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Lacrosse recruits remain active despite quarantine

Lacrosse recruits remain active despite quarantine

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Although in-person schooling, practices and competitions have been placed on hold, Pitt's lacrosse recruits have continued to improve their games.

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Time to take a deep dive into some of the serious, but mostly silly, details surrounding Pitt athletics' recent "scandal."

Wright, Pessima dominate from Northwest to NCAA

Wright, Pessima dominate from Northwest to NCAA

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

As the NCAA indoor track and field season approaches its final weeks, two Panthers are looking to put an exclamation point on what has already been a historic year.

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News

February 20, 2020

Since the beginning of the 2020 competitive season, Michaela Burton has been a high-scoring all-around anchor for Pitt’s team.

Pitt band to find home in Victory Heights

Pitt band to find home in Victory Heights

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

With Victory Heights on the horizon, the Pitt marching band will finally have something it has always lacked — an adequate home.

Pitt creatives lead new fight in recruiting wars

Pitt creatives lead new fight in recruiting wars

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The future of a college sports program is linked to its social media accounts. Now Pitt is trying to channel that power with one goal: “Get Pitt on their mind.”

Change a constant in Coulibaly’s basketball journey

Change a constant in Coulibaly’s basketball journey

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

Raised in Mali’s capital city, Pitt forward Abdoul Karim Coulibaly took the road less traveled and hasn’t looked back.

‘You’re just in awe’: Spectators reminisce on Kobe’s Pitt visit

‘You’re just in awe’: Spectators reminisce on Kobe’s Pitt visit

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

For Kobe Bryant, the 1996 McDonald’s All-American game in Pittsburgh was a small speck on a decorated and illustrious career. For those in attendance that weekend 23 years ago, it was a memory they will never forget.

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

By Henry Jackson, For the Pitt News

January 22, 2020

The Pitt men’s swim team brought back nearly every member of last year’s record setting group, including speedster Blaise Vera — who at one point this season held the national 50-yard freestyle record.

Kevin Kramer: Pitt pitcher turned Scherzer look-alike

Kevin Kramer: Pitt pitcher turned Scherzer look-alike

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

As a junior pitcher in 1995, Kevin Kramer helped Pitt baseball win its only conference tournament championship ever. 20 years later, people started to confuse him for a perennial MLB All-Star.

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