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The Pitt News

Head Coach Jeff Capel speaks to the team during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Feb. 4.

Pitt men’s basketball aims to build on winning streak against red-hot Virginia

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball’s (15-8, 6-6 ACC) three-game winning streak is on the line heading into Tuesday night’s game against No. 21 Virginia (19-5, 10-3 ACC). While Pitt is one of the hottest teams...

Sophomore forward Guillermo Diaz Graham (25) shoots during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Pitt men’s basketball gears up for difficult matchup with NC State

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball (14-8, 5-6 ACC) is on a roll heading into a road game against NC State (15-7, 7-4 ACC) that holds major implications. The Panthers will focus on continuing their climb up the conference...

Graduate student guard Nelly Cummings (0) dodges Wake Forest players during Pitt mens basketballs game on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

Pitt men’s basketball prepares for tough test against Wake Forest

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer January 30, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball (12-8, 3-6 ACC) returns home following a three-game road trip for a pivotal matchup against Wake Forest (13-6, 5-3 ACC) on Wednesday. After falling just short of a comeback win...

Pittsburgh center Federiko Federiko blocks a shot by Georgia Tech forward Javon Franklin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C.

Pitt men’s basketball looks to keep rolling against Georgia Tech

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball (11-7, 2-5 ACC) continues a key stretch of its conference schedule with a road contest against Georgia Tech (9-9, 2-5 ACC) on Tuesday. Fresh off of a monumental upset win over No....

Sophomore center Federiko Federiko (33) scores a layup against Syracuse during the Pitt mens basketball game on Feb 25, 2023.

Preview | The Panthers need a boost heading into pivotal game against Syracuse

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer January 15, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball (10-6, 1-4 ACC) is in desperate need of a pick-me-up following a demoralizing loss to Duke its last time out. With Syracuse (11-5, 2-3 ACC) on the ledger, the Panthers are staring...

Senior forward Blake Hinson (2) screams after hitting a 3-pointer during this Sunday afternoons game against Clemson in the Petesen Events Center.

Preview | Pitt men’s basketball looks to get back on track against West Virginia in Backyard Brawl

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Pitt men’s basketball (5-3, 0-1 ACC) needs a morale booster heading into its game against West Virginia (3-4, 0-0 Big 12) on Wednesday in this year’s edition of the Backyard Brawl. The Panthers are...

First-year guard Aaryn Battle (1) controls the ball during the game against Saint Francis at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday night.

Takeaways | Men’s basketball falters, women’s basketball dominates

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball split their contests this week as the men’s team dropped its home ACC-SEC Challenge matchup with Missouri 71-64 before the women’s team defeated Saint Francis...

Must-watch athletics events this fall

Must-watch athletics events this fall

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer August 13, 2023

Fall sports season is almost upon us, representing an exciting time at Pitt with plenty of athletic events scheduled over the course of the next few months worth indulging in. Keep an eye out for some...

A pile of Pitt footballs.

Pitt football headed in new direction with first-year players

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer June 13, 2023
Pitt football underwent a roster overhaul this offseason as many key contributors moved on to the next level, opening up playing time for the Panthers’ newcomers. Senior Staff Writer Jack Markowski previews the first-year players that could step up and make an impact for Pitt in the 2023 season.
Junior outfielder CJ Funk (39) hits the ball in a game against Louisville on April 3, 2022.

Pitt baseball closes season on a disappointing note

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2023
Pitt baseball, coming off of its two best seasons in the ACC, couldn’t sustain the momentum it previously built and finished the 2023 season on a disappointing note.
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