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VIDEO: Blue and Gold Madness 2019 ft. WIZ KHALIFA

October 13, 2019

With the help of Pittsburgh native and rap star Wiz Khalifa, the Oakland Zoo gets hyped up for the 2019/20 Men's and Women's basketball season. Guest appearances from Pittsburgh Steelers players James Conner, Ryan Shazier, and Juju Smith-Schuster!

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

May 14, 2019

Khadim Sy was the latest big man to spurn Pitt basketball, leaving many fans to wonder why the Panthers can’t seem to catch a break on the recruiting trail.

Pitt basketball secures 4-star guard Au’Diese Toney

Pitt basketball secures 4-star guard Au’Diese Toney

By Hannah Schneider | Sports Editor

June 2, 2018

Jeff Capel landed another highly rated recruit when Au’Diese Toney verbally committed to Pitt today — joining Xavier Johnson, Curtis Aiken and Trey McGowens in Pitt’s class of 2018. Committed pic.twitter.com/U08k1gsDaF — A.M.T (@thefuturetoney) June 2, 2018 The Fayetteville, North Carolina nat...

Improving Referees’ Experiences: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference joins Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance

Improving Referees’ Experiences: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference joins Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance

By ALEX LEHMBECK | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

While most of the attention in the college basketball offseason is given to the stars sporting the flashy uniforms, there’s some important action happening off the court. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will join the Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance in July, expanding the coalition to te...

Players with promise: Capel welcomes 3 top-100 athletes to Pitt

Players with promise: Capel welcomes 3 top-100 athletes to Pitt

By Tessa Sayers | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018

The first things Trey McGowens noticed were the bridges. He had never been to Pittsburgh before — but everyone in Pittsburgh already knew who he was. Just 28 days after Jeff Capel was named the head coach of Pitt’s men’s basketball team in late March, he was about to officially sign McGowens, Pitt...

Column: Lyke is what Pitt Athletics needs for steady success

Column: Lyke is what Pitt Athletics needs for steady success

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

The best way to build a strong athletic program involves consistency and a direction. It’s very difficult for schools to form their own identity with constantly changing leadership as Pitt has experienced over the past decade with seven different head football coaches. But Pitt now officially has...

Column: College sports deserve diverse leadership

Column: College sports deserve diverse leadership

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

Not only is Pitt’s new men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel a star recruiter and successful tournament coach, he brings something to Pitt that the program has never seen before. Diversity. Specifically, Capel — a black man — is the first-ever head coach of any minority status to oversee ...

Report: seven Pitt basketball players request release from program

Report: seven Pitt basketball players request release from program

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 16, 2018

Seven players from the Pitt men’s basketball team have requested their release from the program, according to a report from ESPN. The Panthers have now received nine total requests for release from either current players or committed recruits since the firing of former men’s basketball coach Kevin Sta...

Uncertainty surrounds Stallings buyout

Uncertainty surrounds Stallings buyout

By Jordan Mondell and John Hamilton | TPN Staff

March 9, 2018

Pitt Athletics announced Thursday that Kevin Stallings would no longer be Pitt’s men’s basketball coach, but details regarding his multi-million dollar buyout are still unclear. Stallings’ lawyers, Scott Tompsett and Jim Lieber of Tompsett Collegiate Sports Law, said Friday that Pitt offere...

No. 4 Cardinals clobber Panthers, 81-49

No. 4 Cardinals clobber Panthers, 81-49

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team dropped its sixth straight — and final — regular season game, 81-49, at No. 4 Louisville Sunday, finishing with a 2-14 ACC record heading into the postseason conference tournament. A day after the men’s basketball team suffered a 29-point loss to the best team ...

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