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Young playing up to bigger competition

Young playing up to bigger competition

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

At 6-foot-9, Michael Young is a large human being by most standards.But on the basketball court, Pitt’s sophomore center seems tiny, constantly going up against behemoths one to four inches taller than him.This was the case on Tuesday evening against Boston College, when Young faced 7-foot Dennis ...

Jones’ production off bench sparks Pitt

Jones’ production off bench sparks Pitt

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 22, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Chris Jones apparently did not take his role off the bench lightly.Jones, the sophomore guard who started earlier in the year when senior guard Cameron Wright was still recovering from a foot injury, hit five of his six 3-point attempts and scored 19 total points. The effort helped the Pitt men’s ...

Pitt win keeps NCAA tourney hopes alive

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

A few eyebrows raised after Pitt’s men’s basketball team triumphed over No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday. Yet, a bold prediction from Fighting Irish’s head coach Mike Brey was the real surprise of the night.“They’re an NCAA tournament team,” Brey said of Pitt at his postgame press conference. “I...

Rebounding an ongoing shortcoming for Panthers

Rebounding an ongoing shortcoming for Panthers

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 11, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After an underwhelming start to the 2014-2015 season and a disappointing 1-2 record to begin ACC play, the Pitt men’s basketball team has a big problem — literally.Under head coach Jamie Dixon, the Panthers program has been noted for the team’s physical play, and it almost always had a large, ...

Committee rules: Pitt backs run for 258 yards in win over Syracuse

Committee rules: Pitt backs run for 258 yards in win over Syracuse

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 23, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Chris James has become more patient as a runner throughout the football season, but the change hasn’t come easily.“That’s been something that I’ve been working on all year. Coach [John] Settle calls me ‘Happy Feet’ in the backfield ‘cause I get the ball and just want to take off,” Jame...

Missed kick, shaky defense down Pitt in double OT

Missed kick, shaky defense down Pitt in double OT

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Heading into its game against No. 24 Duke, the Pitt football team knew receiver Jamison Crowder would make a difference for the Blue Devils.“Hopefully he didn’t get his flu shot and gets the flu on Friday or something,” Pitt’s secondary coach Troy Douglas said jokingly to media last Wednesday...

Sidebar: Conner injury tests RB depth

Sidebar: Conner injury tests RB depth

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

When James Conner lay on the Heinz Field turf Saturday, grasping at his right knee while trainers circled around him, a hush fell over the crowd.Already stupefied by the baffling start to the Pitt football game against Georgia Tech, fans had to cringe as a new nightmare scenario played out in front of...

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