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Maverick Rowan scored a season-high 21 points and Cameron Johnson missed a potential game-tying 3-point shot in the final seconds as North Carolina State beat Pitt 79-74 on Tuesday night.

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Maverick Rowan scored a season-high 21 points and North Carolina State beat Pittsburgh 79-74 on Tuesday night.

01/17/2017 - 22:34
No. 9 Louisville surged to a 21-point halftime lead and held on, despite Jamel Artis scoring 43 points, to beat Pitt 85-80 on Wednesday night.
Jamel Artis scored a career high 43 points as he led a Pitt second half rally that fell short, as the Panthers fell to the 14th ranked Loui
01/11/2017 - 21:45
Brandon Walker
John Gillon and the Syracuse Orange defeated the Pitt Panthers by a final score of 77-66 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.

The 11-point final margin does not reveal Syracuse’s dominance over the course of the entire game. The Orange held a 36-8 lead over the Panthers after the first 14 minutes of play.

01/07/2017 - 16:20
Christian Strong
Sheldon Jeter hit consecutive 3-pointers to open the overtime period, Jamel Artis scored 24 points and Pitt dominated on the glass as the Panthers upset No. 11 Virginia, 88-76, in overtime at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday night.

This 2016 basketball season, the Pitt Panthers went 0-1 in conference games that went to overtime.

In 2017, they’re 1-0.

01/04/2017 - 22:03
Anthony Jaskulski
College basketball's conference season kicks into full swing this month as Pitt plays eight ACC games, while Penn State travels for six of their nine conference games and West Virginia tests itself with a full slate of Big 12 contests.

January 4
Pitt at Syracuse, Noon, ACC Network (Channel 4 in Pittsburgh)

01/03/2017 - 22:33
Brandon Walker
Steve Vasturia knocked down a 3-pointer from the wing with 2.5 seconds left in overtime to rally No. 24 Notre Dame past Pittsburgh 78-77 on Saturday.

PITTSBURGH -- Steve Vasturia is surely a name Pitt fans will wish to wash away from memory for 2017.

12/31/2016 - 17:11
Anthony Jaskulski
Michael Young and Jamel Artis each scored 30 points, Sheldon Jeter posted a double-double and Pitt beat Marshall 112-106 in the Panthers final non-conference game of the season.

The ‘Guru of Go’ would be proud.

12/28/2016 - 21:10
Anthony Jaskulski
The year in sports gave Pittsburgh the passing of a legend and a courageous re-affirming story of life, surprising departures and improbable victories. Here are the top sports stories of 2016.

The past year saw quite a bit of ups and downs in the Pittsburgh sports world.

12/26/2016 - 12:33
Cassie Putt
Mike Young had 24 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, Jamel Artis added 19 and Pitt beat Nebraska-Omaha 94-75 Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Young flirted with a triple double, finishing with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as Pittsburgh raced by Omaha 94-75 on Wednesday night.

12/21/2016 - 21:50
Jamel Artis scored 31 points and Ryan Luther added a career high 20 points to lead Pitt over Rice 83-73 at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jamel Artis scored a season-high 31 points as Pittsburgh took down Rice, 83-73, Saturday night.

12/17/2016 - 20:39
Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
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When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
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Aaron Gray is a familiar name for most Pittsburgh basketball fans. The 7’0”, 270-pound center led the '07 Panthers to an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and was one of the most prolific big men to play for coach Jamie Dixon.
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Jeanne Marie Laskas is the New York Times best-selling author of Concussion and the 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which inspired the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
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A man once called a "runaway beer truck" has a rather predictable career.
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Exactly four months after the Pittsburgh Penguins raised the Stanley Cup in San Jose, the new NHL season got underway. While the Penguins will look to become the first team in nearly 20 years to repeat as champions, the season will be sure to deliver plenty of twists and surprises during the regular season.
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As much as 80 percent of the Pirates starting rotation could be different next season. Only Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are locks to return from the 2015 crew. With three spots potentially open, the Pirates could look to add veterans through waivers, free agency and trades. Here are some potential in-house solutions.
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For years, the accomplishments of the Penn State men’s basketball team have been few and far between. Head coach Patrick Chambers has posted a 23-67 overall conference record in his five seasons, one of the worst marks among Power 5 schools. Only TCU, Boston College, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech have a lower in-conference winning percentage than Penn State's .256 mark during that span.
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