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Pickett proves worth as rising Panthers star

First-year quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) rushes past senior NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb (9) and linebacker Jerod Fernandez (4) while playing against NC State Oct. 14, 2017. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

First-year Kenny Pickett wasn’t supposed to take a snap last year, much less lead the team to the biggest win of the season. As the third-string quarterback for the Pitt football team entering the 2017 season, he was firmly entrenched behind redshirt senior Max Browne and sophomore Ben DiNucci. The expec...

A year of firsts: Young team works to make change

First-year guard Parker Stewart (1) shoots during Pitt’s 69-60 loss to West Virginia Dec. 9, 2017.

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Pitt first-year guard Marcus Carr is no stranger to rookie success. As a first-year at St. Michaels in his native Toronto, Carr once scored a season-high 49 points in one game — and was instrumental in leading his team to the quarterfinals of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association...

Women’s club hockey skates to success

Pitt Women’s Club Hockey members Dana Julian, Shannon McCafferty, Rose Saleh and Bre Doherty (from left). (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2018

It’s 5 a.m., and while most Pitt students are still hitting snooze and sleeping off late-night study binges or a night out, one group on campus is already wide awake and on their way out of the city to start their day. The sun rises over the passing scenery and empty roads as sticks and pads clatter i...

Pitt to Pros: Donald dominates NFL

Aaron Donald won four national defensive awards in his senior season at Pitt. (TPN File Photo)

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Before Aaron Donald was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, he spent his Saturdays terrorizing college quarterbacks at Heinz Field. In the NFL, Donald has a reputation of being a hard worker and relentless competitor playing for the Los Angeles Rams. According to Chris Lasala, Pitt’s associat...

Interactive graphic: Sexual assault and college sports

Interactive graphic: Sexual assault and college sports

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2018


First-year gymnast Haley Brechwald brings talent, poise to Pitt

First-year gymnast Haley Brechwald first took to the sport at 3 years old. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)

By David Leftiwch | Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

Gymnastics has always provided first-year gymnast Haley Brechwald a creative space to learn and have fun. “Gymnastics is a crazy sport because there is just always something new to learn,” Brechwald said. “You never really get bored or tired of it.” She fell in love with the sport when ...

Analysis: Social implications of personal identification to sports

Pittsburgh Steelers fans celebrate their team’s 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Jan. 15, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS) (File Photo)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh took a collective gut punch last weekend as the Steelers suffered a 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars to end the season. Beyond the more than 60,000 people who flocked to Heinz Field to sit in 20-degree weather and watch the loss live, around 20 million people at home invested abo...

Q&A: Pitt diver Meme Sharp makes history

Senior Meme Sharp will graduate as one of the greatest divers in Pitt’s diving program history. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Finishing up her final season on the Pitt diving team, senior diver Meme Sharp will leave a legacy as one the greatest divers in the program’s history. Sharp has acquired a number of accolades and set several records during her diving career at Pitt. She currently holds the record in the 3- an...

No timeouts: Balling over break

Senior forward Ryan Luther makes a successful layup during the Panthers' loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman and Dominic Campbell | Staff Writers

December 11, 2017

Being a Division I athlete comes with undeniable perks — official gear, tuition aid and the chance to be on television. But athletes miss out on a lot — including enjoying a full winter break of relaxation and family. “That’s one of the sacrifices you have to make if you want to play Division...

Athletes, educators discuss activism in sports

Ian Troost (right), a former Pitt football player, and LaTonya Sharif, athletic director at Holy Family Academy (left), talk during a panel on activism in sports Tuesday in Posvar Hall. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

By Brian Salvato | For The Pitt News

December 6, 2017

When former third-string Pitt kicker Ian Troost took a knee during the national anthem at the team’s Oct. 14 loss to NC State, his motivation was rooted in his background. “My reason, other than to highlight police brutality and social injustice in the United States, was because I came from a b...

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