The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior pitcher Adriana Romano (16) pitches the ball during Saturday afternoon’s game against Florida State at Vartabedian Field.

Pitt athletics competes against national, ACC foes this weekend

By Diana Ulbrich, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

Pitt athletics compete in several events over the weekend, including two NCAA championships in wrestling and women’s swim and dive. Here’s how each program fared. Women's swim and dive This past...

The Pitt Athletics official instagram page keeps followers up to date on Pitt sports schedules, tickets and more.

Pitt Athletics looks to capitalize on social media through its teams’ success

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor January 28, 2022
It seems so simple — just type out a tweet, click send and fans and athletes will inevitably interact with the post. Or so one would think. Pitt’s director of social media Joe Lassi said a lot goes into each post, including strategizing how to optimize the number of engagements.
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.
The 412 on the redesigned Pitt football helmets has become a subject of controversy.

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 Octobers 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.
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