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Volleyball legend and former Pitt head coach Chris Beerman passed away at the age of 53, after being hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this month.

Former Pitt volleyball head coach Chris Beerman passes away at 53 after being hospitalized with COVID-19

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 26, 2021
“To me, Chris Beerman perfectly embodied the city of Pittsburgh. He was a blue-collar grinder through and through.”
Senior Chinaza Ndee reacts after Pitt’s 2019 NCAA Tournament loss.

Relive Pitt’s famed final moments

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
Pitt sports teams are familiar with such a feeling and are hardly strangers to both the joy and agony inevitable after a close game. Although the outcome may not always be in the Panthers’ favor, the last decade has given Pitt fans their fair share of nail-biters. Here are some of Pitt’s famed moments that came down to the wire.
The Pitt volleyball team celebrates after scoring the match-winning point against No. 6 Louisville on Friday.

Weekend Sports Recap: Men’s soccer extends perfect start

By Sam Krimins, Staff Writer October 26, 2020
No. 1 Men’s soccer continued its undefeated start to the season and headlined an otherwise disappointing weekend for Pitt Athletics.
Senior libero Marija Popovic (9) dives for the ball during Pitt's 3-0 win over No. 6 Louisville on Friday.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball splits season finale series with No. 6 Louisville

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

No. 10 Pitt volleyball held its own in its final — and perhaps hardest-fought — series of the fall season. The Panthers swept No. 6 Louisville Friday night and brought Sunday’s game to the brink...

Pitt swept Boston College 3-0 on Saturday, the Panthers' 36th consecutive win at the Fitzgerald Field House

Pitt volleyball sweeps Boston College, bouncing back from initial losses

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 10, 2020
In a year fraught with uncertainty, the No. 11 Pitt women’s volleyball team has returned to their refreshing consistency.
Both men’s and women’s soccer remain undefeated this season.

Soccer outshines preseason favorites volleyball early

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer September 28, 2020
In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Louisville on Saturday, other Panther teams had a busy and largely triumphant weekend. Both men’s and women’s soccer picked up road wins, taking down Notre Dame and The Citadel, respectively. Pitt volleyball did not experience that same success, though, as the team fell to Syracuse twice in back-to-back nights.
Panthers volleyball will start its season late with its first match on Sept. 25 in Syracuse, New York, against the Orange.

Pitt placed in geographic pods for remainder of fall sports

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor September 6, 2020
After ensuring that the fall football season was feasible amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Coast Conference moved to establish guidelines for the five other fall sports its member schools play.
Temporarily scrapping the traditional Atlantic and Coastal divisions, the ACC football teams will act as a singular division, with each school assigned five home games and five away games.

ACC announces fall sports plans: what are they and what do they mean for Pitt?

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor August 17, 2020
After a summer of ambiguity, the Atlantic Coast Conference released an updated schedule in late July for ensuing fall sports seasons, creating a separate plan for football and the rest of the fall sports.
The Pitt women’s volleyball team is one of Pitt’s best sports teams.

Panthers fall 2020 season preview

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer July 19, 2020
As potential fall sports seasons loom, here’s your guide to each Panther team heading into the 2020 season
Roc, the Panthers' mascot, walks toward Qadree Ollison during last year’s Pitt vs. Penn State game in State College. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

ACC announces delay for some fall sports

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor July 9, 2020
The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors announced Thursday afternoon that the beginning of fall Olympic sports will be delayed until Sept. 1. Pitt’s men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country are among the affected sports. ACC field hockey programs will also be subject to the delay, but will not apply to Pitt, which does not have a program.
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