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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt Cross Country runners compete at a home meet in Sept. 2019.

Feature | Pitt cross country is trending upward in 2023

By Eli Smith, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

Pitt men’s and women’s cross country have left much to be desired for fans in recent years, but this year’s group of runners is turning the program around. The team is improving in 2023 and hopes...

Pitt football fans cheer during the first game of the season against Wofford at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Weekend Sports Recap | Cross country, volleyball and women’s soccer continue early season success, men’s soccer lags behind with loss to Georgetown

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer September 4, 2023

As the first week of classes ended, students were rewarded with plenty of action from their Panthers heading into Labor Day weekend. Many Panthers fans were tuned in for Saturday's football game, but there...

A Pitt swimmer competes during the Western PA Invite on Jan. 29.

Preview | Pitt cross country and swim and dive look to make splash in 2023

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor August 29, 2023

As students move back into Oakland and classes ramp up, the excitement around Pitt’s fall athletics begins to build. But with all the hype surrounding Pitt’s more well-known fall programs — like...

From left, Pitt rightside hitter and middle blocker fifth year Chinaza Ndee (5), setter graduate student Kylee Levers (6) and middle blocker senior Serena Gray (21) cheer each other on during the Sept. 29 game against the University of Virginia at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Weekend Sports Recap: Cross-country sets program record, volleyball wins big and more

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Men’s cross-country placed fifth at Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Friday, the highest finish at that competition in Pitt history. Volleyball and wrestling also picked up wins in a busy weekend for Pitt athletics.
Panther men finish 11th, women 12th at ACC Cross Country Championships

Panther men finish 11th, women 12th at ACC Cross Country Championships

By Chris Cornejo, for The Pitt News November 2, 2021
The Pitt men finished 11th and women placed 12th at the ACC Cross Country Championships over the weekend in South Bend, Indiana.
Pitt diving hosted Duquesne for its first meet of the season on Friday, and the women’s team swept the podium for the one meter board.

Weekend Sports Recap: Soccer yields mixed, thrilling results, volleyball dominates

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 3, 2021
Pitt Athletics kept itself busy over the weekend. Several of its teams competed against worthy adversaries both from the ACC and other conferences. Here’s how each squad fared.
Saying “Coach Webb” at T&F practices may cause confusion. Instead, there’s Coach Zo (left) and Coach Webb (right).

Pitt track and field father-son coaching duo look to build upon award-winning season

By Richie Smiechowski, For The Pitt News August 18, 2021
Fast forward to 2021 and Webb III, better known as “Coach Zo,” has led the jumps and multis teams for a decade as an assistant coach. The 2020-21 season was unquestionably his most successful year to date.
First-year midfielder Emily Yaple (10) led the Panthers with five shots, scoring on none during Pitts 1-0 loss to Wake Forest on Sunday. With the loss to Demon Deacons, the Panthers will miss the 2020 ACC Womens Soccer Tournament and end their season with a 9-5-0 record.

Weekend Recap: Soccer and cross country complete pivotal weekend

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer November 1, 2020
Men's and women's cross country also concluded their seasons over the weekend, traveling to North Carolina to compete in the ACC Championships.
Pitt wrapped up its fall cross country slate on Friday, competing in the ACC Championship meet in Cary, N.C. Photo from a home meet in September 2019.

Pitt men’s cross country finishes in 10th place at ACC Championship; Panther women take 14th

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 1, 2020
Pitt wrapped up its fall cross country slate on Friday, competing in the ACC Championship meet in Cary, N.C. The men’s team finished in 10th place out of 15 teams, with 282 points, while the women took 14th with 406.
Pitt’s cross country team got an early start to training on campus this season due to schedule adjustments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt cross country ready to hit the ground running

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer October 7, 2020
Pitt cross country received extra preparation time this fall thanks to an early arrival on campus. The team hopes that will pay off as it settles into an unusual season.
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