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Pitt football to rebound against Ohio

Pitt football to rebound against Ohio

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

After a disappointing loss in the season opener against Virginia, Pitt football hopes to bounce back when it welcomes the Ohio Bobcats.

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Despite slightly outperforming expectations in 2018, the Pittsburgh Pirates will face extremely tough competition in the NL Central and did little in the offseason to improve in 2019.

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

With the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket officially released, it’s time to start parsing through the opening matchups to look for the best entertainment value.

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Wrtier

March 5, 2019

Pitt women’s basketball will be facing Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday. Pitt has lost all 10 of its meetings with Duke dating back to the 2006 season, so odds are not in the Panthers’ favor this tournament season.

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

With National Signing Day in the books and the Panthers 15 days away from spring camp, now is a good time to evaluate the current state of Pitt’s football team.

Breaking down ACC competition for women’s basketball

Breaking down ACC competition for women’s basketball

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

The Panthers will need to take care of business against the ACC's bottom-feeders and hopefully steal a game or two from the conference’s middling teams.

Looking ahead at Pitt basketball’s ACC schedule

Looking ahead at Pitt basketball’s ACC schedule

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 9, 2019

If the Panthers win just one of their next 17 games, it will be an improvement over last season, when they went winless in conference play for the first time ever.

Preview: Softball slides into spring season

Preview: Softball slides into spring season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Pitt softball saw its program soar to new heights in 2018. Under new head coach Jodi Hermanek, the Panthers hope to build upon that momentum in 2019.

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Last season, the Pitt men’s track and field team came in last place in the ACC indoor competition. while the women’s team finished 12th out of 15 teams. They believe they can drastically improve on that in 2018.

Preview: Men’s team can only go up from 2017

Preview: Men’s team can only go up from 2017

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

Even if the new-look Panthers only win one ACC game this season, it will still be an improvement over 2017's disastrous campaign.

Preview: Experienced core looks to lead women’s basketball

Preview: Experienced core looks to lead women’s basketball

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Pitt's women's basketball team is looking to once again make a new for itself under first year head coach Lance White. The team has five seniors set to come back and help the Panthers once again achieve a winning record.

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

In honor of the basketball returning, we broke down where each team stands heading into the 2018 NBA season.

Prediction: Orange to squeeze out victory over Panthers

Prediction: Orange to squeeze out victory over Panthers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Syracuse looks to bounce back from a narrow loss against No. 4 Clemson, while the Panthers are reeling from a blowout loss to No. 12 UCF.

Bigelow Bash preview

Bigelow Bash preview

By Caoline Bourque / Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

Acrobats will juggle and flip alongside musicians and food truck vendors on Bigelow Boulevard Sunday as crowds take over the street at Bigelow Bash. Bigelow Boulevard will transform into a festival venue Sunday, April 9, beginning at 1 p.m., for Bigelow Bash — an annual concert and festival organiz...

Pitt football prepares for Virginia Tech, ACC play

Pitt football prepares for Virginia Tech, ACC play

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 1, 2015

For Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty, history says everything that needs to be said about the football team’s upcoming game at Virginia Tech. “We’ve won the past five out of six so it doesn’t really go with rivalry as much,” Bisnowaty said. “But an ACC game’s a big game.” Pitt ...

Pitt football hopes to continue extracting revenge in Iowa rematch

Pitt football hopes to continue extracting revenge in Iowa rematch

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Call Pat Narduzzi “the exorcist.” In his first pair of games, Pitt’s new head football coach has led the Panthers to victories against two ghosts of losses past— Youngstown State and Akron. On Saturday at 8 p.m. , Pitt (2-0) will attempt to cleanse another demon from its past against Iowa (2-0). Like Pitt’s first two opponents, Iowa isn’t a mainst...

For all the Primanti’s: Pitt and Duquesne face off in City Game

For all the Primanti’s: Pitt and Duquesne face off in City Game

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 4, 2014

Pitt students and players might not be overlooking Friday’s annual game as much as they might have in years past.The Pitt men’s basketball team (4-3, 0-0 ACC) takes the court at Consol Energy Center against Duquesne (3-1, 0-0 Atlantic 10) in this year’s edition of The City Game, an annual cross-city ...

Pitt set to play Syracuse with bowl berth on line

Pitt set to play Syracuse with bowl berth on line

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

With the end of the season near, the goal is clear for the Pitt football team.Mired in its longest losing streak since 2007, a trip to the ACC conference game is mathematically no longer possible for Pitt (4-6, 2-4 ACC), following last week’s loss to UNC. Instead, there’s a familiar number — six...

