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Take 5: Bama, Blue Devils, Bryant

Take 5: Bama, Blue Devils, Bryant

By The Pitt News Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Two dominant college programs staked claims as the best in their sport, while polarizing wide receiver Dez Bryant finally found a home. Read the full range of topics in this week’s Take 5 column:

Duke ends Pitt men’s soccer’s historic season

Duke ends Pitt men’s soccer’s historic season

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Coming off its first ACC tournament win in program history, Pitt men’s soccer had all the momentum it needed to upset No. 7 Duke. But after 110 minutes of scoreless play, time ran out and the Panther’s Cinderella story was ended on penalty kicks.

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

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.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball’s win streak snapped at 23

Weekend Sports: Volleyball’s win streak snapped at 23

By Kate Hall, For the Pitt News

October 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s football team found success Saturday but it was a tough Halloweekend for the University’s other sports, with the No. 5 volleyball team suffering its first loss of the season Sunday.

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

October 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Visual

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 point, completing just four of 13 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. But he came up clutch when...

What are the odds: Cleveland has potential as “Believeland”

What are the odds: Cleveland has potential as “Believeland”

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With both Pitt and the Steelers back at it after their bye weeks, there’s a lot at stake in sports betting. In this installment of “What are the Odds,” The Pitt News offers our best advice on which bet you should take for the best outcome.

Prediction: Pitt football to right the ship against Duke

Prediction: Pitt football to right the ship against Duke

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt football is a tough team to predict, but both recent and historical evidence points to a Panther victory over Duke this Saturday.

Q&A: Jeff Capel looks to rebuild Pitt basketball

Q&A: Jeff Capel looks to rebuild Pitt basketball

By David Leftwich / Senior Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After arguably one of the worst seasons in Pitt men’s basketball history, and facing the potential exodus of nearly half of last year’s roster, the program needed to make a change — so Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired Jeff Capel in March as head coach to bring the program back to prominence. The Pitt News sat down with Capel to discuss his transition from the Blue Devils to the Panthers, his ...

Photos: Women’s basketball plays Duke at 11th Pink the Pete

Photos: Women’s basketball plays Duke at 11th Pink the Pete

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor

January 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Visual, Women's Basketball

With more than 2,000 fans in a sea of pink in support of a cure for breast cancer, the Pitt women’s basketball team fell 58-46 to No. 18 Duke in the 11th annual Pink the Peterson game. “It’s fun when you have all those people there. And today it was bigger because it wasn’t just for us,...

Blue Devils best Panthers, 81-54, for the second time in two weeks

Blue Devils best Panthers, 81-54, for the second time in two weeks

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt men’s basketball suffered a major loss to Duke for the second time in 10 days, this time losing 81-54 on the road and falling to 0-7 in the ACC. The Panthers (8-12 overall, 0-7 ACC) committed 15 turnovers and made just four of their 16 three-point attempts while allowing four Blue Devils (17-2...

Darrin Hall adds a needed spark to Pitt offense

Darrin Hall adds a needed spark to Pitt offense

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

In his breakout performance, junior running back Darrin Hall led Pitt to a 24-17 victory over Duke Saturday, rushing 24 times for an incredible 254 yards and three touchdowns. Hall accounted for more than half of the Panthers’ total 485 offensive yards and all three of their touchdowns. His 92...

GALLERY: Pitt vs Duke Football

GALLERY: Pitt vs Duke Football

By Jordan Mondell and John Hamilton | Visual Staff

November 19, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports, Visual

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Men’s basketball stumbles at Virginia Tech

Men’s basketball stumbles at Virginia Tech

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Pitt men’s basketball team was riding high Sunday, fresh off a victory over a ranked Duke team and looking like a comfortable lock for an NCAA Tournament game berth. But Wednesday night, it may have undone all of its goodwill earned against the Blue Devils. With only two players reaching double...

Gallery: Pitt Men’s Basketball downs Duke

Gallery:  Pitt Men’s Basketball downs Duke

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

February 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Visual

Slaying Devils: Panthers upend No. 15 Duke 76-62

Slaying Devils: Panthers upend No. 15 Duke 76-62

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Men's Basketball, Sports

No one in the history of Pitt basketball has started more games than James Robinson. And, on Senior Day, his last contest at the Petersen Events Center, he was going to come out on top. After the Panthers fell to the Louisville Cardinals Wednesday, redshirt junior Chris Jones, who was a member of the ...

Duke Chronicle provides context for Pitt’s saturday matchup against Blue Devils

Duke Chronicle provides context for Pitt’s saturday matchup against Blue Devils

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

The Pitt football team is heading down to Durham, where they will face a Duke team fresh off of a 66-31 drubbing to their rival North Carolina Tar Heels. With the Panthers taking the Blue Devils on Saturday at noon, The Pitt News reached out to Duke Chronicle sports editor Ryan Hoerger to provide some...

Fearsome foes: Pitt men’s basketball’s five toughest teams

Fearsome foes: Pitt men’s basketball’s five toughest teams

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After a difficult season one year ago, the Pitt men’s basketball team’s road to rebounding won’t get any easier. With the 2015-16 college basketball season imminent, the Panthers will return to the hardwood trying to improve upon a 19-15 overall finish last season. Pitt will feature several new f...

Jay Williams to host Pitt’s #ZooAfterHours

Jay Williams to host Pitt’s #ZooAfterHours

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 29, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt’s men’s and women’s basketball teams’ first official outing of the season, Midnight Madness, will host a surprising emcee. The University announced Tuesday that Jay Williams, ESPN college basketball analyst and former Duke University point guard, will preside over the Oct. 9, Midnight Madne...

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

On paper, everything looks easy. And on paper, Pitt’s schedule seems deceptively easy. But it’s easy to forget that Pitt has lost at least once to each of this year’s opponents in the past three years, some losses nastier than others. But with a new coaching staff and fresh enthusiasm, the futur...

Poor shooting Pitt’s detriment in 62-45 loss to No. 17 Duke

Poor shooting Pitt’s detriment in 62-45 loss to No. 17 Duke

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team has battled teams to the final buzzer all season long, often leaving their eventual fate undecided until the final minutes. Thursday night was a different story for the Panthers, who trailed for all but little more than a minute of their game against No. 17 Duke. ...

Pitt bedeviled by Duke in 79-65 road loss

Pitt bedeviled by Duke in 79-65 road loss

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

January 19, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

DURHAM, N.C. — Early on, the chant seemed prophetic, a curt premonition of what was to come. “We’re gonna beat the hell out of you.” Delivering the pregame message, en masse, were the Cameron Crazies, the famed student section of the Duke men’s basketball team. While it is, no doubt, a g...

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