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Pitt's first ACC matchup under new head coach Kevin Stallings comes against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on New Year's Eve.  Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

Stallings attempts to ease concerns at opening press conference

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2016

The beginning of the Kevin Stallings era started noisily, in more ways than one. Pitt’s band played the University’s fight song as Stallings, Pitt’s new basketball coach, and Scott Barnes, Pitt’s...

Robinson going for a layup.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

March 15, 2016

Here’s to you, Mr. RobinsonJeremy Tepper | Senior Staff WriterA pint-sized, 3-year-old James Robinson plops himself in front of the television. His parents, Rayna and James Jr., sit on the sofa.With...

Jamel Artis pushed the ball down the court.  Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

Foul line efficiency helps push Pitt past Morehead State, 72-62

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer December 13, 2015

Pitt’s offensive formula has remained steady so far, with effective ball movement and smart shot selection spearheading the way, but on Sunday, converting from the foul line prevailed. Led by 29-36...

Sterling Smith takes a floater shot.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Pitt prepares for 3-point barrage in Eastern Washington

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer December 11, 2015

The Pitt men’s basketball team has earned its 6-1 record this season through its versatile and deep roster. But that depth can only prepare the Panthers so much for their upcoming game against Eastern...

The Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits an RBI double in the first inning against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami. The Pirates won, 7-2. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

Pirates need to make big splash for continued success

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2015

Small-market teams like the Pirates acquire prospects or undervalued players through strong drafts and savvy trades. But sustaining their place at the top isn’t always a home run. A core of young, cheap...

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Wilson leads scorers as Pitt topples Central Arkansas, 100-47

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer December 6, 2015

After watching his team lose by 53 points, Central Arkansas coach Russ Pennell was blunt about their performance. “We just ran into a buzzsaw today,” Pennell said. “Everything they did was good,...

Pitt takes on Duquesne in the City Game Friday at 7pm at the Consol Energy Center.  TPN File Photo

Pitt, Duquesne renew annual City Game matchup Friday

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer December 4, 2015

On the outside, the yearly Pitt-Duquesne basketball series — dubbed the City Game — seems to have all the qualities of a legitimate rivalry. They’ve played each other since 1932, the two programs...

Senior James Robinson lead Pitt in Tuesday night's game with the most baskets.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

After early deficit, Pitt falls to No. 11 Purdue 72-59

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2015

Despite clawing their way back into the game, the Pitt men’s basketball team finished Tuesday evening’s match with a whimper. Led by 24 points from A.J. Hammons, Purdue fought off Pitt’s sporadic...

Pat Narduzzi's first season brings about culture change for Pitt football

Pat Narduzzi’s first season brings about culture change for Pitt football

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2015

While scrolling through Twitter on Friday during Pitt football’s final game of the season, I came to a realization. Unfortunately, that realization wasn’t, “Maybe I should spend less time on Twitter.” Instead,...

Narduzzi expresses his frustration on the field on Friday.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

A tale of two halves: Comeback attempt falls short in 29-24 loss

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer November 30, 2015

If Pat Narduzzi watched his Pitt football team on television, the offensive display might tempt him to fast-forward to the second half of most of his team’s games. After slow starts, Narduzzi said the...

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