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Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

Julie Jurich, director of social media and media relations for men’s soccer, wrestling and women’s tennis, controls Pitt Athletics’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

The facebook comment section of Pitt Athletics posts aren’t always the best place to hang out, but according to SID Julie Jurich, who is in charge of the social media, it usually isn't too bad. You can find out what all goes into the social media pages here.

Panthers band together in split performances

The woodwind section of Pitt’s marching band performs at Heinz Field during a break in the Panthers’ game against Duke on Oct. 27.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 10, 2018

With Pitt's band split between three different locations on the weekend of Nov. 30, Director of Bands Brad Townsend had to get creative.

Demetrius Thomas spearheads Pitt’s rise up the rankings

Junior heavyweight Demetrius Thomas currently stands at 9-2 for the 2019 wrestling season.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Pitt’s wrestling team recently cracked the top 25 national rankings and new transfer Demetrius Thomas has been a big part of the program’s surge.

Prince-Wright prospers in post-playing career

Pitt alum Joe Prince-Wright currently works at NBC Sports as lead soccer writer and editor.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Pitt became the place where former men's soccer player Joe Prince-Wright honed his true passion — journalism — as he earned a double-major in English writing and communication.

Sail to Pitt: PSC thrives on and off campus

Five of the Pitt Sailing Club’s six Flying Junior sailboats pictured at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

Despite the University’s lack of space for boat-based activities, the Pitt Sailing Club is indeed alive and thriving, with a membership of 62 students.

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

Junior Valerie Daigneault competes in the 100-yard fly at the Western PA Invite on Jan. 27.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

In two and a half seasons at Pitt, Valerie Daigneault has broken six swim team records — four relay events and two solo events. She started this season undefeated through nine races.

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

The Pitt men’s basketball team wore “Stronger than Hate” shirts while warming up before their exhibition match against Pitt-Johnstown.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

The morning of Oct. 27 seemed like just another Saturday for Pitt’s swimming and diving coach and his two Jewish swimmers. But an evil act quickly turned it into anything but.

International athletes get first taste of American flavors

Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

For these international athletes, one of the biggest changes that came out of moving to the United States was the food. To many, french fries dipped in a Wendy’s frosty is a normal treat. For soccer player Marcony Pimentel, this seemed out of the ordinary — but he loved it.

Attila Domos: Handcyclist, author and paraplegic rockstar

Attila Domos started handcycling in 2009 in preparation for the 2010 Pittsburgh marathon.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

Romanian-born Pittsburgh native Attila Domos nearly broke the official world handcycling record recently — but his talents also extend to artistry, authorship and Wii Sports.

Pitt figure skating spins into 2018 competition season

Jenna Teplitzky, a sophomore history and theater arts major, practices jumps at the Pitt Figure Skating club’s practice Tuesday morning. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

The Pitt figure skating team is gearing up for its first competition at New York University in November — but just two years ago, there was no team at all.

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