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Pitt lands four on NFL All-Decade Team

Pitt lands four on NFL All-Decade Team

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

Four former Pitt Panthers earned All-Decade honors, including defensive tackle Aaron Donald, running back LeSean McCoy, cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. 

Redemption and Rosie O’Grady’s: Pitt’s 2008 Big East Title from the stands

Redemption and Rosie O’Grady’s: Pitt’s 2008 Big East Title from the stands

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

New York has a distinctive basketball culture. It is blue-collar, born from pick-up games on blacktops and manifested through moxie. So when the Big East basketball tournament moved to New York City in 1983, member teams embraced the natural fit — and no one embodied the host city’s gritty personality more than the 2008 Pitt Panthers.

Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

Recently, Pitt men’s basketball’s roster became subject to college basketball’s ever-volatile transfer portal. Now the Panthers are trying to use it to bolster a crop of already talented newcomers.

McGowens enters transfer portal

McGowens enters transfer portal

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball just had its second player enter the transfer portal this week. Sophomore guard Trey McGowens announced Wednesday evening via his Twitter account that he had entered the NCAA transfer portal. Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.com was first to report the news. 

Sluggish second half stops Pitt’s ACC Tournament run

Sluggish second half stops Pitt’s ACC Tournament run

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

But in their second game in 24 hours, Pitt (16-17 overall, 6-14 ACC) looked like the same worn-out, beat-up team that they had been since conference play began. They ran out of gas in the second half against NC State (20-12 overall, 11-10 ACC), losing 73-58 on Wednesday afternoon. 

Champagnie’s 30 propels Pitt past Wake in ACC Tournament

Champagnie’s 30 propels Pitt past Wake in ACC Tournament

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

But at their most desperate, the Panthers were efficient, tenacious and energetic at the end of a dragging ACC schedule. And after trailing for most of the game, Pitt unearthed a new level of emotion. A 13-4 run in the twilight of the second half propelled the Panthers (16-16 overall, 7-14 ACC) to a 81-72 victory over Wake Forest (14-17 overall, 6-15 ACC) in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday evening. 

Georgia Tech routs Pitt in regular season finale, 73-57

Georgia Tech routs Pitt in regular season finale, 73-57

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

The superb play of Jose Alvarado, along with Georgia Tech’s 46% clip from 3-point distance, proved too much to overcome for offense-adverse Pitt Wednesday night.

Pitt wrestling earns trio of No. 1 seeds in ACC Tournament

Pitt wrestling earns trio of No. 1 seeds in ACC Tournament

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

When the ACC Wrestling Championships come to Pittsburgh this weekend, a trio of Pitt wrestlers will compete as No. 1 seeds on the floor of the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt drops sixth straight to NC State, 77-73

Pitt drops sixth straight to NC State, 77-73

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 29, 2020

They traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday looking to snap another long skid against NC State (18-11 overall, 9-9 ACC), to whom the Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) have lost nine straight contests, but fell agonizingly short in a 77-73 loss. Poor free throw shooting made for long scoring droughts and the Wolfpack capitalized on their opponent’s mediocrity from the charity stripe. 

Pitt flops against rival Syracuse on Senior Night

Pitt flops against rival Syracuse on Senior Night

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.

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