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Champagnie’s 30 propels Pitt past Wake in ACC Tournament

First-year forward Justin Champagnie’s layup is blocked by Syracuse.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

But at their most desperate, the Panthers were efficient, tenacious and energetic at the end of a dragging ACC schedule. And after trailing for most of the game, Pitt unearthed a new level of emotion. A 13-4 run in the twilight of the second half propelled the Panthers (16-16 overall, 7-14 ACC) to a 81-72 victory over Wake Forest (14-17 overall, 6-15 ACC) in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday evening. 

Panthers win first ACC game, beat Wake 53-48

Pitt women’s basketball celebrates after breaking a two-month losing streak with a win against Wake Forest.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Pitt women's basketball snapped a 12-game overall losing streak, with its last win coming a full two months earlier on Nov. 30.

Panthers flake versus Wake, lose 69-65

Junior guard Ryan Murphy made three of his seven 3-point attempts against Binghamton Friday night.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

When Pitt downed Florida State in the season opener last November the possibilities seemed endless. Pitt had a winning conference record for the first time since 2016 and head coach Jeff Capel’s rebuild appeared to be right on track.  13 games later, Capel and his Panthers have been knocked down a peg. Pitt (10-4, 1-2 ACC) squandered a 16-point first half lead and lost, 69-65 to Wake Forest (8-5, 1-2 ACC) on Saturday afternoon. 

Women’s soccer falls 3-2 on West’s record-breaking night

 First-year forward Amanda West (9) completed both of Pitt’s goals during Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to Wake Forest.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Wake Forest halted Pitt’s hot streak with a double overtime heartbreaker, but it wasn’t a total loss for the Panthers as Amanda West etched her name atop the program’s single-season points list.

Women’s basketball downs Demon Deacons, 70-64

Senior forward Danielle Garven (1) led Pitt’s offense with 21 points during Thursday evening’s 70-64 victory over Wake Forest.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The Pitt women’s basketball team put on one of its best performances of the season to beat Wake Forest 70-64 on the road

Demon Deacons possess Pitt, 78-76, in overtime heartbreaker

First-year point guard Xavier Johnson (1), pictured here against Syracuse on Feb. 2, scored nearly a third of Pitt’s 76 points during Pitt’s loss against Wake Forest Tuesday night.

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

In a game that saw 10 ties and seven lead changes, the Demon Deacons made clutch plays at the right times to deal Pitt its sixth straight loss.

Takeaways from Pitt’s Coastal-clinching win over Wake Forest

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett carries the ball during the Panthers’ victory against the Virginia Tech Hokies Nov. 10.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The Pitt football team whipped Wake Forest Saturday, 34-13, to earn the Panthers’ first-ever ACC Coastal title.

Panthers to unleash the demon on Wake Forest

Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench runs the ball during Pitt’s 55-22 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

With a run game that can’t be stopped and a quarterback who is quietly improving, it is looking hopeful that Pitt will continue making history by clinching the first ACC Championship appearance in program history.

Pitt baseball drops series against Wake Forest

Senior catcher Manny Pazos scored the winning run in Pitt's 5-4 win over Wake Forest Friday. Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 21, 2017

Heading into its weekend series against the No. 20 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the Pitt baseball team was right on the bubble of the ACC Tournament. But the Panthers were only able to come away with one win, failing to make the cut for the fourth consecutive year. Pitt (23-30, 9-21 ACC) got off to a strong s...

Demon Deacons demonize Panther by double digits

Stasha Carey maneuvers around a Wake Forest defender.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

In a battle of two-win conference teams, the Pitt women’s basketball team couldn’t outpace Wake Forest. Trying for consecutive wins for the first time since late December, the Panthers (10-13, 2-8 ACC) came up short in their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-11, 3-7 ACC) Thursday at th...

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