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Pitt head coach Jeff Capel calls to his team as they play against Boston College during the second half of the game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Pittsburgh.

Pitt flounders in second half, losses 77-61 at Syracuse

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 11, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball followed up its first conference win of the season by laying an egg in the second half at Syracuse. The Panthers got outscored by 13 in the second half and suffered their third loss by double-digits.
Pitt junior linebacker SirVocea Dennis (7) and redshirt senior linebacker John Petrishen (0) tackle Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader (16) during Saturday’s game against Syracuse at Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.

Column | Win at Syracuse paves way for ACC Championship preparation

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 29, 2021
No. 20 Pitt football remained focused in its 31-14 win over Syracuse on Saturday. After passing the final hurdle of the regular season, Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers are primed for a high-stakes ACC Championship game.
Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) scrambles out of the pocket during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

Panthers overpower Orange, win 10th game for first time in 40 years

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 27, 2021
After overcoming a slow start, No. 20 Pitt football beat Syracuse 31-14 and cleared the 10-win mark in a season for the first time since 1981. Kenny Pickett threw for four touchdowns — two to Jordan Addison — in the win, a last hurdle before Saturday’s ACC title game.
Pitt right side hitter Chinaza Ndee (5) prepares to hit the ball over the net at a game against University of Virginia at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 29.

Pitt Volleyball sweeps weekend doubleheader

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer November 8, 2021
No. 3 Pitt volleyball continued its recent string of dominance against ACC foes, sweeping both Syracuse and Boston College over the weekend. Since their second loss of the season on Oct. 24, the Panthers have yet to drop a set in four matches.
Pitt women’s basketball qualified as the No. 15 seed of 15 teams in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers play their first tournament game on Wednesday.

Preview: Pitt women’s basketball hoping for end-of-season run at ACC Tournament

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
The first game of the tournament sees Pitt go up against the Boston College Eagles (6-11, 2-11 ACC) this Wednesday, the only conference squad to perform worse than the Panthers in the regular season.
Pitt fell 71-61 to Syracuse Sunday afternoon.

Fouls and turnovers cost Pitt a close game against Syracuse

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 8, 2021
Despite a close game in the fourth quarter, Pitt women’s basketball could not bounce back at home against the Syracuse Orange on Sunday, losing 71-67. The Panthers have dropped both games against the Orange, and extended their now three-game losing streak.
First-year forward Justin Champagnie competes for possession of the ball.

Champagnie, Capel make remarkable returns, Pitt pounds Syracuse, 96-76

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 16, 2021
Justin Champagnie, Jeff Capel and Pitt men’s basketball all made varying returns from different absences on Saturday afternoon and the end result was a blowout 96-76 victory over rival Syracuse.
In his last season with the Panthers,  junior guard Xavier Johnson (1) averaged 11.7 points, making 37.3% of his shots from the field.

Monstrous second-half comeback gives Pitt first win over Syracuse in Jeff Capel era

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 8, 2021
Pitt beat Syracuse for the first time since 2017 behind a thrilling second half comeback.
Sophomore forward Amanda West (9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Syracuse during Pitt’s 2-0 victory over the Orange on Sept. 17.

Pitt women’s soccer cancels upcoming rematch at Syracuse, making room for spring opponents.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor October 21, 2020
Orange head coach Nicky Adams broke the news during a press conference Wednesday morning, hours before the announcement made things official, saying Pitt had “decided not to come.”
First-year wide receiver Jordan Addison is tackled.

Despite flaws, Pitt handles business in ACC opener

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer September 20, 2020
In a defensive showdown where yards were scarce and points were even harder to come by, Pitt ultimately took care of business by stifling Syracuse in a misleadingly close 21-10 win on Saturday afternoon.
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