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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

LSUs Angel Reese reacts in front of Iowas Caitlin Clark during the second half of the NCAA Womens Final Four championship basketball game Sunday, April 2 in Dallas. LSU won 102-85 to win the championship.

Column | Intolerance evident after NCAA women’s basketball title game

By Eli Smith, Staff Writer April 5, 2023
Controversy marred the historic 2023 NCAA women’s basketball championship after LSU forward Angel Reese taunted Iowa guard Caitlin Clark. But Staff Writer Eli Smith argues that the outcry is rooted in racism and misogyny.
No. 29 Tyler Badgett wrestles his Iowa State opponent on Friday night.

Weekend Sports Recap | Women’s basketball picks up first ACC win, wrestling falls short to Iowa State

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer February 6, 2023
Pitt athletics had a successful weekend during this winter season, with women’s basketball picking up their first ACC win and gymnastics dominating in the Backyard Brawl.
South Carolina senior guard Destiny Littleton (11), right, brings the ball up the court against Arkansas at the womens Southeastern Conference tournament on Friday, March 4, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Staff Picks | Women’s basketball national championship

By The Pitt News Staff March 15, 2022
As the women’s NCAA basketball tournament rapidly approaches, The Pitt News sports desk gives its predictions for who will be crowned as national champion.
Pitt redshirt sophomore forward Cynthia Ezeja (14) tries for a basket at Sunday’s game against Syracuse at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers surrender late lead in 67-65 loss to Syracuse

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer February 14, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball lost its annual Pink the Pete game Sunday afternoon to Syracuse. After leading by as many as 13 points in the first half, it lost 67-65 to the Orange at the Pete.
Amber Brown (5) shoots a free throw during the Pitt vs. NC State womens basketball game at the Petersen Events Center on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

Panthers fall to short-handed Syracuse on the road, 80-72

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer January 30, 2022
Syracuse didn’t have to go deep into its bench to beat Pitt on Sunday afternoon. The Orange used just six players, but their hot shooting carried them past the Panthers for an 80-72 win at the Carrier Dome.
Pitt graduate Blaise Vera competes in January 2020.

Pitt swimming, track, gymnastics set records during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 30, 2022
Pitt swimmers and divers, runners and gymnasts set personal and school records, while both basketball teams and wrestling lost over this past weekend — a busy one for Panther athletes.
Senior guard Jayla Everett (20) take a jump shot during the Pitt womens basketball game vs. NC State on Dec 10.

Panthers mauled by No. 3 Cardinals, 81-39, remain winless in ACC

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 6, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball suffered its third consecutive blowout loss in ACC play on Thursday night, succumbing to No. 3 Louisville 81-39. After more than two weeks off, the Panthers looked rusty rather than well-rested.
NC State womens basketball player Elissa Cunane (33) blocks Pitt player Mary Dunn (15) from catching a rebound during the Pitt vs. NC State game on Friday night.

Pitt overpowered by No. 2 NC State in ACC opener

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer December 11, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball entered Friday night’s home game against No. 2 NC State riding its best start since 2009. But a blowout loss proved that the Panthers — despite their improvements — are still a long way from competing with the elite.
Emy Hayford (4) scores during the Pitt women’s basketball game against LIU on Nov. 17.

Pitt off to best start in 12 years after 67-51 win over Coppin State

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Led by a career night from junior forward Amber Brown, Pitt women’s basketball beat Coppin State 67-51 and improved to 8-2, the Panthers’ best 10-game start to a season since the 2009-10 season.
Pitt sophomore forward Bertin Jacquesson (10) kicks the ball down the field during Saturday evening’s game against the University of Notre Dame at Alumni Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Women’s basketball, track and field pick up big wins during busy Pitt athletics weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Track and field picked up 10 wins at the Youngstown State Icebreaker on Friday, women’s basketball beat Ball State handily, and swimming and diving competed at the US Open during a busy weekend for Pitt athletics.
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