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No. 25 Pitt Wrestling Dominates Buffalo, 37-0, for Second Shutout of the Season



PITTSBURGH — No. 25 Pitt dominated from begin to end towards Buffalo, shutting them out 37-0 Friday evening at Fitzgerald Area Home to get again to successful methods.

The Panthers (6-2) earned their second shutout of the season, as they blanked the Cleveland State Vikings of their opening duel meet. The Panthers additionally enhance to 5-2 all-time towards the Bulls (6-7), as they defeated them final 12 months of their season opener.

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Panthers head coach Keith Gavin wished his crew to indicate their competitiveness on this match after a poor loss to rival WVU on Sunday, Jan. 8. He stated that he bought that from them and extra, ensuing within the dominant victory.

“Final Sunday, we have been somewhat flat and I feel that we didn’t wrestle with an entire lot of vitality or ardour behind what we do,” Gavin stated. “Tonight, you need them to go on the market and present everyone that you just like to wrestle and also you like to compete. We have now a bunch of fellows that do like to wrestle and like to compete and we have to present that on a constant foundation. The vitality degree was a lot better and I feel that it’s straightforward to try this coming off a disappointing loss. The vital factor is to remain in step with it.”

Pitt redshirt junior Colton Camacho (11-6) began off the evening with a dominant efficiency within the 125 pound weight class, incomes a technical fall, 20-3, on Buffalo redshirt first-year Mason Bush (3-6).

Panthers redshirt senior No. 8 Micky Phillippi (7-1) then received a serious determination, 14-4, over Bulls redshirt first-year Cole Minnock (10-9) within the 133 pound weight class.

No. 3 redshirt senior Cole Matthews (11-1) continued the Panthers’ dominance with a technical fall, 21-6, over Bulls redshirt sophomore Jack Marlow (5-13) within the 141 pound weight class.

Pitt noticed its subsequent three wrestlers shutout their subsequent three opponents. No. 29 redshirt sophomore Tyler Badgett (14-6) received an 8-0 determination over Buffalo redshirt sophomore Matt Ryan (3-9) at 149 kilos.

Panthers redshirt senior Dazjon Caston (4-5) received an in depth bout, 1-0, over Bulls redshirt first-year Kaleb Burgess (8-11) to get himself an vital victory within the 157 pound weight class. No. 30 redshirt senior Holden Heller (7-4) bought a straightforward, 6-1 determination towards redshirt junior Ty Raines (5-7) at 165 kilos to finish the trifecta.

Redshirt first-year Luca Augustine (9-6) continues to indicate his development over the season at 174 kilos, incomes a 5-1 determination over redshirt sophomore Jay Nivison (4-6).

The most important match of the evening noticed Pitt No. 18 Reece Heller (14-2) go up towards Buffalo No. 28 redshirt senior Giuseppe Hoose (13-4) within the 184 weight class. Heller used a takedown and an escape to earn a good, 3-2 determination over Hoose, with each preventing till the very finish.

“Normally in matches like that, you get a man like that and he was simply hanging on my neck the entire time,” Reece Heller stated. “It was actually onerous for me to cope with that. However I felt good, I outwrestled him in positions and I really feel like that’s the place I ended up successful the match. Like I stated, the man wasn’t actually making an attempt to do quite a bit aside from tire me out and hold on my neck till the final minute. It was a extremely, actually gritty match for me and it was onerous, however I’m actually glad I pulled by way of and persevered by way of that.”

Panthers no. 2 redshirt senior Nino Bonaccorsi (8-0) stayed undefeated with a 13-3 main determination over Bulls redshirt first-year Eli Sheeran (12-9) at 197 kilos.

Pitt senior Jake Slinger (7-5) wrestled Buffalo redshirt senior Greg Hodulick (7-12) within the heavyweight classand they each discovered themselves tied at 0-0 heading into the third interval. Slinger made two takedowns and an escape within the third interval to earn a 5-1 determination to assist earn Pitt the shutout.

Pitt begins ACC play subsequent week with a visit to tackle Virginia on Friday, Jan. 20.


Pitt Named Considered one of Seth Greenberg’s Groups of the Week, Blake Hinson Gamers of the Week



The Pitt Panthers put the ACC on discover this previous week and garnered the eye of nationwide retailers. 

On Monday, the pinnacle coach Jeff Capel was named Coach of the Week by ESPN’s Jeff Bozello. ESPN School Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg named the Panthers one in all his 5 groups of the week. Greenberg positioned Pitt alongside Creighton (13-8, 7-3 Huge East), and three Huge 12 groups in Baylor (16-5, 5-3 Huge 12), Oklahoma (12-9, 2-6 Huge 12) and West Virginia (13-8, 2-6 Huge 12). 

