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Sprinter Brycen Spratling ended his college career as a First Team All-American at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, on June 11, 2014. (Courtesy of Nate Barrett/Eric Evans Photography / Pitt Athletics)

Track and Field: Five Panthers compete at Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer June 17, 2014

Time proved to be the toughest opponent for the five Pitt athletes who traveled to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the NCAA Outdoor National Championships.“There is a very small margin for error, especially...

Track and Field: Runners struggle during day two of Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer June 13, 2014

[Editor’s note: Senior Brycen Spratling came in fourth in the 400 meter final on Friday with a time of 45.49 seconds. He received First Team All-American status for his performance.]Carvin Nkanata and...

Track and Field: Pitt hurdlers eliminated at Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer June 12, 2014

Two Pitt track and field athletes’ dreams of competing for an individual national title will have to wait until next year.Freshman Desmond Palmer and sophomore Evann Thompson, competing in the 400-meter...

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer June 10, 2014

For the second year in a row, the University of Pittsburgh baseball team saw three of its players selected in the annual MLB First-Year Player Draft.In 2013, pitcher Ethan Mildren (12th round by the Twins),...

Colllege Sports: Ex-UCLA star O’Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit vs. NCAA

Oakland, Calif.— As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some...

Feature: Three recent graduates take part in The Basketball Tournament

Feature: Three recent graduates take part in The Basketball Tournament

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor June 3, 2014

When Pat Fisher found Matt Krmpotich, it was a coincidence. The Pitt senior had been looking for Krmpotich for two weeks. They had crossed paths often before at Trees Hall playing pickup basketball. Now...

Track and Field: Best in the East, five Pitt athletes qualify for Nationals

Track and Field: Best in the East, five Pitt athletes qualify for Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer June 3, 2014

Twelve members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the Division I Outdoor East Regional Championships. East Regionals occurred over the weekend...

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...

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...

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

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,...

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