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First-year Panthers to get to know

Canadian striker Chantelle Parker joins the 2020 Pitt women’s soccer team.
July 21, 2020
But don’t wait until you step into Heinz Field, the Pete or Fitzgerald Field House to start learning about your classmates. Get to know some of the stars of the class in 2020 before you join them in Pittsburgh.

Additional athletes to return to campus on June 29

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

White beginning to lay the base for women’s basketball revival

Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach, is rebuilding his young basketball team as he recruits players from across the globe.
May 26, 2020
With first-years making up four of the five starting spots by the end of the year, head coach Lance White maintained confidence that his young squad could build a strong program. A highly touted 2020 recruiting class, along with two pivotal transfers, could see the Panthers climb the ACC ranks fast.

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.
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.

Kyla Nelson to transfer from Pitt

Kyla Nelson announced that she will be transferring out of Pitt on Twitter around 6 p.m. Thursday night.
April 2, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball will be short one of its veteran players next season, as junior guard Kyla Nelson announced Thursday she will transfer from the program.

Women’s basketball beginning to build on program lows

The ACC announced the 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule on Wednesday, where Pitt will play 20 games amongst three regions.
March 15, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was one of the worst in program history. But despite the lows, the Panthers have plenty to build on as they enter an offseason lengthened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

GT ends Pitt’s tournament run in second round, 68-58

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) scored 21 points during Pitt’s 68-58 loss to Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament.
March 6, 2020
After a shocking upset victory over Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, Pitt's postseason run came to an end with a loss to Georgia Tech Thursday.

Harris’s floater stuns Notre Dame in ACC Tournament first round, 67-65

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) attempts to drive toward the hoop during Pitt’s 88-44 loss to NC State.
March 4, 2020
Pitt first-year guard Dayshanette Harris’s go-ahead floater with 2.7 seconds remaining was just the icing on the cake of the Panthers’ improbable and incredible upset over No. 10 seed Notre Dame.

Pitt secures last-place finish with 73-54 loss to Miami

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris scored 22 points against Miami Sunday, making it the fourth game this year where she has scored 20 or more points as a first-year player. She is the first Pitt player to accomplish this feat since former Pitt star Briana Kiesel did it in the 2011-12 season.
March 1, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball looked to end their regular season on a high note in Miami on Sunday, hoping to get their first road win in ACC play this season and stop their long losing streak. Instead, the Hurricanes controlled the game from start to finish, shot the ball efficiently and outscored Pitt 62-36 in the first three quarters on the way to a 73-54 route. 

Pitt loses 24th game at Virginia, 66-55

First-year guard Amber Brown pushes past Louisville’s Yacine Diop.
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.
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