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ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

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Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season with the Panthers. (TPN file photo)

Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season with the Panthers. (TPN file photo)

Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season with the Panthers. (TPN file photo)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

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April 28 – Football head coach Pat Narduzzi dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni for disciplinary reasons.

April 28-29 – Five Panthers are selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, including James Conner, who the Steelers picked in round three.

May 2 – Gymnastics head coach Debbie Yohman retires after 31 years with the Panthers.

May 6-7 – Softball drops series against Georgia Tech to finish season one game above .500 at 24-23.

May 12 – Athletic Director Heather Lyke hires Christian Spears as deputy director of athletics.

May 18-20 – Baseball loses two of three against Wake Forest to finish the season at 23-30, missing the ACC Tournament for the fourth straight year.

June 7-10 – Seven Panthers compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, with senior Desmond Palmer finishing fifth in the 400m hurdles.

First-year sprinter Jabari Michael-Khensu runs the lead leg of Pitt’s 4x100m relay. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

June 12 – Arkansas’ Samantha Snider named gymnastics head coach.

June 13 – Eastern Michigan University’s Chris Hoppe hired as executive associate athletic director for sport administration and student-athlete support services.

June 15 – Katie Hazelton hired to replace Julian Krug as diving head coach.

June 16 – Kelly Brennan hired as executive director for strategic initiatives and engagement.

July 25 – Cincinnati’s Brendan Fouracre hired as executive associate athletic director for capital planning and projects.

July 28 – Narduzzi dismisses senior defensive end Rori Blair and suspends redshirt junior offensive lineman Alex Bookser, senior linebacker Quintin Wirginis and junior safety Jordan Whitehead.

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ICYMI: Summer sports timeline