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Is Pitt basketball’s glass half empty or half full?

Is Pitt basketball’s glass half empty or half full?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

For a team that has beaten ACC foe Florida State but also fallen to little-known Nicholls State, there have emerged two opposing outlooks.

Pitt ends Carolina Curse in overtime thriller, 34-27

Pitt ends Carolina Curse in overtime thriller, 34-27

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

Pitt finally ended its UNC losing streak in an overtime thriller, besting the Tar Heels 34-27 on the strength of a final defensive stand.

Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

This is the year that rock finally beats paper. The Panthers, going against every natural law of the universe, will beat North Carolina.

Satire: Completely reasonable expectations for Pitt basketball

Satire: Completely reasonable expectations for Pitt basketball

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

Xavier Johnson averaging a triple double? Trey McGowens making the leap to one of the nation’s top scorers? Pitt making a run at the ACC Championship? All very logical possibilities, writes sports editor Trent Leonard.

Rest-of-season outlook, bowl projections for Pitt football

Rest-of-season outlook, bowl projections for Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Where Pitt football goes from here could determine whether it rematches Clemson in the ACC Championship or falls to a middling bowl come postseason play.

Defense carries Pitt over Georgia Tech, 20-10

Defense carries Pitt over Georgia Tech, 20-10

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

After committing more turnovers and penalties than their opponent, the Panthers narrowly escaped with a 20-10 win over the Yellow Jackets.

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

By TPN Staff

November 1, 2019

The sports staff takes a look at several of the storylines permeating through the sports world right now, including the downfall of the Warriors’ dynasty and an NBA player who could make a sneaky bet for Most Improved.

Pitt volleyball takes No. 2 spot — and is still climbing

Pitt volleyball takes No. 2 spot — and is still climbing

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In a season that has seen Pitt volleyball continuously surpass its previously established standards, the Panthers once again set a new program record for highest ranking.

Football Takeaways: Panthers suffer self-inflicted setback to Miami

Football Takeaways: Panthers suffer self-inflicted setback to Miami

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson

October 27, 2019

The past week surrounding Pitt football had been filled with hope and optimism. Talk of New Year’s Six bowls and double-digit wins filled the thoughts, Twitter posts and column inches of spectators and fans. But ominous clouds on Saturday foreshadowed the foggy future that now remains for Pitt following its deflating 16-12 loss to Miami this weekend.

Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

When Pitt athletics discontinued varsity women’s tennis, the program’s three underclassmen were given little more than a week to pick up the pieces, prepare for the season and determine their next move. Now, they’re adjusting to life after Pitt.

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