Bugging out: Panthers, Yellow Jackets clash with ACC Coastal Division on the mind

Bugging out: Panthers, Yellow Jackets clash with ACC Coastal Division on the mind

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

On Pitt’s scout team, many underclassmen and walk-ons simulate the opponents’ offenses to give the defense a better understanding of what to prepare for in the weekend’s matchup.This week, Pitt’s scout team might have more impact on the team’s game day execution than it did during any other we...

Panthers attempt to break three game scoreless streak

Panthers attempt to break three game scoreless streak

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

Considering how the Pitt men’s soccer team’s season has gone so far, the team’s last game, which ended in a scoreless tie,would be considered a positive result.After a tie on the road against Virginia Tech, Pitt will try to put together another impressive performance at home, this time against...

Panthers continue tough ACC stretch against ranked FSU Saturday

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

After losing to No. 6 North Carolina Sunday, the Panthers may not reach their goal of 11 wins this season. But the Pitt women’s soccer team still aims to stay focused on the stretch run of their upcoming ACC schedule.Pitt is currently tenth in the ACC with a 2-4-0 conference record to accompany a 6-8-0 re...

Panthers try to forget last game, focus on weekend

Panthers try to forget last game, focus on weekend

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

After a bad loss, a team’s coach sometimes doesn’t make his team watch film of the performance and just pretend the game didn’t happen. There comes a point when it’s not beneficial to watch a sub-par performance. Tuesday night might have been one of those games for the Pitt men’s soccer team.Now, th...

Volleyball continues home stand against No. 12 UNC

Volleyball continues home stand against No. 12 UNC

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

Anyone who said the Pitt volleyball team’s 12-1 start was a fluke, because they had not yet faced tougher ACC competition, now has less to talk about.The Panthers captured their first ACC win of the season on Sunday and, after five days off, they come back to play an even tougher opponent in a Nort...

Panthers return after loss to one of ACC’s top teams

Panthers return after loss to one of ACC’s top teams

By Jack DeMarco / Staff Writer

September 29, 2014

Every time a team returns home to play, it’s happy to have home-field advantage back. But while the men’s soccer team’s next game won’t technically be at home, returning to the area after this weekend will still be especially relieving.After losing 4-1 to the ninth-ranked Louisville Cardinals ov...

Panthers cannot find first conference win at Boston College

Panthers cannot find first conference win at Boston College

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Lately, the issues facing the Pitt women’s soccer team have to do with the team’s inability to give a full effort on defense. This was evident Thursday night as the Panthers allowed three goals to Boston College. The Panthers went down early in their first ACC matchup of the season last week against ...

Pitt to face pass-happy Akron after losing its first game

Pitt to face pass-happy Akron after losing its first game

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Broken by separate calamities years ago, Pitt’s and Penn State’s football programs may have stopped the bleeding. Both teams now appear to be on the winning track, and Pitt fans finally get an opportunity to see how their Panthers (3-1, 1-0 ACC) might match up against the 4-0 Nittany Lions when mut...

Volleyball to be tested against conference opponent Boston College

Volleyball to be tested against conference opponent Boston College

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 25, 2014

Despite a great start to the season, many still may not know what to make of the Pitt volleyball team because of some weak non-conference competition. After Sunday, people may have a better idea.The Panthers will play Boston College at home on Sunday in their first ACC matchup of the season. The team sa...

Men’s soccer must play without defender at Louisville

Men’s soccer must play without defender at Louisville

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 25, 2014

After a disappointing end to a three-game homestand, Pitt men’s soccer may have forgotten how not to tie, with three straight draws to Niagara, NC State and Lafayette. Now, Pitt goes on the road to face the ninth-ranked Louisville Cardinals tonight and play without one of its key contributors after...

Needing to regain its edge, Pitt readies for VCU

Needing to regain its edge, Pitt readies for VCU

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014

As the Panthers enter their eighth game of the 2014 season, head coach Greg Miller is ready to stop blaming his team’s youth for Pitt’s mistakes.Miller shuffled a few of his young players in and out of the starting lineup Sunday in Pitt’s loss to La Salle, and similar swapping is likely to occur this...

10 years in, Barebones Productions keeps things rolling

10 years in, Barebones Productions keeps things rolling

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

November 21, 2013

Barebones Productions, a Pittsburgh theatre company, has the humblest of humble origins.Nearly a decade ago, Patrick Jordan, the artistic director and founder of Barebones, put on a play in the basement of a bowling alley with nothing more than a power strip, a desk and a chair. The sound of bowling ba...

‘A Skull in Connemara’ displays west Ireland’s dark humor

‘A Skull in Connemara’ displays west Ireland’s dark humor

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

September 12, 2013

There are parts of western Ireland that are stunningly beautiful, attracting the attention of tourists from around the world. Connemara is one of those exquisitely mystifying areas. But for the year-round residents of such a place — where economic opportunities are scarce and the granite-riddled la...

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