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The 2020 Panther volleyball team will open its season on Sept. 25 against Syracuse.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

After months of uncertainty, all of Pitt’s fall sports now have schedules and teams are beginning play.

Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench won the Panther Award in the 2020 Panthers' Choice Awards.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Pitt Athletics hosted its third annual Panthers' Choice Awards Wednesday, celebrating student-athlete achievements in academics, athletics and citizenship.

Pitt baseball picks up 4 wins in Florida over weekend

Pitt starter junior Chris Cappas threw five scoreless innings against Lehigh, giving up one hit and striking out a career-high nine batters to earn his first victory of 2020.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Pitt baseball continued its red-hot start to the season over the weekend, sweeping its quartet of matchups against Lehigh and Central Connecticut State in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Sanford, Florida. With the wins, Pitt improved its record to 10-1, good for its best start since 2002 and first-place in the ACC Coastal division.

Walker, Phillips lead Pitt at ACC Indoor Championships

Noah Walker (left) placed second in the weight throw for Pitt at the ACC Indoor Championships Thursday at Notre Dame University.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Noah Walker and Breanna Walker headlined Pitt track and field’s first day at the ACC Indoor Championships Thursday, taking second and fourth in their respective events.

Men’s lacrosse hungry for wins — and wings — in 2020

Pitt club men’s lacrosse played a 14-game regular season in 2019, weathering a plethora of tough opponents to finish 7-7 and qualify for the Continental Lacrosse Conference playoffs.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Whether it's downing nearly 1,000 wings in an hour or tearing through its first two opponents, Pitt men's club lacrosse has embraced a culture of tenacity on the field and camaraderie off it.

Pitt baseball stays hot, sweeps Eastern Michigan

Pitt baseball played its first three-game series of 2020 over the weekend, sweeping Eastern Michigan in Sanford, Florida, and improving to 6-1 on the season.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Pitt baseball played its first three-game series of 2020 over the weekend, sweeping Eastern Michigan in Sanford, Florida, to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Daigneault leads Pitt swimmers through first two days of ACC Championships

Senior swimmer Valerie Daigneault finished 11th in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.33 at the 2020 ACC Championships.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Senior swimmer Valerie Daigneault scored points individually and as part of Pitt's 800-yard freestyle relay to lead the Panthers over the first two days of the ACC Championships.

Petrikis, Washington Jr. take home weekly student-athlete honors

Senior Alecia Petrikis was recognized as the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Alecia Petrikis and Ron Washington Jr. took home Pitt’s Student-Athletes of the Week award on Tuesday after powering their respective teams to winning weekends.

The Astros found a way to make their cheating episode even worse

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, listens as team owner Jim Crane talks during a news conference before the start of spring training at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Feb. 13.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

In baseball and professional sports, integrity and fair competition matter. Jim Crane effectively scoffed at that on Thursday.

Pitt falls flat at Virginia Tech, loses 67-57

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson darts past a Clemson defender.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball (15-11 overall, 6-9 ACC) fell victim to the dreaded trap game Saturday night, losing 67-57 to the struggling Virginia Tech Hokies (15-10 overall, 6-8 ACC). The convincing win snapped the Hokies’ five-game losing streak and allowed them to leapfrog Pitt in the ACC standings.

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