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Panthers in pink fall to Syracuse, 70-56

Panthers in pink fall to Syracuse, 70-56

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 21, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Petersen Events Center, even decked out in pink to support the Susan G. Komen foundation, hasn’t yielded a home court advantage for the Pitt women’s basketball team this season. Pitt’s (12-14, 4-10 ACC) downfall on Sunday was consistent turnovers, leading to a defeat for the Panthers to No. 23...

Women’s basketball loses ninth conference game at hands of No. 12 Louisville

Women’s basketball loses ninth conference game at hands of No. 12 Louisville

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team won a battle, but not the war. Despite winning the first quarter, Pitt (10-14, 2-9 ACC) could not hold off the No. 12 Louisville Cardinals (19-6, 11-1 ACC), losing the final three quarters before falling 84-61 at the Petersen Events Center Thursday night. The loss...

Pitt falters at home against Duke 70-48

Pitt falters at home against Duke 70-48

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For every Pitt basket, Duke had an answer — and then some. After breaking a seven-game losing streak on the road in its last game, the Pitt women’s basketball team (9-12, 1-7 ACC) struggled through a tough test with the Duke Blue Devils (16-6, 5-3 ACC) and eventually fell by a score of 70-48. The...

Pitt women’s basketball roll over Mount St. Mary 74-57

Pitt women’s basketball roll over Mount St. Mary 74-57

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

On Tuesday night, the Pitt women’s basketball team peaked well above the Mountaineers. In a young season of disappointing offensive performances, the Pitt women’s basketball team wasted no time disposing of Mount St. Mary’s University, 74-57, thanks to an efficient offense and a stifling defense...

Pitt pulls away late to top Holy Cross, 56-50

Pitt pulls away late to top Holy Cross, 56-50

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

December 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Pitt’s women’s basketball team returned home from Michigan to a better end result — but it couldn’t leave its familiar turnover issues behind. After dropping three of their last four games away from home, the Panthers (5-3) snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday when they defeated the Holy Cro...

Stifling defense leads to blowout win for Pitt women’s basketball over Delaware State

Stifling defense leads to blowout win  for Pitt women’s basketball over Delaware State

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

A stifling Pitt defense never gave Delaware State a chance. After a dominating performance from freshman Kalista Walters against St. Francis, fellow freshmen Kauai Bradley and Brenna Wise joined Walters in leading Pitt women’s basketball to a dominating 77-43 win over the Delaware State Hornets...

Wignot transitions from women’s hoops player to team graduate assistant

Wignot transitions from women’s hoops player to team graduate assistant

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

November 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

As a Pitt women’s basketball practice comes to a close, four of last year’s starters made their way to center court to huddle with the rest of the team. Only three — Stasha Carey, Aysia Bugg and Yacine Diop — sported the reversible blue and gold jerseys that denote their status as players. The o...

Wrestling ready for opening slate this weekend

Wrestling ready for opening slate this weekend

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Eight months after watching Tyler Wilps climb down from the podium at nationals following his devastating NCAA championship loss, the Pitt wrestling team is primed to start another season. The Panthers open action this Sunday at the Terrapin Duals in College Park at the University of Maryland, whe...

Panthers lose Kiesel, gain experience in pivotal third year under McConnell-Serio

Panthers lose Kiesel, gain experience in pivotal third year under McConnell-Serio

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

At this time last year, the Pitt women’s basketball team was shrouded by a cloud of mystery. Questions about youth, a short bench and an overwhelming lack of experience swirled around a team hoping to trend upward during Suzie McConnell-Serio’s second year at the helm. Enter present day, and the team is looking to build ...

Blue and Gold collide in Spring Game

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

April 18, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

After 14  spring practices, friend became foe for Pitt football players during their final spring activity, the Blue and Gold Game.Players from the Blue and Gold teams battled back and forth in the first half, yielding to a second half stalemate as the Blue Team edged out the Gold Team by a score of...

Wilps recounts controversial championship finish

Wilps recounts controversial championship finish

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Less than six inches separated Tyler Wilps from the top spot of the podium at the NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 21.Wilps, a redshirt senior, only needed to position his hands about six inches further apart on his opponent to secure a national championship. Instead, he fell to Penn State’s Mat...

Pitt News looks back on women’s basketball predictions

Pitt News looks back on women’s basketball predictions

By The Pitt News Staff

March 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Pitt’s women’s basketball team completed a remarkable season when it advanced to the second round of  the NCAA Tournament before losing to No. 2 seed Tennessee.Making the tournament was a surprise. Before the season started, voters picked the Panthers to finish last in the ACC after several seasons of ...

