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Pitt junior infielder Brock Franks (11) high fives another player during Friday’s game against Clemson.

Weekend Sports Recap | Pitt beats ranked opponents, qualifies for championships

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 27, 2022
Pitt teams played five games against ranked schools over the weekend, while other Panthers qualified for regional championships.
Pitt junior infielder Sky Duff (3) celebrates a grand slam during Pitt’s first home ACC series win of the 2021 season against Miami University in April 2021.

Weekend Sports Recap | Pitt teams compete for national titles, ramps up spring seasons

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 20, 2022
Pitt lacrosse, baseball and softball searched for their first ACC wins, while gymnastics, track and field and swim and dive competed for conference and national victories through St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Pitt’s Cole Matthews celebrates a win in January against Arizona State’s Cleveland Belton.

Pitt swimmers, divers and wrestlers clinch spots in nationals during spring break

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
Championships for winter sports have arrived, and Pitt is well into the thick of title chasing. Meanwhile, spring sports are picking up steam with the Panthers knee-deep into their non-conference schedules.
A Pitt diver competes in the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta last week.

Pitt men finish ninth, women 11th at 2022 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 20, 2022
Pitt swimming and diving traveled to Atlanta last week to compete in the 2022 ACC Championship meet. The Panther men finished ninth and the women 11th, while Virginia’s women’s squad and NC State’s men’s squad won team titles.
Pitt graduate student forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15) defends the ball against Virginia Tech at Saturday’s game at the Petersen Events Center.

Winter sports hit home stretch during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 6, 2022
Pitt athletics was busy over the weekend, as many winter sports teams hit the home stretch of their regular seasons and prepare for postseason competition.
Pitt graduate Blaise Vera competes in January 2020.

Pitt swimming, track, gymnastics set records during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 30, 2022
Pitt swimmers and divers, runners and gymnasts set personal and school records, while both basketball teams and wrestling lost over this past weekend — a busy one for Panther athletes.
Pitt sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda (2) runs against Michigan State at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 30, 2021.

Pitt athletics powers on despite COVID-19 postponements over winter break

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 10, 2022
Pitt students departed campus after final exams in mid-December, but Pitt athletes remained with their teams as winter sports began their seasons in earnest. Some Panther teams had to navigate COVID-19-related postponements during the holidays.
Pitt senior forward Daniel Oladapo (4) passes the ball at Wednesday’s game against Vanderbilt University at the Petersen Events Center.

Women’s basketball, men’s soccer wins highlight busy Thanksgiving week for Pitt athletics

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 29, 2021
Pitt broke to observe the Thanksgiving holiday last week. But the Pitt Athletics department still had games to play. Here’s how each team fared over the course of the week.
Senior Blaise Vera earned First-team All-American honors with his performance in the 50-yard freestyle. He finished in seventh place, earning his team 12 points.

Weekend Sports Recap: Swimming earns victories at NCAA Championships

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 29, 2021
A double overtime win for men’s soccer and multiple top-10 placements for track and field highlighted this weekend of Pitt sports. Panthers swimming and diving also concluded its season with a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Pitt wrestling placed 11th at the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Senior Jake Wentzel (pictured) and redshirt junior Nico Bonaccorsi made it to the finals of their respective brackets, but neither won in their finals matchup.

Baseball, volleyball, wrestling highlight another busy weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
Pitt baseball and volleyball capped off a packed weekend of Pitt sports with wins over ACC opponents. Earlier in the weekend, Pitt wrestling finished 11th in the NCAA championships.
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