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Pitt Athletics academic support staff embraces new normal during pandemic

The Academic Support Services for Student Athletes program has two locations — one in the Petersen Events Center (pictured) and one at the Hearst Academic Center in the Duratz Football Complex.
November 18, 2020
At the Academic Center, Pitt’s athletes can study with their teammates, work one-on-one with tutors and speak to Pitt’s student-athlete academic counselors about their degree paths.

Pitt women’s soccer’s rise boosted by Canadian talent

First-year midfielder Chloe Minas.
November 4, 2020
With six Canadian players on its roster, Pitt women’s soccer has leaned on an impressive pool of northern talent in the program’s rise under head coach Randy Waldrum.

Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign
October 29, 2020
Pitt launched the Voting Matters campaign in an effort to register every single Pitt athlete to vote.

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.
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.

Oakland to Oregon: Pitt fans replicate tailgates from home

Even though Pitt will allow some fans to watch football at Heinz Field, it’s strictly prohibiting tailgating in its lots for the rest of the season.
October 20, 2020
With social distancing guidelines in place, Pitt fans are getting creative with their game day festivities.

Equipped to adapt: Pitt Athletics hones in on finer details of equipment care

Pitt football’s equipment team has had to adjust sanitation and cleaning practices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 14, 2020
Pitt football has avoided the schedule-altering COVID-19 outbreaks that have afflicted other programs so far this season, thanks in no small part to Assistant Athletic Director Derek Moos and his student staff.

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.
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.

Pitt football season-ticket holders prepare for a new game day experience this fall

Pitt announced it won’t have any spectators in the stands for at least the first three games of the season, in compliance with Pennsylvania’s health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 1, 2020
Pitt football season-ticket holders have started to plan for the possibility of a season without any of the Saturday traditions they’ve grown so accustomed to.

Pitt’s marquee pair of head soccer coaches aim for new heights

After parting ways with former women’s soccer coach Greg Miller, Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired former Notre Dame head coach and two-time national champion Randy Waldrum.
August 25, 2020
Pitt’s struggling men’s and women’s soccer teams landed two of the most proven head coaches in collegiate soccer to take the reigns in 2015 and 2017. The program’s rapid transformation has Pitt aiming for new heights.

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.
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