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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.
Matt Wilson, pictured, is one of four Panthers that will compete in the 4x400m relay event at the National Outdoor Track and Field meet in Oregon on Wednesday.

Pitt sends four athletes to national meet to compete in 4x400m relay

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 9, 2021
Pitt track and field will compete in just one event at the National Outdoor Track and Field meet this week in Eugene, Oregon, but four Panthers are making the trip. The foursome — composed of senior Cobe Wiggins, senior Lonzell Feagin, junior Matt Wilson and senior Ade Jones-Roundtree — will compete in the 4x400m relay event on Wednesday night after qualifying for the event at the Eastern Regional about a week ago, becoming the first relay team since 2014 to earn a spot in the national meet.
The Panthers will send their first relay team to nationals in seven years, as the foursome posted their season-best and fifth-fastest in program history with a time of 3:06.92 in the 4x400m event.

Men’s 4×400 relay team qualifies for NCAA Outdoor Championships

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer June 2, 2021
The NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Round came to a close over the weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. Multiple Panthers had solid performances, but the weekend was headlined by the Pitt men’s 4x400m relay team earning a bid to the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing No. 7 overall at the event.
Although the overall team scores left Pitt’s track and field program below most of the other ACC programs, there were some notable individual performances at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

Three trips to the podium headline Panthers’ performance at ACC Outdoor Meet

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer May 19, 2021
Three trips to the podium, two first-team all-ACC performances to go along with six second-team selections and four school records headlined the weekend for the Panthers. The men’s team finished 10th place overall at the event while the women’s team placed 12th.
Pitt’s wrestling team has 27 wrestlers who are from Pennsylvania. Redshirt senior Jake Wentzel (right) and redshirt junior Nino Bonaccorsi are both from Pittsburgh’s South Hills.

Pitt wrestling building success around local products

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The five Panthers who competed in the NCAA Championships have one thing in common — they’re all from Pennsylvania. In fact, 27 of the 31 wrestlers on Pitt’s roster hail from Pennsylvania. Pitt’s head coach, Keith Gavin, is also from Pennsylvania and had a successful career as a Panther wrestler.
Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine denied St. Cloud States Easton Brodzinski during Minnesotas victory in the Mariucci Classic championship game.

Preview: NCAA Frozen Four comes to Pittsburgh

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Massachusetts, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State will battle at PPG Paints Arena this week in the NCAA’s Frozen Four.
Senior gymnast Jordan Ceccarini tied for first in floor exercise with a score of 9.90.

Coca, Ceccarini earn top spots on the podium at 2021 EAGL Championship

By Tricia Caucci, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
The Petersen Events Center hosted the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship for the first time in 17 years Saturday night. The seven competing teams — No. 1 NC State, No. 2 Towson, No. 4 Temple, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 6 Pitt, No. 7 George Washington and No. 8 LIU — battled it out to see who would wear the League's crown after the irregular 2021 season.
Two-time defending ACC champion Jake Wenzel (9-1) won 1-0 in his opening match against Drexels Evan Barczak (6-3) on March 18. Wenzel was also Pitt’s highest individual seed since Max Thomusseit (2 at 184) in 2015.

Returning wrestlers fight to keep All-American status at 2021 NCAA Championships

By Tricia Caucci, For The Pitt News March 19, 2021
The remaining three will compete in the quarterfinals on Friday, starting at 11 a.m.
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