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Penn State tops Pitt Softball 8-3

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.
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.

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

Coach Jeff Capel relied on senior Jared Wilson-Frame (4) to bring experience to the backcourt.
March 18, 2019
Through the highs and lows of the Pitt men’s basketball season, one important thing was evident in the end — progress.

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett's Cavaliers enter this year's ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second straight season.
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.

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

First-year guard Trey McGowens (2), pictured here against Clemson, led Pitt with 16 points against Notre Dame.
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.

Renovating Retro: Pitt athletics poised for return to retro colors

Senior running back Qadree Ollison wearing the Pitt football retro uniform at last December’s ACC Championship Game.
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.

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

Redshirt junior thrower Grant Jones, sophomore thrower Noah Walker and first-year distance runner Evan Addison (from left).
February 4, 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.

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

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.
February 4, 2019
Pitt’s club hurling team went from almost not having enough players to form a team to becoming National Champions.

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

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.
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.

Panthers prowl during holiday hiatus

First-year guard Trey McGowens, pictured here against Niagara, led Pitt with 17 points in its ACC-opening loss to UNC.
January 6, 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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