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The Panthers netted three goals in the first half and capitalized on several mistakes from the UCF backline in an impressive 4-0 victory.

Pitt advances to Elite 8 after dominant 4-0 victory over UCF

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer May 6, 2021
Coming off a dominant 6-1 victory over Monmouth in its opening match, No. 2 Pitt men’s soccer showcased its offensive firepower once again in a convincing 4-0 shutout of Central Florida at a neutral site in Cary, N.C.
Coming off its third loss of the season, No. 2 Pitt men’s soccer bounced back convincingly in the team’s opening match of the NCAA tournament, defeating the Monmouth Hawks 6-1.

Panthers earn second-ever NCAA tournament win in 6-1 rout of Monmouth

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer May 3, 2021
Coming off its third loss of the season, No. 2 Pitt men’s soccer bounced back convincingly in the team’s opening match of the NCAA tournament, defeating the Monmouth Hawks 6-1.
For the second consecutive season, Pitt men’s soccer is headed to the NCAA tournament. The Panthers earned the No. 2 overall seed in the bracket, and will face the winner of Monmouth and Bowling Green in their first match on May 2.

Pitt men’s soccer faces favorable draw in NCAA tournament, chance to capitalize

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
For the second consecutive season, Pitt men’s soccer is headed to the NCAA tournament.
NFL owners approved the addition of a 17th regular season game for the 2021 season and beyond in a move certain to increase revenue for the league.

Column | NFL’s 17th regular season game puts players’ safety at risk

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 16, 2021
In response to the decrease in revenue, NFL owners last month approved the addition of a 17th regular season game for the 2021 season and beyond. While this move is certain to increase revenue for the league as a whole, it is also contradictory to one of the most pressing issues the sport of football currently faces — keeping its players safe.
Photo by Thomas Yang, Senior Staff Photographer

Preview: Pitt men’s soccer to avenge previous loss to Clemson in Saturday rematch

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Pitt men’s soccer clinched the ACC Coastal division title with a 5-0 win over Virginia last weekend. The Panthers look to keep their momentum rolling as No. 1 Pitt will take on No. 4 Clemson for the chance to claim the ACC conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Members of the “Pitt Twitter” community gather to tailgate outside of Heinz Field before a Pitt football game in 2019.

Panthers fans share drinking traditions before games at Heinz Field

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Football, tailgating and alcohol — a trio that never separates for many Pitt fans. Three fans spoke with The Pitt News to share some of their favorite drinking and tailgating traditions on Panther gamedays at Heinz Field.
San Diego State's Caleb Giordano (13) on the court against Boise State at the Viejas Arena in San Diego on Jan. 11, 2020.

March Madness sleepers: Predicting dark horses in each region

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
The Final Four has featured at least one team with a seed of five or lower in the past 10 NCAA Tournaments. While one of these under-the-radar teams will likely make a deep run, it’s difficult to pick which one will do it.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 67-56 to the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament

First-round ACC tournament loss to Boston College concludes Pitt women’s basketball season

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 4, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball failed to overcome the struggles that plagued the team all season in a 67-56 loss to Boston College in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday.
Bobby Grier was a fullback and linebacker, and only Black player on the team in 1956, for Pitt football from 1952-55.  Now, he is 88 years old, and known as the man who integrated the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2, 1956.

Column | Bobby Grier belongs in the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame immediately

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Legendary Pitt football alum Bobby Grier, who integrated the Sugar Bowl in 1956, must be part of Pitt Athletics’ next Hall of Fame class
The south side of Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2010 NCAA Final Four Division I Men's Championship game in Indianapolis. The NCAA will play all the men’s basketball postseason games in Indianapolis for 2021, with the status of fan attendance still unknown.

Column | How the pandemic will shake up the NCAA Tournament bubble

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
Last season, the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the NCAA Tournament. March Madness will occur this year, but COVID-19 will still play a large impact on the teams that get there.
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