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Heather Lyke addressed a group of local reporters via Zoom Thursday to discuss Pitt Athletics’ adaptations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heather Lyke talks uncertainty, adaptations amid COVID-19 restrictions

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 3, 2020
Addressing members of the local media during a Zoom conference Thursday afternoon, Athletic Director Heather Lyke fielded questions regarding how Pitt is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pitt sophomore transfer Ithiel Horton averaged 13.2 points per game as a first-year player at Delaware.

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor February 25, 2020
One topic surprisingly rose to the forefront of Pitt basketball’s Monday media session — the behind-the-scenes play of sophomore transfer guard Ithiel Horton.
Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant at the final game of his career in 2016.

Capel on Kobe: ‘It’s like a superhero dying’

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor January 28, 2020
When Jeff Capel addresses the media each week, the discussion typically centers around his team. That wasn’t the case Monday afternoon, as Capel reflected on the legacy of Kobe Bryant’s life and the tragedy of his death.
Pitt finally defeated UNC after seven years of losing to the Tar Heels.

Narduzzi discusses lions, tigers and Hokies — oh my

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2019
Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi discussed his team’s win over UNC and its important upcoming game against Virginia Tech during Monday’s weekly press conference.
Coach Narduzzi’s Panthers have never beaten the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Narduzzi praises UNC’s Brown, criticizes scheduling conflict

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 12, 2019
Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi gave his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon, discussing the challenges UNC presents while also lamenting the timing of Thursday night's game.
Coach Narduzzi stands on the sideline during Pitt’s 16-12 loss to Miami on Saturday.

Narduzzi speaks on adversity, adjustments for GT

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 29, 2019
In his weekly Monday press conference, Pat Narduzzi voiced his typical “game-by-game” mantra while also elaborating on what makes Georgia Tech a formidable foe despite its record.
Narduzzi’s Panthers have cumulatively outscored their opponents by a single point.

Narduzzi talks Canes, Coastal, calmness under pressure

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 22, 2019
Pat Narduzzi made it clear at his weekly press conference that he doesn't care about rankings, predictions or past games — his only focus is beating Pitt's next opponent, which this week happens to be Miami.
The Panthers will face their old Big East rivals at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

Narduzzi talks Syracuse, rivalry at press conference

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 15, 2019
Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi spoke with assembled media about the long-standing rivalry between the Panthers and Syracuse on Monday afternoon.
Coach Pat Narduzzi’s Panthers will play against the University of Delaware’s Fightin Blue Hens on Saturday.

Narduzzi presser: With the Blue Hens, it’s personal

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer September 24, 2019
Pat Narduzzi remembers nearly everything about losing the Division II National Championship to Delaware as a 13-year-old ball boy for his father’s YSU team.
Head coach Pat Narduzzi after Saturday’s 17-10 loss to Penn State.

Narduzzi presser: Looking past Penn State to UCF

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor September 17, 2019
As much as Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi would’ve liked to look ahead to Saturday’s game against Central Florida, he knew he’d have to answer questions about his late-game decision-making in last Saturday’s loss at Penn State.
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