during Pitt’s 87-52 loss to Duke Wednesday night. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Blue Devils dismantle Pitt, 87-52

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer January 10, 2018

A sizable crowd of Pitt fans were left in the stands watching Wednesday’s game, wondering if they would see their team score even half as much as the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils. The Panthers did, but not...

Safety Jordan Whitehead gets drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected 117th in the overall draft. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

Hall and Whitehead receive ACC honors

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor October 23, 2017

Two Pitt football players received ACC honors this week for their performances in Saturday’s defeat of the Duke University Blue Devils. Junior running back Darrin Hall earned the ACC Offensive Back...

Duke’s Grayson Allen to return to school for senior season

Duke junior guard Grayson Allen will return for his senior year, the school announced Thursday. Allen, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Jacksonville, Fla., averaged 14.5 points for the Blue Devils his junior...

Senior Josh Falk pitched brilliantly Sunday, giving up just one run over eight innings. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Pitt baseball battles back against Blue Devils

By Kait French | Staff Writer April 3, 2017

The Pitt baseball team seemed in for a long weekend after suffering a 14-0 blowout in the series opener against Duke Friday. But thanks to an extra inning comeback and an excellent performance from senior...

Natsumi Okamoto was the only member of the Pitt tennis team to win a match this weekend. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

Pitt tennis falls in North Carolina to Duke, NC State

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer April 3, 2017

Riding a four-game losing streak, the Pitt women’s tennis team looked to turn its season around during this weekend’s trip to North Carolina. Unfortunately for the Panthers (3-10, 0-8 ACC), the weekend...

Duke's Luke Kennard (5) has the ball stolen by North Carolina's Joel Berry II, right, in the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., on Saturday, March 5, 2016. UNC won, 76-72. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Students fill out their brackets, with or without Pitt

As the snow stopped falling Tuesday night, basketball fans on Pitt’s campus were just getting warmed up for the upcoming NCAA Tournament — despite Pitt’s now-deceased season. In the library at...

Redshirt junior Rozelle Nix has seen increased playing time, and enthusiasm from the fans, this year. Jordan Mondell | Layout Editor

Rozelle Nix: Big man on campus

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer February 28, 2017

After years of rigorous work on various courts, Rozelle Nix finally saw his dedication pay off this season. Pitt trailed by five with seven minutes left in the game against the winningest coach of all-time,...

Pitt's No. 18 285-pounder Ryan Solomon upset No. 3 Duke wrestler Jacob Kasper Saturday night with a 4-3 win. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

Wrestler Ryan Solomon named ACC Wrestler of the Week

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor February 22, 2017

After defeating then-No. 3 ranked Duke wrestler Jacob Kasper, the ACC awarded Pitt’s Ryan Solomon Wrestler of the Week Tuesday afternoon. “[Kasper] — he’s a really tough guy,” Solomon, a heavyweight...

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