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Redshirt junior guard Malik Ellison was named team captain and was said to be “[a] gym rat with a high level of professionalism around his approach to the game” according to Pitt Athletics.

Ellison to lead Pitt despite hiatus

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Editor November 5, 2018
Malik Ellison doesn’t count last Thursday’s exhibition game as his first real game, he’s looking forward to tomorrow. It may have been over a year since he last stepped on the court to play in a regular season game, but the captain isn’t nervous, in fact, he’s more confident than ever.
(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

New Coaches allow Pitt fans to dream big

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer August 27, 2018
During her first year as athletic director, Heather Lyke hired seven coaches. Because of these additions, Pitt fans can optimistically look forward to the next season.
Mens basketball head coach Kevin Stallings has quickly become one of the most controversial figures in recent Pitt sports history, but he still deserves time to build his program. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief)

Stallings needs time to execute plan

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor August 21, 2017

“No wonder the Bucs lost last night ... what a jackass.” “Tonight was probably the only setting in which [he] was not the most hated individual in the place.” “Maybe he will throw his back...

St. Johns transfer Malik Ellison is ineligible to play this season but should provide leadership moving forward.
(Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Basketball overhaul: Pitt’s 2017 class

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor May 31, 2017

Coming off the program’s worst season since 2000, this offseason has signaled next year could be worse. The past few months have been some of the most tumultuous in the team’s history, with four...

Pitt Head Coach Kevin Stallings is attempting to rebuild the Panthers roster and has four spots remaining in the 2017 recruiting class. TPN File Photo

Men’s basketball adds two recruits to 2017 class

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor May 5, 2017

Pitt basketball landed two commits this week as coach Kevin Stallings begins to fill in his roster for next season. St. John’s transfer Malik Ellison pledged to Pitt Tuesday, according to ESPN’s...

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