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Tre Tipton’s battles extend well beyond the football field — the seventh-year Panthers wide receiver wrestled with anxiety and depression for nearly his whole life.

‘How’s everybody doing?’: Tre Tipton works to end mental health stigma for athletes

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor
Redshirt senior wide receiver Tre Tipton, gleaming with sweat, sauntered toward reporters assembled on the outskirts of Pitt’s practice field. The seventh-year wide receiver started his Q&A differently than most other players — he was the one asking a question when he got to the microphone.
The Panthers wore the word “TEAM” to training camp last Thursday as a tangible representation of their 2021 mantra — “We Not Me.”

‘We Not Me’: Pitt football embraces selfless 2021 mantra

By Richie Smiechowski, For The Pitt News
While each player’s name, appearance, jersey number and position may differ, there was one constant among each athlete on the field that Thursday and every day of training camp thus far — the word “TEAM” was on the back of their jerseys instead of the players’ last names.
Heinz Field will open fully to spectators for the first time since 2019 at this Saturday’s football game against UMass.

What to expect at Heinz Field for Pitt football’s 2021 opener

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor
Because of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt played most of its home schedule last year in front of sparsely populated or wholly empty stands. But that will change on Saturday afternoon, when the home of the Panthers opens itself fully to spectators for the first time since 2019.
According to staff writer Frankie Richetti, with a talented roster, Pat Narduzzi needs to put it all together or else his job could be on the line.

Column | It’s do or die for Pat Narduzzi in the 2021-22 season

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer
Lyke believed she hired the right man for the job, but when does that trust break? With a favorable non-conference schedule, and an elite assortment of talent, Narduzzi must produce results, or he should be firmly on the hot seat. 
Pitt football returns experience on the offense, such as sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda.

Preview | Pitt football poised for a solid season in 2021

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer
Here’s what Panther fans can expect from Narduzzi and his squad heading into the 2021 season.
With 14 team kills for Pitt and fifth-year right-side hitter and middle blocker Chinaza Ndee’s set-winning kill, the Panthers took the third set at the Carolina Classic at a score of 25-19.

Undefeated Pitt volleyball wins Carolina Classic in sweep

By Brayden Tinney, For The Pitt News
No. 9 Pitt volleyball traveled to South Carolina over the weekend, opening its season at the Carolina Classic. The Panthers swept the event with three victories against No. 23 Rice, No. 18 Washington State and unranked South Carolina.
Pitt women’s soccer extended its four-game win streak with a 5-0 shutout over the New Jersey Institute of Technology on a hot Sunday afternoon.

Women’s soccer stays spotless after Sunday shellacking of NJIT

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer
Pitt women’s soccer extended its four-game win streak with a 5-0 shutout over the New Jersey Institute of Technology on a hot Sunday afternoon. With the win they remain undefeated on the season.
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
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.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer defeated the Dukes 7-0 during their opening season game at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday night.

Pitt men’s soccer delivers commanding 7-0 victory over Duquesne to packed crowd

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer
In front of the first near-full-capacity crowd at the stadium in well over a year, the Panthers handily defeated the Dukes 7-0. 
Pitt women’s soccer handily defeated the Cleveland State Vikings by a score of 5-0 in its home opener on Thursday afternoon.

Pitt women’s soccer dominates Cleveland State in triumphant return to Pittsburgh

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer
Pitt women’s soccer handily defeated the Cleveland State Vikings 5-0 in its home opener on Thursday.
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