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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)
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...

Pitt to Pros: Donald dominates NFL

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

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
December 10, 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...

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)
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...

Katie Hazelton brings fighting spirit to Pitt diving

Katie Hazelton was hired as the new head coach of Pitt Diving in June. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)
November 9, 2017

When an athlete suffers a severe, life-altering injury, it usually means the end of a career — time to hang up the jersey, pack up the gym bag and abruptly find a new way to pass the hours. Unless...

Pittsburgh Pipers: The forgotten champions

The Pittsburgh Pipers were the ABA champions in 1968. Now, 50 years later, the players reflect on their time on the team — a footnote in steel city sports history. (Photo courtesy of Heinz History Center)
November 8, 2017

Pittsburgh is often considered one of the premier sports cities in America — laden with a prosperous history of baseball, football and hockey championships. But the city was once home to a championship...

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