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 Pitt's Derrick Randall grabs a rebound against North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson in the first half Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Petersen Events Center.

PItt seniors look to avoid NIT fate

Though Pitt’s seniors could return to Petersen Events Center in an NIT game, they hope that won’t be the case.

about 3 hours ago


 Ray Vinopal runs the pro shuttle drill during Pitt Pro Day at the team's South Side complex Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Ray Vinopal impresses at Pitt football pro day

Pitt senior Ray Vinopal was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine last month, but he wowed scouts Tuesday at Pitt’s pro day.

about 3 hours ago


 Pitt's Cameron Wright celebrates near the end of his team's win over Notre Dame Saturday at the Petersen Events Center on January 31, 2015.

Ron Cook: Pttt senior guard displays Wright stuff on and off court

Panthers senior guard Cameron Wright is a standout off the court, too, excelling in the classroom all five years at Pitt.

about 3 hours ago


 Brianna Kiesel receives a pass as Virginia Tech's Vanessa Panousis defends her during a game on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt won, 53-35.

Pitt's Brianna Kiesel earns first-team All-ACC honors

Panthers point guard Brianna Kiesel capped off a remarkable senior year by making the All-ACC first team.

about 12 hours ago


 Pitt coach Jamie Dixon on his team's NCAA tournament chances after Sunday's loss: "We have to get to 10 ACC wins, nine is what some people say, but 10 is what we need to do."

Paul Zeise's Pitt basketball chat transcript: 3.3.15

Paul takes your questions on the Panthers -- who have plenty of questions themselves heading into the postseason.

about 13 hours ago


 Pitt's James Robinson, center, drives between Wake Forest's Codi Miller-McIntyre, left, and Konstantinos Mitoglou during the first half of Sunday's game in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Latest loss has Pitt down, but not without hope

Crushing loss Sunday to Wake Forest knocks Panthers down a peg, but they are still optimistic that they can finish strongly.

1 day ago


 Jordan Serio, a sophomore, plays basketball for her mother, head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio at the University of Pittsburgh. They share a moment after practice on Wednesday.

Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio named Naismith Trophy semifinalist

In just her second year with the Panthers, McConnell-Serio has guided the women's basketball team to a surprising 19-10 overall record.

about 11 hours ago


Pitt women rally for victory on senior day

Star guard Brianna Kiesel was the focal point going into Pitt’s senior day, and not much changed once the game started.

2 days ago


 Pitt's James Robinson drives between Wake Forest's Codi Miller-McIntyre, left, and Konstantinos Mitoglou in the first half Sunday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Late collapse has Panthers in bad spot

Pitt’s NCAA tournament chances took a huge hit Sunday as the Panthers blew a nine-point second-half lead.

2 days ago


 Pitt coach Jamie DIxon and the Pitt Panthers go to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the first time to play Wake Forest.

Pitt's wait to play at Wake is over

The Panthers have played at every ACC court except for one, and that will change tonight when the Panthers visit Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

3 days ago


 University of Pittsburgh football coach Pat Narduzzi.

With 'honeymoon' over, Pitt coaches push players in offseason workouts

Winter workouts give Pitt players a chance to work with their new coaches, and coaches aren’t afraid to make those players uncomfortable.

4 days ago


 Pitt's Chris Jones works around Boston College's Patrick Heckmann in the second half Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center

Panthers take care of the basketball

Pitt’s ability to take care of the ball and pass well helped set a late-season surge in motion.

4 days ago


 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo goes for a layup against Boston College in the first half Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center

Pitt coach fetes trio of seniors

Jamie Dixon says the senior class of Cam Wright, Derrick Randall and Aron Phillips-Nwankwo does not get the recognition it deserves.

5 days ago


 Pitt's Yacine Diop reaches for a loose ball Thursday night against No. 4 Notre Dame.

Pitt women fall to No. 4 Notre Dame

Senior guard Brianna Kiesel scored 27 points, but the Fighting Irish cruised behind hot shooting at home.

5 days ago


 Pitt's Jamel Artis drives against Boston College's Patrick Heckmann in the first half Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt's frontcourt shows signs of life

An area of weakness most of the season, Pitt got some offensive production from its frontcourt in a win Tuesday against Boston College.

