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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 Sunday's 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,...

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)

Pika shoots for Pitt and Puerto Rico

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

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

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...

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)

Panthers pick up win against Cornell, 51-39

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...

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