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Heather Lyke talks uncertainty, adaptations amid COVID-19 restrictions

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

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.

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

Pitt sophomore transfer Ithiel Horton averaged 13.2 points per game as a first-year player at Delaware.

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.

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

Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant at the final game of his career in 2016.

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.

Narduzzi discusses lions, tigers and Hokies — oh my

Pitt finally defeated UNC after seven years of losing to the Tar Heels.

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.

Narduzzi praises UNC’s Brown, criticizes scheduling conflict

Coach Narduzzi’s Panthers have never beaten the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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.

Narduzzi speaks on adversity, adjustments for GT

Coach Narduzzi stands on the sideline during Pitt’s 16-12 loss to Miami on Saturday.

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 talks Canes, Coastal, calmness under pressure

Narduzzi’s Panthers have cumulatively outscored their opponents by a single point.

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.

Narduzzi talks Syracuse, rivalry at press conference

The Panthers will face their old Big East rivals at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

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.

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

Coach Pat Narduzzi’s Panthers will play against the University of Delaware’s Fightin Blue Hens on Saturday.

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.

Narduzzi presser: Looking past Penn State to UCF

Head coach Pat Narduzzi after Saturday’s 17-10 loss to Penn State.

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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