6 days ago


 Pitt guard Cameron Wright drives against Boston College in the first half Tuesday. The Panthers won, 71-65.

Pitt wakes up, finishes job against Boston College, 71-65

Pitt entered Tuesday needing to win its final four games of the season to lock down a spot in the NCAA tournament.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Michael Young dunks against North Carolina in the second half Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the Petersen Events Center.

Paul Zeise's Pitt basketball chat transcript: 2.24.15

Paul takes your questions on the Panthers, who must finish the season strong to secure an NCAA Tournament bid.

1 week ago


 Pitt guard Chris Jones drives against the defense of Boston College guard Patrick Heckmann (33) and center Dennis Clifford (24) during the first half of a game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

Struggling Boston College next for Pitt

The Panthers overcame a 10-point deficit and won in overtime the first time they met the Eagles this season in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

1 week ago


Pitt's Howard, four others will not return to Panthers

Clairton HIgh School dismissed from the team, other eligible players decide not to come back.

1 week ago


 Titus Howard, right, a former standout at Clairton, played in 11 games as a freshman at Pitt in 2013.

Ex-Clairton standout Howard dismissed from Pitt football program

Titus Howard, a defensive back, was suspended for the entire 2014 season for disciplinary reasons.

1 week ago


Pitt still has some work to do

Despite a quality road victory at Syracuse, the Panthers feel they need to boost their NCAA tournament resume down the stretch.

1 week ago


 Pitt’s Derrick Randall, center, and Syracuse’s Kaleb Joseph, left, and Michael Gbinije dive for a loose ball in the first half.

Pitt beats Syracuse, 65-61

Pitt needed a good road win to add to its NCAA Tournament resume and Saturday the Panthers got it.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Michael Young drives against Syracuse' Rakeem Christmas in the second half Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt readies for tough Syracuse zone

The Panthers know what they are getting in the matchup today against the Orange — a zone defense that is tough to break.

1 week ago


 Pitt offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings measures his vertical leap at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

Despite performance at combine, Pitt's Clemmings' stock is high

T.J. Clemmings switch from defense to offensive tackle at Pitt likely to pay biggest dividend in NFL draft.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Sheldon Jeter tries to block a dunk by Syracuse' Rakeem Christmas in the second half Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers hope defense can lead them to road wins

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon believes the Panthers’ issues on the road are a result of their inconsistent defense.

1 week ago


Pitt women rally for OT win

Star guard Brianna Kiesel led the way for the Panthers again Thursday night in a comeback victory over Virginia at Petersen Events Center.

1 week ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon looks for a call as his team takes on North Carolina in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt faces uphill battle in hunt for NCAA tournament

While the Panthers have improved their NCAA tournament chances in recent weeks, they still have a lot of work to do.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Michael Young dunks against North Carolina in the second half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Paul Zeise's Pitt basketball chat transcript: 2.18.15

Paul takes your questions on the Panthers who are headed toward the home stretch of regular season ACC play.

1 week ago


 Virginia forward Darion Atkins dunks the ball in front of Pitt forward Sheldon Jeter in the second half Monday night at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers won 61-49.

Pitt struggles to find cure for road woes

With just one road win this season, the Panthers are running out of opportunities to impress the NCAA tournament selection committee.

2 weeks ago


 Virginia Cavaliers guard London Perrantes drives to the basket Monday against Pitt guard James Robinson in the second half at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.

Ron Cook: Quality road win for Pitt quickly buried

The situation was ripe for Panthers to gain a NCAA-sealing victory, but Virginia and its stifling defense had other ideas.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's T.J. Clemmings, right, battles with David Durham in a drill during an August practice at the team's South Side facility. Clemmings will participate in the 2015 NFL Combine.

Local NFL combine participants

Here are the NFL Scouting Combine participants from Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia ...

2 weeks ago


 Virginia Cavaliers guard Marial Shayok battles for the ball with Panthers forward Jamel Artis in the second half at John Paul Jones Arena.

No. 2 Virginia knocks off Pitt, 61-49

The Cavaliers used their strong half-court man-to-man defense to stifle the Panthers' offense for large stretches.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Sheldon Jeter scored a career-high 22 points to lead Saturday's offensive outburst against North Carolina.

