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Leave it to Lyke: Six months of progress

Leave it to Lyke: Six months of progress

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Sports Columns

When Scott Barnes resigned as athletic director last December, the Pitt athletic department was left without a leader for the second time in two years. Over the next five months, three head coaches had either retired or been fired, and the basketball program was in shambles. Things were looking down...

Lyke a pro: Pitt’s newest AD brings experience and enthusiasm

Lyke a pro: Pitt’s newest AD brings experience and enthusiasm

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports Features

Athletics are in Heather Lyke’s DNA. She never turned down the chance to play any sport while she was growing up. But it took two degrees — one in education, the other in law — for her to decide it was the athletic world she should remain in. Lyke is Pitt’s newest athletic director — the...

Pitt looks for new athletic director to inherit evolving position

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

With a new athletic director on the way, Pitt’s athletic department could be in for a makeover.The search to find the new leader of the athletic department began in December 2014, when Steve Pederson agreed to part ways with Pitt.According to Randy Juhl, Pitt’s interim athletic director, the Uni...

Acting athletic director talks replacement, future plans

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

By the time Pitt students take their final exams this semester, they may have a new athletic director.Dr. Randy Juhl, Pitt’s vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance, has served as acting athletic director since former athletic director Steve Pederson and Pitt mutually agreed to part ways on ...

Pitt announces athletic director search committee

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has appointed a 14-member search committee to recommend candidates to become the school’s next athletic director, according to a release on Tuesday.Dr. Randy Juhl, Pitt’s vice chancellor and current acting athletic director, will chair the committee. Pitt also brough...

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