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John Woodruff from Connellsville won a Gold Medal in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany.

Pitt boasts rich track & field Olympic history

By Eddie Lasker, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
As Black History Month comes to a close, relive four iconic stories of Pitt track and field Olympians — tales filled with resiliency, dominance and inspiration.
The Pitt Gymnastics team earned its first victory of the season Sunday afternoon by narrowly beating out NC State and Towson with a final score of 195.700.

Gymnastics, swimming and diving take home big wins

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
The weekend was a mixed bag for Pitt sports teams. The high-powered wrestling team continued to struggle in a tight loss against Virginia, even as the track and field team finished last at the Notre Dame invitational. Nevertheless, Pitt swimming and diving furthered its unprecedented success in a dual meet sweep, and the gymnastics team earned its first win of the season.
Katie Chamberlain and Katrina Coca are returning to Pitt gymnastics this season.

Chamberlain, Coca make emotional return to Pitt gymnastics

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 26, 2021
Katie Chamberlain and Katrina Coca are both little more than a year removed from devastating lower body injuries, and their return meant that they had reached the end of long, arduous rehabilitation processes.
Pitt alum Demetrius Thomas signed with the Pittsburgh Wrestling Club last summer and is looking to qualify for the 2021 or 2024 Olympics.

Driven by faith, former Panther Demetrius Thomas pursues Olympic aspirations

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 18, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic ended Demetrius Thomas’ historic Pitt wrestling career early. But he remains in Pittsburgh today, pursuing an Olympic and world career through the Pittsburgh Wrestling Club.
Nino Bonaccorsi competes against Virginia's Michael Battista in February 2020.

Pitt wrestling riding smooth start to 2021 season

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2021
Pitt wrestling fell agonizingly short of an ACC title in 2020 before the postseason was called due to the pandemic. But despite a key roster loss, the 2021 Panthers still have their eyes set on hardware.
The Pitt swimming and diving team has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Wednesday.

Pitt swimming and diving pauses team activities for COVID-19 protocols

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 4, 2020
The Pitt swimming and diving team has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Wednesday.
First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) led the Panthers with five shots, scoring on none during Pitt's 1-0 loss to Wake Forest on Sunday. With the loss to Demon Deacons, the Panthers will miss the 2020 ACC Women's Soccer Tournament and end their season with a 9-5-0 record.

Weekend Recap: Soccer and cross country complete pivotal weekend

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer November 1, 2020
Men's and women's cross country also concluded their seasons over the weekend, traveling to North Carolina to compete in the ACC Championships.
Pitt wrapped up its fall cross country slate on Friday, competing in the ACC Championship meet in Cary, N.C. Photo from a home meet in September 2019.

Pitt men’s cross country finishes in 10th place at ACC Championship; Panther women take 14th

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 1, 2020
Pitt wrapped up its fall cross country slate on Friday, competing in the ACC Championship meet in Cary, N.C. The men’s team finished in 10th place out of 15 teams, with 282 points, while the women took 14th with 406.
Senior libero Marija Popovic (9) dives for the ball during Pitt's 3-0 win over No. 6 Louisville on Friday.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball splits season finale series with No. 6 Louisville

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

No. 10 Pitt volleyball held its own in its final — and perhaps hardest-fought — series of the fall season. The Panthers swept No. 6 Louisville Friday night and brought Sunday’s game to the brink...

Pitt’s cross country team got an early start to training on campus this season due to schedule adjustments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt cross country ready to hit the ground running

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer October 7, 2020
Pitt cross country received extra preparation time this fall thanks to an early arrival on campus. The team hopes that will pay off as it settles into an unusual season.
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