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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.

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

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor February 21, 2020
Time to take a deep dive into some of the serious, but mostly silly, details surrounding Pitt athletics' recent "scandal."
Pitt has leased 87 of the Bridge on Forbes’ 197 luxury apartments, creating a “master lease” for student athletes.

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

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.
Pitt Athletic’s current website.

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

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

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

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

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.
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.

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.
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