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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Peace Ilegomah, a 6-foot-9 center, may not make his Pitt debut this season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

Pitt center Ilegomah may sit out this year because of NCAA rule

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2017

Pitt basketball center Peace Ilegomah may be forced to sit out this year because of an NCAA rule limiting the number of years student-athletes can spend in high school. According to Sam Ferry, an assistant...

Senior forward Ryan Luther will have to improve his game and become a team leader if the Panthers are to compete in the ACC this season. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer)

Luther must manage unproven Panthers

By Wyatt Geller | For The Pitt News July 11, 2017

With the season just a few months away, the Pitt basketball team is in desperate need of a leader. But for second-year head coach Kevin Stallings, the options are scarce. The loss of seniors Michael...

St. Johns transfer Malik Ellison is ineligible to play this season but should provide leadership moving forward.
(Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Basketball overhaul: Pitt’s 2017 class

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor May 30, 2017

Coming off the program’s worst season since 2000, this offseason has signaled next year could be worse. The past few months have been some of the most tumultuous in the team’s history, with four...

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings has several roster spots to fill before the signing period ends on May 17. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

Men’s basketball signs 6-foot-10 center Peace Ilegomah

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor April 25, 2017

After a plethora of defects to start the offseason, the Pitt men’s basketball program received a recruit on Monday with the signing of 6-foot-10 center Peace Ilegomah. Ilegomah played at Montverde...

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the...

Pitt head basketball coach Kevin Stallings brought two more recruits into the program in the past week. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt basketball nets two more recruits

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor February 5, 2017

Amidst all the excitement of National Signing Day for prospective college football recruits last Wednesday, the Pitt men’s basketball team added to its own 2017 recruiting class. The Panthers received...

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