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Oakland to Oregon: Pitt fans replicate tailgates from home

Even though Pitt will allow some fans to watch football at Heinz Field, it’s strictly prohibiting tailgating in its lots for the rest of the season.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

With social distancing guidelines in place, Pitt fans are getting creative with their game day festivities.

Myles Alston looks to bring versatility for Pitt receiving corps

Wide receiver Myles Alston is the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Ocean Lakes wide receiver Myles Alston became the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class when he tweeted his commitment in April.

‘Hometown hero’ Nahki Johnson adds agility to Pitt defense

Nahki Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound weak-side defensive end, committed to the Panthers last June.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

Committing in June of last year, Nahki Johnson adds his name to the long lineage of local prospects to play at Pitt. As one of the highest-rated recruits in Pitt’s 2021 class, Johnson looks to add agility to the defensive line.

Women’s soccer climbing to the top

Pitt women’s soccer achieved something last season that the program hadn’t seen in three years — a conference win.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Pitt women’s soccer achieved something last season that the program hadn’t seen in three years — a conference win.

Point-Counterpoint | The case for the G League

Jalen Green opted to forego the college route to play in the NBA’s G League.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Top high school basketball players, like five-star prospects Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd and Daishen Nix, shocked basketball fans this commitment season by foregoing the traditional college route to play in the NBA’s G League. It’s a smart move, especially for players with serious dreams of lengthy NBA careers.

Men’s basketball to lengthen losing streak at Georgia Tech

Junior center Terrell Brown (21) at February’s home match with Georgia Tech.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

March 4, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball is currently riding a six-game losing streak. The Panthers are sliding at the wrong time, but their schedule grants them a small break. On Wednesday, they get a rematch with the last team they beat. In their last game of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-14 overall, 9-9 ACC) on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

Pitt announces Bonaccorsi, Read as Student-Athletes of the Week

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi was named ACC Wrestler of the Week.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

February 25, 2020

Pitt athletics named redshirt sophomore wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi and sophomore diver Amy Read as the Office Depot Student-Athletes of the Week as announced Tuesday morning.

Weekend sports: Gymnastics win at home, track dominates on the road

First-year Ciara Ward competes in the floor exercise.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

February 17, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by resumé-building wins and tight losses. At home, the gymnastics team hosted a victorious tri-meet against Yale and Towson. On the road, the track and field team placed first in several events, wrestling came up short and softball split its weekend in South Carolina. 

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