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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

ASU junior Tristan Mascarenas attempts to maintain control of first-year Vinnie Santaniello during Sunday afternoon’s match against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Pitt wrestling losses to Arizona State following injury forfeit

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

After a week off from action, Pitt wrestling suffered a stinging 21-20 criteria loss to No. 24 Arizona State Sunday evening. The Panthers were leading 20-14 until an injury to heavyweight Dayton Pitzer...

Sophomore guard Marley Washenitz (11) breaks past a defender during Tuesday night’s game against Yale in the Petersen Events Center.

Takeaways | Men’s basketball dominates, women’s basketball displays passion

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

This past week saw the opening games for both Pitt men's and women’s basketball teams. This upcoming basketball season is one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory for both teams. After a...

Pitt volleyball coach Dan Fisher yells during Pitts game against BYU in the second round of the NCAA womens volleyball tournament in the Petersen Events Center on Dec. 3, 2022.

Preview | Pitt athletics prepares for packed weekend slate

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

With the week nearly over, Panther fans can now sit back and enjoy a jam-packed slate of Panthers games this weekend. Most people know football is the king around this time of the year, but the other Panthers...

Senior midfielder Chloe Minas (15) competes for the ball during Saturday night’s match against Boston College at the Petersen Sports Complex.

Weekend Sports Recap | Women’s soccer dominates again

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

As the new month begins, the fall sports seasons are starting to heat up as they reach mid-season. Let's catch up on some Panthers action that fans missed this past weekend. Cross Country Pitt cross...

Roc the Panther amid a crowd of football fans at the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Acrisure Stadium on Sept. 9, 2023.

Feature | Fans, officials and former players reflect on the history of the Backyard Brawl

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

With the Backyard Brawl returning with a bang last year, Panthers fans can only hope to see  something similar this Saturday in Morgantown. New fans and players will get to experience the intense battles...

Pitt football fans cheer during the first game of the season against Wofford at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Weekend Sports Recap | Cross country, volleyball and women’s soccer continue early season success, men’s soccer lags behind with loss to Georgetown

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

As the first week of classes ended, students were rewarded with plenty of action from their Panthers heading into Labor Day weekend. Many Panthers fans were tuned in for Saturday's football game, but there...

Head basketball coach Jeff Capel watches from the bench as a penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset Louisville in January 2020.

Column | Pitt fans owe Jeff Capel an apology

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer March 14, 2023
Following Pitt basketball’s disappointing 2021-22 campaign, many Panther fans called for the program to move on from head coach Jeff Capel. But now, as the Panthers are on the brink of appearing in the NCAA tournament, it’s clear Panther fans were wrong about Capel.
NC State womens basketball player Elissa Cunane (33) blocks Pitt player Mary Dunn (15) from catching a rebound during the Pitt vs. NC State game on Jan. 6.

Pitt women’s basketball falls to Clemson 71-53 in ACC tournament first-round

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
Following a disappointing 2022-23 campaign, Pitt women’s basketball fell to Clemson 71-53 in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday. The loss likely ended the Panthers’ season, as they are longshots to reach the NCAA tournament.
Graduate student guard Jamarius Burton (11) dribbles the ball down the court during Pitt mens basketballs game against West Virginia on Friday night.

Preview | Pitt men’s basketball looks to begin final regular season stretch with win against Syracuse

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer February 24, 2023
Pitt men’s basketball is on the cusp of earning a high seed in the ACC tournament. But the Panthers need to take care of business against Syracuse before they look ahead to tournament time.
Graduate student guard Nelly Cummings (0) and graduate student guard Greg Elliott (3) celebrate during Pitt mens basketballs game against Wake Forest on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Column | NET rankings are unjustly punishing Pitt men’s basketball

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer February 17, 2023
Despite their recent national success, Pitt men’s basketball remains outside the top 25 in the AP poll and NET rankings. Staff writer Mason Carter argues that these rankings are unjustly punishing Pitt for early season losses.
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