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Potent offense propels Pitt baseball to strong start

In their three wins of four games, the Pitt offense combined for 35 runs and 42 hits in Port Charlotte, Florida, over the weekend.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt baseball kicked off its 2020 season in Port Charlotte, Florida, over the weekend, posting a 3-1 record over the course of three days. The Panthers started off hot, beating both Indiana State and St. Joseph’s on Friday, before going 1-1 against Ohio State and Iowa to close out the weekend. 

Editorial: Iowa failure shows a lack of concern for voters

Carl Voss, chair of Des Moines' 55th precinct, displays the phone app he used to view Iowa caucus results, at the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, Feb. 4, in Des Moines, Iowa.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 5, 2020

The app should have had more rigorous stress testing done on it before its use, as this debacle communicates a lack of concern for Iowan voters on behalf of the state Democratic Party.

Opinion | Democrats — unify or die

Democratic presidential hopefuls participate in the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 2019.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

January 26, 2020

It’s finally here. The ultimate showdown. No, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl. I’m talking about the Iowa caucuses — which some may say are actually the Super Bowl for political science majors. The Democratic primary has already gone on for more than a year and we’ve watched many debates and se...

Opinion | Spotify Wrapped: American politics of the decade edition

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks on Dec. 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C., during a weekly news conference.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

January 7, 2020

Here are some of my favorite moments in American politics throughout the decade — think of it as a Spotify Wrapped for our nation.

Panthers show promise in 69-68 loss to Iowa

First-year guard Xavier Johnson, pictured here against WVU, was held to single-digit points for the second straight game versus Louisville.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Playing against the Iowa Hawkeyes as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the upstart Panthers led by six at halftime and took their ranked opponent right down to the wire in a back-and-forth affair.

Pitt football needs to find its running game again to win

RB James Conner is one of three Panthers on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2015

Losing on a 57-yard field goal is tough. Head coach Pat Narduzzi thinks the team can handle it. “We talked about being a tough-ass team, and that’s what our kids were today,” Narduzzi said. Toughness, however, won’t cover up the fact that Pitt had many opportunities to make sure its 27-24 road ...

Last-second field goal downs Pitt against Iowa

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 19, 2015

After a fourth quarter comeback by Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers thanks to a game-winning 57-yard field goal by Marshall Koehn as time expired. Pitt fell by a final score of 27-24, marking the first loss of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure at Pitt. It was a game of m...

Pitt football hopes to continue extracting revenge in Iowa rematch

Iowa starter C.J. Beathard led the Hawkeyes in relief to a 24-20 win against Pitt last year at Heinz Field. | Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Call Pat Narduzzi “the exorcist.” In his first pair of games, Pitt’s new head football coach has led the Panthers to victories against two ghosts of losses past— Youngstown State and Akron. On Saturday at 8 p.m. , Pitt (2-0) will attempt to cleanse another demon from its past against Iowa (2-0). Like Pitt’s first two opponents, Iowa isn’t a mainst...

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

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...

Pitt football should utilize all of its weapons on offense

Pitt football should utilize all of its weapons on offense

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

September 21, 2014

After a 24-20 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes, Pitt head football coach Paul Chryst described the contest in one sentence.“I don’t think anybody in this game was trying to fool anybody,” said Chryst, whose Panthers fell to 3-1 on the season after being outscored 17-3 in the second half of Saturday’s...

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