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Prince-Wright prospers in post-playing career

Pitt alum Joe Prince-Wright currently works at NBC Sports as lead soccer writer and editor.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Pitt became the place where former men's soccer player Joe Prince-Wright honed his true passion — journalism — as he earned a double-major in English writing and communication.

Kizza propels Pitt past Virginia in ACC Tournament upset

Sophomore forward Edward Kizza (9) scored both of Pitt’s goals during the Panther’s 2-0 victory over Virginia Wednesday night.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

The Pitt men’s soccer team opened ACC tournament play Wednesday night by shocking No. 6 Virginia, beating the Cavaliers 2-0 on the road and giving the Panthers their first ever ACC tournament win since joining the conference in 2013.

Column: Riverhounds strive for success as Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a huddle during a match against Cincinnati FC at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati on Sept. 1.  (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

As the Riverhounds prepare to host a first-round playoff game Saturday — the first home postseason game in the club’s history — their achievements shouldn’t go unnoticed. How much success will it take for soccer to be among Pittsburgh’s sources of pride?

The life and times of ROC the mascot

Panthers’ mascot ROC dances on Heinz Field during Pitt’s game against Georgia Tech Sept. 15, 2018.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

ROC, a human-sized bipedal Panther, has been at the center of Pitt athletics for more than a century now, bouncing around the field, waving his arms and entertaining fans with his goofy antics and unassailable school spirit.

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