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Lacrosse recruits remain active despite quarantine

Lacrosse recruits remain active despite quarantine

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Although in-person schooling, practices and competitions have been placed on hold, Pitt's lacrosse recruits have continued to improve their games.

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Day 18 without sports.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find some sort of alternative to live sports entertainment. Many innovative fans have come up with multiple ideas already, but one obvious solution is to start binging sports movies at an unhealthy rate. Right about now we’d normally be enjoying the fruits of March Madness and the conclusion of the NBA regular season, but instead we can only turn on the best basketball films available.

Men’s basketball navigates frustrating second year of rebuild

Men’s basketball navigates frustrating second year of rebuild

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the entire world, March Madness fans across the country are suffering from withdrawal after the college basketball season came to an abrupt finish ahead of schedule. But the cancellations and adjustments don’t impact Pitt fans much, as the Panthers’ exhausting season came to an end the day before the NCAA’s did.

Pitt comeback falls short against Virginia, 59-56

Pitt comeback falls short against Virginia, 59-56

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

The defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers earned a road win in the Petersen Events Center Saturday, but a late Panther run made the game come down to the final second.

Clemson loss shows Pitt not yet ready for Tournament

Clemson loss shows Pitt not yet ready for Tournament

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

From a team that has exhibited soaring highs and devastating lows, Wednesday’s performance was Pitt's worst showing of the whole season.

Upcoming stretch could make or break Pitt basketball’s season

Upcoming stretch could make or break Pitt basketball’s season

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball faces four upcoming opponents with similar records, giving the Panthers a chance to either separate from their ACC competitors or fall into the conference cellar.

‘You’re just in awe’: Spectators reminisce on Kobe’s Pitt visit

‘You’re just in awe’: Spectators reminisce on Kobe’s Pitt visit

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

For Kobe Bryant, the 1996 McDonald’s All-American game in Pittsburgh was a small speck on a decorated and illustrious career. For those in attendance that weekend 23 years ago, it was a memory they will never forget.

Toney guides Pitt through tumultuous 2020

Toney guides Pitt through tumultuous 2020

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

He might not be a high-flying, rim-rocking superstar, but Pitt needs Toney as a stabilizing force during a season that has gone in every direction.

Prediction: Pitt basketball to overpower BC

Prediction: Pitt basketball to overpower BC

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Despite their inconsistency this season, the Panthers will take advantage of an injury-riddled and underachieving Boston College team at home.

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