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Few bright spots for Panthers in cloudy sports weekend

Senior Desiree Garland earned Pitt’s first ACC women’s indoor track and field gold medal in the 400m dash at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

As winter sports athletes are attempting to close out their seasons, the spring sports are just getting started. And while some members of the track and field team set personal bests and both baseball and softball hit the diamond with winning weekends, both Panthers basketball squads and the tennis ...

Gallery: Pitt football falls to Virginia Tech, losing bowl eligibility

Receiver Jester Weah breaks a tackle before running to the one yard line. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

The Pitt football team couldn’t convert on four straight plays at the goal line with a minute to go in the fourth quarter — losing 20-14 to the Virginia Tech Hokies and any chance at a bowl game. Read the recap here. ...

Pitt mens soccer edges out PSU in overtime, 3-2

Marcony Pimentel scored a goal in Pitt men's soccer’s win over Penn State in overtime Tuesday night. (Photo by Betty Shen | Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard / For The Pitt News

October 10, 2017

Coming off of a tough loss against No. 16 Duke last Friday, Pitt men’s soccer was looking for a revival. In a tense matchup against in-state rival Penn State Tuesday at Ambrose Urbanic Field, they found just that. Pitt (7-6-0, 1-4 ACC) edged out Penn State (2-8-2, 0-5 Big 10) in a heart-pounding ...

Panthers beat Chaminade to advance in Maui

Panthers beat Chaminade to advance in Maui

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 25, 2014

It came down to one of Jamie Dixon’s coaching pillars: rebounding.After a rocky start on its trip to Maui, the Pitt men’s basketball team recovered to beat Chaminade 82-68in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational Monday night as it outrebounded the Silverswords rebounds.Playing in it...

Freshman Carey scores 17 as Pitt wins first game of season

Freshman Carey scores 17 as Pitt wins first game of season

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 17, 2014

After a major second-half run by Princeton on Friday, Pitt head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio used a full-court press with minutes left in the game, in an attempt to turn things around.She wasted no time using that tactic Monday night, and she had her players press from nearly the start of the game.This p...

Defense falters in second half in loss at UNC

Defense falters in second half in loss at UNC

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 16, 2014

Pitt’s defense seemed to undergo an identity change from the first half to the second on Saturday.Facing the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the unit held the hosts scoreless and to 36 total yards in the first quarter.The Tar Heels, which entered the matchup having scored 40 or more points...

It’s a trap (game)! Pitt ekes out close win over Samford

It's a trap (game)! Pitt ekes out close win over Samford

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2014

In a contest much closer than expected, the Pitt men’s basketball team defeated the Samford Bulldogs by a final score of 63-56 in the first leg of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.Pitt struggled in the first half, adjusting to Samford’s tenacious, in-your-face defense and full-court press, and tra...

Pitt cannot close out No. 4 FSU in five-set loss

Pitt cannot close out No. 4 FSU in five-set loss

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014

Two sets into the Spike and Slam Madness on Friday night, momentum was on Pitt’s side. But the Panthers slowly began to lose control of the match and walked away with a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to No. 4 Florida State.The Fitzgerald Field House shook with close to 2,000 fans in attendance for the hom...

Women’s soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

Women's soccer loses last home game to ranked Clemson

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014

Sunday marked the final time Pitt seniors Jackie Poucel, Riliegh McHugh and Alex Charlebois would play in front of their home fans as the Pitt women’s soccer team hosted its last home contest of the 2014 season.The Panthers (6-11-0, 2-7-0) fell to the No. 17 Clemson Tigers (12-3-2, 5-3-1) by a final score of 2...

Weekend loss ensures no ACC tournament berth for Panthers

Weekend loss ensures no ACC tournament berth for Panthers

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014

Though it is just a formality at this point, the Pitt men’s soccer team will not make the ACC tournament, as the team sits in last place in the conference standings. The team needed to pick up three points with a win against Duke on Friday, but it could not.Despite a strong second half, Pitt men’s...

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