The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Return of Backyard brawl reignites long standing vitriol between Pitt, WVU fans

Return of Backyard brawl reignites long standing vitriol between Pitt, WVU fans

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer September 3, 2022
For Pitt fans, Thursday meant the renewal of bad blood between two rivals that sit just 75 miles apart. For the first time in over a decade, it was Brawl Day.
Pitt fans revel in return to Heinz Field

Pitt fans revel in return to Heinz Field

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer September 7, 2021
Pitt fans felt an extra jolt of energy from Saturday’s crowd at Heinz Field. After their extended absence, the crowd let loose in the parking lots and stands as the football team trounced UMass.
Pitt hosted fans for the first time since Nov. 2019 on Saturday.

Pitt fans in attendance at Heinz Field for first time since 2019

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor October 24, 2020
Pitt hosted fans for the first time since Nov. 2019 on Saturday. The Pitt News spoke with some attendees about how the limited crowd felt.
Pitt announced it won’t have any spectators in the stands for at least the first three games of the season, in compliance with Pennsylvania’s health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt football season-ticket holders prepare for a new game day experience this fall

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor September 1, 2020
Pitt football season-ticket holders have started to plan for the possibility of a season without any of the Saturday traditions they’ve grown so accustomed to.
Jonathan Perlman (far left), Pat Gardner (far right) and other students spelled “Pitt Strong” in body paint at an October football game against Miami to honor the Tree of Life victims.

Tri Pi braves elements, paints chests for Pitt football

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer November 22, 2019
When a typical fan might choose to head for Heinz Field’s exits, a select few of Pitt’s most dedicated fans remain. Shirtless, painted and cold, they refuse to let their passion fade.
Residents on Atwood Street hung a sign that draws a reference between Penn State’s sex abuse scandal with Jerry Sandusky and the more recent sex abuse scandal with the Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania.

In Pa. football fandom, know where to draw the line

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor September 6, 2018
In recent years, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry has devolved from a lively competitive spirit to pettiness, irrationality and antagonism on both sides.

Crucial game Thursday a rare opportunity for Pitt students

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor October 27, 2015

For the first marquee home matchup in six years, Pitt football is the team with a bullseye on their back. The Panthers have suffered through mediocre season after mediocre season this decade. They sport...

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