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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

TPN predicts Pitt mens basketball

TPN predicts Pitt men’s basketball

By The Pitt News Staff November 4, 2014

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt men's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports EditorThe Panthers face one of their tougher non-conference schedules in recent memory,...

Taking charge: Mike Young taking leadership role for Pitt

Taking charge: Mike Young taking leadership role for Pitt

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer November 2, 2014

During the summer of 2013, the Pitt men’s basketball team faced a glaring hole at the center position after losing three key players. Steven Adams went to the NBA, reserve center Dante Taylor graduated...

Blewitt missed a field goal at the end of the fourth quarter sending the game into overtime.

Defense and special teams struggles push Pitt to overtime loss

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2014

Pitt played its way into an offensive flexing battle against Duke Saturday, and in the end, it was a battle the Panthers couldn’t keep up with.Led by James Conner’s career-best 263 rushing yards, the...

Dixon experiments with lineup in exhibition win

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2014

College basketball exhibition games are generally played before sub-1,000 crowds, and they don’t entail much excitement. One attraction to exhibition games, however, is that teams will reveal some type...

Panthers look to rebound against first place Blue Devils

Panthers look to rebound against first place Blue Devils

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer October 30, 2014

The Pitt football team has now lost four of its last five games, and head coach Paul Chryst can’t help but address areas where his team must improve — and must improve soon.Nonetheless, third-year...

Notebook: Offense works on limiting turnovers with Duke on deck

Notebook: Offense works on limiting turnovers with Duke on deck

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2014

Last September, Pitt football fans expected a walk in the park when their 1-1 team traveled to Durham, N.C., for the Panthers’ first-ever conference game against what used to be a lowly Duke team.The...

Pitt should stay away from WVU in non-conference

Pitt should stay away from WVU in non-conference

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer October 27, 2014

Last Tuesday, the University of Notre Dame announced its football games against ACC opponents through the next decade. The Fighting Irish will now play Pitt in the century-old rivalry just five times over...

Early fumbles down Panthers in homecoming game

Early fumbles down Panthers in homecoming game

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer October 25, 2014

It was the script coming out party that few saw coming.Sporting new script “Pitt” logos on their helmets in their homecoming game against Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC) Saturday, the Panthers (4-4, 2-2...

Father and son share longtime connection to Pitt football

Father and son share longtime connection to Pitt football

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer October 24, 2014

When Elijah Zeise was eight years old, his parents took him to see a Pitt football game at Heinz Field.It was 2003. The Panthers upset No. 5 Virginia Tech 31-28 beneath a visible eclipse that lit up the...

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 23, 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...

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