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

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)

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 that advice if he was ever given the same opportunity. Instead, when he was offered the role as ...

Pitt hires Lance White as women’s basketball coach

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By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 18, 2018

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 Association assistant coach of the year in 2017, was hired by Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke ...

Pitt celebrates survivors with Pink the Pete

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

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 the Petersen, an event that focuses on breast cancer awareness by recognizing and honoring survivo...

Nittany lions pounce on Panthers, 59-48

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

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 early in the contest, but shot an just 16 percent on three-pointers and allowed Penn State junior guard Te...

No timeouts: Balling over break

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)

By Grant Burgman and Dominic Campbell | Staff Writers

December 11, 2017

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 and family. “That’s one of the sacrifices you have to make if you want to play Division...

Panthers defeat Seahawks, 74-55

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)

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, earning them a win after three consecutive losses, which included two last-second defeats again...

Panthers fall in Backyard Brawl, 73-52

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)

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, however, and fell to the Mountaineers, 73-52. Pitt (5-4) entered the game riding a two-game losing streak afte...

Pika shoots for Pitt and Puerto Rico

First-year guard Pika Rodriguez has played four games so far during her inaugural season with the Pitt women’s basketball team. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Pika Rodriguez may have just started playing for the Pitt women’s basketball team, but she comes in with valuable experience that most players don’t have. Before the first-year guard arrived at Pitt, she devoted two years to the Puerto Rican national team. Now, she’s establishing her presence...

Wisconsin badgers Pitt women’s basketball to win 58-57

Pitt women's basketball fell to Wisconsin, 58-57, at the Peterson Events Center Wednesday. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team had a last-second chance to win its Wednesday night game against Wisconsin, but when the ball ricocheted off the rim as time expired, it was the Badgers who stood victorious. The team entered Wednesday’s game on a three-game winning streak with its previous lo...

Panthers pick up win against Cornell, 51-39

Redshirt junior forward Yacine Diop began the Panthers’ 51-39 victory over Cornell with a layup and a 3-point shot Monday morning. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

The Petersen Events Center was full of kids from surrounding schools ready to watch an exciting game between the Pitt women’s basketball team and Cornell Monday in the ninth annual School Day game. But they instead watched a low-scoring game the Panthers nearly lost. The Panthers (2-0) etched out a 51-39 win ov...

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