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Two Pitt athletes play for the Steel City that raised them

Dixon Veltri moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh and joined Pitt’s women’s soccer team after transferring from University of North Carolina Wilmington.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Homecoming normally presents an opportunity to travel back to one’s home to relive distant memories. But Pitt athletes Curtis Aiken Jr. and Dixon Veltri have chosen to stay in the city that raised them for their college careers.

Pitt cross country ready to hit the ground running

Pitt’s cross country team got an early start to training on campus this season due to schedule adjustments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Pitt cross country received extra preparation time this fall thanks to an early arrival on campus. The team hopes that will pay off as it settles into an unusual season.

Kimura begins work as associate athletic director

Kimura begins work as associate athletic director

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 22, 2020

Pitt’s newly minted associate athletic director for culture, diversity and engagement offered some insight into what her job will entail.

Legendary activist, track star John Carlos recalls ’68 Olympics

John Carlos spoke to about 30 Pitt students and faculty on Tuesday night about his life and experience at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 8, 2020

Hosted by Pitt’s Film and Media Studies department, Carlos spoke to about 30 Pitt students and faculty on Tuesday night about his life and experience at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. It was there that Carlos and fellow Team USA sprinter Tommie Smith posed for one of the most iconic photographs of the American Civil Rights Movement and sports history.

Former athletes push for change within Pitt Athletics

Former Panthers Jordan Fields (left) and Ian Troost (right) lead the push for change within Pitt Athletics following the death of George Floyd.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

June 19, 2020

Former Panthers Jordan Fields and Ian Troost have joined together to spearhead an attempt to hold the University accountable and effect change.

Pitt athletes ad-lib training at home

Many athletes don’t have access to much of the equipment they normally would to train and have had to adapt to at-home workouts.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Organized sports in the United States are now paused due to coronavirus concerns, and the athletic world has come to a grinding halt. But players still need to stay ready for next season.

Lacrosse recruits remain active despite quarantine

Pitt’s inaugural lacrosse team has nine players lined up for the 2020 season.

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

In reading Pitt’s press release, the NCAA’s public announcement and its full violation document, former Pitt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings’ name is not mentioned.

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

Senior Shyheim Wright (pictured) and sophomore Eddita Pessima have had some of the best seasons for hurdlers in school history and have been two of the best hurdlers in the ACC.

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

Senior Michaela Burton holds the highest individual scores for the season on both bars and beam with a 9.850 and 9.925, respectively, and she has earned 10 individual event titles so far.

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.

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