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VIDEO: PITT vs. UVA – Men’s ACC Basketball (w/ Broadcast Audio)

February 25, 2020

Watch the highlights of the Pitt Panthers men's basketball team as they host the Virginia Cavaliers at the Petersen Events Center (with an accompanying audio broadcast). Final score: 59 - 56 Virginia. Shot and edited by Nate Kohler, multimedia staff Broadcast audio by WPTS

VIDEO: PITT vs. CLEMSON: Men’s ACC Basketball (w/ Broadcast Audio)

February 18, 2020

Watch the highlights of the Pitt Panthers men's basketball team as they host the Clemson Tigers at the Petersen Events Center (with an accompanying audio broadcast). Final score: 72-52 Clemson. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Shot and edited by Knox Coulter, Multimedia Editor Broadcast audio by...

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?

Men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel has had difficulty picking up top-tier recruits for the class of 2019.

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

May 15, 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

New men's basketball coach Jeff Capel received his first commitment for the 2018-2019 season with Trey McGowens, Pitt's first top-100 recruit since 2013. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

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

With the ACC’s new refereeing scheduling policies, referees will have to travel less to cover more games. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Editor in Chief)

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

McGowens takes a fadeaway shot in his Hargrave Military Academy uniform. (Photo courtesy of Bobby McGowens)

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

Heather Lyke received a contract extension to remain as the Athletic Director at Pitt through 2024 with Pitt’s hope of securing more athletic stability and success. (TPN File Photo)

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

New head basketball coach Jeff Capel speaks at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

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

Pitt senior forward Ryan Luther is among eight  players to request a release after the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings.

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...

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