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The Panthers swept both games they played this weekend in North Carolina, knocking off the UNC Tar Heels in Chapel Hill and the NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh to continue their undefeated start to the season.

Pitt volleyball begins ACC with wins against UNC and NC State

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
No. 4 Pitt volleyball continued their dominant start to the 2021 season by beating North Carolina and North Carolina State this weekend. The Panthers struggled at times, but still returned home with a pair of 3-1 wins under their belts.
No. 17 Pitt baseball (20-11, 14-10 ACC) took two of three games over the weekend against the North Carolina Tar Heels (19-15, 13-12).

No. 19 Pitt tops Tar Heels in double-header, wins weekend series

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer April 19, 2021
No. 19 Pitt baseball took two of three games over the weekend against the North Carolina Tar Heels in a series that saw a little bit of everything. From a rain-induced postponement, to a pitchers duel on Saturday and a slugfest on Sunday, there was no shortage of action in the pivotal ACC matchup.
Pitt returned to form at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sunday, increasing its win streak to 10 with a 3-0 blowout against UNC.

Panthers overwhelm UNC 3-0 in final home match, extend win streak to 10

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 29, 2021
“We still feel like we did have a home-court advantage.” Despite limited attendance, Pitt returned to form at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sunday, sweeping UNC for its 10th straight victory.
Pitt women’s basketball lost 81-72 against North Carolina at home this afternoon.

Death by fouls and free throws: Women’s basketball drops close contest

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball (4-9, 2-8 ACC) continued its recent cold-streak futility with its fifth loss in a row, this time against North Carolina (10-8, 5-8 ACC) with a score of 81-72. This comes on the heels of a matchup where Pitt surrendered a late lead to Wake Forest and lost in overtime.
Sophomore forward Justin Champagnie scored 23 of Pitt’s 65 points against UNC Tuesday night. Pitt lost 75-65.

Pitt outmuscled by UNC, drops second straight game, 75-65

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 27, 2021
On Tuesday night, just one week removed from the Duke win, the mood had completely flipped. Pitt (8-4 overall, 4-3 ACC) was maddeningly sloppy against North Carolina (11-5 overall, 6-3 ACC) and lost 75-65 in deflating fashion at the Pete.
The Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center Wednesday for their first official practice of the 2020 season.

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball postpone games for COVID protocols

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 31, 2020
Both the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs postponed games due to COVID-19 protocols on Thursday.
The entrance to vote at the Herbert C. Young Community Center polling place in Cary, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2012.

North Carolina voting laws suppress minorities

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 24, 2018
North Carolina claims its new voting policies make it more convenient for voters to get to the polls — but really it’s an orchestrated attempt to prevent minorities from voting.
Natsumi Okamoto was the only member of the Pitt tennis team to win a match this weekend. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

Pitt tennis falls in North Carolina to Duke, NC State

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer April 3, 2017

Riding a four-game losing streak, the Pitt women’s tennis team looked to turn its season around during this weekend’s trip to North Carolina. Unfortunately for the Panthers (3-10, 0-8 ACC), the weekend...

Nika Markovic (17) helped the Panthers beat  NC State on Sunday with three kills during the five-set match. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Volleyball captures crucial weekend of five-set Carolina matches

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer October 31, 2016

Once sophomore Kamalani Akeo slammed down the final service ace onto the court, there was no stopping the Pitt women’s volleyball team from rejoicing a pair of weekend victories against two reputable...

Kadi Kullerkann expertly returns a volley from NC State. Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

Pitt volleyball sweeps ACC opening weekend against North Carolina State, North Carolina

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer September 27, 2015

A raucous house full of dancing, cheering fans watched Pitt open its ACC schedule with two impressive wins this weekend at the Fitzgerald Field House. The Panthers (12-2, 2-0 ACC) faced off against the...

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