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The Pitt News

Head basketball coach Jeff Capel watches from the bench as a penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset Louisville in January 2020.

Column | Jeff Capel’s portal to a winning 2022-23 season

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2022
The road to constructing a winning roster will be long for Pitt men’s basketball, but early commitments and interests have shown that the road does exist. Senior staff writer Kyle Saxon outlines how he believes Jeff Capel can turn things around in one offseason.
Ohio State sophomore guard Eugene Brown (3), right, vies for a rebound during a game against Michigan State on Thursday, March 3, in Columbus, Ohio.

Preview | Pittsburgh welcomes Sister Jean, Collin Gillespie and more for March Madness

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2022
While none of the Division I programs from the Pittsburgh area will be participating in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the City will still be majorly involved in the beloved madness of March.
The New York Jets enter the field at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 10, 2021.

Take 5: Ohtani, Olympics, Optimism about the Jets and more

By The Pitt News Staff February 18, 2022
The Pitt News Staff is feeling optimistic, even about the New York Jets. They tackle that, the Olympics, an NCAA Tournament sleeper and more in this week’s Take 5.
Pitt graduate student forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15), left, and sophomore guard Femi Odukale (2), right, play defense against Wake Forest graduate student forward Dallas Walton (13) during Wednesday’s game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Column | Capel needs to add depth, more shooters before he can expect Pitt to win on the road

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2022
Head coach Jeff Capel has mustered just three road ACC wins in his tenure as head coach. Senior staff writer Kyle Saxon argues that before fans can expect this trend to change, Capel needs to add more depth and shooters via the transfer portal this offseason.
Head basketball coach Jeff Capel watches from the bench as a penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset Louisville in January 2020.

Column | It’s starting to look like Jeff Capel’s final season in Pittsburgh

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2021
When Pitt men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel accepted his job in 2018, he was widely labeled a home-run hire. For his first two seasons, he looked the part, which makes his tenure’s sudden turn for the worse all the more surprising and disappointing.
From left, Pitt redshirt sophomore defensive back Brandon Hill (9), redshirt junior defensive lineman David Green (2), junior linebacker SirVocea Dennis (7) and first-year wide receiver Myles Alston (20) run down the field during their game against Clemson at Heinz Field on Oct. 23.

Column | ‘We, Not Me’: How Pitt’s offensive success has been a true team effort

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2021
The duo of redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett and sophomore receiver Jordan Addison may get the majority of the buzz, but they can’t do it alone. Senior staff writer Kyle Saxon argues it has been a team effort to reach the levels this offense has reached.
Gilbert Brown (left), Kyle Cieplicky (center) and Jake Presutti (right) are Pitt men’s basketball’s newest coaching staff members.

Expanding men’s basketball coaching staff aims to instill winning culture

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer November 2, 2021
While working hard to revitalize the roster, Capel also expanded his staff with three new coaches joining the program.
Campus Mogul, an agency that provides athletes with a platform to build their personal brands, has already attracted dozens of NCAA athletes including five Pitt football players.

Agencies aim to help athletes capitalize on NIL laws

By Kyle Saxon and Dalton Coppola October 5, 2021
The NCAA’s new policy allowing college athletes to profit off of their NIL has already dramatically altered the landscape of collegiate athletics. For Pitt athletes and college athletes in general, the rules opened a vast window of opportunity.
Staff writer Kyle Saxon lists some of the best dining options to consider after Pitt football games at Heinz Field.

Column | Best places to eat after a Pitt football game

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer September 28, 2021
For the thousands of Panther fans at Heinz Field on a Pitt football gameday, there are rarely guarantees about what will happen on the field. But the Pitt faithful can always leave the stadium assured that there will be a great place for a post-game meal.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer defeated the Dukes 7-0 during their opening season game at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday night.

Pitt men’s soccer delivers commanding 7-0 victory over Duquesne to packed crowd

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer August 27, 2021
In front of the first near-full-capacity crowd at the stadium in well over a year, the Panthers handily defeated the Dukes 7-0. 
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