Efficiency will be key for Pitt vs. Virginia

The Panthers need to be even better than they were Saturday against No. 12 North Carolina if they want to take down the No. 2 Cavaliers.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Derrick Randall grabs a rebound against North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Ron Cook: Pitt must find way to win at No. 2 Virginia

Tonight could be Pitt’s last chance at getting the win it needs most to shore up its NCAA tournament resume.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Robinson drives against North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks in the second half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Ron Cook: Plenty to like about Pitt's response

Jamie Dixon’s Pitt team followed one of its most disheartening stretches of the season in its loss to Louisville with a dominating victory.

2 weeks ago


District roundup: Pitt women roll to another win

Brianna Kiesel led the way once again with 22 points as the Panthers suffocated the Demon Deacons on the road.

2 weeks ago


 Chris Jones, left, congratulates Michael Young on a dunk that ended the first half Saturday.

Red-hot Pitt stomps North Carolina

The Panthers were sizzling hot for most of the game as they were shooting better than 65 percent from both the field and the 3-point line.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Jamel Artis pulls down a rebound against Louisville in the first half Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers face No. 12 Tar Heels

Pitt has struggled rebounding the ball, which is bad news with a tall North Carolina team coming to town.

2 weeks ago


 Suzie McConnell-Serio is finishing her second regular season as head coach of the University of Pittsburgh women's basketball team. She talks to the team during their game against Virginia Tech at Petersen Events Center on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Fast Worker: McConnell-Serio helps Pitt turn women’s basketball program around sooner than expected

You could forgive Suzie McConnell-Serio for wanting just one night off.

2 weeks ago


 Former Pitt and NFL Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett stands on the sideline before the start of an NCAA football game between Pitt and Notre Dame at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Tony Dorsett battling a new opponent: brain disease

Tony Dorsett knows that much of his life now will be difficult and nothing like he envisioned it while starring at every level of football.

2 weeks ago


 Jamie Dixon gives instructions to his team during the game against Louisville at the KFC YUM! Center Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky.

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon affirms belief in Panthers

Jamie Dixon is tired of excuses, insisting the Panthers can beat good teams, but just need to execute better.

2 weeks ago


Pitt women hope to make a clear move

Panthers have back-to-back games with last-place teams in ACC, but might not have standout guard Brianna Kiesel.

2 weeks ago


 Brianna Kiesel makes a layup with her injured left wrist Thursday night in Pitt's win against Virginia Tech.

Brianna Kiesel plays hurt, but leads Pitt women past Virginia Tech

Senior guard Brianna Kiesel, nagged by a left wrist injury, scored 21 points to help the Panthers beat the woeful Hokies at home.

2 weeks ago


 Quentin Snider and Shaqquan Aaron of the Louisville Cardinals team up on Panthers guard James Robinson.

Louisville overwhelms Pitt, 69-56

With injured Cam Wright unable to play, the Panthers run out of gas in the second half and falls to the Cardinals, 69-56

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Sheldon Jeter celebrates at the buzzer as coach Jamie Dixon looks on after as the Panthers defeateds Syracuse Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Paul Zeise's Pitt basketball chat transcript: 2.11.15

Paul takes your questions on the Panthers who tip off tonight in a huge conference game against Louisville.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Jamel Artis drives to the net against Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku during a game Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Petersen Events Center.

Slowing Louisville key for Pitt

Coach Jamie Dixon and his players attribute blowout loss Jan. 25 to allowing Cardinals to get into early groove.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt women's basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is part of the 14-member committee in charge of the search for the school’s next athletic director.

Search committee in place for new Pitt athletic director

Pitt has hired a search firm, Chicago-based DHR International, to assist the committee in identifying and screening potential candidates.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's Michael Young blocks a shot by Syracuse's Michael Gbinije in the second half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Artis sparks Panthers' recent offensive outburst

Jamel Artis has become a focal point of Pitt’s offense, which has opened things up for the rest of the Panthers.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt’s Jamel Artis puts up a 3-pointer against Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas in the first half Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt's march continues with win over Syracuse

Pitt has overcome adversity and injuries and now is staring down a tough stretch of games to determine its NCAA fate.

3 weeks ago


Pitt women's basketball: Louisville slugs way to victory

No. 8 Louisville endured its worst shooting performance of the season but shut down the Panthers late to win, 48-35.

3 weeks ago


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