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Pitt basketball to prevail in battle of the big cats

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

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.

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

The Panthers are bringing back 17 starters, including defensive studs Paris Ford, Jalen Twyman, Damar Hamlin and Patrick Jones II, for the 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.

Prediction: Pitt basketball to overpower BC

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens averages 2.9 turnovers per game.

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.

Prediction: Short-handed UNC to beat Pitt

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.

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.

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

Coach Narduzzi’s Panthers have yet to win a postseason bowl game.

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.

Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

Pitt football's ACC schedule was revealed Wednesday.

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.

Prediction: Pitt, Kessman to pull through against Duke

Sophomore tackle Jaylen Twyman (97) leads the Panthers with six sacks on the season.

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.

Prediction: Panthers to feast on Blue Hens

Kenny Pickett threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in Pitt's bowl victory over Eastern Michigan.

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.

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

Narduzzi doesn’t regret his decision to kick instead of trying to tie the score in the final quarter vs. Penn State.

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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