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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt sophomore forward John Hugley (23) guards the ball during Thursday night’s game against Colgate at the Petersen Events Center.

Photos: Men’s Basketball vs. Colgate

By Hannah Wilson, Staff Photographer December 10, 2021

The Pitt men’s basketball team defeated Colgate 71-68 during Thursday’s game at the Petersen Events Center. After the game, head coach Jeff Capel said this win was important for his team’s growth.

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....

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,...

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...

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

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

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

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...

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)

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...

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

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...

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)

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...

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

Column: College sports deserve diverse leadership

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,...

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