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Navy sinks Pitt, 71-62, in season opener

Pitt guard Marcus Carr scored 12 point during Pitt's loss to Navy Friday. (Photo by Thomas Yang / Senior Staff Photographer)
November 10, 2017

It took the Panthers more than 10 minutes into the second half to score a field goal, a disastrous drought that was too much to overcome as Pitt men’s basketball dropped its season opener to Navy. Pitt...

Luther leads young squad in senior season

Pitt forward Ryan Luther drives to the hoop during last year's loss against Duquesne in the City Game.
 (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)
October 31, 2017

As Ryan Luther watched all but two members of the Pitt basketball team depart this off-season, his dedication to the Panthers never wavered. “I knew I wanted to be here,” the senior forward said....

Pitt center Ilegomah may sit out this year because of NCAA rule

Peace Ilegomah, a 6-foot-9 center, may not make his Pitt debut this season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)
October 19, 2017

Pitt basketball center Peace Ilegomah may be forced to sit out this year because of an NCAA rule limiting the number of years student-athletes can spend in high school. According to Sam Ferry, an assistant...

Pitt basketball lands Lafayette transfer Monty Boykins

Pitt Head Coach Kevin Stallings is close to finalizing next year's team, which will be made up almost entirely of new players. John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief
May 15, 2017

The 2017-18 Pitt basketball roster is taking its final shape with head coach Kevin Stallings adding another player Monday in Lafayette transfer Monty Boykins. The 6-foot-5 guard played just one game...

Pitt center Rozelle Nix announces transfer

Center Rozelle Nix became a fan favorite during the 2016-17 season despite playing sparingly. TPN File Photo
May 8, 2017

The Pitt basketball program suffered another defection Monday afternoon with the transfer of 6-foot-11 center Rozelle Nix. “I would like to take my time and say thank you to all of [the] University...

Basement Basketball: Can Panthers outperform Eagles?

6-foot-11 center Rozelle Nix is much-beloved by the Oakland Zoo. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer
February 7, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team has faced a grueling schedule this season, ranked eighth-toughest in the country by CBS Sports. So, after eight straight losses to quality conference opponents, Wednesday...

Pitt almost shocks No. 12 UNC in 80-78 loss

Pitt sophomore Cameron Johnson scored 24 points on six threes in Tuesday's 80-78 loss to UNC. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer
January 31, 2017

Expectations were low for the Pitt men's basketball team going into Tuesday night’s game on the road against the North Carolina Tar Heels. After losing six games in a row and falling to last place...

Pitt basketball hits new low with loss to Louisville

Pitt senior Chris Jones is tightly defended as he attempts to make a rare basket for the Panthers en route to a 106-51 loss to Louisville. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer
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...

COLUMN: It’s not too early to start thinking about baseball

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians on Nov. 3, 2016 in Game 7 to win the World Series 8-7. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
January 18, 2017

As a football fan, I tuned in to watch all four of this weekend’s NFL playoff games. Despite the NFL’s assurances of excitement that bombarded me, courtesy of their enormous advertising machine, I...

Hanging ’em up: A farewell to Pitt sports

Dan Sostek chats with Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer
December 8, 2016

When I first arrived at Pitt in August of 2012, I knew a handful of truths about the school’s athletic programs. The football program was in perpetual turmoil. People didn’t seem to like this Todd...

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