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Ellison to lead Pitt despite hiatus

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.

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.

New Coaches allow Pitt fans to dream big

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

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.

Stallings needs time to execute plan

Men's 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)

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 out and be done for the season.” This was the reaction on Twitter when Pitt men’s basketball ...

Basketball overhaul: Pitt’s 2017 class

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

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 seniors graduating and five others transferring elsewhere. As of now, the team only has two return...

Men’s basketball adds two recruits to 2017 class

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

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 Jeff Goodman. 6-foot-4 guard Khameron Davis followed suit Wednesday, becoming the seventh member of...

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