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Pitt club squash making a racquet in Oakland

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.

Club football open doors for unfamed footballers in fourth year

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.

Going beyond the gyms: Fitness at Pitt

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 17, 2016

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

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 ...

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