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Junior outside hitter Jordan Lockwood (18) had a career-high eight kills during Pitt's 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 26, 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 3, 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.
Junior Damarri Mathis (21) is listed as a co-starter cornerback alongside junior Jason Pinnock.

Pitt football releases initial depth chart

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor August 27, 2019
Pitt football released its first official depth chart Monday afternoon — and though it didn’t unveil any shocking revelations, some of its inclusions and absences are noteworthy.
Virginia Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome hoists the championship trophy aloft as he walks off the court on Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to win the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball 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.
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