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One of baseball’s finest: Blind sportswriter Ed Lucas shares his experiences

One of baseball’s finest: Blind sportswriter Ed Lucas shares his experiences

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

Nestled deep within Union, New Jersey, lives one of baseball’s most significant figures and one of its best stories.Some of the top authorities on baseball history may know who Ed Lucas is, though most don’t. But whether you are a sports fan or not, his story will resonate.Lucas knew baseball legen...

Jason and Lindsay Richards

Jason and Lindsay Richards

By Courtesy of the Richards family

November 2, 2014

Eric Mobley visiting Jason and Lindsay Richards at basketball practice in Upper St. Clair.

Brother and sister share relationship with Pitt basketball

Brother and sister share relationship with Pitt basketball

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 2, 2014

Talk to siblings Jason and Lindsay Richards, and they’ll describe their relationship over the years as close. For the last year and a half, that adjective has described the proximity of their workplaces, too. Sitting inside the Petersen Events Center recently, Lindsay put the distance in perspect...

Playing the ball

Playing the ball

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 29, 2014

Julian Dickenson in action in 2013. He has missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a foot injury.

Star senior Dickenson makes mark off the field

Star senior Dickenson makes mark off the field

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

October 29, 2014

With the Pitt men’s soccer team at the end of its ACC schedule, most fans are fixated on the product on the field. However, it’s what one player is doing in the classroom and off the field that has received national attention, including nomination for a prestigious award.Senior Julian Dickenson has be...

Very superstitious: Pitt athletes share individual rituals

By Logan Hitchcock / For The Pitt News

October 23, 2014

Two hours before the rest of her team came, Samantha Winkelmann entered the doors to Trees Pool. Surrounded by empty bleachers that would fill later that day, she began her day in solitude, careful not to stray from the extensive detail of her routine.After she finished her final practice dive, she ...

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy, Fitzgerald win with star performances

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 13, 2014

Sunday was part of a week of bounce-backs for former Pitt players in the NFL: LeSean McCoy and Larry Fitzgerald, at times considered among the best at their positions, have had mostly weak showings so far this year.But Fitzgerald scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday for the Arizona Car...

Back in business

Back in business

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 1, 2014

Monica Wignot working hard with head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio at practice.

After four years away, Wignot returns to basketball

After four years away, Wignot returns to basketball

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

October 1, 2014

Last fall, Suzie McConnell-Serio was browsing Pitt’s athletic website and found an article about the Panthers volleyball team. While reading the article, something caught the then first-year Pitt women’s basketball coach’s eye: a name.“I knew it wasn’t a common name,” McConnell-Serio said. ...

Kiesel recounts summer teaching and coaching

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

August 28, 2014

Upon her return to the United States from Vietnam this summer,  Brianna Kiesel came away with a newfound sense of appreciation.“One of my main takeaways was that we should be grateful for everything we have here,” Kiesel said. “They didn’t even have clean water there. We should take every opp...

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