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

Senior libero Marija Popovic (9) dives for the ball during Pitt's 3-0 win over No. 6 Louisville on Friday.

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 in a disappointing 3-1 loss. Although the Cardinals managed to finally break Pitt’s 37-game win streak at ...

Pitt cross country ready to hit the ground running

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.

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.

Soccer outshines preseason favorites volleyball early

Both men’s and women’s soccer remain undefeated this season.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Louisville on Saturday, other Panther teams had a busy and largely triumphant weekend. Both men’s and women’s soccer picked up road wins, taking down Notre Dame and The Citadel, respectively. Pitt volleyball did not experience that same success, though, as the team fell to Syracuse twice in back-to-back nights.

Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion

Sophomore forward Amanda West (09) scored the only goal during Pitt's 1-0 victory over Navy on Sunday.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Syracuse on Saturday, other Panthers teams boasted a dominant weekend. Men’s soccer routed Louisville on Saturday in its final home exhibition game before beginning the regular season, while women’s soccer traveled to Navy and picked up its fourth consecutive win.

Pitt placed in geographic pods for remainder of fall sports

Panthers volleyball will start its season late with its first match on Sept. 25 in Syracuse, New York, against the Orange.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

After ensuring that the fall football season was feasible amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Coast Conference moved to establish guidelines for the five other fall sports its member schools play.

Parsing Pitt’s student workout facilities

Trees Hall, on Allequippa Street, contains the most diverse range of facilities for exercise and recreational activity.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a place to play racquetball with friends, take a quick morning run or join group exercise classes, Pitt offers a wide variety of facilities for active students of all levels of commitment.

Pitt Athletics to launch new initiatives after calls for change

Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced in a Tuesday blog post that the department will implement several initiatives in response to the nationwide calls for anti-racism work.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

June 23, 2020

Pitt Athletics is now attempting to implement programs that address the concerns Fields and Troost voiced. Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced in a Tuesday blog post that the department will implement several initiatives in response to the nationwide calls for anti-racism work.

Additional athletes to return to campus on June 29

Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

June 23, 2020

Two weeks after Pitt welcomed football players back to campus for a phased return to voluntary offseason activity, Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29 for a similar process.

High expectations run rampant among today’s Pitt fans

The Oakland Zoo celebrates the first basket of the Pitt men’s basketball game versus West Virginia in November with the traditional tossing of newspaper shreds.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

The Pitt News put out a Pitt athletics fan survey to our readers for the past few weeks. Questioned on topics new and old, readers proved to be a dedicated fanbase with high expectations for the present day’s teams, but also nostalgic for the glory days of Pitt athletics. Here are the full details.

NCAA announces return of voluntary workouts, proposal for transfer rule changes

NCAA announces return of voluntary workouts, proposal for transfer rule changes

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

All Division I athletes will be permitted to participate in voluntary workouts beginning June 1, the NCAA Division I Council announced last Wednesday. The move ends the moratorium on such activities that began with the explosion of the coronavirus pandemic in March and was set to expire on May 31.

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