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Pitt baseball sweeped No. 20 Miami for its first home ACC series win of the season this weekend. After eight pitches, including four straight foul balls, sophomore infielder Sky Duff unloaded a grand slam to right-center field during the first game.

Two grand slams help ‘Gritsburgh’ Pitt baseball sweep No. 20 Miami

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt baseball launched two grand slams en route to sweeping No. 20 Miami for its first home ACC series win of the season.
Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine denied St. Cloud State's Easton Brodzinski during Minnesota's victory in the Mariucci Classic championship game.

Preview: NCAA Frozen Four comes to Pittsburgh

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Massachusetts, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State will battle at PPG Paints Arena this week in the NCAA’s Frozen Four.
Iowa's Caitlin Clark controls the ball during first-round action in the NCAA Tournament at the Alamodome on March 21, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

Column: Missouri State leads potential cinderellas in Sweet 16

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
While the men’s college basketball tournament has ruined brackets in Indianapolis, the women have done the same in San Antonio, but to a lesser degree.
Pitt women’s basketball qualified as the No. 15 seed of 15 teams in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers play their first tournament game on Wednesday.

Preview: Pitt women’s basketball hoping for end-of-season run at ACC Tournament

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
The first game of the tournament sees Pitt go up against the Boston College Eagles (6-11, 2-11 ACC) this Wednesday, the only conference squad to perform worse than the Panthers in the regular season.
The Pitt women's basketball team capped off its final home game of the 2021 season with a 59-48 loss to Notre Dame on Monday evening.

Free throw shooting woes prove lethal as Pitt falls to Notre Dame, 59-48

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Pitt held Notre Dame to 59 points on Monday, the first time it held an opponent to under 60 since November. The only problem — Pitt scored 48 points, its worst offensive performance of the season.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 67-56 to the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament

No. 3 Louisville pulls away from Pitt women’s basketball in dominant second half

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 19, 2021
A dominant second half from the Cardinals erased any hopes of an upset at the Petersen Events Center.
Journalist Vincent Schilling from the Mohawk Tribe has called upon the Kansas City Chiefs to change their name.

Column | Remove Native American mascots from pro sports

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 10, 2021
It’s long overdue: change the names of sports teams with Native American mascots.
The upcoming conference schedule for Panthers baseball consists of 12 ACC opponents as opposed to the normal 10, and several ranked opponents.

Building off a short 2020 season, Pitt baseball ready to take leap in 2021

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Pitt baseball held its first team practice of 2021 on Friday, over nine months after the team’s last game — a long wait for a team coming off of a promising shortened season.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 72-68 against the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday night inside the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt women’s basketball blows 23-point first quarter lead to Miami in return to action

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Miami snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat against Pitt women’s basketball on Thursday night, overcoming a 23-point first quarter deficit to defeat Pitt 72-68.
Pitt paused all team activities in accordance with the ACC’s coronavirus protocols and will not play again until at least Jan. 21.

Pitt women’s basketball makes strides, faces challenges during pandemic season

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 18, 2021
Despite the debate on whether college athletes should play this winter, and several programs either postponing or cancelling their seasons, the Pitt women’s basketball team has already completed its rather short nonconference schedule and begun ACC play. The team has steadied itself into a 3-3 record.
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