Backyard wrestling: West Virginia tops Pitt in latest Backyard Brawl

Backyard wrestling: West Virginia tops Pitt in latest Backyard Brawl

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The West Virginia wrestling team traveled only 77 miles from Morgantown to Pittsburgh to add on to a disappointing season for the Pitt wrestling team.After falling to the No. 15 Michigan Wolverines earlier in the weekend, the Panthers (8-8, 2-3 ACC) closed out their dual season with a 24-14 loss to th...

Oakland Zoo should add new exclusive tradition to arsenal

Oakland Zoo should add new exclusive tradition to arsenal

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Let me start by saying I do not condone throwing thousands of rolls of toilet paper onto the court of the Petersen Events Center.But one university’s student section does just that, and it tells me that Pitt’s Oakland Zoo could use a new and exclusive tradition of its own.John Brown University, loc...

Poor shooting Pitt’s detriment in 62-45 loss to No. 17 Duke

Poor shooting Pitt’s detriment in 62-45 loss to No. 17 Duke

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team has battled teams to the final buzzer all season long, often leaving their eventual fate undecided until the final minutes. Thursday night was a different story for the Panthers, who trailed for all but little more than a minute of their game against No. 17 Duke. ...

Pitt unable to rebound from slow start, lose to Oklahoma State

Pitt unable to rebound from slow start, lose to Oklahoma State

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Despite a string of victories from redshirt upperclassmen Tyler Wilps, Max Thomusseit and Nick Bonaccorsi, the Pitt wrestling team couldn’t climb out of an early hole against a top-ranked adversary.A few pivotal moments did not fall in favor of the Panthers (7-3, 2-0 ACC) as they lost in Stillwater,...

Solomon grabs heavy win for Panthers in Pitt Duals

Solomon grabs heavy win for Panthers in Pitt Duals

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Despite moving up a weight class, head coach Jason Peters asked Ryan Solomon twice on Sunday to win a match for the Pitt wrestling team. And, both times, he delivered.The redshirt freshman, forced to wrestle often larger opponents, won twice against North Carolina and Duke to clinch team wins in both mat...

Pitt faces Maryland following loss to No. 5 Penn State

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

As the semester draws to a close, the Pitt wrestling team will return to the mat from a turkey-filled hiatus. The No. 11 Panthers (3-2, 0-0 ACC) face Big Ten opponent Maryland (4-3, 0-2 Big Ten) on Friday night in the Fitzgerald Field House for a final tune-up before the holiday break and conference ...

Pitt loses first match against No. 15 Lehigh

Pitt loses first match against No. 15 Lehigh

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

November 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pat Santoro got the homecoming he wanted.Santoro, No. 15 Lehigh’s head wrestling coach, was a four-time All-American and two-time national champion at Pitt, and his Mountain Hawks came out of the Fitzgerald Field House Saturday with a 19-12 victory.Despite consecutive wins over ranked opponents by r...

TPN predicts Pitt women’s basketball

TPN predicts Pitt women’s basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt women's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports Editor The program clearly has the right woman for the job in Suzie McConnell-Serio, but the Panthers will continue to rebuild in 2014-2015. With a litany of injuries, most notably red...

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

By Logan Hitchcock / For The Pitt News

November 2, 2014


Filed under Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports, Women's Basketball

It was nearly eight months ago when the Pitt women’s basketball team played its last game, a 72-58 loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC tournament. Much has changed within the team since the final buzzer that day, and now the Panthers are preparing for a challenging yet exciting season...

Very superstitious: Pitt athletes share individual rituals

By Logan Hitchcock / For The Pitt News

October 23, 2014


Filed under Specials / Homecoming2014, Sports, Sports Features

Two hours before the rest of her team came, Samantha Winkelmann entered the doors to Trees Pool. Surrounded by empty bleachers that would fill later that day, she began her day in solitude, careful not to stray from the extensive detail of her routine.After she finished her final practice dive, she ...

Lone senior runner improves team, self in new season

Lone senior runner improves team, self in new season

By Logan Hitchcock / For The Pitt News

September 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While many students begin their day at Pitt rolling out of bed and stumbling to a morning class, Cullen Davis’ day starts differently.As one of the top runners on the Pitt men’s cross country team, and the only senior on the team, he naturally begins each day with a lengthy morning run.Davis, a se...

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