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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

Senior forward Blake Hinson (2) pivots with the ball during the game against Duke at the Petersen Events Center on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Takeaways | Pitt men’s basketball shows toughness against Duke

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

For the first time since 1979, unranked Pitt men’s basketball (11-7, 2-5 ACC) took down No. 7 Duke (13-4, 4-2 ACC) in Durham, North Carolina. Here are my takeaways from the game. Setting the tempo...

Junior center Federiko Federiko (33) dunks during Tuesday night’s game against Syracuse at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt men’s basketball handles the pressure, defeats Duke 80-76

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer January 21, 2024

In the preview for the Pitt men’s basketball matchup against No. 7 Duke, The Pitt News believed that Brian Cook’s quote from, “The Thin Blue Line: Perception is Deception,” best described Pitt...

Junior forward Sarah Schupansky (5) during the soccer match against Duke at the Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday.

Pitt women’s soccer earns 2-1 win over Duke for the first time in program history

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

Pitt women’s soccer (10-2-1, 2-1-1 ACC) hosted Duke (5-2-4, 0-2-3 ACC) at Ambrose Urbanic Field for their eighth matchup in program history. Before this match, Duke posted a record of 7-0 over Pitt....

Sophomore William Jeffress takes a shot at the Pitt mens basketball game vs. Duke Tuesday night.

Pitt outclassed by No. 4 Duke, 84-54, in Krzyzewski’s final ACC road game

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor March 2, 2022
It didn’t matter what Pitt did or how it did it on Tuesday night — Duke was better. The Blue Devils shot with deadly accuracy and showcased their talent and athleticism to their fullest extent in an 84-54 win over the Panthers at the Pete.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, talks with guard Trevor Keels (1), left, and Theo John (12) during a game against the University of Virginia on Wednesday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Panthers to welcome No. 7 Duke for Krzyzewski’s final ACC road game

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor February 28, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball has a Goliath standing in between it and a strong end to the season. The Panthers will welcome No. 7 Duke on Tuesday night for renowned Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last ACC road game of his career.
Duke running back Mataeo Durant (21) and Pitt defensive back Brandon Hill (9) collide as Durant holds the ball during Saturday’s game at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Column | Panthers overcome slow start, demolish Duke

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 8, 2021
Pitt pulled away from Duke in the second half to win 54-29 on Saturday. Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers need to eradicate slow starts and make some changes on offense in order to stay ahead of the chaotic Coastal Division.
“Pitt is back”: Champagnie dominates as Pitt downs Duke, 79-73

“Pitt is back”: Champagnie dominates as Pitt downs Duke, 79-73

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2021
Pitt (8-2 overall, 4-1 ACC), rode another game of dominance from first-year forward Justin Champagnie to a 79-73 win over Duke (5-4 overall, 3-2 ACC), the Panthers’ first over the Blue Devils since Feb. 2016. 
The Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center Wednesday for their first official practice of the 2020 season.

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball postpone games for COVID protocols

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 31, 2020
Both the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs postponed games due to COVID-19 protocols on Thursday.
Sophomore striker Valentin Noel (8) scored the Panthers lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Clemson on Sunday

Top-ranked men’s soccer steals 2-1 ACC Tournament win over Duke

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer November 16, 2020
The No.1 Pitt Panthers opened the ACC Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a strong 2-1 win over Duke. It was unclear how Pitt would play without star first-year forward Bertin Jacquesson, who missed the game due to coronavirus-related protocols, but the Panther offense still found enough success to pull out a win.
First-year guard Amber Brown (5) loses control of the ball during Pitt’s 73-56 loss to Duke on Thursday.

Youth movement shows promise despite Duke loss, 73-56

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer February 14, 2020
Though the Panthers lost 73-56, the bigger story was that they outplayed the Blue Devils for half the game, largely thanks to a breakout performance from first-year forward Rita Igbokwe.
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