Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Everything and everyone has a fatal weakness. For Superman, it was kryptonite. For rock, it’s paper. The Death Star had its self-destruct point. Achilles had his heel. And Pitt football has the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Panthers have lost to good UNC teams, like the one that won the ACC Coastal in 2015. They’ve lost to bad UNC teams, like the one that entered 2017’s matchup with a 1-8 record. It hasn’t mat

Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

Junior Cami Moreno transferred from Pitt after the tennis program was discontinued and now plays at the University of South Alabama. Junior Cami Moreno transferred from Pitt after the tennis program was discontinued and now plays at the University of South Alabama. Junior Cami Moreno transferred from Pitt after the tennis program was discontinued and now plays at the University of South Alabama. Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close It’s now been

Column: LeBron is all for activism — until it’s an inconvenience

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Since Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a quickly deleted image on Oct. 4 that read “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” resulting in a Chinese backlash and blacklisting of the organization, the NBA has timidly tiptoed around the issue out of fear of losing further business overseas. “I don’t know enough about the situation to comment” has become the go-to deflective statement for the lea

“Don’t call me Ryan” Murphy could be the marksman Pitt needs

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel You can call Pitt basketball’s newest sharpshooter, junior transfer Ryan Murphy, many things. Murph. Murph Dawg. A Walking Bucket. Steph Curry Lite. Swish. Money. The SoCal Sniper. The Calabasas Cannoneer. Okay, those last six nicknames are made up. But they seem like acceptable titles given the excite

Short-handed Panthers narrowly escape over Delaware, 17-14

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Pitt football was supposed to blow out its FCS Delaware opponent at Heinz Field on Saturday, entering the game as 28-point favorites. But that lopsided outlook quickly changed as kickoff approached and it became clear from the Panthers’ pregame warmups that several crucial players weren’t playing. Though the Panthers’ defense came through with another dominating performance, penalties and turnovers nearly led t

Pitt Special: Trickery lifts Pitt over No. 15 UCF, 35-34

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench makes his way into the end zone for Pitt’s second touchdown against UCF. Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench makes his way into the end zone for Pitt’s second touchdown against UCF. Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench makes his way into the end zone for Pitt’s second touchdown against UCF. Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send

Film Study: Reliving Pitt’s goal-line collapse

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close It’s now been six days since Pitt football lost in heartbreaking fashion to Penn State. In most cases, it would be overkill to continue talking about a game that happened so long ago. But since this might’ve been the last Pitt-Penn State matchup to happen in our lifetime, we have no choice but to just keep revisiting it for all eternity, starting with this week’s film study. By this time, everyone already knows

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close When Kayla Lund hit the floor, she immediately knew the injury was bad. Not bad enough to keep her out for a season, a month or maybe even a week — but definitely bad enough to keep her from playing the very next day against Michigan in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, which was all that mattered at the time. “I knew right away,” Lund, now a junior outside hitter on Pitt’s volleyball team, said. “I

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close 20-10. That was the final score of Pitt’s football game against Ohio on Saturday morning at Heinz Field, though the fairly narrow margin of victory undermines just how much the Panthers dominated their opponent. A more indicative score would be 481-212 — the amount of yards Pitt gained as opposed to the Bobcats, who struggled all game to go anywhere against the tenacious Panther defense. “I thought our defense

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close First comes the trot. A high-striding, flamboyant prance to midfield with all eyes in the stadium on you. There’s nothing else to watch — it’s pregame, after all, and Pitt football has yet to take the field for its 2019 opener against Virginia. There’s nothing for fans to do but watch this yellow-clad, tall-hatted spectacle of a person marching ostentatiously downfield to the 50-yard line. “The strut is very t

Sitkiatnin offers fitness, inclusion through Muay Thai

Sitkiatnin Muay Thai head instructor David Reese (right) assists with the blessing of the gym's ring by Thai Buddhist monks on Sunday morning. Sitkiatnin Muay Thai is a Thai boxing gym in the basement of 1918 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Sitkiatnin Muay Thai head instructor David Reese (right) assists with the blessing of the gym's ring by Thai Buddhist monks on Sunday morning. Sitkiatnin Muay Thai is a Thai boxing gym in the basement of 1918 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Sitkiatnin Muay

Column: Patriots-Rams Snoozer Bowl was one to forget

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman hoists the Lombardi Trophy after the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday. Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman hoists the Lombardi Trophy after the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday. Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman hoists the Lombardi Trophy after the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in

First-year phenoms lead Duke past Pitt, 79-64

First-year guard Xavier Johnson (1), pictured here vs. Duke, was held to single-digit points for the second straight game against Louisville. First-year guard Xavier Johnson (1), pictured here vs. Duke, was held to single-digit points for the second straight game against Louisville. First-year guard Xavier Johnson (1), pictured here vs. Duke, was held to single-digit points for the second straight game against Louisville. Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might

Jackie Sharp: For the love of the game

If you had told Jackie Sharp two years ago that she would eventually become the first Pitt women’s ice hockey player to have her number retired, she would have thought you were crazy. At that point, there was no women’s hockey team at Pitt, and Sharp hadn’t played organized ice hockey in nearly eight years. “I loved hockey as a little kid. But I wasn’t allowed to play — my parents wouldn’t let me,” Sharp said. “It wasn’t until I was 11, when I begged and begged them, that they finally said I co

Sail to Pitt: PSC thrives on and off campus

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Pitt students might lament the fact that our in-state sports rival, Penn State, has beaten the Panthers’ football team handily over the past two seasons, including a 51-6 blowout loss in September. But fans can take solace in the fact that while the Nittany Lions may dominate on land, Pitt has their number on the high seas. That’s right — the Pitt Sailing Club beat Penn State not just once, but three times dur

First-year guards lead Pitt past Penguins, 69-53, in opener

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel After an offseason of hype surrounding head coach Jeff Capel, his highly touted recruits and a new up-tempo offensive system, the Pitt men’s basketball team lived up to the hype in its season opener at the Petersen Events Center Tuesday night, pummeling Youngstown State 69-53. First-year guards Trey Mc

Pitt rushes for 484 yards, beats Duke 54-45 on final drive

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play. Pickett had struggled up to that point, completing just four of 13 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. But he came up clutch when Pitt needed it most, completing all four of his passes — including the 25-yard game-winner to junior receiver Maur

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close The Pittsburgh Panthers and Steelers both caught a bad case of the penalty bug over the weekend, with the former racking up 14 penalties for 116 yards in a blowout 51-6 loss to Penn State on Saturday and the latter getting flagged 12 times for 116 yards in an ugly 21-21 tie with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Constant flags make for an unenjoyable viewership experience — especially when most of the calls are a
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