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Pitt looks for new athletic director to inherit evolving position

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

With a new athletic director on the way, Pitt’s athletic department could be in for a makeover.The search to find the new leader of the athletic department began in December 2014, when Steve Pederson agreed to part ways with Pitt.According to Randy Juhl, Pitt’s interim athletic director, the Uni...

Don’t judge a book…

Don’t judge a book…

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer and TNS

April 13, 2015

Chad Voytik's size should only be an issue on paper to be a successful quarterback.

Coordinating success: New OC and QB coach Jim Chaney builds a relationship with Chad Voytik on and off the field

Coordinating success: New OC and QB coach Jim Chaney builds a relationship with Chad Voytik on and off the field

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

April 13, 2015

Throughout his lengthy coaching career, new Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has transformed quarterbacks from unheralded into unstoppable. At Pitt, he is hoping to do the same with redshirt junior quarterback Chad Voytik.The star pupil of Chaney’s that comes to mind is Drew Brees, a record sette...

Pipers’ Pub provides a Premier taste of England

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

You don’t have to travel more than 3,000 miles from Pitt’s campus for authentic British Isles eats accompanied by a warm atmosphere. In fact, it’s just a bus ride away on Port Authority’s 54 line.Piper’s Pub on East Carson Street in South Side serves cuisine of the British Isles while provid...

Bend it like Ben

Bend it like Ben

By Courtesy of Eric Kasperowicz

March 2, 2015

Ben DiNucci chose Pitt after a late push by new coaches Pat Narduzzi and Jim Chaney.

DiNucci passes over Penn for Panthers

DiNucci passes over Penn for Panthers

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

Incoming recruit Ben DiNucci will stay closer to home after turning down a cross-state Ivy League education.After months of being vetted by various college football programs, Ben DiNucci finally finished the recruiting process. The Pine-Richland quarterback committed to the University of Pennsylvani...

Quick change

Quick change

By Courtesy of Donnie Tasser

February 17, 2015

Donnie Tasser (bottom) removes a tire from a car while Zac Thomusseit (middle) replaces it with a new one.

The Pit Crew

The Pit Crew

By Courtesy of Zac Thomusseit

February 17, 2015

Zac Thomusseit, Donnie Tasser and Matt Wilps as part of a developmental pit crew.

Pit(t) stop: Former Panther wrestlers find work with NASCAR

Pit(t) stop: Former Panther wrestlers find work with NASCAR

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

February 17, 2015

As they listened to the strange inquiry, they each had the same reaction. It was November 2013, and three former Pitt wrestlers had joined the workforce after finishing school in April: Donnie Tasser helping to coach junior and high school wrestling at his alma mater, Belle Vernon, and doing freelance s...

Zookeepers

Zookeepers

By Meghan Sunners / Staff Photographers

February 16, 2015

The Oakland Zoo is noted for being one of the most ruthless student sections in the nation.

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