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Thriving freshmen have Pitt looking to future

Thriving freshmen have Pitt looking to future

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 18, 2014

The first act of Pitt’s two-part competition with Niagara ended with the Pitt men’s basketball team trouncing the Purple Eagles 78-45 on Friday. Not to be outdone, the women’s team also beat Niagara on Monday, 70-54.But the latter result was less of a foregone conclusion than the men’s game ...

Freshman Carey scores 17 as Pitt wins first game of season

Freshman Carey scores 17 as Pitt wins first game of season

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 17, 2014

After a major second-half run by Princeton on Friday, Pitt head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio used a full-court press with minutes left in the game, in an attempt to turn things around.She wasted no time using that tactic Monday night, and she had her players press from nearly the start of the game.This p...

Second-half struggles down Pitt in season opener

Second-half struggles down Pitt in season opener

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 14, 2014

The Pitt women’s basketball team’s play in the first half of its season opener against Princeton Friday seemed to follow the trajectory of an entire season.The team started out slowly, and it seemed apparent this was the first competitive game the Panthers had played since early March. Two quick f...

TPN predicts Pitt women’s basketball

TPN predicts Pitt women’s basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 5, 2014

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt women's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports Editor The program clearly has the right woman for the job in Suzie McConnell-Serio, but the Panthers will continue to rebuild in 2014-2015. With a litany of injuries, most notably red...

Brother and sister share relationship with Pitt basketball

Brother and sister share relationship with Pitt basketball

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 2, 2014

Talk to siblings Jason and Lindsay Richards, and they’ll describe their relationship over the years as close. For the last year and a half, that adjective has described the proximity of their workplaces, too. Sitting inside the Petersen Events Center recently, Lindsay put the distance in perspect...

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

By Logan Hitchcock / For The Pitt News

November 2, 2014

It was nearly eight months ago when the Pitt women’s basketball team played its last game, a 72-58 loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC tournament. Much has changed within the team since the final buzzer that day, and now the Panthers are preparing for a challenging yet exciting season...

After four years away, Wignot returns to basketball

After four years away, Wignot returns to basketball

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

October 1, 2014

Last fall, Suzie McConnell-Serio was browsing Pitt’s athletic website and found an article about the Panthers volleyball team. While reading the article, something caught the then first-year Pitt women’s basketball coach’s eye: a name.“I knew it wasn’t a common name,” McConnell-Serio said. ...

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women’s Final Four

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women’s Final Four

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 10, 2014

The Pitt women’s basketball team might not make the Final Four next March, but by November, the University and the city of Pittsburgh may have secured a role hosting the prestigious sporting event in the near future.At the David Lawrence Convention Center Wednesday, people from various sectors of ...

Kiesel recounts summer teaching and coaching

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

August 28, 2014

Upon her return to the United States from Vietnam this summer,  Brianna Kiesel came away with a newfound sense of appreciation.“One of my main takeaways was that we should be grateful for everything we have here,” Kiesel said. “They didn’t even have clean water there. We should take every opp...

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