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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

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

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

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

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

[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

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

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

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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