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Wrestling: Gavin, Zanetta fall just short at USA Team Trials

Wrestling: Gavin, Zanetta fall just short at USA Team Trials

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

June 3, 2014

Pitt wrestlers competing at the USA World Team Trials narrowly missed out on representing their country in international competition.Keith Gavin, a Pitt alumnus who graduated in 2008, placed second in the 86 kilogram class, while rising sophomore Nick Zanetta finished third in the 60 kilogram class. Both ...

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 2, 2014

Five Panthers have secured their spots at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.Freshman Desmond Palmer, sophomore Evann Thompson and seniors Micah Murray, Carvin Nkanata and Brycen Spratling proved to be some of the United States’ best college athletes this weekend by reg...

Wrestling: Gavin, Zanetta to take part in USA World Team Trials

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

May 29, 2014

Two Pitt wrestlers, one past and one present, will compete to represent their country at the USA World Team Trials.Former Pitt star Keith Gavin and rising sophomore Nick Zanetta will travel to Madison, Wis., for a chance to make national squads. Gavin will be competing for a spot on the U.S. 2014 Worl...

Pitt men’s Ultimate ready for another championship run

Pitt men’s Ultimate ready for another championship run

By Sean Corrado / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

[Editor's note: Pitt lost in the quarterfinals to University of North Carolina-Wilmington, 14-13. Read about it here.] While En Sabah Nur is within reach of a national championship trifecta, the men’s Ultimate team isn’t anticipating a potential three-peat run.“From the outside, we are back-to-back defending champions...

New-look PBC Pro-Am looks to improve, uphold tradition

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

They say the best things in life are free. Some are free because they’re products of nature, whereas others are free, well, because they’re NCAA-regulated.Pittsburgh Basketball Club’s summer Pro-Am  (Professional-Amateur) league is the latter, and for eight years, it has been one of college basketbal...

Redshirt senior submarine pitcher finishes notable career

Redshirt senior submarine pitcher finishes notable career

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Jon Danielczyk, the redshirt senior relief pitcher for Pitt’s baseball team, described his career arc as a Panther as a “journey.” Danielczyk did have a storybook career for a towering submarine-style pitcher who wasn’t brought onto the team to pitch. Instead, Danielczyk, at 6-foot-4, was original...

Aaron Donald enters NFL

Aaron Donald enters NFL

By Sean Corrado and Ryan Bertonaschi / The Pitt News Staff

May 28, 2014

Aaron Donald, with his one-year-old daughter wedged between his biceps, squared up in front of Savoy Restaurant as family members surrounded him to pose for pictures before his big moment.“Certainly, this is going to be a wonderful experience, and I am just going to make sure I enjoy it,” Donald said before maki...

Oakland Zoo a creative outlet for fans

Oakland Zoo a creative outlet for fans

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

May 28, 2014

When I first enrolled at Pitt, I considered how I would try to “make my mark” at the University. Would I get involved in Greek life, try and hold my own with the Ultimate team or something else?The route I ended up choosing resulted from a $75 costume that I bought from a Halloween store near my New...

Pitt men’s basketball recruits eager to contribute

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

In the last few years, Jamie Dixon has had to bring in larger recruitment classes than he anticipated, and likely wanted to. This has been mostly due to transfers. For his 2014 recruitment class, Dixon has voluntarily brought in a large class, signing five players to letters of intent.The first of those...

Freshmen football players join the Panthers

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Pitt football has finished the last two seasons with a combined record of 13-13, so why should fans be optimistic?Coach Paul Chryst’s steady improvement of the football program may not be obvious, but after examining his second recruiting class, it’s hard to ignore the depth the coach added this o...

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