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Virginia players celebrate the winning basket during an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Virginia defeated Pittsburgh 57-56.

Pitt drops ACC opener to Virginia, 57-56, on last-second shot

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor December 3, 2021
After holding another late lead, Pitt men’s basketball engineered another brutal collapse and last-second loss, this time to Virginia, 57-56 in the ACC opener on Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Staff writer Frankie Richetti lays out potential ACC Coastal Division football championship results.

Hokies, Cavaliers and Panthers all still in contention for Coastal Division crown

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
With just two games remaining in the regular season, there are still three Coastal division teams — the Pitt Panthers, Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies — with a chance to represent their side of the ACC in the Dec. 4 conference title game.
Junior outside hitter Jordan Lockwood (18) had a career-high eight kills during Pitts 3-1 victory over Virginia on Saturday evening.

No. 22 Volleyball begins spring slate with four-set win over UVA

By Tricia Caucci, For The Pitt News March 8, 2021
No. 22 Pitt Volleyball (5-4) began spring ACC play at the Fitzgerald Field House against Virginia (2-8) this past Saturday. The Panthers came into the matchup with an even 4-4 conference record while the Cavaliers entered winless against ACC opponents. Pitt won the match handily by a final of three sets to one.
Xavier Johnson, pictured here against Virginia Tech on Feb. 3, contributed 10 of Pitt’s 66 points against Virginia on Saturday.

Panthers doomed by short Cavalier burst, lose to UVA 73-66

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2021
Pitt men’s basketball was in control for most of the game, but a short run early in the second half cemented UVA’s 73-66 win over the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.
First-year guard Amber Brown pushes past Louisville’s Yacine Diop.

Pitt loses 24th game at Virginia, 66-55

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer February 28, 2020
Thursday's loss makes eight straight for Pitt and also gives the Panthers their most losses in school history, eclipsing the previous high of 24 in the 1995-96 season.
Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson led Pitt with 16 points against Virginia.

Pitt comeback falls short against Virginia, 59-56

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer February 22, 2020
The defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers earned a road win in the Petersen Events Center Saturday, but a late Panther run made the game come down to the final second.
Opinion | It’s time to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Opinion | It’s time to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist November 19, 2019
While the passage of the ERA would formally enforce that every American is protected against discriminative allegations based on gender under the Constitution, it would also mean so much more than that.
Senior Layne Buskirk (right) recorded three kills in the first set, contributing to a team hitting percentage of .520 against UVA.

No. 4 Panthers sweep UVA in ACC opener

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer September 25, 2019
Pitt volleyball’s quest for an ACC Championship three-peat got off to a dominant start with a 3-0 victory at Virginia to open conference play.
Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) rolls out to his right before throwing his second interception while being chased down by junior Virginia outside linebacker Charles Snowden (11).

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer September 2, 2019
Under the helm of new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, the Panthers utilized a pass-heavy attack as the backfield took a backseat.

Missed opportunities doom Pitt in 30-14 loss to Virginia

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor August 31, 2019
Pitt simply didn’t make the right plays at the right times, falling 30-14 to Virginia in Saturday night’s home opener at Heinz Field.
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