Fisher brings experience, leadership to Pitt volleyball

Dan Fisher has been coaching at Pitt for three years.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer 7 hours ago

By 2013, Dan Fisher already had a packed resume. He had completed his collegiate volleyball career at University of the Pacific, participating on the U.S. men’s national team. He coached at four different college programs, compiling an undefeated season at one of them. He served as the offensive coordinator on the 2012 gold medal-winning women’s […]

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Pitt football notebook: Week six

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer 7 hours ago

In Pitt’s 26-19 win over Virginia on Saturday, ball security and missed opportunities held the Panthers back from a bigger victory. Both of those issues have plagued Pitt in past games against Georgia Tech — next week’s opponent — particularly in last year’s 56-28 loss, a game in which the Panthers lost six fumbles. Pitt […]

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Defense, fans fuel homecoming win over Virginia

Linebacker Mike Caprara celebrates a good defensive play.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor 1 day ago

Late Saturday afternoon, the Panthers had the University of Virginia football team backed up against their own end zone. The fans were there to see it. Fans bellowed “Sweet Caroline” through Heinz Field following the third quarter, with Pitt running back Qadree Ollison re-opening play with a fumble one yard away from a touchdown. Coming […]

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Overtime penalty kick goal lifts Pitt over ‘Cuse

Juliana Vazquez prepares for a kick.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer
By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer 1 day ago

Greg Miller is superstitious. With sophomore midfielder Hanna Hannesdottir lining up to take a game-winning penalty kick in overtime, Miller, Pitt women’s soccer head coach, focused his eyes off the field. “I don’t ever watch [penalty kicks], so I’ll have to see it on video. But it went in and I guess that’s all that […]

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Pitt volleyball wins two road ACC matches

Kadi Kullerkann winds up for a spike.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
By David Leftwich / Staff Writer 1 day ago

Losing can either send a team into a spiral or provide motivation to improve — this weekend, Pitt volleyball coach Dan Fisher made sure it was the latter. After dropping two tough matches in Virginia last weekend, Fisher’s team bounced back with two road wins at Syracuse and Boston College. Pitt’s first match of the […]

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Defensive plays help Pitt hold on for 26-19 win over Virginia in homecoming game

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor 3 days ago

In addition to chips and drinks, Pitt gave its student section a reason to stay the whole game on Saturday, as it let the visiting Virginia Cavaliers within seven points late in the fourth quarter before holding on to win its homecoming game Saturday. After a 17-point first quarter outburst, Pitt’s offense stalled and relied […]

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Khalifa brings down the Pete at Pitt basketball’s #ZooAfterHours event

Wiz Khalifa performed for #ZooAfterHours Friday night. | Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor
By Chris Puzia and Harrison Kaminsky / The Pitt News Staff 3 days ago

Pitt’s basketball teams worked hard and played hard at their #ZooAfterHours event to prepare fans for the upcoming season. Following team introductions and a shooting competition, rap star and Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa took center stage to deliver a brief but hit-filled performance to students and fans at the Petersen Events Center Friday from 11 […]

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Narduzzi and company not taking 1-3 Cavaliers lightly for homecoming weekend

Qadree Ollison finds a hole. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer 4 days ago

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t put special emphasis on any game — even in the case of Pitt’s Saturday homecoming game against Univeristy of Virginia. “It will be my first homecoming game here, but again, it’s another game,” Narduzzi said. “Just like the home opener’s another game and playing down at Virginia Tech […]

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Three years after resurrection, Panther Pitt aiming to make a difference

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
By Steve Rotstein / for The Pitt News 4 days ago

Pitt football’s student section has regained its identity.    The Panther Pitt disappeared during the mid-to-late 2000s when the students who started the group graduated and no one else stepped in to take the reins. After a brief hiatus, The Panther Pitt returned in 2012 and has roared on into 2015, with the goal of […]

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Pitt Band brings new flair to old tradition

Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer
By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer 4 days ago

A minor throwback is making a major comeback this year at Pitt’s homecoming football game. Every year, Pitt’s homecoming halftime show features Pitt band alumni and their current counterparts performing in step in the March of Victory. But this year’s show will have a bit of a twist. During halftime of the homecoming game against […]

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