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Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

By Henry Jackson, For the Pitt News

12:29 am

The Pitt men’s swim team brought back nearly every member of last year’s record setting group, including speedster Blaise Vera — who at one point this season held the national 50-yard freestyle record.

Column: Wrestling is Pitt’s top winter product

Column: Wrestling is Pitt’s top winter product

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

12:16 am

Though Pitt volleyball’s magical run ended in December and the men’s basketball team is still years away from national relevancy, there’s still a top-ranked Panther team to support on campus.

Lyke unveils Victory Heights plan for Pitt Athletics

Lyke unveils Victory Heights plan for Pitt Athletics

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke officially unveiled the long-anticipated “Victory Heights” project, a $250 million transformation of the school’s athletic facilities.

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

The upcoming week in Pitt sports boasts a packed slate, including two men’s basketball games, a top-10 battle involving the red-hot wrestling team and a chance for women’s basketball to steal a long-awaited road win.

Pitt to announce plans for Victory Heights

Pitt to announce plans for Victory Heights

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

January 13, 2020

Heather Lyke and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will discuss the new project at a news conference in the Petersen Event Center, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday.

ICYMI: Basketball, wrestling performances headline winter break

ICYMI: Basketball, wrestling performances headline winter break

By Ben Mankowski and Marshall Worth

January 6, 2020

While the student body at large kicked its feet up around the holiday fireplace, Pitt’s winter athletes stayed active as ever over break, notching victories in wrestling, football and men’s basketball.

No. 6 Pitt volleyball suffers second-round upset to Cincinnati

No. 6 Pitt volleyball suffers second-round upset to Cincinnati

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

Pitt’s historic season came to a shocking and heartbreaking end on Saturday, losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in five sets at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball started the 2019 NCAA Tournament with an emphatic statement, sweeping the Howard Bison 3-0 at the Petersen Events Center on Friday night.

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball was arguably given a raw deal by receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But the Panthers are eager to prove that the program is worthy of respect, starting Friday against Howard.

Backyard Maul: Pitt wrestling dominates WVU 29-6

Backyard Maul: Pitt wrestling dominates WVU 29-6

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

No. 10 Pitt wrestling strolled out of WVU Coliseum with a dominant victory that saw its wrestlers pick up eight wins, three of them as major decisions and one more as a technical fall.

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