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Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.

Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

While some consider it unsavory, administrators recognize the financial and safety benefits of selling alcohol at sporting events. And whenever Pitt fans find themselves bitter about the trek to Heinz Field, they can be grateful that their quest for a cold beer won’t be as taxing

Davis and Ellison plan to transfer from men’s basketball program

Davis and Ellison plan to transfer from men’s basketball program

By Stephen Thompson, Assisstant Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball announced its second player departure in three days on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore guard Khameron Davis and junior forward Malik Ellison will transfer at the end of this semester.

NBA Playoff race set for photo finish

NBA Playoff race set for photo finish

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

The NBA regular season is winding down, but much still remains to be determined as the final week of games begins.

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Through the highs and lows of the Pitt men’s basketball season, one important thing was evident in the end — progress.

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

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

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.

Panthers prevail in first round of ACC Tournament, 80-70

Panthers prevail in first round of ACC Tournament, 80-70

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball and its duo of first-year stars opened the 2019 ACC Tournament in dominating fashion, beating Boston College 80-70 Tuesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

While the Panthers' three seniors started the game, their young stars came up clutch down the stretch as the team pulled out its third ACC win in ugly, gutty fashion.

No. 22 Hokies hand Pitt basketball ninth straight loss

No. 22 Hokies hand Pitt basketball ninth straight loss

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball continued its struggles in ACC play Saturday afternoon, falling 70-64 to No. 22 Virginia Tech at the Petersen Events Center.

NC State overcomes Pitt late, 79-76

NC State overcomes Pitt late, 79-76

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball welcomed NC State to the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon and walked away with its seventh straight loss, falling to the Wolfpack 79-76.

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

For most athletes who actually make it to the professional level, like former Pitt tennis player and 2017 graduate Audrey Ann Blakely, the journey is mentally arduous and financially uncertain.

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019

Pitt fell 65-56 to the Orange, extending the team’s losing streak to five games.

Pitt scores season low in 66-51 loss to No. 23 Louisville

Pitt scores season low in 66-51 loss to No. 23 Louisville

By Stephen Thompson and Trent Leonard

January 27, 2019

Pitt fell back to earth in Saturday’s rematch, shooting just 35.2 percent from the field in a 66-51 loss at No. 23 Louisville.

Syracuse stifles Pitt men’s basketball, 74-63

Syracuse stifles Pitt men’s basketball, 74-63

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

After being down by as many as 20 in the second half, the Panthers clawed back to make it a single digit game before ultimately falling 74-63.

Preview: Softball slides into spring season

Preview: Softball slides into spring season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Pitt softball saw its program soar to new heights in 2018. Under new head coach Jodi Hermanek, the Panthers hope to build upon that momentum in 2019.

UNC slams Pitt, 85-60, in ACC opener

UNC slams Pitt, 85-60, in ACC opener

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 5, 2019

The Panthers battled briefly with the No. 15 team in the country before ultimately falling 85-60.

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

By The Pitt News Staff

December 6, 2018

Our Pitt News Sports staff had some things to rant about this week, from Pittsburgh figures who irk them to who should be taking home hardware during awards season.

Navigating college football’s bowl season

Navigating college football’s bowl season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

The sport is dominated by the playoff discussion around this time of year, but there are plenty of other marquee matchups that are worth your attention during this bowl season.

Panthers overcome UNA, 71-66, to win fifth straight

Panthers overcome UNA, 71-66, to win fifth straight

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018

Pitt men’s basketball is off to its best start in the three years after beating North Alabama 71-66 at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon to improve to 5-0 in the young season.

Panthers to push the pace under new coach Capel

Panthers to push the pace under new coach Capel

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Capel and his new coaching staff stressed strength and stamina. He wants his Pitt teams to play in the same mold of his teams at Oklahoma — force turnovers, get out in transition and play fast.

Capel will prevail on recruiting trail

Capel will prevail on recruiting trail

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

When Jeff Capel was announced as Pitt’s 16th men’s basketball coach this offseason, his aptitude as a recruiter was highlighted as one of his biggest strengths — especially appealing for a Panther squad facing an uphill battle to rebuild after going winless in the ACC.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball notches two ACC wins to stay unbeaten

Weekend Sports: Volleyball notches two ACC wins to stay unbeaten

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Pitt's volleyball team headlined the weekend with two record-breaking games for attendance, along with a fourth-set comeback win over No. 21 Louisville.

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

By The Pitt News staff

October 11, 2018

The Pitt News staff takes a look at each of America's three ongoing professional sports, from Markelle Fultz' improvement to the Bengals' false hopes.

Column: Josh Gordon provides ‘Flash’ of inspiration

Column: Josh Gordon provides ‘Flash’ of inspiration

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Josh Gordon has received criticism for his inability to maintain an NFL roster spot, but his continuous effort to overcome personal demons is nothing short of admirable.

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

By The Pitt News Staff

September 27, 2018

The NFL gave us a surplus of story lines in a wacky Week 3 with the Patriots struggling, the Browns finally winning and Le’Veon Bell continuing his holdout.

Column: Pitt is a volleyball school now

Column: Pitt is a volleyball school now

By Stephen Thompson, For the Pitt News

September 19, 2018

The Pitt volleyball team is driven, experienced and talented — and they deserve all the support our Panther community can give them.

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