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Pitt club ultimate bides time in hope for Championships

Danger (pictured) and En Sabah Nur of Pitt are both projected to attend college nationals.

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.

Pitt club squash making a racquet in Oakland

The Pitt club squash team has been around since last year, but just became competitive this season.

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

Pitt club football is in the National Club Football Association in the Mid-Atlantic West conference.

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

The Baierl Student Recreation Center in the Petersen Events Center is a popular workout location for students.

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

The club mens’ basketball team.

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

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)

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

Kira Zack (left) practices with Pitt’s archery team during the 2017-18 school year. (Photo by Chris Preksta courtesy of Julia Lam)

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

Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

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

The Pitt Quidditch Club holds a practice game at the Charles L. Cost Sports Center.  Will Miller | Staff Photographer

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

Lisa He (left), an Engineering first-year who started fencing in the fall semester. Nicole Mee (right), a Civil Engineering senior, is a veteran fencer.

By Meg Millure / For The Pitt News

February 18, 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...

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