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UNC beats Pitt in final seconds, 68-67

UNC beats Pitt in final seconds, 68-67

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Sophomore guard Jasmine Whitney was just two foul shots away from giving Pitt the victory against UNC Sunday afternoon, but failed to hit either as Pitt lost, 68-67, and stayed winless in the ACC at 0-3. The Panthers (8-8) led the Tar Heels (11-5) 16-14 in the first quarter, after a 6-0 run at th...

Narduzzi reflects on bad performance against UNC

Narduzzi reflects on bad performance against UNC

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Football

With another lackluster performance from the Panthers football team — this time in the Thursday evening loss to North Carolina — head coach Pat Narduzzi is back at square one. During his press conference Monday morning, he once again fielded questions regarding the team’s quarterback situat...

Oregon, Gonzaga, South Carolina try to brace for Final Four experience

By Shannon Ryan | Chicago Tribune (TNS)

March 30, 2017


Filed under National News

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Final Four is an event where stars become star struck and distractions are plentiful. Fulfilling a request from Nike, Kobe Bryant visited Oregon and Gonzaga locker rooms. South Carolina players were given a deadline on distributing tickets to friends and family. Gonzaga players w...

UNC rallies late, defeats Arkansas, 72-65, to advance to Sweet 16

By Andrew Carter | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS)

March 19, 2017


Filed under National News

GREENVILLE, S.C. North Carolina stared the end of its season in the face on Sunday — the end of so many dreams and hopes, and the end of a long pursuit of redemption that has driven this team for nearly a year now — and the Tar Heels didn't blink. They trailed Arkansas by five points with three...

No. 21 Pitt softball team swept in ACC opener at North Carolina

No. 21 Pitt softball team swept in ACC opener at North Carolina

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt softball team’s momentum has evaporated after a remarkable start to the season. The No. 21 Panthers (12-5 overall, 0-3 ACC) opened up conference play over the weekend in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where they suffered a three-game sweep against the North Carolina Tar Heels (15-4 overall...

Panthers’ season ends in 72-60 loss vs. UNC at ACC Tournament

Panthers’ season ends in 72-60 loss vs. UNC at ACC Tournament

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In last year’s ACC Tournament, North Carolina’s Jamie Cherry tried her best to spoil the Pitt women’s basketball team’s season, but the Panthers prevailed. This time around, the Tar Heels’ sharp-shooting guard single-handedly sent Pitt home. Cherry scored a career-high 32 points in UNC’s 72...

No. 8 Tar Heels thrash Pitt on Senior Day, 85-67

No. 8 Tar Heels thrash Pitt on Senior Day, 85-67

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 25, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

A little less than a month ago, the Pitt men’s basketball team played one of its best games of the season in an 80-78 loss against the North Carolina Tar Heels. On Senior Day on Saturday at the Petersen Events Center, the Panthers (15-14 overall, 4-12 ACC) gave no such scare to the No. 8 Tar He...

Pitt almost shocks No. 12 UNC in 80-78 loss

Pitt almost shocks No. 12 UNC in 80-78 loss

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball

Expectations were low for the Pitt men's basketball team going into Tuesday night’s game on the road against the North Carolina Tar Heels. After losing six games in a row and falling to last place in the ACC, the Panthers (12-10 overall, 1-8 ACC) were 19-point underdogs against the No. 12-ranked Ta...

No end in sight for Panthers’ skid with trip to Carolina looming

No end in sight for Panthers’ skid with trip to Carolina looming

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Most teams would relish the opportunity to travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for a chance to knock off one of the most storied programs in college basketball on national television. But the way the Pitt men’s basketball team is playing, they might be wishing Tuesday night’s clash with No...

North Carolina Tar Heels top Pitt wrestling, 20-16

North Carolina Tar Heels top Pitt wrestling, 20-16

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The No. 24 Pitt wrestling team got one experienced starter back Saturday against North Carolina: senior 149-pounder Mikey Racciato. But junior Dom Forys — the team’s top-ranked wrestler — missed his third straight match, and it was too much for the team to overcome. Pitt junior Brendan Price, F...

Panthers pound Tar Heels at the Pete, 68-48

Panthers pound Tar Heels at the Pete, 68-48

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

January 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team has owned its series with the conference rival North Carolina Tar Heels since moving to the ACC. Sunday afternoon was no different. Following a pair of road losses against top-ten opponents, the Panthers (11-7 overall, 2-3 ACC) returned home and dominated the Tar H...

Pitt football plays it too safe against UNC

Pitt football plays it too safe against UNC

By Steve Rotstein and Ashwini Sivaganesh | Sports Editors

September 25, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

For the third week in a row, the Pitt football team scored more than 35 points against a formidable opponent. But for the second week in a row, the Panthers’ conservative play in the final quarter cost them the game. The Panthers went into Saturday’s game knowing that a victory against North Ca...

Narduzzi moves past Oklahoma State for UNC

Narduzzi moves past Oklahoma State for UNC

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

With a showdown looming against the reigning ACC Coastal Division champion North Carolina Tar Heels, the Pitt football team has no time to linger on past mistakes. Coming off a disappointing 45-38 loss in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the Panthers will travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to begin ACC ...

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