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Panthers fall victim to post-FSU hangover, Nicholls, 75-70

Panthers fall victim to post-FSU hangover, Nicholls, 75-70

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball fell victim to a post-Florida State hangover and lost 75-70 to Nicholls State on Saturday afternoon. Now, Jeff Capel and his squad are forced to revisit their preseason mantra before a road contest with Robert Morris.

Better know a non-conference opponent: Nicholls State

Better know a non-conference opponent: Nicholls State

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

Get to know Pitt’s first non-conference opponent of the season — the plucky, up-and-coming Nicholls State Colonels — before Saturday's game.

Panthers survive Seminoles, 63-61, in season debut

Panthers survive Seminoles, 63-61, in season debut

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

Though it wasn't pretty, Pitt men's basketball started its season off right with a 63-61 win over ACC foe Florida State in front of a restructured and rejuvenated Oakland Zoo on Wednesday night.

Pitt needs defense to protect the Pete vs. FSU

Pitt needs defense to protect the Pete vs. FSU

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The turning tides of college basketball have brought new faces to familiar foes. After upsetting then No. 11 FSU last January, Pitt welcomes the Seminoles for a rematch on Wednesday night, eager to open the next stage of their rebuild with a bang.

Pitt basketball embraces new emotional emphasis

Pitt basketball embraces new emotional emphasis

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

After undergoing an offseason of cosmetic changes — to their roster, uniforms and home court — Pitt men’s basketball has shifted its collective focus above the neck.

Football Takeaways: Panthers suffer self-inflicted setback to Miami

Football Takeaways: Panthers suffer self-inflicted setback to Miami

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson

October 27, 2019

The past week surrounding Pitt football had been filled with hope and optimism. Talk of New Year’s Six bowls and double-digit wins filled the thoughts, Twitter posts and column inches of spectators and fans. But ominous clouds on Saturday foreshadowed the foggy future that now remains for Pitt following its deflating 16-12 loss to Miami this weekend.

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is less than one week away from taking the Petersen Events Center floor for the first time this year amid high expectations. But NCAA Tournament bids — an explicit goal of this year’s Panthers — aren’t handed out in October. So how will they try to achieve that goal?

Weekend Sports Recap: West’s OT header vaults women’s soccer to victory

Weekend Sports Recap: West’s OT header vaults women’s soccer to victory

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

Pitt’s soccer programs posted a pair of historic wins this past weekend, but they still stare down the remaining gauntlet of ACC play. Meanwhile, Panthers volleyball continued to mow down weaker conference opponents and both swimming and diving teams combined for 25 event wins in a quad meet at Trees Pool.

As Collier commits, expectations rise for Pitt basketball’s veterans

As Collier commits, expectations rise for Pitt basketball’s veterans

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

On Monday, Pitt basketball added the first member of it’s 2020 recruiting class but the program’s bright future will come with some tough decisions.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Quick fixes for the injury bug

Waiver Wire Weekly: Quick fixes for the injury bug

By Adam Link, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Injuries, releases and retirements thrust up-and-coming stars into the spotlight in the NFL’s week three, so pick up these little-known studs to fill the holes left by a brutal week.

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