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Pitt volleyball sweeps Boston College, bouncing back from initial losses

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

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

October 11, 2020

In a year fraught with uncertainty, the No. 11 Pitt women’s volleyball team has returned to their refreshing consistency.

Soccer outshines preseason favorites volleyball early

Both men’s and women’s soccer remain undefeated this season.

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.

Pitt placed in geographic pods for remainder of fall sports

Panthers volleyball will start its season late with its first match on Sept. 25 in Syracuse, New York, against the Orange.

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.

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

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.

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.

Panthers fall 2020 season preview

The Pitt women’s volleyball team is one of Pitt’s best sports teams.

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

ACC announces delay for some fall sports

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)

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.

Amid uncertainties, Pitt volleyball aims to build off historic season in 2020

Pitt volleyball's seniors missed their last opportunity to make it to the NCAA volleyball championship last season with the team’s loss to Cincinnati.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

July 7, 2020

The gut-wrenching image of Pitt volleyball’s seniors in tears after last season came to a shocking end still rings through to Pitt fans many months later. The team with an unblemished resumé that set new program highs the entire season had once again found itself eliminated in the NCAA Tournament’s first weekend of matches.

Additional athletes to return to campus on June 29

Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

June 23, 2020

Two weeks after Pitt welcomed football players back to campus for a phased return to voluntary offseason activity, Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29 for a similar process.

Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench won the Panther Award in the 2020 Panthers' Choice Awards.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Pitt Athletics hosted its third annual Panthers' Choice Awards Wednesday, celebrating student-athlete achievements in academics, athletics and citizenship.

Pitt athletes ad-lib training at home

Many athletes don’t have access to much of the equipment they normally would to train and have had to adapt to at-home workouts.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Organized sports in the United States are now paused due to coronavirus concerns, and the athletic world has come to a grinding halt. But players still need to stay ready for next season.

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