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Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

When Pitt athletics discontinued varsity women’s tennis, the program’s three underclassmen were given little more than a week to pick up the pieces, prepare for the season and determine their next move. Now, they’re adjusting to life after Pitt.

Pitt club squash making a racquet in Oakland

Pitt club squash making a racquet in Oakland

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

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.

McGowens, Panthers poised to take next step

McGowens, Panthers poised to take next step

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is still in the middle of a massive rebuild and that means their young stars will have to grow up quick. Sophomore guard Trey McGowens and his team are ready to take that next step.

“Don’t call me Ryan” Murphy could be the marksman Pitt needs

“Don’t call me Ryan” Murphy could be the marksman Pitt needs

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

With Pitt losing nearly half its 3-point production from last season, the Panthers need a shooter they can rely on. Enter JUCO transfer Ryan Murphy.

Boissonneault, Pitt lacrosse prepare for 2021 debut

Boissonneault, Pitt lacrosse prepare for 2021 debut

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Though Pitt women’s lacrosse won’t play its first season until 2021, head coach Emily Boissonneault has embraced the unique challenge of building a program from the ground up.

Symposium shines light on football, culture in Samoa

Symposium shines light on football, culture in Samoa

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Several speakers — including Theodora Polamalu and assistant associate AD Penny Semaia — discussed the culture and football prowess of American Samoa.

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

With Pitt ranked No. 6 and fielding one of its most talented rosters since Dan Fisher took over in 2013, the team is gearing up for its ultimate goal — an extended run in the NCAA Tournament.

Amanda West is just getting started

Amanda West is just getting started

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Amanda West has looked right at home since the moment she stepped on the field for Pitt women’s soccer, leading the team like a veteran and re-writing the team record books along the way.

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Pitt senior Crissy Shannon earned the role of drum major last spring, becoming the first woman to do so in the band’s 108-year history.

Pitt suing sports marketing company for $3.6 million

Pitt suing sports marketing company for $3.6 million

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 18, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh has filed a complaint against IMG College, the nation’s largest collegiate sports marketing company, claiming that is has “intentionally withheld” about $3.6 million in royalties and additional payments. Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, the university’s legal re...

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