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Pitt men’s club lacrosse is waiting on permission from the University to play a 14-game slate in the spring.

Club sports navigate pandemic protocols, heavily modified seasons

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
COVID-19 restrictions forced club sports to abandon or dramatically alter their fall plans. While some found ways to practice last semester, spring plans don’t seem much clearer than when the school year started.
Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pitt club, intramural teams concerned about planned Sports Dome demolition

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer July 28, 2020
Several Pitt club and intramural teams, faced with the prospect of losing their home playing field on upper campus, have asked the University to halt the planned demolition of the Sports Dome and reconsider its Victory Heights redevelopment plan.
Danger (pictured) and En Sabah Nur of Pitt are both projected to attend college nationals.

Pitt club ultimate bides time in hope for Championships

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer March 26, 2020
Club Nationals is held annually over Memorial Day weekend — hopefully, safe from Pitt’s cancellation of all club sport competitions until the end of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Pitt club squash team has been around since last year, but just became competitive this season.

Pitt club squash making a racquet in Oakland

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer October 23, 2019
Thanks to a couple underclassmen, the sport of squash has gained a foothold at Pitt with the introduction of a club team this fall.
Pitt club football is in the National Club Football Association in the Mid-Atlantic West conference.

Club football open doors for unfamed footballers in fourth year

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer October 9, 2019
Most students on a Tuesday or Thursday night are winding down for the night — but not senior Tyler Spalt. He’s warming up for two hours of full-contact practice ahead of his next football game. But he won’t be playing under the bright lights of Heinz Field on Saturday.
The Baierl Student Recreation Center in the Petersen Events Center is a popular workout location for students.

Going beyond the gyms: Fitness at Pitt

By Elizabeth Martinson, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2019
If you’re not into running and still want to keep fit, you’ll probably hit one of the fitness centers around campus.
The club mens’ basketball team.

Men’s club basketball makes vengeful return to national championship tournament

By Ben Bobeck , Staff Writer April 4, 2019
Pitt club men’s basketball lost last year’s National Club Basketball Championship Tournament in heartbreaking fashion, blowing a 15-point lead in the final 10 minutes. This year, they return to South Bend with revenge in mind.
Kofi, a former Pitt Parkour member is known as “a legend” among current members for running up a wall at Ruskin Hall. (Screengrab via YouTube video by pantherflow1)

Panther Parkour flips, rolls its way around campus

By Joanna Li, Senior Staff Writer August 20, 2018
Members learn how to to roll, precision jump and run up walls as part of Pitt's non-competitive parkour club.
Kira Zack (left) practices with Pitt’s archery team during the 2017-18 school year. (Photo by Chris Preksta courtesy of Julia Lam)

Archery club took a long shot, hit the bullseye

By Stephen Cuddy, Staff Writer August 20, 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.
Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pitt unveils brand-new $13.2 million club sports facility

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer April 18, 2017

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...

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