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200 student athletes move into Bridge on Forbes

200 student athletes move into Bridge on Forbes

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

The newly opened Bridge on Forbes could easily be mistaken for a hotel, with tall glass windows, bright yellow lights and a lounge furnished with couches and large wooden tables.

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

After signing the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history, Aaron Donald gave some of that money back to the Pitt football program last Friday with a seven-figure donation.

Column: A requiem for Pitt Athletics’ old online layout

Column: A requiem for Pitt Athletics’ old online layout

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Along with drastic new changes to its color scheme, logo and uniforms, Pitt Athletics also made some new changes to its website. But in this case, newer doesn’t mean better.

Pitt Athletics unveils new style at Bigelow Bash

Pitt Athletics unveils new style at Bigelow Bash

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

April 8, 2019

Pitt partnered with Nike’s Graphic Identity Group to design new royal blue and yellow uniforms across all sports.

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

March 18, 2019

After much speculation that Pitt would be reverting back to its retro colors, things are expected to become official on April 7 at the Bigelow Bash.

Panther Spotlight: Micky Phillippi, Cassidy Walsh, Kiley Robatin

Panther Spotlight: Micky Phillippi, Cassidy Walsh, Kiley Robatin

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

The men’s wrestling, women’s basketball and women’s gymnastics teams have all had their ups and downs this season, but they are each anchored by talented players who give them hope for the future of the season and the program.

Take 5: Best of Pitt Athletics

Take 5: Best of Pitt Athletics

By Staff

January 23, 2019

Pitt Athletics had some highs and lows this year, but in every situation there was a player or team that stood out above the rest. This week our writers talked about their “best of” moment in Pitt athletics.

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Athletic director Heather Lyke announced that Pitt will be discontinuing its women's tennis program after the upcoming spring season.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

The facebook comment section of Pitt Athletics posts aren’t always the best place to hang out, but according to SID Julie Jurich, who is in charge of the social media, it usually isn't too bad. You can find out what all goes into the social media pages here.

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics

By Staff

November 20, 2018

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, The Pitt News Sports Staff took some time to reflect on what they are thankful for when it comes to Pitt Athletics.

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Pitt Athletics says it's looking to expose fans to every Panther sports team with its new television show “Pitt: Beyond the Script," but it could do better.

Behind the scenes of Pitt SID’s

Behind the scenes of Pitt SID’s

By Stephen Thompson, For the Pitt News

September 13, 2018

Student information directors, or SIDs, at Pitt act as team-specific media liaisons, statistics managers, beat writers and team promoters.

Athletics Department announces new mental health program

Athletics Department announces new mental health program

By Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2018

Pitt’s Athletics Department announced a new partnership with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC to add two full-time mental health counselors to the department’s staff to interact with student-athletes on a daily basis, according to a statement released Wednesday. Student-athletes were previously referred to WPIC for mental health treatment. The new program will include one-on-one counseling and focus on techniques for practi...

Pittsburgh Marathon draws runners from around the world

Pittsburgh Marathon draws runners from around the world

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

May 16, 2018

Despite overcast skies, cool temperatures and the threat of rain, more than 37,000 people showed up at the starting line for the 10th annual Pittsburgh Marathon early Sunday morning. The weekend of races, hosted by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., also drew a crowd of more than 200,000 sp...

Photos: Wrestling against Virginia

Photos: Wrestling against Virginia

By Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer

February 19, 2018

Much like last week against Duke, the team registered seven victories to take down the University of Virginia Friday night for the final home match of the season at the Pete. The win moves the team to 4-10 on the season and 2-3 in the ACC. Click here to read the weekend recap ...

Narduzzi signs 7-year contract extension

Narduzzi signs 7-year contract extension

By John Hamilton and Jordan Mondell / The Pitt News Staff

December 6, 2017

Pat Narduzzi signed a seven-year contract extension, Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced Wednesday, keeping Pitt’s football head coach around until at least 2024. Pitt is coming off a relatively disappointing season in which the Panthers finished with a 5-7 record and were ineligible for a bowl...

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