Pitt completed the week 2-0, breaking a five-way tie for third place within the ACC. The Panthers defeated Wake Forest 81-79 and shot 18-of-27 (49%) from three-point land. Capel’s squad totaled 22 assists and three blocks, as soon as main by 15 earlier than holding on in opposition to the Demon Deacons within the closing possessions. 

Saturday’s Miami recreation in entrance of 12,508 followers was the Panthers’ first sellout since 2019 – when Zion Williamson and Duke performed on the Pete – as Pitt rallied from eight factors all the way down to defeat the Hurricanes 71-68. Trailing 68-60, the Panthers closed on an 11-0 run and went forward following a Jamarius Burton steal and Blake Hinson tip-in basket by way of site visitors that bounced the Panthers’ manner. 

Greenberg named Hinson as a member of his five-member Gamers of the Week after posting 24 factors on 8-of-14 subject targets, all from behind the arc, in 33 minutes in opposition to Wake Forest. Hinson’s eight triples tied for probably the most in program historical past. 

Hinson began within the Panthers’ win over Miami, scoring a game-high 21 factors together with the game-winning tip, and grabbing eight rebounds in 36 minutes. He particularly carried out nicely within the second half, scoring two-thirds of his factors (14) and posting 5 rebounds and two blocks. Hinson knocked down a essential three to chop the deficit to a few, 68-65, with a hand in his face and supply the chance to clinch the comeback.

The junior ahead is averaging 16.2 factors and 6.5 rebounds this season, beginning all 22 of Pitt’s video games. Greenberg chosen Hinson, NC State ahead D.J. Burns, Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther, Tennessee guard Zakai Zeigler, and potential Participant of the 12 months ahead Zach Edy of Purdue as his Gamers of the Week.

The Panthers battle North Carolina (15-6, 7-3 ACC) Wednesday from Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. UNC sits immediately behind Pitt in fourth place.

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Pitt’s Full 2023 Soccer Schedule Launched



The 2023 soccer season continues to be about seven months away, however the schedule is now set. So, let’s check out who Pitt is enjoying and when all these video games are scheduled.

Pitt will probably be at house to kick off its season in opposition to Wofford on Sept. 2, will use Week 6 as its bye week and conclude the season in opposition to Duke on Nov. 25.

Pitt’s non-conference schedule kicks off with a program-first matchup in opposition to Wofford earlier than internet hosting Cincinnati and touring to West Virginia — a brand new Huge 12 gauntlet.

The ultimate non-conference sport is not going to happen till November when Pitt will journey to South Bend, Indiana to tackle Notre Dame.

Pitt opens ACC play at house in opposition to North Carolina, enjoying a uncommon weekend sport in opposition to the Tar Heels, and can then journey to Lane Stadium in Blacksburg to play Virginia Tech.

After a Week 6 bye, Pitt resumes play at house in opposition to Louisville earlier than hitting the street to play Wake Forest and Notre Dame in back-to-back weeks. It doesn’t get any simpler at Pitt returns house to host Florida State both.

Pitt ends the season with Syracuse (at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx, no much less), Boston School (on a Thursday) and Duke.

2023 Pitt Schedule

Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 2 – Wofford at Acrisure Stadium

Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 9 – Cincinnati at Acrisure Stadium

Week 3: Saturday, Sept. 16 — West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium

Week 4: Saturday, Sept. 23 – North Carolina at Acrisure Stadium

Week 5: Saturday, Sept. 30 — Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium

Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 7 – Bye Week

Week 7: Saturday, Oct. 14 – Louisville at Acrisure Stadium

Week 8: Saturday, Oct. 21 – Wake Forest at Truist Stadium

Week 9: Saturday, Oct. 28 – Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium

Week 10: Saturday, Nov. 4 – Florida State at Acrisure Stadium

Week 11: Saturday, Nov. 11 – Syracuse at Yankee Stadium

Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 16 – Boston School at Acrisure Stadium

Week 13: Saturday, Nov. 25 – Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium

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Pitt 2023 Blue-Gold Spring Recreation Introduced for April 15



The annual Blue-Gold Spring Recreation is the primary probability to see how Pitt’s new group appears to be like each season, and as such, it’s a well-liked occasion.

The 2023 Blue-Gold Spring Recreation might be no completely different, and the date and time have formally been set. The sport will kickoff at Acrisure Stadium at 1 p.m. on April, 15.

Pitt’s spring practices will start in late February or early March, with 15 practices on the schedule to organize for the spring recreation. Pat Narduzzi’s squad may have just a few key positions to guage, particularly at quarterback, large receiver and within the secondary.

The Ed Conway Award, given to probably the most improved offensive and defensive gamers all through the spring, might be awarded on the day of the spring recreation.

Pitt has had its 2023 recreation in opposition to Syracuse scheduled for Nov. 11 at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx, and the remainder of its 2023 schedule might be launched at 7 p.m. on ACC Community.

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