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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt softball player Dani Drogemuller (16) pitches at the softball game vs. Clemson last Saturday.

Weekend Sports Recap | Baseball upsets No. 6 Virginia

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
As the semester winds down, Pitt baseball is heating up. The team continued a hot run through conference play with a 2-1 series win over No. 6 Virginia, headlining the weekend in Pitt athletics.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett displays the ACC Championship trophy.

Column | Top 5 best Pitt sports moments in 2021

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 22, 2022
Pitt athletics enjoyed a successful 2021, including championships and program firsts. Staff writer Alexander Ganias ranked the five best Panther moments from the past calendar year.
Pitt junior infielder Sky Duff (3) celebrates a grand slam during Pitt’s first home ACC series win of the 2021 season against Miami University in April 2021.

Weekend Sports Recap | Pitt teams compete for national titles, ramps up spring seasons

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 20, 2022
Pitt lacrosse, baseball and softball searched for their first ACC wins, while gymnastics, track and field and swim and dive competed for conference and national victories through St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Former Pitt player Lamar Patterson (21) goes for a basket at a game in the Petersen Events Center in 2014.

Pitt fans, observers recall lackluster 2012 CBI Tournament run

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 16, 2022
The 2011 Pitt men’s basketball season began with promise and ended with disappointment. Those Panthers won the College Basketball Invitational, but it’s a feat that some fans would rather forget.
Pitt’s Cole Matthews celebrates a win in January against Arizona State’s Cleveland Belton.

Pitt swimmers, divers and wrestlers clinch spots in nationals during spring break

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
Championships for winter sports have arrived, and Pitt is well into the thick of title chasing. Meanwhile, spring sports are picking up steam with the Panthers knee-deep into their non-conference schedules.
A Pitt gymnast lands in the Fitzgerald Field House.

First-years Copperwheat, Washington look to usher in new era of Pitt gymnastics

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
First-year gymnasts Hallie Copperwheat and Sidney Washington have made their mark in their first season with the Panthers. Copperwheat and Washington said they both hope to take Pitt gymnastics to the next level in their time with the team.
A Pitt diver competes in the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta last week.

Pitt men finish ninth, women 11th at 2022 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 20, 2022
Pitt swimming and diving traveled to Atlanta last week to compete in the 2022 ACC Championship meet. The Panther men finished ninth and the women 11th, while Virginia’s women’s squad and NC State’s men’s squad won team titles.
The New York Jets enter the field at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 10, 2021.

Take 5: Ohtani, Olympics, Optimism about the Jets and more

By The Pitt News Staff February 18, 2022
The Pitt News Staff is feeling optimistic, even about the New York Jets. They tackle that, the Olympics, an NCAA Tournament sleeper and more in this week’s Take 5.
Pitt graduate Blaise Vera competes in January 2020.

Pitt swimming, track, gymnastics set records during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 30, 2022
Pitt swimmers and divers, runners and gymnasts set personal and school records, while both basketball teams and wrestling lost over this past weekend — a busy one for Panther athletes.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford (4) runs with the ball during Sunday’s game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers’ ranked-opponent struggle continues, fall 77-63 to Notre Dame

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 24, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball (10-9, 1-7 ACC) hosted No. 19 Notre Dame (14-4, 5-2 ACC) on Sunday, and lost to the Fighting Irish 77-63. The game was the Panthers’ sixth against a ranked opponent — their fifth in the ACC — and they have lost all six of those games.
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