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Preview: Softball slides into spring season

Preview: Softball slides into spring season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

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 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Video, Visual

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


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Columns

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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