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Senior infielder Alexis Solak scored Pitt’s first run against Penn State on Wednesday, which Pitt lost 8-3. Yesterday’s loss marks five straight for Pitt.

Penn State tops Pitt Softball 8-3

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor March 27, 2019
Pitt Softball still does not have a home win this season. The Panthers lost to rival Penn State 8-3 at home on Wednesday to extend their losing streak to five game.
Coach Jeff Capel relied on senior Jared Wilson-Frame (4) to bring experience to the backcourt.

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer March 18, 2019
Through the highs and lows of the Pitt men’s basketball season, one important thing was evident in the end — progress.
Virginia head coach Tony Bennetts Cavaliers enter this years ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second straight season.

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer March 11, 2019
Barring a miracle of unprecedented proportion, the Pitt men’s basketball team will not be dancing come NCAA Tournament time this March.
First-year guard Trey McGowens (2), pictured here against Clemson, led Pitt with 16 points against Notre Dame.

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Wrtier February 28, 2019
Pitt Men’s Basketball team shot 23.8 percent from the field in the first half, where they managed to only score 16 points. The lack of offense led to a 62-48 loss to Clemson, Pitt’s 11 straight loss.
Senior running back Qadree Ollison wearing the Pitt football retro uniform at last December’s ACC Championship Game.

Renovating Retro: Pitt athletics poised for return to retro colors

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Wrtier February 25, 2019
In October of 2016, after adding more retro gear, the Pitt Team Store saw a 26 percent increase in apparel sales compared to the previous year. For now, Pitt’s marketing team and athletic department are subtly hinting at a restoration of the classic colors.
Redshirt junior thrower Grant Jones, sophomore thrower Noah Walker and first-year distance runner Evan Addison (from left).

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 5, 2019
When Grant Jones was trying to convince Noah Walker, his former high school teammate, to come to Pitt, he probably didn’t know he would be recruiting his biggest competition in the coming years.
The Pitt Hurling Club team is the 2018 National Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association Hurling National Champions after defeating UNC and Purdue in the final stages of the tournament.

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

By Ben Bobeck , Staff Writer February 5, 2019
Pitt’s club hurling team went from almost not having enough players to form a team to becoming National Champions.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Ray Black makes his debut in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park July 8, 2018.

Panthers in the Pros: Black, Perez, Washington, McDonough

By Stephen Thompson, staff writer January 16, 2019
With 15 varsity sports, it is expected that some Pitt alums go on to become professional athletes. While some, like former Pitt football player James Conner, are more well known, there are still Panthers from all different sports performing at the professional level.
First-year guard Trey McGowens, pictured here against Niagara, led Pitt with 17 points in its ACC-opening loss to UNC.

Panthers prowl during holiday hiatus

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer January 7, 2019
While the students were away, the Panthers’ student-athletes were out to play. You catch up on what you missed and read what Pitt accomplished over break here.
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