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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

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) avoided turning the ball over at Saturday’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

Pitt basketball to prevail in battle of the big cats

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer February 12, 2020
Pitt has shown a definite homecourt advantage as of late, and will continue its hot streak against a struggling Clemson team Wednesday night.
The Panthers are bringing back 17 starters, including defensive studs Paris Ford, Jalen Twyman, Damar Hamlin and Patrick Jones II, for the 2020 season.

A way-too-early prediction of Pitt’s 2020 season

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor January 23, 2020
Pitt football’s 2020 schedule was finalized Wednesday morning, meaning the time is ripe to wildly speculate on how the Panthers’ season will unfold.
Sophomore guard Trey McGowens averages 2.9 turnovers per game.

Prediction: Pitt basketball to overpower BC

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer January 22, 2020
Despite their inconsistency this season, the Panthers will take advantage of an injury-riddled and underachieving Boston College team at home.
The Pitt men’s basketball team opened the season with a victory over No. 10 Florida State only to fall to the little-known Nicholls State the following game.

Prediction: Short-handed UNC to beat Pitt

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer January 8, 2020
In an ACC clash between two inconsistent teams, rebounding and homecourt advantage give the Tar Heels a slight edge over Pitt despite their depleted backcourt.
Coach Narduzzi’s Panthers have yet to win a postseason bowl game.

Pinstripe, Military, Belk Bowl Pitt’s likeliest options after disappointing finish

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor December 3, 2019
By finishing the season in catastrophic fashion, Pitt played itself out of contention for the Orange Bowl and Camping World Bowl, among others.
Pitt footballs ACC schedule was revealed Wednesday.

Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor November 14, 2019
This is the year that rock finally beats paper. The Panthers, going against every natural law of the universe, will beat North Carolina.
Satire: Completely reasonable expectations for Pitt basketball

Satire: Completely reasonable expectations for Pitt basketball

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor November 6, 2019
Xavier Johnson averaging a triple double? Trey McGowens making the leap to one of the nation’s top scorers? Pitt making a run at the ACC Championship? All very logical possibilities, writes sports editor Trent Leonard.
Sophomore tackle Jaylen Twyman (97) leads the Panthers with six sacks on the season.

Prediction: Pitt, Kessman to pull through against Duke

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer October 3, 2019
In this week’s football game against Duke, a game-winning kick could be the difference as the Panthers barely survive going into their bye week.
Kenny Pickett threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in Pitts bowl victory over Eastern Michigan.

Prediction: Panthers to feast on Blue Hens

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer September 26, 2019
In their final non-conference game this season, Pitt football gets the opportunity to catch its breath with an FCS Delaware opponent before getting into the true test of conference play.
Narduzzi doesn’t regret his decision to kick instead of trying to tie the score in the final quarter vs. Penn State.

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

By John Riskis, For the Pitt News September 18, 2019
Pitt football will face an uphill battle to rebound from its loss at Penn State, hosting a UCF team that has won 27 consecutive regular season games.
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