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Wilps recounts controversial championship finish

Wilps recounts controversial championship finish

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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