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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 27, 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.

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball started the 2019 NCAA Tournament with an emphatic statement, sweeping the Howard Bison 3-0 at the Petersen Events Center on Friday night.

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball was arguably given a raw deal by receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But the Panthers are eager to prove that the program is worthy of respect, starting Friday against Howard.

Projecting Pitt volleyball’s path to the Final Four

Projecting Pitt volleyball’s path to the Final Four

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Pitt hasn’t won a national championship in any sport since 1976. But with the volleyball team looking dominant entering tournament play, a potential — albeit extremely challenging — path exists to break that streak.

Rain washes away Pitt’s Coastal chances in 28-0 loss at VT

Rain washes away Pitt’s Coastal chances in 28-0 loss at VT

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Pitt football shrunk from the heavy expectations, handing Bud Foster a perfect going-away gift — a 28-0 home victory in the pouring rain.

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