The Pitt News

Despite flaws, Pitt handles business in ACC opener

First-year wide receiver Jordan Addison is tackled.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

In a defensive showdown where yards were scarce and points were even harder to come by, Pitt ultimately took care of business by stifling Syracuse in a misleadingly close 21-10 win on Saturday afternoon.

Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay

Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

As Pitt’s football team ramped up to an uneasy, mid-pandemic season opener, questions still surrounded the team dubbed as a possible ACC dark-horse competitor. Unfortunately for Austin Peay, no answers were to be had.

Jackson selected by Buffalo in NFL Draft’s seventh round

Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Former Pitt defensive back Dane Jackson was selected 239th overall in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills.

Penguins prevail 7-5 in Pitt baseball’s home opener

Pitt junior Chris Cappas throws a pitch against Youngstown State Wednesday.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

After getting off to one of the hottest starts in program history, Pitt baseball struggled to find a rhythm Wednesday against Youngstown State and fell in its home opener.

Jackson works out at 2020 NFL Combine

Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The 2020 NFL Combine is in the books, and for former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson, little has changed. 

Reimagining the broken and senseless ACC

North Carolina was one of the ACC's seven founding members in 1953.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The conference has expanded, retracted and morphed in such bizarre motions as to create a loose confederacy that no longer can even claim the very region it abbreviates — the Atlantic coast.

Smutny, Vorster lead Pitt at Day 1 of ACC Championships

With 104 team points, Pitt currently sits in eighth place out of 12 teams on the first day of the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The Pitt men’s swim team got off to a strong start on the first day of the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, breaking school records and showing serious overall improvement upon previous seasons.

Women’s swimming and diving posts strong ACC Tournament

Senior Alecia Petrikis won floor exercise once again Friday with a 9.850.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by a major upset from wrestling and continued steady play from baseball, but both basketball teams continue to struggle. Women’s swim made a splash at the ACC Swimming and Diving Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, while softball played just down the road in Greenville.

Duke, Clemson on the rise in ACC standings

Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. (1) dunks against Miami at the Watsco Center in Miami on Jan. 4.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

While four teams have climbed to the shallow peak of the ACC and the bottom four have made themselves apparent, an astounding seven teams remain within two games of .500 in conference play.

Pitt softball hopes for health, improvement in 2020

Junior Brittany Knight pitches. Pitt softball looks to improve after finishing last in the ACC Coastal in 2019.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

After an injury-riddled and underachieving 2019 season, Pitt softball is looking to return to its winning ways in 2020.

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