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Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

It was a busy couple of weeks for Pitt athletics, as the spring teams’ seasons come to a close and the football team had players up for the NFL draft. Here’s a rundown of everything that you might have missed since the spring semester ended. Football The Pitt football program had five players selected...

Pitt women’s basketball rumbles to 59-35 win over Ramblers

Pitt women’s basketball rumbles to 59-35 win over Ramblers

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 17, 2016

Three games into the 2016-2017 season, the Pitt women’s basketball team continues to find different ways to win. This time, height and strength were the keys for the Panthers (3-0) as 6-foot-4 center Brandi Harvey-Carr and 6-foot forward Brenna Wise led the team with 13 points and eight rebounds api...

Pitt women’s basketball pummels IUP in exhibition game, 72-40

Pitt women’s basketball pummels IUP in exhibition game, 72-40

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

The Petersen Events Center hosted the third straight McConnell family reunion on Sunday afternoon, pitting head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio against her brother in the women’s basketball exhibition matchup. For the third year in a row, McConnell-Serio’s Panthers topped her older brother Tom Mc...

McConnell-Serio named head coach of USA U18 team

McConnell-Serio named head coach of USA U18 team

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 8, 2016

Pitt’s Suzie McConnell-Serio has added another prestigious honor to her already impressive resume on Tuesday, as USA Basketball named her the head coach of the country’s U18 National Team ahead of the 2016 FIBA Americas Championship in Chile this July. “It’s such an incredible honor to be...

Pitt women’s basketball’s regular season ends in blowout loss at Louisville

Pitt women’s basketball’s regular season ends in blowout loss at Louisville

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / For The Pitt News

February 28, 2016

The Panthers didn’t have trouble getting their paws on the ball Sunday — but they couldn’t convert possessions into points, leading to a gruesome loss against No. 10 Louisville. The Cardinals (24-6, ACC 15-1) clobbered the Pitt women’s basketball team (12-17, ACC 4-12) at the KFC Yum! Cente...

Pitt women’s basketball loses in home finale

Pitt women’s basketball loses in home finale

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team couldn’t save its best for last in its final home game of the season. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-11, 7-8 ACC) defeated the Panthers (12-16, 4-11 ACC) 66-60 in the team’s last contest at the Petersen Events Center this year. The loss was the Panthers’ ni...

Gallery: Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech 2/25/16

Gallery: Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech 2/25/16

By John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

February 25, 2016

Panthers in pink fall to Syracuse, 70-56

Panthers in pink fall to Syracuse, 70-56

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 21, 2016

The Petersen Events Center, even decked out in pink to support the Susan G. Komen foundation, hasn’t yielded a home court advantage for the Pitt women’s basketball team this season. Pitt’s (12-14, 4-10 ACC) downfall on Sunday was consistent turnovers, leading to a defeat for the Panthers to No. 23...

Wise beyond her years: Freshman women’s basketball star thriving in hometown

Wise beyond her years: Freshman women’s basketball star thriving in hometown

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

In the same sphere that thousands of golden-clad students have shimmied and shrieked at dangerous decibel levels, a single player and ball graced the hardwood Tuesday morning. An unusually tranquil scene, the sound of her few dribbles and the swish of the net echoed against the Petersen Events Center’s ...

Women’s basketball loses ninth conference game at hands of No. 12 Louisville

Women’s basketball loses ninth conference game at hands of No. 12 Louisville

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team won a battle, but not the war. Despite winning the first quarter, Pitt (10-14, 2-9 ACC) could not hold off the No. 12 Louisville Cardinals (19-6, 11-1 ACC), losing the final three quarters before falling 84-61 at the Petersen Events Center Thursday night. The loss...

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