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Panther Parkour flips, rolls its way around campus

Panther Parkour flips, rolls its way around campus

By Joanna Li, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Welcome Back 2018

Members learn how to to roll, precision jump and run up walls as part of Pitt's non-competitive parkour club.

Archery club took a long shot, hit the bullseye

Archery club took a long shot, hit the bullseye

By Stephen Cuddy, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Welcome Back 2018

Over the course of two years, Pitt’s Archery Club has grown into a competitive organization of more than 100 members consisting of a mix of experienced and inexperienced archers.

Pitt unveils brand-new $13.2 million club sports facility

Pitt unveils brand-new $13.2 million club sports facility

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Pitt students and club sports athletes received a much-needed facilities upgrade Monday morning, as the University officially opened the Pitt Sports Dome to the student body. The sunny sky and warm weather were in stark contrast to the dome’s primary purpose as a functional winter facility, somet...

Pitt Quidditch looking to sweep competition

Pitt Quidditch looking to sweep competition

By Ryan Recihardt / For The Pitt News

February 18, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Clutching brooms between their knees, the members of the Pitt Quidditch team crouched on opposite sides of the field before their in-practice scrimmage at the Cost Center on Friday. They bounced on their toes. They cockily did push-ups. They waited for a teammate on the sideline to call out “Broo...

En garde: Students find passion in fencing

En garde: Students find passion in fencing

By Meg Millure / For The Pitt News

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features

The tall, scuffed, white walls of the racquetball court in Trees Hall echo the sounds of sophomore Gabby Simon’s immaculate footwork as she leads Pitt’s fencing club in drills. The fencers in front of Simon mimic her movement  — squatting in a position reminiscent of a ballet plié — moving backwa...

Rugby team takes undefeated record into weekend matchup

Rugby team takes undefeated record into weekend matchup

By Stephen Caruso / Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Looking at Pitt’s ranked rugby team,  beards are cropping up everywhere — and it’s not just from No-Shave November. “I feel like I can’t shave it until we lose,” Pitt junior and forward Matt Dunleavy said. Pitt’s club rugby team is currently undefeated in Keystone Conference play with ...

Lucky sevens: Pitt rugby heads to Vegas for tournament

Lucky sevens: Pitt rugby heads to Vegas for tournament

By Ashley Drwal / Staff Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

A Pitt team is going to gamble for a big win in Las Vegas — but not in the casinos.Pitt’s men’s club rugby team will compete in the Las Vegas Invitational from Thursday to Sunday with the hope of qualifying for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in May.“We participated in this tou...

Club sports rundown: Fencing and lacrosse prepare for spring season

Club sports rundown: Fencing and lacrosse prepare for spring season

By Ashley Drwal / For The Pitt News

October 28, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Although seasons for fall club sports teams are ending, the spring teams are just getting started. Teams are beginning to recruit new players, develop play strategies and create practice schedules for the upcoming season.Pitt FencingPitt Fencing’s most recent success includes six team members plac...

Club sports enjoying strong performances to start year

Club sports enjoying strong performances to start year

By Ashley Drwal / For The Pitt News

September 30, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

While varsity sports typically are best known for fiercely competitive games, Pitt also has plenty of successful competitive sports outside of the Division-I level. The University has more than 20 different men’s and women’s club sports, ranging from hockey to soccer and from fencing to Quidditch t...

Men’s rugby starts fall campaign

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

The football and basketball teams may have discontinued the Backyard Brawl, but one Pitt sport that has continued the rivalry against West Virginia says it is alive and well.The Pitt men’s club rugby team, also known as the Pittsburgh Rugby Football Club (PRFC), lists its game against the Mountaineers, ...

Pitt men’s Ultimate ready for another championship run

Pitt men’s Ultimate ready for another championship run

By Sean Corrado / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Specials, Specials / Newstudentguide2014, Sports

[Editor's note: Pitt lost in the quarterfinals to University of North Carolina-Wilmington, 14-13. Read about it here.] While En Sabah Nur is within reach of a national championship trifecta, the men’s Ultimate team isn’t anticipating a potential three-peat run.“From the outside, we are back-to-back defending champions...

Club Sports: Pitt Ultimate loses in national quarterfinals, falls short of goal

Club Sports: Pitt Ultimate loses in national quarterfinals, falls short of goal

By Sean Corrado / Staff Writer

May 27, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Marcus Ranii-Dropcho dropped to his knees, buried his head into the dirt and realized that his college Ultimate career had ended.Pitt’s Ultimate team, En Sabah Nur’s attempt to three-peat as national champions came to an early, unexpected end Sunday when the team dropped its quarterfinal match against ...

Feature: Pitt women’s club lacrosse completes season with perfect ending

Feature: Pitt women’s club lacrosse completes season with perfect ending

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 11, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Sports Features

Success in lacrosse, perhaps more than any other team sport, requires collaboration and a level of mutual, instinctual chemistry between teammates.The field is split into three sections, with rules allowing 15 of the 22 total players  — 7 per team plus the goalie that’s on defense—  in an off...

Feature: Senior All-American does everything for Panther Wrestling Club

By Dustin Gabler / Senior Staff Writer

April 9, 2014


Filed under Archives

Between working to keep his teammates’ weights in check, helping with coaching, setting up practice schedules, planning tournament trips and all of the other odds and ends of building a developing wrestling squad, Scott Schretzenmaier had little time left to work on his own wrestling. “Scott did a ...

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