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After several seasons sidelined, Bugg returns to starring role

Redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg (2) leads Pitt’s offense with an average of 20 points per game.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Being a student athlete at the Division I level is a tall order for anyone. Add in a myriad of injuries and life-threatening illness, and it becomes an almost impossible challenge — but not for redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg.

Women’s basketball top ten moments

Senior forward Kauai Bradley (14) earned her career-high 17 points against Clemson on Jan. 20.

By Laura Sosovicka, For The Pitt News

March 18, 2019

The women’s basketball team didn’t end with the record many thought they would, but that doesn't mean they were without big moments.

Preview: Experienced core looks to lead women’s basketball

Then-junior Kalista Walters defends against Syracuse in a February game at the Petersen Events Center.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Pitt's women's basketball team is looking to once again make a new for itself under first year head coach Lance White. The team has five seniors set to come back and help the Panthers once again achieve a winning record.

New Coaches allow Pitt fans to dream big

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

During her first year as athletic director, Heather Lyke hired seven coaches. Because of these additions, Pitt fans can optimistically look forward to the next season.

A new path for champions: Lyke discusses renovations, new hires, athletic culture

Heather Lyke discussed her ideas for the flipping of the Pete during a roundtable discussion. (Photo by Jordan Mondell)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

As Pitt’s highly anticipated McCarl Hall of Champions is under construction, Panther fans can expect the changes to continue — Pitt’s athletic innovation will extend up “cardiac hill” to all athletic facilities. In a question and answer roundtable discussion between Pitt athletic direct...

Lyke’s plan: new hires in Pitt Athletics

Jeff Capel, previous Duke assistant coach and notorious top recruiter, is Pitt’s newest head men’s basketball coach. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

In her first year as Pitt’s athletic director, Heather Lyke quickly received a six-year extension to her contract at the end of April. Jumping right into a hectic season, Lyke hired six new head coaches to begin leading in the 2018-19 season, each one building their own unique coaching staffs. The whol...

Column: Women’s sports need female leaders

Lance White was hired as head coach of Pitt’s women’s basketball team April 18, making him the second man hired this year to coach a female varsity team. (Photo by Anas Didhriri | Staff Photographer)

By Jordan Mondell | Senior Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

Pitt’s new women’s basketball head coach Lance White — who was hired April 18 to replace former coach Suzie McConnell-Serio — seems like a great snag for the program. The former Florida State assistant has it going on — a 350-145 overall record, 12 seasons with 20 or more wins with the Se...

White About Now: New Women’s Basketball Coach Meets Pitt

Pitt’s new women’s basketball head coach Lance White speaks at Thursday’s press conference in the Petersen Events Center. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

When Lance White watched Jeff Capel — the next head coach of Pitt’s men’s basketball team — speak about his late father’s advice to take time and sleep on big decisions, he figured he would follow that advice if he was ever given the same opportunity. Instead, when he was offered the role as ...

Pitt hires Lance White as women’s basketball coach

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By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 18, 2018

Florida State associate head coach Lance White has been hired as Pitt’s new head women’s basketball coach, the University announced Wednesday. Lance, who was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association assistant coach of the year in 2017, was hired by Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke ...

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