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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Che Nwabuko at the Indoor Track and Field ACC Championships on Feb. 24.

With world-class speed, first-year Che Nwabuko looks to leave his mark on both Pitt football and track

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer March 28, 2023
For first-year Che Nwabuko, balance is everything. Nwabuko is a dual-sport athlete, playing both football and track and field for Pitt. But with Nwabuko’s work ethic, balancing two sports and college academics isn’t too challenging.
Attendees look at the PR-028 at a formula SAE showcase in 2016.

‘To finish first, first you must finish’: Panther Racing pushes limits of performance, reliability

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor August 26, 2022
On any given day during the school year, several members of Pitt’s Formula SAE team, also known as Panther Racing, work deep into the night in the sub-basement of Benedum Hall. Away from their course load, they choose to spend their free hours tirelessly building and refining an open-wheeled race car that will compete in only a handful of events each year.
Pitt graduate student guard Nelly Cummings (0).

‘Win above all else’: Nelly Cummings looks to put his hometown team back on the map

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer August 12, 2022
At every level, Cummings has enjoyed plenty of success, and one thing is for sure — he’s willing to work and make sure that continues at his hometown school.
Bryce Hullett swings the bat during a men’s baseball game versus Clemson on Friday.

Bryce Hulett looks to stay consistent as Panthers make Omaha push

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer March 30, 2022
It’s certainly clicking as of late for senior first baseman Bryce Hulett, who is posting 1.175 OPS to this point in the season — the highest mark of his Pitt career, and good for No. 9 in a loaded ACC. Hulett’s rapid improvement is a welcome addition to the Panther offense this season.
Pitt women’s lacrosse player Kierin Ratliff-Kailborne faces off against Duquesne in February.

After standout club career, Ratliff-Kailbourne makes impact at varsity level

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer March 23, 2022
Despite drawing interest from some smaller schools, she settled on Pitt — a school that didn’t have a varsity lacrosse program at the time, but was a fit in all other regards.
A Pitt gymnast lands in the Fitzgerald Field House.

First-years Copperwheat, Washington look to usher in new era of Pitt gymnastics

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
First-year gymnasts Hallie Copperwheat and Sidney Washington have made their mark in their first season with the Panthers. Copperwheat and Washington said they both hope to take Pitt gymnastics to the next level in their time with the team.
Emily Boissonneault is Pitt’s first-ever head lacrosse coach.

‘Didn’t hesitate’: Boissonneault embraces challenge of building Pitt lacrosse program

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2022
Emily Boissonneault held a steady, stable assistant coaching position with the James Madison lacrosse program for four years — a team that regularly competes in the National Championship. But when Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke called to offer Boissonneault the job as the Panthers’ first-ever lacrosse coach, she didn’t think twice.
The Pitt cheer and dance team performs on the sidelines of the Pitt vs. UNC game in November.

‘Wouldn’t trade it for anything’: Pitt cheer and dance team members talk gameday experience

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
After not being on the field last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cheer and dance teams returned to cheer on one of Pitt’s most successful football teams in the last 40 years. Members of the team enjoy their experiences as part of gameday.
John Hugley (23) looks to pass the ball at the Pitt men’s basketball practice on Sept. 30.

Lofty expectations await Hugley upon return to men’s basketball

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 4, 2021
A past problem offset the progress he had made and adversely affected the team’s success. But with a full offseason under his belt and a clean slate upon which to work, Hugley is preparing to affirm the belief that teammates and coaches have always held during his sophomore campaign.
Pitt’s Rodrigo Almeida prepares to kick the ball at a game against the University of Massachusetts at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Monday.

From Brazil to Pittsburgh, Rodrigo Almeida embodies Pitt’s vision of a soccer program

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2021
A native of Salvador, Brazil, Almeida picked up soccer at a young age. The game was a part of Almieda’s life in his youth and he grew to love it more as he got older.
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