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The Pitt News

Then-seniors Qadree Ollison (30) and Darrin Hall (22) shake hands after Hall surprises Ollison with a game ball on Senior Day — a celebration of the seniors at their last home game — after the Panthers defeated the Hokies Saturday.

Remembering Pitt’s finest final moments

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2019
Although final exams are undisputedly horrendous, not all things “final” are bad, especially when it comes to sports. From historic final seasons to the last game in Pitt Stadium, here are some of the most memorable closures Panther fans have witnessed in the past few decades.
Dewayne Hendrix, pictured here sacking Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in 2017, was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor May 2, 2019
Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.
First-year guard Trey McGowens’ (2), pictured here against Louisville, scored a game-high 26 points against Boston College Tuesday night.

Top moments from Pitt men’s basketball so far

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer February 22, 2019
Though fans haven’t celebrated a win in more than a month, the Pitt men’s basketball team has still provided moments worth cheering for.
Sophomore Haley Brechwald, pictured here at a Jan. 20, 2018, meet vs. New Hampshire, received a score of 9.850 on vault. This score tied her career high for a fifth time.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics notch quality finishes

By Kate Hall and Trent Leonard January 14, 2019
Several of Pitt’s athletic teams put on a strong showing over weekend, with the gymnastics team breaking multiple program records and the wrestling team continuing its dominant start to the season.
Kenny Pickett and Qadree Ollison celebrate after a successful play during the team’s loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship game.

Pitt sports: A semester in review

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer December 10, 2018
From playoff berths to championship games to championship titles, the Panthers have seen it all. Here is a recap of the biggest moments in Pitt sports this semester.
Junior right side hitter Nika Markovic (17) celebrates during Pitt volleyball’s 3-0 victory over Georgia Tech.

Column: Sweet 16 on the horizon for Pitt volleyball

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer November 29, 2018
This will be the team’s third consecutive appearance in the tournament and 14th appearance in team history — and fans can expect the Panthers to go further in this tournament than ever before.
Senior right side hitter Chinaza Ndee finished with a team high 17 kills on Thursday night.

Thanksgiving Recap: Volleyball, basketball gobble up wins

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer November 26, 2018
Pitt football fell to Miami, but three other Panther sports picked up the slack with a winning Thanksgiving weekend both home and away.
Sophomore Nika Markovic celebrates with teammates during the team’s Sept. 30 victory against Florida State.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball clinches second straight ACC title

By Kate Hall, For the Pitt News November 19, 2018
Records were broken and ACC championships were clinched over the weekend, showing a promising future for the programs heading into the winter seasons.
Senior running back Darrin Hall, pictured here against Penn State earlier this season, led the Panthers with 229 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor November 3, 2018
The sloppy field conditions were perfectly suited for the Panthers, who pounded the ball on the ground and stifled Virginia’s offense en route to a 23-13 victory.
Pitt Volleyball lost its first match of the season, 3-1, this weekend to Duke.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball’s win streak snapped at 23

By Kate Hall, For the Pitt News October 29, 2018
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.
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