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Panthers pound Penn State late, snap five-game skid

Junior outfielder Nico Popa earned two runs during Pitt’s 7-2 victory over Penn State on Wednesday.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Pitt baseball gets revenge on the Nittany Lions after dropping the a previous match-up in mid-March. A late offensive explosion and solid bullpen performances helped the Panthers snap a five-game losing streak.

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

First-year utility player V’Lique Carter (19) carries the ball during October’s matchup with Duke.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

With National Signing Day in the books and the Panthers 15 days away from spring camp, now is a good time to evaluate the current state of Pitt’s football team.

Pitt softball signs IMPACT recruit Rylee DiTullio

The Pitt softball team signed 16-year-old Team IMPACT recruit Rylee DiTullio last Monday. Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit organization that connects children with serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

The Pitt softball team signed Rylee DiTullio, a local 16-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, last Monday, holding a press conference at the Petersen Events Center to celebrate the event.

Panthers show promise in 69-68 loss to Iowa

First-year guard Xavier Johnson, pictured here against WVU, was held to single-digit points for the second straight game versus Louisville.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Playing against the Iowa Hawkeyes as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the upstart Panthers led by six at halftime and took their ranked opponent right down to the wire in a back-and-forth affair.

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked for a loss by Dallas Cowboys defensive back Kavon Frazier (35) during the first half on Sept. 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Jim Cowsert/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

By The Pitt News staff

October 17, 2018

As the NFL season nears its halfway point, Los Angeles’ two teams seem to be destined for a cross-city clash, while the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell continues to divide public opinion.

Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Nobody’s sure what animal or interdimensional being new Flyers' mascot 'Gritty' is supposed to be, but we can all agree he’s ugly.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s ugly UNC loss

The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Panthers 34-31 at Heinz Field last November.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

The Panthers once again disappeared in the second half against UNC, continuing a disappointing season-long trend.

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