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What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

The upcoming week in Pitt sports boasts a packed slate, including two men’s basketball games, a top-10 battle involving the red-hot wrestling team and a chance for women’s basketball to steal a long-awaited road win.

Prediction: Pitt to fall short in vital game at VT

Prediction: Pitt to fall short in vital game at VT

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Pitt football dominated Virginia Tech last season enroute to a Coastal Division championship. A year later, the Hokies and Panthers are set for another late-season clash with massive postseason implications.

Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

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.

Better know a non-conference opponent: Nicholls State

Better know a non-conference opponent: Nicholls State

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

Get to know Pitt’s first non-conference opponent of the season — the plucky, up-and-coming Nicholls State Colonels — before Saturday's game.

White welcomes new year in women’s basketball rebuild

White welcomes new year in women’s basketball rebuild

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Leaves crunch underfoot, temperatures drop and basketballs hit the hardwood — November is finally here, meaning that Pitt women’s basketball will open their second season under head coach Lance White this month. White is charged with the tall task of rebuilding Pitt’s struggling women’s basketball program and has already gotten to work revamping the middling Panthers.

Panthers to fend off the Yellow Jackets

Panthers to fend off the Yellow Jackets

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Pitt (5-3, 2-2 ACC) will look to do just that this week on the road against Georgia Tech (2-5, 1-3 ACC). The Panthers are fresh off a deflating 16-12 loss to Miami and need every win they can get to secure the Coastal division title once more. Meanwhile, despite a lost season, the Yellow Jackets will be well rested after a bye and looking to play spoiler again after upsetting Miami two weeks ago.

Panthers to survive the Homecoming Hurricane

Panthers to survive the Homecoming Hurricane

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

After back-to-back games on the road, it is appropriate that Pitt football returns to the friendly confines of Heinz Field on Homecoming Weekend. The Pittsburgh Panthers (5-2, 2-1 ACC) will host the Miami Hurricanes (3-4, 1-3 ACC) for a noon kickoff in Pittsburgh.

Panthers trek north for 75th renewal of Syracuse football rivalry

Panthers trek north for 75th renewal of Syracuse football rivalry

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

On Friday night Pitt football will renew their rivalry with Syracuse for the 75th time. Expect a tight game mirroring Pitt’s previous contests with the Orange and an often maligned specialist to come up clutch in crunch time.

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.

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