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Rising sophomores reflect: Adjusting as a student-athlete

First-year Jovana Knezevic plays in a match against Morgan State. Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

Jovana Knezevic’s day starts with an early morning weight session, followed by a full schedule of classes. But instead of returning to her dorm after class to study or relax, Knezevic heads over to the tennis courts for a three hour practice. Learning where to go for the best pizza on campus, keeping...

Pitt baseball suffers sweep against North Carolina State

Junior Nick Banman tags out a Wolfpack runner in Pitt's 7-4 loss Friday night. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

The Pitt baseball team had a chance to move off the bubble of making the ACC Tournament at home this weekend series against North Carolina State but were convincingly swept due to the high-powered Wolfpack offense. Starting pitching woes led to Pitt (22-27, 8-19 ACC) having early deficits in each game,...

Pitt pulls upset, topples No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels

P.J. DeMeo hit an RBI single in the first inning of Sunday's upset victory over the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels. Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer

By Kait French | Staff Writer

April 24, 2017

The Pitt baseball team came into this weekend with low expectations for its series with the highly-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. But in the series finale, the Panthers rode an offensive explosion to knock off the No. 3 team in the country. After dropping the first two contests with just three combined...

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