There are plenty of reasons to think Pitt seniors George Aston and Seun Idowu would be a The Odd Couple-styled mismatch.
Capel was happy to praise his players after holding visiting Youngstown State to 26.9 percent shooting from the floor, which helped send the Panthers to a 69-53 win.
The Pitt basketball team announced shortly before its season opener that senior Jared Wilson-Frame would not play as a result of violating team rules.
Two of the biggest cogs to the Riverhounds' 2018 turnaround — one off the field and one on it — are finalists for two of the USL's top honors.
Dan Burt wanted this season's schedule to give his Duquesne women's basketball team every possible advantage, from boosting their RPI to testing them ahead of tournament time.
When asked what his goal is for Pitt's season opener Tuesday, graduate transfer Sidy N'Dir gave a simple answer: "To be honest, I just want to win."
The last five weeks have seen the Panthers turn into arguably the ACC's hottest team with three wins and a five-point loss to a top-five Notre Dame team.
Pitt's path to the ACC Coastal Division title got a lot easier Saturday with the Panthers not even playing a down.
Darrin Hall has spent much of the season playing second fiddle to Qadree Ollison in the run game, but Friday night in the Virginia mud was his time to shine.
Statistically, they're the best defensive unit Pitt will see on their regular-season schedule, and if it wasn't for Notre Dame, it wouldn't be close.
With all the talk leading into basketball season being about new coach Jeff Capel, it was time for some of the other newcomers to get some of the spotlight.
The growth of Pitt's athletic department under Heather Lyke is continuing by adding a sport to the school for the first time in more than two decades.
Having had time for mourning and reflection, the football program will join others around the Pittsburgh community with a special show of support.
It won't count in the standings, but the first chance for the public to witness the Jeff Capel era comes in the form of an exhibition game at 7 p.m....
For a Pitt team that has struggled on defense for much of the year, this week gives them one day fewer to get things right.
He has only played one game, but Pitt has itself a freshman sensation in V'Lique Carter. The question is, will he still be a freshman next year?
In a game that was all offense, Pitt got the last big play and just enough from its defense to win it.
The Panthers are 4-1 against Duke since joining the ACC — the lone loss coming 51-48 in overtime in 2014 — and Pat Narduzzi is 3-0 against them.
Jeff Capel has brought energy and optimism to the Pitt program, but expectations from the outside haven't caught up.
Where the middle of the Pitt defense once had a "Q," the answer so far is shaping up to be Elias Reynolds.
The state of North Carolina is in Jeff Capel's blood, from growing up near Fayetteville, N.C. to his time as a player and later assistant coach at Duke.
As Pitt looks to ignite an offense that has alternated between run-heavy and stagnant, it will take more than simply calling different plays.
It hasn't been a secret that the home of the Dukes was due for some work, but Duquesne now has revealed the scope of what is to come where A.J....
Just past the midway point of the season, the Panthers are doing their job up front, and Maurice Ffrench and Rafael Araujo-Lopes have handled the rest in the return game.
Pitt definitely had some areas to address during the week, and these areas are the spots where the Panthers stand to make the largest strides.
No match is a sure thing, and a month remains in the season, but Pitt volleyball might have cleared its final big hurdle.