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Unpacking the silly and the serious in Pitt’s NCAA violations

In reading Pitt’s press release, the NCAA’s public announcement and its full violation document, former Pitt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings’ name is not mentioned.
February 21, 2020
Time to take a deep dive into some of the serious, but mostly silly, details surrounding Pitt athletics' recent "scandal."

200 student athletes move into Bridge on Forbes

Pitt has leased 87 of the Bridge on Forbes’ 197 luxury apartments, creating a “master lease” for student athletes.
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

Former Pitt defensive lineman Aaron Donald has committed a seven-figure donation to the Pitt Football Championship Fund.
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

Pitt Athletic’s current website.
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

April 7, 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

The Pitt football team wears retro uniforms at October's matchup with Syracuse.
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

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi after upsetting Oklahoma’s Daton Fix.
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

Kenny Pickett (8) and Qadree Ollison (30) celebrate after a successful play during the team’s loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
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

Gabriela Rezende is one of four seniors on the Pitt women's tennis team, which will play its last season this spring.
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!

Julie Jurich, director of social media and media relations for men’s soccer, wrestling and women’s tennis, controls Pitt Athletics’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
January 6, 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.
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