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Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, remain winless in ACC

Junior forward Yacine Diop (12) scored 23 points during Pitt’s 89-66 loss to Virginia Tech Thursday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

January 12, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team walked off the court with a losing record after falling to Virginia Tech, 89-66, in Thursday night’s road game at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Panthers (8-9 overall, 0-4 ACC) started the game with the first basket, but it didn’t take long for ...

Hokies crush Panthers’ bowl hopes, win 20-14

The Pitt football team reacts to losing the game after Virginia Tech stopped the Panthers at the goal-line. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

November 18, 2017

The Pitt football team couldn’t convert on four straight plays at the goal line with a minute to go in the fourth quarter — losing 20-14 to the Virginia Tech Hokies and any chance at a bowl game. “We’re on the 1-yard line, we’ve got four tries, we’ve got to score,” first-year quarterbac...

Gallery: Pitt football falls to Virginia Tech, losing bowl eligibility

Receiver Jester Weah breaks a tackle before running to the one yard line. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

The Pitt football team couldn’t convert on four straight plays at the goal line with a minute to go in the fourth quarter — losing 20-14 to the Virginia Tech Hokies and any chance at a bowl game. Read the recap here. ...

Pitt women’s soccer ties, ends losing streak

Mikayla Schmidt celebrates after scoring in the 72nd minute to tie the Thursday night game against Virginia Tech 1-1. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

By Adin Link | For The Pitt News

September 22, 2017

The Pitt women’s soccer team snapped a four-game losing streak, but not with a win. The Panthers (3-4-3, 0-1-1 ACC) returned home to Ambrose Urbanic Field Thursday evening for a match against the Virginia Tech Hokies (6-2-2, 0-1-1 ACC). The Hokies scored in the 47th minute, and after being down...

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

Junior shortstop McKayla Taylor hit three home runs and drove in six RBIs for the Panthers this weekend against Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

April 10, 2017

The Pitt softball team likely will not reenter the Top 25 rankings this season, but with this weekend’s sweep of the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Panthers gained three critically needed in-conference wins. Pitt (21-16, 4-11 ACC) started an extended home stretch by winning back-to-back in-conference...

Wise drops career-high 31 on Hokies to lead Panthers to 72-64 win

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored a career-high 31 point, including 25 in the second half, to lead the Panthers to a 72-64 win over Virginia Tech. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team snapped its six-game losing streak Thursday night, and it might not have happened without sophomore forward Brenna Wise breaking a program record. Wise tallied a career-high 31 points — including 25 in the second half — while shooting a perfect 13-for-13 from the ...

Feeling Pitted: Panthers find new way to blow sure thing

Pitt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson misses a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds against Virginia Tech. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 15, 2017

For almost 28 minutes of game time Tuesday night, the Pitt men’s basketball team appeared on the verge of a much-needed third straight ACC win. Then, the Panthers’ 11-point lead against the Virginia Tech Hokies unraveled in a way some might have deemed impossible — but was all too familiar t...

Panthers fall prey to Hokies comeback, 66-63

Pitt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson had a game-high 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in the Panthers' 66-63 loss vs. Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team entered its showdown with the Virginia Tech Hokies with a chance to extend its two-game winning streak and make a late-season tournament run. That momentum evaporated Tuesday night as the Hokies rallied to steal a 66-63 victory in front of a stunned Petersen Events...

Without Peters, Racciato, Pitt wrestling sees mixed results

Pitt's LJ Bentley wrestles Davidson's Camden Bertucci on Jan. 14. Saturday, Bentley outlasted VMI's Dalton Henderson in a 2-1 decision. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

Without former coach Jason Peters and wrestler Mikey Racciato, the Pitt wrestling program attempted to recover, if only briefly, from a tumultuous week. The weekend started poorly for the No. 23 Panthers (8-3 overall, 0-1 ACC) as they took a beating Friday in Blacksburg, Virginia, losing to No. 5...

Panthers thwarted in Thursday night throwdown against VT, 39-36

James Conner (24) scored three touchdowns Thursday night versus Virginia Tech | Theo Schwarz, Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Pitt’s chances at an ACC Coastal Division title were likely shattered during a rare Thursday night game at Heinz Field. In a high-scoring affair typical of this season, the Panthers (5-3, 2-2 ACC) lost their first home game of the year, falling to the No. 25 Virginia Tech Hokies (6-2, 4-1 ACC) in...

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