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Senior diver Amy Read, originally from Leeds, England, prepares to dive. Read broke Pitt’s record in women’s platform diving last year.

Swimming and diving international athletes embrace challenges of competing in America

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
Swimming and diving head coach John Hargis and the rest of his coaching staff haven’t hesitated to pursue international talent. Between the men’s and women’s teams, the rosters combine to have 13 international athletes from nine different countries — a significantly higher number than some other top programs across the country.
Pitt wrestler James Lledo prepares to face Arizona State wrestler Zane Coleman.

Photos: Wrestling vs. Arizona State

By Joy Cao, Senior Staff Photographer January 16, 2022

Pitt wrestling took down No. 6 Arizona State, 24-19, on Friday night at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Pitt junior wrestler Jake Slinger faces off against a Duke University wrestler at the Fitzgerald Field House on Jan. 16, 2021.

Preview | Pitt gears up to take on No. 6 Sun Devils

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 13, 2022
After an up and down 4-3 start to the season, the Pitt wrestling team will face off against the No. 6 Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1, 0-0 PAC-12) on Friday night at the Fitzgerald Field House.
Emily Boissonneault is Pitt’s first-ever head lacrosse coach.

‘Didn’t hesitate’: Boissonneault embraces challenge of building Pitt lacrosse program

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2022
Emily Boissonneault held a steady, stable assistant coaching position with the James Madison lacrosse program for four years — a team that regularly competes in the National Championship. But when Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke called to offer Boissonneault the job as the Panthers’ first-ever lacrosse coach, she didn’t think twice.
Pitt softball alumni Brittany Knight pitches. Pitt softball looks to improve after finishing 11th in the ACC in 2021.

Young Pitt softball striving to make 2022 postseason

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
After playing back-to-back truncated seasons, Pitt softball is making its final preparations for 2022, in the hopes that a full season is in its sights.
The Pitt cheer and dance team performs on the sidelines of the Pitt vs. UNC game in November.

‘Wouldn’t trade it for anything’: Pitt cheer and dance team members talk gameday experience

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
After not being on the field last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cheer and dance teams returned to cheer on one of Pitt’s most successful football teams in the last 40 years. Members of the team enjoy their experiences as part of gameday.
Pitt wrestlers at the Blue and Gold exhibition dual meet at the Fitzgerald Field House on Thursday night.

Pitt wrestling opens 2021 season with Blue and Gold Meet

By Brian Sherry, For The Pitt News October 31, 2021
Coming off its best finish at the NCAA National Championship since 1970, Pitt wrestling kicked off its 2021-22 campaign with the Blue and Gold exhibition dual meet Thursday night at the Fitzgerald Field House.
Pitt volleyball celebrates in this photo from its game against UVA in September.

Weekend sports recap: Volleyball, women’s soccer pick up victories

By Brian Sherry, For The Pitt News October 19, 2021
The Panther football team may have stolen the show with their road win against Virginia Tech, but plenty of other programs competed over the weekend. Each team fared well against ACC and non-conference opponents. Here’s the results from each team’s weekend competitions.
The on-campus homes of Panther sports will sell beer, hard seltzer and wine.

Pitt Athletics announces updated COVID-19, alcohol policies for on-campus events

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor August 29, 2021
Pitt athletics announced updated COVID-19 regulations for spectators at on-campus sporting venues — the Petersen Sports Complex and the Fitzgerald Field House — last Tuesday afternoon.
Now that Panther fans can return to the stands, there are a few dates that they should circle from multiple sports, such as men’s and women’s soccer.

Tracking marquee matchups of the fall semester for Pitt athletics

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor August 24, 2021
Pitt athletics announced two weeks ago that they would hold on-campus events without attendance restrictions this fall. Now that Panther fans can return to the stands, there are a few dates they should circle. Some of the best in the country at their respective sports are traveling to Oakland this semester, and Pitt’s venues will host some high-leverage matchups.
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