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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 7, 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.

Q&A: Tsoukas to explore gender and sport in new class

Q&A: Tsoukas to explore gender and sport in new class

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

January 5, 2020

Is Serena Williams the greatest tennis player of all time? Is the U.S. soccer team the best in the world? Do your answers require gender qualifiers? These are the questions raised in the class description for Women, Gender and Sport, which will be taught at Pitt for the first time this spring by senior lecturer Liann Tsoukas. Though the class is new, it’s been a long time coming for Tsoukas, who has spent the past 19 years at the University teaching classes focusing on American history, gender, race and popular culture

Tri Pi braves elements, paints chests for Pitt football

Tri Pi braves elements, paints chests for Pitt football

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

When a typical fan might choose to head for Heinz Field’s exits, a select few of Pitt’s most dedicated fans remain. Shirtless, painted and cold, they refuse to let their passion fade.

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.

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