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ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season with the Panthers. (TPN file photo)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

August 22, 2017

April 28 - Football head coach Pat Narduzzi dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni for disciplinary reasons. April 28-29 - Five Panthers are selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, including James Conner, who the Steelers picked in round three. May 2 - Gymnastics head coach Debbie Yohman ret...

Samantha Snider named gymnastics head coach

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired Snider to replace former coach Debbie Yohman, who retired last month after 31 years at Pitt. (Photo by John Hamilton/Editor-in-Chief)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 13, 2017

Pitt gymnastics hired University of Arkansas Associate Head Coach Samantha Snider to be the third head coach in the history of the program Monday. Snider takes over for longtime coach Debbie Yohman, who retired in early May after 31 years with the Panthers. “We are thrilled to welcome Samantha Snider as the next head women’s gymnastics coach of the University of Pitts...

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

Rozelle Nix (25) became the fifth player to transfer from the men's basketball team this offseason, announcing his decision Tuesday. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

It was a busy couple of weeks for Pitt athletics, as the spring teams’ seasons come to a close and the football team had players up for the NFL draft. Here’s a rundown of everything that you might have missed since the spring semester ended. Football The Pitt football program had five players selected...

Pitt gymnastics coach Debbie Yohman retires after 31 years

Pitt junior Dani Hall was a member of Yohman's 2015-16 team, the first in program history to win the EAGL Championship.  Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

Pitt gymnastics coach Debbie Yohman retired Tuesday morning after leading the team for more than three decades. Yohman was only the second coach in the history of Pitt gymnastics — which started in 1975. The program was very successful in her tenure, qualifying for 20 NCAA Regionals since she t...

Pitt gymnastics tumbles further in EAGL with loss to UNC

Sophomore Lucy Brett scored a 9.8 on the uneven bars Friday night in a loss to UNC. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2017

Last year, Pitt’s gymnasts won the East Atlantic Gymnastics League title. This year, they have yet to pick up their first conference win. In a meet that came down to the final rotation, the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels eked out a win over the Pittsburgh Panthers Friday night at Fitzgerald ...

Pitt’s Rachel Dugan named EAGL Rookie of the Week

Pitt first-year gymnast Rachel Dugan picked up EAGL Rookie of the Week honors Wednesday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photograp

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 19, 2017

The season may not have started the way the Pitt gymnastics team wanted, but the Panthers turned things around in their second match with a razor-thin victory over the No. 21 West Virginia Mountaineers. Pitt has a pair of newcomers — Rachel Dugan and Alecia Petrikis — to thank for its solid start,...

Pitt gymnastics conquers No. 21 WVU for first time in 26 years

Pitt first-year gymnast Lucy Jones posted a score of 9.575 on the beam in the Panthers' win over No. 21 West Virginia. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

Pitt gymnastics head coach Debbie Yohman knows her team has struggled on the beam, so she decided to try something new at practice this week. “We got [into the Fitzgerald Field House] and I said, ‘Warm up, and then we’re doing a beam inter-squad. We’re just doing a whole lineup of full be...

Buckeyes stick it to Panther gymnastics

Pitt senior Tracey Pearson took second place in the all-around at the Panthers' season-opening meet against Ohio State. Courtesy of Charles LeClaire|Pitt Athletics

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2017

On a frigid Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the Pitt gymnastics team’s season opener got off to a cold start against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Although Pitt participated in an exhibition last month against the Kent State Golden Flashes, Saturday’s competition was the squad’s first official action...

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