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Pitt club, intramural teams concerned about planned Sports Dome demolition

Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
July 28, 2020
Several Pitt club and intramural teams, faced with the prospect of losing their home playing field on upper campus, have asked the University to halt the planned demolition of the Sports Dome and reconsider its Victory Heights redevelopment plan.

Pitt club ultimate bides time in hope for Championships

Danger (pictured) and En Sabah Nur of Pitt are both projected to attend college nationals.
March 26, 2020
Club Nationals is held annually over Memorial Day weekend — hopefully, safe from Pitt’s cancellation of all club sport competitions until the end of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Men’s lacrosse hungry for wins — and wings — in 2020

Pitt club men’s lacrosse played a 14-game regular season in 2019, weathering a plethora of tough opponents to finish 7-7 and qualify for the Continental Lacrosse Conference playoffs.
February 27, 2020
Whether it's downing nearly 1,000 wings in an hour or tearing through its first two opponents, Pitt men's club lacrosse has embraced a culture of tenacity on the field and camaraderie off it.

Pitt club squash making a racquet in Oakland

The Pitt club squash team has been around since last year, but just became competitive this season.
October 23, 2019
Thanks to a couple underclassmen, the sport of squash has gained a foothold at Pitt with the introduction of a club team this fall.

Club football open doors for unfamed footballers in fourth year

Pitt club football is in the National Club Football Association in the Mid-Atlantic West conference.
October 9, 2019
Most students on a Tuesday or Thursday night are winding down for the night — but not senior Tyler Spalt. He’s warming up for two hours of full-contact practice ahead of his next football game. But he won’t be playing under the bright lights of Heinz Field on Saturday.

Men’s club basketball makes vengeful return to national championship tournament

The club mens’ basketball team.
April 4, 2019
Pitt club men’s basketball lost last year’s National Club Basketball Championship Tournament in heartbreaking fashion, blowing a 15-point lead in the final 10 minutes. This year, they return to South Bend with revenge in mind.

Sail to Pitt: PSC thrives on and off campus

Five of the Pitt Sailing Club’s six Flying Junior sailboats pictured at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.
November 15, 2018
Despite the University’s lack of space for boat-based activities, the Pitt Sailing Club is indeed alive and thriving, with a membership of 62 students.

Dance group exhibits Controlled Chaos

The hip-hop ensemble Controlled Chaos poses in black and denim outfits for a photoshoot. The group currently has 10 full-time members. (Photo courtesy of Mia Krawczel)
August 30, 2018
Controlled Chaos is an on-campus dance group that explores several styles of hip-hop. The group is open to all students on campus, and holds several performances throughout the year.

QC Pitt brings magic to campus Muggles

The Pitt Quidditch Club holds a practice game at the Charles L. Cost Sports Center in February 2016. (TPN file photo)
August 26, 2018
QC Pitt, the campus club quidditch team, is very real — and preparing to soar to its first Quidditch World Cup in several years. QC Pitt’s origins stem from several students’ discovery of the sport on YouTube in 2008.

Panther Parkour flips, rolls its way around campus

Kofi, a former Pitt Parkour member is known as “a legend” among current members for running up a wall at Ruskin Hall. (Screengrab via YouTube video by pantherflow1)
August 20, 2018
Members learn how to to roll, precision jump and run up walls as part of Pitt's non-competitive parkour club.
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