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Trevor Noah brings laughs to Pittsburgh

Trevor Noah brings laughs to Pittsburgh

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Following a slickly produced video that was a cross between a pump-up video and an ad, Trevor Noah walked on stage to raucous applause from the audience at the Petersen Events Center Friday.

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

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.

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Pitt’s Women’s Basketball team will be playing in its 12th annual Pink the Petersen game this Sunday against Miami. While this game always holds special meaning for coaches, players and survivors, this year it hits especially close to home for members of Pitt’s team.

Pitt extends contract with Athletic Director Heather Lyke

Pitt extends contract with Athletic Director Heather Lyke

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced last week a six-year extension to Athletic Director Heather Lyke’s contract. Lyke was hired in March 2017 to replace Scott Barnes — and she had a busy first year. “I am grateful to Chancellor Gallagher and our Board of Trustees for their belief in me, our team a...

Lyke Plans to “Flip the Pete”

Lyke Plans to “Flip the Pete”

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Athletic Director Heather Lyke wants to “flip” the basketball court at the Petersen Events Center. She announced that the Athletic Department will be changing the layout of the court at a media roundtable discussion at the Pete Wednesday morning. According to Lyke, when Pitt built the eve...

Pitt introduces Jeff Capel as new head basketball coach

Pitt introduces Jeff Capel as new head basketball coach

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke introduced Jeff Capel as the next men’s basketball coach during a ceremony at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday. The gym floor was packed with University students and staff, including Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, women’s head basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Ser...

The Zoo sticks around for basketball ups and downs

The Zoo sticks around for basketball ups and downs

By Samuel Ruppert | For The Pitt News

March 12, 2018

Half of the cobalt blue seats in student section of the Petersen Event Center remained empty as the Pitt men’s basketball team battled UC Santa Barbara on the court Nov. 15. On the first shot, only a sparse showering of ripped-up newsprint filled the air. But even during the out-of-conference game f...

Hurricanes blow out Panthers, 67-53

Hurricanes blow out Panthers, 67-53

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

December 30, 2017

Pitt men’s basketball (8-6) closed 2017 and opened conference play with a 67-53 loss to the No. 15 Miami Hurricanes (12-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Event Center. After an up and down month of non-conference play, Pitt entered Saturday’s game on a three game winning streak against ...

Pitt shoots for bigger basketball crowds

Pitt shoots for bigger basketball crowds

By Bailey Frisco | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Tanisha Brown is a longtime college basketball fan — she started watching with her dad growing up. When she began attending Pitt, the Panthers quickly earned a place in her heart and her presence at the Petersen Events Center. “I really got into it when I came to Pitt,” Brown said. “I began root...

Pitt basketball hits new low with loss to Louisville

Pitt basketball hits new low with loss to Louisville

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 25, 2017

If you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Pitt men’s basketball team, think again. Last time the Panthers played at home, they suffered their worst loss in the 14-year history of the Petersen Events Center: a 72-46 pounding against Miami. They more than doubled that 26-point defeat in...

Pitt releases 2016-17 men’s basketball non-conference schedule

Pitt releases 2016-17 men’s basketball non-conference schedule

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 28, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team released its 2016-2017 non-conference schedule Tuesday in an announcement from head coach Kevin Stallings. In addition to the Panthers’ loaded ACC schedule, which includes 12 games against 2016 postseason qualifiers, Pitt’s non-conference schedul...

Pitt Athletics kicks off wave of renovations

Pitt Athletics kicks off wave of renovations

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Shiny new uniforms and flashing lights may have diverted attention away from posters bordering the walls at the Pitt script unveiling earlier this month. The posters featured millions of dollars worth of improvement plans for Pitt’s athletic facilities, some of which have already begun. The three-year p...

Wrestling: Pitt to host 2015 ACC Championship

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 15, 2014

Pitt will host the ACC Wrestling Championship next year, the conference announced in a release, Thursday.Happening on March 8, it will be the first conference tournament Pitt puts on as a member of its new league, which it joined in July 2013.The venue will be the Petersen Events Center, a change from the team's normal venue of...

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