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Pitt flops against rival Syracuse on Senior Night

First-year forward Justin Champagnie competes for possession of the ball.

By Stephen Thompson and Tyler Mathes

February 27, 2020

In a game that could have proven pivotal as the Pitt men’s basketball closes the season, the Panthers failed to show up, falling to Syracuse in a lifeless 23-point blowout Wednesday night.

Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) at last year’s matchup against Syracuse at the Pete.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

With the Oakland Zoo behind it and an improved performance against Syracuse’s infamous zone defense, Pitt will upset the Orange following Wednesday’s senior night festivities.

Shooting struggles sink Pitt at Syracuse, 71-53

First-year guard Emy Hayford navigates around Duke’s Azana Baines. Pitt lost to Syracuse Sunday 53-71.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball traveled to Syracuse, New York, on Sunday, hoping to exact revenge on a team that had already beaten Pitt earlier in the season. The Panthers were unable to do so, ultimately falling 71-53 at the Carrier Dome, but not before achieving a program milestone.

Poor shooting streak seals Pitt loss to Syracuse, 69-51

Fifth-year guard Aysia Bugg (2) scored 13 points during Pitt’s 69-51 loss to Syracuse on Sunday.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball began Sunday’s matinee matchup against Syracuse like a team on track to finally snap its nine-game losing streak, but collapsed down the stretch and pushed the streak to double digits.

Football Takeaways: Aggression is a double-edged sword

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (03) tackles Syracuse running back Jarveon Howard (28) during the 2018 matchup with the Orange at Heinz Field.

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The same aggressive defense that made Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi famous at Michigan State showed itself against the Orange, though Pitt kept the score close by making several avoidable mistakes.

Orange Crushed: Pitt ekes out victory over rival Syracuse

Junior running back A.J. Davis (21) achieved the first 100-yard rushing game of his career, picking up 103 yards on 16 carries against Syracuse on Saturday.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Pitt football made the trek north Friday to Syracuse for the 75th all-time meeting with its former Big East and current ACC rivals, the Orange. This year’s installation of Panthers football has developed a flare for the dramatic, to put it lightly.

Panthers trek north for 75th renewal of Syracuse football rivalry

Alex Kessman (97) gets a running start before kicking a field goal.

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

On Friday night Pitt football will renew their rivalry with Syracuse for the 75th time. Expect a tight game mirroring Pitt’s previous contests with the Orange and an often maligned specialist to come up clutch in crunch time.

Narduzzi talks Syracuse, rivalry at press conference

The Panthers will face their old Big East rivals at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi spoke with assembled media about the long-standing rivalry between the Panthers and Syracuse on Monday afternoon.

Column: A requiem for Pitt Athletics’ old online layout

Pitt Athletic’s current website.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Along with drastic new changes to its color scheme, logo and uniforms, Pitt Athletics also made some new changes to its website. But in this case, newer doesn’t mean better.

Orange end Pitt’s season in ACC Tournament second round, 73-59

Senior forward Jared Wilson-Frame (4), pictured here against Duke, made eight of 16 3-pointers for a game-high 24 points in his final college game against Syracuse Wednesday night.

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

A historic shooting performance from senior guard Jared Wilson-Frame wasn’t enough to contend with the Orange’s suffocating length and the young Panthers were sent packing.

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