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March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2003, was the day Pitt basketball fans became acquainted with one the greatest shooting guards to ever play the game — Dwyane Wade.

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

Pitt hasn't had a winning season in the post-Jamie Dixon era — but with a pair of outstanding prospects set to join the team over the next few years, fans can expect the Panthers to return to their winning ways.

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

The Panthers return nearly all of their defensive line production from last season and should only improve thanks to a combination of incoming recruits and previously injured starters returning to health.

A requiem for Trey McGowens’ time at Pitt

A requiem for Trey McGowens’ time at Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens entered the transfer portal Wednesday, leaving behind a complicated legacy in his two seasons at Pitt.

ACC officially cancels spring season

ACC officially cancels spring season

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

With the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommending that gatherings of 50 or more people not occur for the next eight weeks, it became clear that no timeline in the near future would work for the conference’s spring athletes.

Xavier Johnson quashes transfer rumors

Xavier Johnson quashes transfer rumors

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 16, 2020

Johnson dispelled any notion that he’ll be wearing another jersey next season, tweeting Sunday that he plans to stay at Pitt.

Ryan Murphy to enter transfer portal

Ryan Murphy to enter transfer portal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 15, 2020

Pitt basketball junior guard Ryan Murphy is entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer with one year of remaining eligibility.

ACC to suspend all athletic activities

ACC to suspend all athletic activities

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The ACC announced Thursday that it will suspend all athletic related activities in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

One topic surprisingly rose to the forefront of Pitt basketball’s Monday media session — the behind-the-scenes play of sophomore transfer guard Ithiel Horton.

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Time to take a deep dive into some of the serious, but mostly silly, details surrounding Pitt athletics' recent "scandal."

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