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Can Pitt emerge from the ACC’s Coastal quagmire?

Can Pitt emerge from the ACC’s Coastal quagmire?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Despite losing a crucial conference game to lowly one-win North Carolina, Pitt has been given new life thanks to the ACC becoming the football embodiment of Murphy’s law.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s ugly UNC loss

Three takeaways from Pitt’s ugly UNC loss

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

September 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Panthers once again disappeared in the second half against UNC, continuing a disappointing season-long trend.

Panthers falter in second half, lose sixth straight ACC game to UNC

Panthers falter in second half, lose sixth straight ACC game to UNC

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 22, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

The Panthers faded after leading 28-21 at halftime, getting outscored 17-7 and outgained by 138 yards in the second half.

Halftime recap: Pitt versus UNC

Halftime recap: Pitt versus UNC

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 22, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

A victory over UNC would be Pitt’s first since moving to the ACC, with the team having lost all five previous meetings.

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After a 34-31 loss to UNC last season, Pitt will look to make a comeback this weekend. With sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett at the head of the offensive line, Pitt's options are wide open. And, continue their good work, the Panther defensive will continue to buckle down.

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

By Colin Martin, Blogger

September 20, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Columns

In this week's "What are the odds" blog, blogger Colin Martin examines his losses and how he can make a comeback in the upcoming games. He offers an analysis of each game in college football, providing spreads, over/under numbers and bet suggestion.

Panthers fall to Tar Heels, 96-65, set losing streak record

Panthers fall to Tar Heels, 96-65, set losing streak record

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

The Pitt men’s basketball team struggled against No. 19 North Carolina Saturday night, but the Panthers didn’t leave Chapel Hill entirely empty-handed, taking home the record for longest losing streak in program history. Beating 10-game losing bouts during 1968-69 and 1992-93 seasons, the Panthers ...

Panthers make fatal mistakes against Tar Heels

Panthers make fatal mistakes against Tar Heels

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

A kickoff returned for a touchdown, a fumble near the goal line and a trick play touchdown may have been the biggest plays of the day Thursday — and they all went against the Panther football team. A late touchdown by the North Carolina Tar Heels was the final blow to the Panther football team Thu...

Gallery: Pitt football falls to UNC, 34-31

Gallery: Pitt football falls to UNC, 34-31

By John Hamilton and Christian Snyder / TPN Staff

November 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Visual

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Prediction: Panthers share quarterback woes with Tar Heels

Prediction: Panthers share quarterback woes with Tar Heels

By Adin Link | Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The narrative for the football programs of Pitt (4-5 overall, 2-3 ACC) and UNC (1-8 overall, 0-6 ACC) have been similar this season. Not only are both teams experiencing hangovers from successful 2016 campaigns, but the teams’ disappointing seasons can be attributed to one major similarity — the...

Pitt volleyball splits two-game home stand

Pitt volleyball splits two-game home stand

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panthers volleyball team’s 13-game winning streak came to an end this weekend — but they still sit at the top of the ACC. In a weekend homestand at the Fitzgerald Field House, Pitt volleyball (16-5, 9-1 ACC) easily defeated North Carolina (10-8, 7-3 ACC) Friday, but lost to NC State (14-7, 9-1...

Pitt pulls upset, topples No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels

Pitt pulls upset, topples No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels

By Kait French | Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt baseball team came into this weekend with low expectations for its series with the highly-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. But in the series finale, the Panthers rode an offensive explosion to knock off the No. 3 team in the country. After dropping the first two contests with just three combined...

Breaking down the East Region

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a year full of parity in college basketball, it’s been tough to scope out the elite versus the meek. That remains true in Pitt’s East Region of the NCAA Tournament, as it’s difficult to pick out the contenders in the grouping. There is an array of teams that can make noise in the corner of...

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

March 15, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Men's Basketball, Sports

Here’s to you, Mr. RobinsonJeremy Tepper | Senior Staff WriterA pint-sized, 3-year-old James Robinson plops himself in front of the television. His parents, Rayna and James Jr., sit on the sofa.With the remote in Dad’s hand, perhaps the toddler has a suggestion — maybe cartoons? Nope, the kid knows exactly...

Tar Heels utilize second half spurts to pummel Pitt

Tar Heels utilize second half spurts to pummel Pitt

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Pitt men’s basketball team will return from Washington D.C. feeling optimistic and disappointed. The Panthers fell to the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels by a final score of 88-71 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Verizon Center Thursday. The loss came one day after defeating...

ACC announces 2016 Pitt football schedule

ACC announces 2016 Pitt football schedule

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

The Atlantic Coastal Conference announced finalized schedules for Pitt and other ACC schools for the 2016 football season on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers will face eight teams that made bowl games and four that won 10 or more games as part of their 12-game schedule. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi...

Fearsome foes: Pitt men’s basketball’s five toughest teams

Fearsome foes: Pitt men’s basketball’s five toughest teams

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After a difficult season one year ago, the Pitt men’s basketball team’s road to rebounding won’t get any easier. With the 2015-16 college basketball season imminent, the Panthers will return to the hardwood trying to improve upon a 19-15 overall finish last season. Pitt will feature several new f...

Football: Pitt vs. UNC 2015

Football:  Pitt vs. UNC 2015

By Nikki Moriello and Wenhao Wu

October 29, 2015


Filed under Visual

Crucial game Thursday a rare opportunity for Pitt students

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

For the first marquee home matchup in six years, Pitt football is the team with a bullseye on their back. The Panthers have suffered through mediocre season after mediocre season this decade. They sport a new look now, ranking No. 23 in the AP Top 25 Poll and No. 24 in the Amway Coaches Poll. They ...

Pitt to honor former star offensive lineman Ruben Brown Thursday against UNC

Pitt to honor former star offensive lineman Ruben Brown Thursday against UNC

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

The watchful eyes of a legend will oversee Pitt’s Thursday evening matchup against the University of North Carolina. The University of Pittsburgh will honor former offensive lineman and 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Ruben Brown at halftime against the Tar Heels. Brown played at Pitt from...

Panthers punish No. 12 Tar Heels in 89-76 upset victory

Panthers punish No. 12 Tar Heels in 89-76 upset victory

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Following a game in which the team’s offense went over 10 minutes without a field goal last Wednesday at Louisville, the Pitt men’s basketball team felt some pressure mounting to improve offensively.“Our toughness and manhood got questioned after that Louisville game,” sophomore forward Sheldon Jeter sa...

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

January 8, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

One game removed from a narrow loss to a highly ranked Louisville team, the Pitt women’s basketball team was able to play the role of spoiler.The team defeated the eighth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 84-59 in a monumental win for the program. Brianna Kiesel led the way, scoring 22 points while r...

Panthers prepare for toughest test of young season

Panthers prepare for toughest test of young season

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 10, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a weekend road trip with two games, the Pitt men’s soccer team aims to pull off the upset in its first ACC matchup of the season against North Carolina on Friday.Pitt (2-1) had mild success on the trip, registering close to the same amount of shots as its opponents in both games. Against Wil...

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