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Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.

What are the odds: Final Four picks

What are the odds: Final Four picks

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

In the Final Four, Auburn’s fast-paced offense could cause problems for Virginia, while Texas Tech’s stifling defense will make for a low-scoring affair against Michigan State.

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

The Sweet 16 featured a number of blowouts and left fans hungry for more, but the Elite Eight made up for it with late-game drama.

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Barring a miracle of unprecedented proportion, the Pitt men’s basketball team will not be dancing come NCAA Tournament time this March.

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

It’s never too early to start looking for an edge that will push your bracket over the top, and picking the right national champion is half the battle.

Opinion | Virginia needs to get it together

Opinion | Virginia needs to get it together

By Devi Ruia, For The Pitt News

February 10, 2019

For these men to keep their positions would not only be an insult to the people of Virginia, but a terrible stain on the entire Democratic Party. All of them men should either resign or be removed from office.

Panthers lose 12th straight ACC game to Virginia, 74-57

Panthers lose 12th straight ACC game to Virginia, 74-57

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

In a game that saw lengthy scoring stretches from both teams, the Pitt women’s basketball team found itself on the end of the bad run at the end of the fourth quarter, leading to 74-57 loss to Virginia Thursday night.

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Pitt had one of its performances of the year on both sides of the ball and on the road last Friday. The Panthers emerging defense held a hot Virginia offense to 44 rushing yards and earned its first road win of the season.

Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018

The sloppy field conditions were perfectly suited for the Panthers, who pounded the ball on the ground and stifled Virginia’s offense en route to a 23-13 victory.

Kizza propels Pitt past Virginia in ACC Tournament upset

Kizza propels Pitt past Virginia in ACC Tournament upset

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

The Pitt men’s soccer team opened ACC tournament play Wednesday night by shocking No. 6 Virginia, beating the Cavaliers 2-0 on the road and giving the Panthers their first ever ACC tournament win since joining the conference in 2013.

Volleyball sweeps Virginia in ACC opener

Volleyball sweeps Virginia in ACC opener

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

The Panthers came into Wednesday night’s game riding a perfect 5-0 record in ACC openers, and extended that streak to six with a dominant 3-0 win over the Cavaliers.

No. 1 Virginia vanquishes Pitt, 66-37, in last home game of the season

No. 1 Virginia vanquishes Pitt, 66-37, in last home game of the season

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

February 24, 2018

The No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers secured their third ACC regular season title in the last five years Saturday afternoon. The Panthers also continued to set records, extending their losing streak to 17 in a loss against the best team in the nation. Despite low attendance this season, fans filled the lower leve...

Women’s basketball falls to Virginia, 62-50, in ACC opener

Women’s basketball falls to Virginia, 62-50, in ACC opener

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

December 29, 2017

Despite an outstanding three-point shooting performance from first-year guard Pika Rodriguez, the Pitt women’s basketball team fell to Virginia (8-6 overall, 1-0 ACC), 62-50, Thursday night in its first ACC game of the season. Rodriguez made five of her eight three-point shot attempts, but it wasn’t enou...

Pitt defense is the key to a successful season end

Pitt defense is the key to a successful season end

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

October 29, 2017

Grabbing a second consecutive ACC win Saturday, Pitt football shone brightly on defense — almost as dazzling as the second-week-in-a-row victory lights — as they beat Virginia, 31-14. The Panthers made a point of stopping the Cavaliers in key situations, holding Virginia to just six third-down co...

Five first round matchups to watch

By Chad Cameron / For The Pitt News

March 16, 2016

In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, there’s enough March Madness to induce vertigo. To help sort through the 32 games on Thursday and Friday, we’ve selected some games that should more than warrant your viewership – aside from Pitt’s date with No. 7 Wisconsin: No. 8 Colorado (22-11) vs. No. 9 Conne...

ACC announces 2016 Pitt football schedule

ACC announces 2016 Pitt football schedule

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 26, 2016

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...

Pitt baseball releases 2016 schedule

Pitt baseball releases 2016 schedule

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 8, 2015

Pitt announced its 2016 baseball schedule Monday, unveiling another series of steep challenges in the competitive ACC. The regular season starts on Feb. 19, with the Historic Dodgertown Classic in Vero Beach, Florida, where Pitt opens up against Niagara. Head coach Joe Jordano said in a release that ...

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

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...

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

On paper, everything looks easy. And on paper, Pitt’s schedule seems deceptively easy. But it’s easy to forget that Pitt has lost at least once to each of this year’s opponents in the past three years, some losses nastier than others. But with a new coaching staff and fresh enthusiasm, the futur...

Playing the ball

Playing the ball

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 29, 2014

Julian Dickenson in action in 2013. He has missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a foot injury.

Penalties again Pitt’s downfall as it loses third straight game

Penalties again Pitt’s downfall as it loses third straight game

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2014

Late in Pitt football’s game against the University of Virginia, a home fan sitting below the press box had a message for the players on the field.“Show some discipline,” he said.His plea came after a skirmish involving players from both teams, but on a night when one of its starting offensive linemen sa...

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