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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Lance White, head coach of Pitt women’s basketball, at their game against Clemson on Sunday.

Column | Women’s basketball deserves their winning season

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer January 17, 2023
After five years at the helm of the Pitt athletic department, Heather Lyke’s one blemish on an otherwise stellar tenure is the women’s basketball program. With a rich history in Pittsburgh, staff writer Sara Meyer argues that the team deserves better.
Graduate student Jackson Walti (24) celebrates with Pitt mens soccer team after winning a game vs. West Virginia in August.

Thanksgiving sports recap: Volleyball clinches share of ACC title, soccer teams battle in NCAA tourney

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
Pitt athletics stayed busy over Thanksgiving break, with all its fall and winter sports continuing in action. Volleyball clinched a share of the ACC title and both men’s and women’s soccer battled in the NCAA tournament.
Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach.

Column | Pitt women’s basketball head coach Lance White must win now

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball head coach Lance White has struggled in his four years at the helm of the program. With an 8-59 record in ACC play, staff writer Alexander Ganias argues that a lack of clear improvement this season could be his final straw.
Pitt’s new women’s basketball head coach Lance White speaks at Thursday’s press conference in the Petersen Events Center. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

White About Now: New Women’s Basketball Coach Meets Pitt

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer April 19, 2018

When Lance White watched Jeff Capel — the next head coach of Pitt’s men’s basketball team — speak about his late father’s advice to take time and sleep on big decisions, he figured he would follow...

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Pitt hires Lance White as women’s basketball coach

Florida State associate head coach Lance White has been hired as Pitt’s new head women’s basketball coach, the University announced Wednesday. Lance, who was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches...

Breast cancer survivors stand together at 2017’s Pink the Pete game. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

Pitt celebrates survivors with Pink the Pete

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer January 26, 2018

Pitt women’s basketball will play in a tough matchup against No. 18 Duke this Sunday, but unlike a normal game, the focus will be on something much bigger than the sport. The game coincides with Pink...

 Kauai Bradley led Pitt with 15 points during Sundays loss to Penn State. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Nittany lions pounce on Panthers, 59-48

By Trent Leonard / Staff Writer December 17, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team (6-5) fell to Penn State (9-3), 59-48, Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center, continuing Penn State’s consistent victories over Pitt this year. Pitt led...

Senior forward Ryan Luther makes a successful layup during the Panthers loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

No timeouts: Balling over break

Being a Division I athlete comes with undeniable perks — official gear, tuition aid and the chance to be on television. But athletes miss out on a lot — including enjoying a full winter break of relaxation...

Redshirt junior forward Yacine Diop scored 11 points in first quarter of the Panthers 74-55 victory over the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

Panthers defeat Seahawks, 74-55

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer December 9, 2017

Pitt women’s basketball secured an easy win against University of North Carolina Wilmington Saturday afternoon, finally ending its losing streak. The Panthers (6-4) defeated the Seahawks (5-4) 74-55,...

Leading the Panthers’ score box with 18 points and seven rebounds, Yacine Diop couldn’t stop the Panthers’ losing streak as they fell to West Virginia Thursday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Panthers fall in Backyard Brawl, 73-52

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer December 7, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team traveled to West Virginia Thursday night to rekindle the Backyard Brawl rivalry that had been inactive since 2012. The Panthers were outmatched by their Big 12 opponent,...

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