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Fans, players react to Stallings’ firing

Former men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings stands beside athletics director Heather Lyke at his last home game against Virginia. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)
March 12, 2018

The firing of Pitt men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings didn’t come as a surprise to many fans and pundits. After a record-breaking losing season for the Panthers — going 8-25 overall and...

Column: NCAA transfer rules unfair to student athletes

(Illustration by Liam McFadden / Staff Illustrator)
September 26, 2017

Nick Saban, head coach of Alabama football and four-time national championship winner, is poised to be paid an astounding $11 million this year and has an eight-year deal that will pay him $65 million...

Swan song: Pitt’s seniors reflect on college careers

Pitt seniors Jamel Artis, Chris Jones, Sheldon Jeter and Michael Young (left to right) opened up about their memories at Pitt and future plans following the Panthers' season-ending loss at the ACC Tournament. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
March 14, 2017

When the visitors’ locker room inside the Barclays Center opened to reporters moments after Pitt’s season-ending 75-63 loss to Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament, the room was silent. The...

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the...

No. 21 Virginia eliminates Pitt from ACC Tournament, 75-63

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings consoles seniors Jamel Artis and Chris Jones after taking them out of what may have been the final game of their college careers, a 75-63 loss vs. No. 21 Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
March 9, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s first season under head coach Kevin Stallings — and first losing season in 17 years — appears to be over. The Panthers (16-17) fell to the No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers...

Pitt holds on for 61-59 win over Georgia Tech in first round of ACC Tournament

ACC Tournament
March 7, 2017

It wasn’t easy or pretty, but the Pitt men’s basketball team held on to extend its season for at least another day. The Panthers (16-16) survived a last-minute rally from the Georgia Tech Yellow...

Rozelle Nix: Big man on campus

Redshirt junior Rozelle Nix has seen increased playing time, and enthusiasm from the fans, this year. Jordan Mondell | Layout Editor
February 28, 2017

After years of rigorous work on various courts, Rozelle Nix finally saw his dedication pay off this season. Pitt trailed by five with seven minutes left in the game against the winningest coach of all-time,...

No. 8 Tar Heels thrash Pitt on Senior Day, 85-67

Pitt center Rozelle Nix (25) ignited the crowd with a huge block against North Carolina, but it wasn't enough as the Tar Heels rolled to an 85-67 win. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer
February 25, 2017

A little less than a month ago, the Pitt men’s basketball team played one of its best games of the season in an 80-78 loss against the North Carolina Tar Heels. On Senior Day on Saturday at the Petersen...

Shel-don Je-ter: Fans praise senior’s sensational showing vs. FSU

Fans in the Oakland Zoo made sure Sheldon Jeter knew they appreciated his 29-point effort on Saturday against Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
February 20, 2017

It was happening again. The fans knew it. Pitt’s players knew it. Hell, even Florida State’s players probably knew it. The Pitt men’s basketball team had built a 15-point second-half lead against...

Jeter’s career-high 29 points power Panthers past No. 17 Florida State, 80-66

Senior forward Sheldon Jeter (21) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in Pitt's 80-66 win Saturday over No. 17 Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
February 20, 2017

There must be something special about those throwbacks. “The shorts were a little short, but besides that, it’s all good,” Pitt senior forward Sheldon Jeter said. Rocking their retro royal...

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