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AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News

February 20, 2020

Since the beginning of the 2020 competitive season, Michaela Burton has been a high-scoring all-around anchor for Pitt’s team.

Pitt volleyball adds notable SoCon Libero for 2020 season

Pitt volleyball adds notable SoCon Libero for 2020 season

By Dominic Campbell, Senior staff writer

February 17, 2020

Coming off of the best season in program history, Pitt Volleyball is continuing to build and improve going into next year with the addition of a new transfer to the team. Rising senior Libero Marija “Popche” Popovic will transfer from East Tennessee State University to join the Panthers for the 2020 ...

Champagnie headlines Pitt’s weekly award winners

Champagnie headlines Pitt’s weekly award winners

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

As the college sports world announced its weekly award winners on Tuesday, it became clear just how successful of a week it was for Pitt athletes.

Pitt band to find home in Victory Heights

Pitt band to find home in Victory Heights

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

With Victory Heights on the horizon, the Pitt marching band will finally have something it has always lacked — an adequate home.

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

By Henry Jackson, For the Pitt News

January 22, 2020

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

January 22, 2020

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.

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