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The No. 19 Pitt volleyball team managed to remain steady during a dominant 3-0 sweep of rival West Virginia. The Panthers have not played a “Backyard Brawl” against the Mountaineers since 2011, and won with scores of 25-8, 25-12 and 25-15, respectively.

Panthers sweep West Virginia in first volleyball Backyard Brawl since 2011

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Pitt volleyball faced West Virginia for the first time in a decade on Wednesday, cruising to a 3-0 sweep.
Three first-year Pitt team members — swimmers Caroline Crouse (left) and Genna Joyce (middle) as well as diver Claire McDaniels (right) — hail from the Raleigh area.

Carolina recruiting reflects global reach for Pitt swimming

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer March 19, 2021
The Triangle has already produced three Panthers who are laying the program’s foundation.
Pitt womens' basketball fell 72-68 to Miami Thursday night, its first game in 32 days.

Diving sinks Duquesne, other Pitt teams disappoint over weekend

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer January 25, 2021
The high-powered Pitt wrestling team took its first loss of the season in a blowout. Meanwhile, women’s basketball and gymnastics both suffered close losses against favored opponents. That said, the women’s diving team remained a bright spot by picking up a dual meet win over Duquesne.
Senior Chinaza Ndee reacts after Pitt’s 2019 NCAA Tournament loss.

Relive Pitt’s famed final moments

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
Pitt sports teams are familiar with such a feeling and are hardly strangers to both the joy and agony inevitable after a close game. Although the outcome may not always be in the Panthers’ favor, the last decade has given Pitt fans their fair share of nail-biters. Here are some of Pitt’s famed moments that came down to the wire.
The Panthers obtained a 41-17 win over the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday.

Panther football breaks through with smashing of Seminoles

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
With the winless month of October finally in the rearview mirror, Pitt football returned to its winning ways in a resounding 41-17 win this Saturday over Florida State.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a touchdown pass against Louisville on Oct. 19 at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Lawrence was out last week against Boston College due to COVID-19 protocol.

ACC mid-season football power rankings: Clemson and Notre Dame remain safely atop

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer November 6, 2020
It’s hard to tell whether this year’s volatility in conference play can be attributed to the pandemic, or if the ACC has just enjoyed a normal season. Regardless, this week's power rankings will provide a snapshot of a conference defined by its unpredictability.
Senior libero Marija Popovic (9) dives for the ball during Pitt's 3-0 win over No. 6 Louisville on Friday.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball splits season finale series with No. 6 Louisville

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

No. 10 Pitt volleyball held its own in its final — and perhaps hardest-fought — series of the fall season. The Panthers swept No. 6 Louisville Friday night and brought Sunday’s game to the brink...

Pitt football fell to No. 13 Miami Hurricanes Saturday with a 31-19 loss.

Panthers fall painfully short in third straight loss

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Pitt football’s promising start to the season is by now a relic of the distant past, as the team continued its recent struggles Saturday with a 31-19 loss to the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes.
Pitt swept Boston College 3-0 on Saturday, the Panthers' 36th consecutive win at the Fitzgerald Field House

Pitt volleyball sweeps Boston College, bouncing back from initial losses

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
In a year fraught with uncertainty, the No. 11 Pitt women’s volleyball team has returned to their refreshing consistency.
The Panthers ended their three-game winning streak with the loss to NC State on Saturday.

Defense can’t be counted on to bail out Panthers every week

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 5, 2020
It’s been said that all good things must come to an end, and NC State put a quite sudden end last Saturday to Pitt’s glamorous season-opening run. The Wolfpack delivered a shocking 30-29 upset under the gloomy gray skies at Heinz Field.
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