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ACC releases 2018 Pitt football schedule

ACC releases 2018 Pitt football schedule

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 17, 2018

The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2018 football schedules of each of its members Wednesday afternoon. Included in the release was the Pitt Panthers 2018 schedule, which features eight games against teams that made bowl games in 2017. Of those eight teams, the Panthers will face five teams that fin...

Nittany Lions level Panthers, 85-54, in Progressive Legends Classic semi-final

Jonathan Milligan started the second half of the Panthers' Monday night game against Penn State with five points. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

In a semi-final matchup of the Progressive Legends Classic versus Penn State, the Pitt men’s basketball team was annihilated by its in-state foe, falling 85-54 in a game that was essentially over by halftime. The Panthers (1-3 overall, 0-0 ACC) had nothing going for them in a blowout loss to the ...

Pitt drops the ball: Penn State wins 33-14

The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated the Panthers 33-14 at Beaver Stadium Saturday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editor)

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

September 9, 2017

Just like Pitt did last year at home, the Nittany Lions jumped out to an early lead, but the Panthers couldn’t catch up — eventually falling 33-14 during Saturday’s rivalry football game. Despite piling up more yards than the Nittany Lions (2-0) at Beaver Stadium, Penn State’s red zone def...

Prediction: Lions loom over Panthers

Pitt former running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State last year. (TPN file photo)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

When Ryan Lewis hauled in the last season’s game-clinching interception against Penn State, he secured a year of bragging rights. Regardless of Penn State’s ultimate Big Ten success last year, Pitt fans could flaunt their 42-39 triumph. But as the renewed rivalry with Penn State approaches its second...

Panthers maul Nittany Lions in State College, 9-1

First-year reliever Chris Gomez dominated Penn State in Pitt's 9-1 win, striking out five batters over 4 2/3 innings. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 19, 2017

From the football field to the baseball and softball diamonds, Penn State just can’t find a way to beat Pitt. The Pitt baseball team (16-17, 7-11 ACC) annihilated the Nittany Lions (12-24, 1-8 Big Ten) Tuesday night in State College, Pennsylvania, rolling to a 9-1 win to sweep the season series...

Pitt baseball prevails over Penn State, 3-2

Pitt senior catcher Manny Pazos heads back to an excited dugout after scoring the go-ahead run during Pitt's 3-2 win over rival Penn State on April 4. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

In front of a crowd nearly double the usual turnout, the Pitt Panthers struck out 13 Nittany Lion batters over nine innings to beat its in-state rival. The Panthers (14-12 overall, 6-6 ACC) came from behind to secure their win over Pennsylvania State University (10-17 overall, 0-3 Big Ten) in fro...

Panthers slam state rival Nittany Lions, 7-1

The Pitt softball team greets sophomore Gabrielle Fredericks at home plate after her pinch-hit two-run home run in a 7-1 win over Penn State. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 29, 2017

With the rival Penn State Nittany Lions in town and bragging rights on the line, the Pitt softball team left no doubt about who the best softball team in the state is Wednesday night. The Panthers (17-13) climbed out of an early 1-0 hole with seven unanswered runs in a 7-1 victory against the Nitta...

Pitt gymnasts tumble to dual meet loss at Penn State

Tracey Pearson competes against West Virginia on the beam. Pitt won the meet against the No. 21-ranked Mountaineers. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Tracey Pearson’s dynamic floor performance continued a successful season for the senior, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Pitt gymnastics team to victory in a dual meet with the Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon.   Pitt (6-10 overall, 0-5 EAGL) fell to Penn State (6-6 overall, 2-3 Big Ten)...

Pitt tennis served up loss to Penn State, 4-3

Sophomore Gabriela Rezende won her match at Penn State Sunday afternoon in straight sets. Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

The Panthers were one match away from winning, but the hosting Penn State Nittany Lions came away with a victory over the Pitt women’s tennis team Sunday afternoon, 4-3. “Unfortunately, today we weren't able to get the outcome we were looking for, but we left the courts with no regrets in terms o...

Editor’s Picks: Greatest Games of 2016

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

No. 3. — Sept. 10 - Pitt 42, Penn State 39 With 69,983 people in attendance — a record for a Pittsburgh sporting event — this game’s fame was set to reach epic proportions before the players even stepped on the field. The pregame atmosphere at Heinz Field on Sept. 10 was teeming with ener...

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