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ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

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

Samantha Snider named gymnastics head coach

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

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 gymnastics coach Debbie Yohman retires after 31 years

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

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

Pitt gymnastics tumbles further in EAGL with loss to UNC

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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’s Rachel Dugan named EAGL Rookie of the Week

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Buckeyes stick it to Panther gymnastics

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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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