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McGowens, Panthers poised to take next step

Trey McGowens (2) was the highest-rated player from head coach Jeff Capel's first recruiting class

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

JUCO transfer guard Ryan Murphy prepares to shoot during an offseason workout.

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

Emily Boissonneault is the first head coach of Pitt’s inaugural varsity women’s lacrosse team.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

September 26, 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

Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is of Samoan descent.

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

Kayla Lund (23) serves the ball

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

First-year forward Amanda West is the first Pitt women’s soccer rookie to earn ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

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 is Pitt's first female drum major.

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

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Stands 535' Tall.  The tallest educational building in the Western Hemisphere.

Construction begain in 1926 and was opened for classes in 1931.

Very cool building and a number POV's  to shoot this from so I will be exploring it further in future visits.

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...

Pitt teams prepare for Ultimate showdown

The men’s ultimate frisbee team, En Sabah Nur, at a practice in January.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

The Pitt Men's and Women's Ultimate teams are looking forward to cheering one another on at Nationals.

Sitkiatnin offers fitness, inclusion through Muay Thai

Sitkiatnin Muay Thai head instructor David Reese (right) assists with the blessing of the gym's ring by Thai Buddhist monks on Sunday morning. Sitkiatnin Muay Thai is a Thai boxing gym in the basement of 1918 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

Although Sitkiatnin Muay Thai just held its opening on Sunday, the gym has been operational since February, with a steadily growing clientele since the space was first usable.

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