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Pitt forward John Hugley suspended indefinitely following felony criminal charges

First-year forward John Hugley was suspended indefinitely by the Panthers on Friday
January 16, 2021
The announcement comes in response to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday, according to court documents obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which alleged that Hugley and an unidentified friend had boarded a stolen car on Jul. 19, 2020.

Monstrous second-half comeback gives Pitt first win over Syracuse in Jeff Capel era

In his last season with the Panthers,  junior guard Xavier Johnson (1) averaged 11.7 points, making 37.3% of his shots from the field.
January 8, 2021
Pitt beat Syracuse for the first time since 2017 behind a thrilling second half comeback.

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball postpone games for COVID protocols

The Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center Wednesday for their first official practice of the 2020 season.
December 31, 2020
Both the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs postponed games due to COVID-19 protocols on Thursday.

Weaver, Jones II earn AP All-America honors

Pitt’s defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver (pictured) and Patrick Jones II received AP All-America honors on Monday.
December 31, 2020
As Pitt’s redshirt senior defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver and Patrick Jones II prepare for the NFL draft, they have both received a huge boost to their resumes.

Kenny Pickett announces return for fifth year

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.
December 15, 2020
In a surprising development, senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.

Davis rushes for 247 yards in 32-20 win over Georgia Tech to cap regular season

Sophomore Vincent Davis rushed for 247 yards on Thursday at Georgia Tech
December 11, 2020
As the Panthers took the field on Thursday night, the players knew it could be their last of the season, and for some the last of their careers. 

3-point barrage gives Pitt blowout 89-59 win over Northern Illinois

Ithiel Horton made five 3-pointers in the Panthers' 89-59 win over Northern Illinois
December 5, 2020
Nonconference games against non-power five programs aren’t supposed to be stressful. The Panthers first two games of the season featured tight matchups, but Pitt (2-1) finally earned a worry-free blowout victory on Saturday, defeating the Northern Illinois Huskies (0-3) 89-59 at the Petersen Events Center.

Horrific first quarter dooms Pitt in 52-17 loss at Clemson

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw four interceptions in Pitt's 52-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday
November 28, 2020
Last time Pitt went to Death Valley, the Panthers shocked undefeated Clemson in one of the greatest games in program history. Pitt didn’t have any of its 2016 magic on Saturday, as a treacherous start led to a 52-17 loss.

Shorthanded Panthers blowout Hokies 47-14 on Senior Day

First-year wide receiver Jaylon Barden celebrates his first career touchdown during Pitt's 47-14 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday
November 21, 2020
While players usually walk on the field with their families for the ceremonies, Pitt couldn’t carry on the tradition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Players came out by themselves this year, as their families provided video messages on the jumbotron.

Pitt Athletics academic support staff embraces new normal during pandemic

The Academic Support Services for Student Athletes program has two locations — one in the Petersen Events Center (pictured) and one at the Hearst Academic Center in the Duratz Football Complex.
November 18, 2020
At the Academic Center, Pitt’s athletes can study with their teammates, work one-on-one with tutors and speak to Pitt’s student-athlete academic counselors about their degree paths.
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