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Pitt basketball embraces new emotional emphasis

Last year, Xavier Johnson established himself as one of the premier point guards in the ACC by averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 assists per game, and was the only player in the ACC to reach both of those benchmarks.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

After undergoing an offseason of cosmetic changes — to their roster, uniforms and home court — Pitt men’s basketball has shifted its collective focus above the neck.

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

Senior Charli Spivey completes her floor performance during Pitt’s 196.225-195.175 victory over New Hampshire on Jan. 20, 2018.

By Kate Hall, staff writer

January 8, 2019

Pitt Gymnastics has used its off season to get closer as a team in hopes of topping its fifth place finish at the NCAA regional championships last season.

Aiken basketball legacy to continue at Pitt

Jeff Capel secured a legacy player with Curtis Aiken Jr.'s verbal commitment to Pitt Thursday night. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/MCT)

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

The Panthers men’s basketball team secured a legacy talent Thursday night when North Allegheny High School senior Curtis Aiken Jr. verbally committed to Pitt via Twitter. ✅ — Curtis Aiken Jr. (@caiken_14) May 4, 2018 Aiken will join the team next season as a preferred walk-on, meanin...

Blue beats Gold, 10-3, in Spring Game defensive battle

The Blue team scored its only touchdown in a 10-3 victory from cornerback Dane Jackson's (11) interception in Pitt's annual Spring Game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard and Joanna Li | TPN Staff

April 14, 2018

The Panthers split their football team into Blue and Gold teams Saturday afternoon for their annual Spring Game, a contest in which neither offense looked exceptional. It proved fitting that a defensive touchdown — redshirt junior defensive back Dane Jackson’s 60-yard interception-turned-touchdown ...

Men’s Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

Men's Soccer: Pitt pulls away in second half, defeats Cal. U in exhibition

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 21, 2014

Unable to finish early in its second preseason game, despite controlling play, the Pitt men’s soccer team found the solution in the second half, defeating California University (Pa.).The scrimmage, a 3-0 Panther victory, took place at a rainy Ambrose Urbanic Field on Wednesday. The victory marked the sevent...

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