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 15 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 15 hours ago

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

Ron Cook: Pitt 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 15 hours ago

Youthful Lady Lions seeking growth as Big Ten tournament begins

With the worst record in Coquese Washington’s eight-year Penn State tenure, the Lady Lions head to the conference tournament.

about 15 hours ago

 Robert Morris' Marcquise Reed gets a shot up against Wagner in the first half Feb. 26 at the Sewall Center.

Robert Morris freshman Reed takes home top NEC rookie honors

Junior guard Rodney Pryor and senior forward Lucky Jones joined Reed on the Second Team.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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 23 hours ago

 Carlow men’s basketball coach Tim Keefer: “I’m not the best coach for this job, but I’m probably the best guy for this job.”

Carlow men's basketball team endures growing pains in first year

Coach Tim Keefer and members of the Carlow men’s basketball team reflect on a challenging first season of competition in the NAIA.

2 days 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

 Robert Morris junior Rodney Pryor throws down a dunk against Saint Francis (N.Y.) during an RMU home game in January.

RMU's Pryor earns NEC player of the week honors again

The junior guard helped the Colonials secure a No. 2 seed in the upcoming NEC tournament.

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

Robert Morris ready for conference tournament

The Colonials players now have time to consider the importance, and the opportunity of the No. 2 seed for next week’s conference tournament.

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

 Robert Morris' Aaron Tate grabs a rebound in front of Sacred Heart's Steve Glowiak in the second half at the Sewall Center on Jan. 18, 2015.

Robert Morris guard relishes supporting role

Aaron Tate makes the difference for Robert Morris despite his quiet demeanor.

4 days ago

Rodney Pryor leads RMU to OT win in final regular season game

Rodney Pryor scored 22 points to help Robert Morris erase a 10-point second-half deficit in a 71-70 overtime victory against Saint Francis

3 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

 Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers, center, reacts to a call during an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in State College, Pa. At right is Penn State's D. J. Newbill.

Penn State's Patrick Chambers doesn't sound like a coach whose job is in jeopardy

Despite his team struggling, Nittany Lions basketball coach continues to receive support from athletic director Sandy Barbour.

5 days ago

North Xtra: La Roche dominates in AMCC once again

Under the guidance of Kamela Gissendanner, women’s basketball team wins its fifth regular-season conference title in a row.

5 days ago

Robert Morris whips Wagner, 91-59

Rodney Pryor sparks easy victory with 25-point game for the Colonials; Marcquise Reed and Lucky Jones also score in double figures.

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

 Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky, left, shoots against Maryland forward Damonte Dodd in the first half of Tuesday's game in College Park, Md.

Wisconsin basketballers spend night in Pittsburgh after Maryland loss, emergency landing

The Badgers lost a Big 10 conference game Tuesday night at Maryland in College Park, 59-53.

1 week ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin claps enthusiastically during practice at Fordham University's Field House in New York in preparation for the Nittany Lions Pinstripe Bowl game against Boston College.

Penn State players say Year 2 will be different

The 4:30 a.m. wake-up calls take some getting used to, but Lions are pushing through winter workouts in coach James Franklin’s second year.

1 week ago

District roundup: No. 20 West Virginia handles Texas

The Mountaineers ended a long run of losing to the Longhorns, who continue to slip down the Big 12 standings.

1 week 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

 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White catches a pass at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

West Virginia's Kevin White 'a freak' among receivers at NFL combine

First-round hopeful Kevin White put his best foot forward this past season with the Mountaineers, and now could be in line for a big payday.

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

 People dance in the stands during Thon, the year-long student fundraiser, which culminates with the 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday.

Penn State’s Thon 2015 raises $13.02 million

Since 1977, Penn State raised more than $127 million benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund based out of Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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

 West Virginia guard Gary Browne had a career-best offensive game while also playing stellar defense Saturday against Oklahoma State.

District basketball roundup: Another big win for No. 23 West Virginia

The Mountaineers came out on top of a Top 25 clash in the Big 12 again, this time on the road against No. 22 Oklahoma State.

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

 Before heading to West Virginia, 
Tom Bradley spent more than three decades at Penn State.

WVU's Tom Bradley expected to be named UCLA defensive coordinator

Before his stint with WVU, Bradley was a Penn State assistant for 32 seasons and the defensive coordinator the final 12 years of his tenure.

1 week ago

Penn State AD donates $100,000 to renovations fund

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour donated $100,000 to a fund that goes toward the university’s athletic renovations.

1 week ago

WVU coaches penalized for impermissible communications with recruits

A majority of the impermissible communications occurred in women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer.

1 week ago

 Aiden Zangrilli, 2, is battling leukemia.

Point Park women's basketball players square off against leukemia for Aiden

Proceeds from the game are to benefit Aiden Zangrilli, a 2-year-old boy from South Park who has leukemia and needs a stem cell donor match.

1 week ago

Penn State falls to No. 5 Wisconsin, 55-47

Penn State’s late surge wasn’t enough to cut into a lead Wisconsin never relinquished during the Badgers’ 55-47 victory.

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.

2 weeks 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


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