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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

Junior Emmy Klika (12) screams in celebration after winning a point during a match against Georgia Tech at the Fitzgerald Field House on Oct. 7, 2023.

Emmy Klika: ‘You have to embrace the pressure’

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2024
The libero position is challenging. It's a position full of pressure. Pitt volleyball's libero Emmy Klika has embraced the pressure that comes with the role of libero through her work ethic and confidence in herself.
Jeremy Kohn looks to steal the Quadball during a match against Pitt on Saturday morning outside the Pitt Sports Dome.

Pitt Quadball Club brings inclusivity, wizardry to Oakland

By Grace McNally, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Whether a devoted “Potterhead,” or only vaguely familiar with the franchise, many are aware of the fictional sport Quidditch. Originating from the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling, Quidditch...

Pitt women’s lacrosse players huddle up during a game against Duke at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

‘Most excited I’ve been’: Pitt lacrosse gears up for its third season

By Camille de Jesus, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

As the spring season inches closer, both athletes and fans are gearing up to get back to playing and watching the sports they love.  Pitt lacrosse knows this feeling of eagerness all too well. The...

Senior Sam Otis runs during the XC ACC Championships in October 2021.

Pitt track and field’s Sam Otis uses creativity to pursue film degree

By Lily Peters, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

Senior film major Sam Otis, a track and field student-athlete, is proof that managing a track and field schedule on top of studying for a degree in film is possible. Along with a certificate in Television...

First-year guard Carlton Carrington (7) dribbles past a Canisius player during Pitt mens basketballs game against Canisius Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023.

The Panthers’ tournament hopes, opportunity for revenge sit on a Thin Blue Devil Line

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor January 19, 2024

Sitting at 10-7 and losing four of their last five games, Pitt men’s basketball currently sits on the outside of the NCAA tournament bubble. And if the Panthers want to salvage their season, they must...

Pitt volleyball cheers following a point in the Fitzgerald Field House during their game against Louisville on Saturday.

Feature | Pitt volleyball finds ways to improve in 2023

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer December 14, 2023

This season, Pitt volleyball head coach Dan Fisher brought in a roster that is full of first-years, transfers and veterans to replace the program’s 2022 Final Four team in hopes of winning the Panthers'...

Pitt gymnasts celebrate during the NCAA regionals at the Petersen Events Center in April.

Feature | Pitt gymnastics navigates major changes in new season

By Lily Peters, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

Coming into the season with a new head coach and in a new conference, Pitt gymnastics is in completely uncharted territory.  The Panthers will compete in the ACC for the first time this season, after...

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

Feature | Pitt Cross Country finds comradery through running as one

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Dedication and family are two core values that the Pitt cross-country team holds dear. As the mileage increases, so do the relationships the team builds. Even though each runner runs their own race, teamwork...

Junior forward Blake Hinson (2) sits on the ground after making a three-pointer against Boston College as the rest of the team celebrates on Feb. 14.

Feature | Pitt men’s basketball prepares to repeat their success from last season

By Ari Meyer, Staff Writer October 12, 2023

Coming off of a turnaround season, Pitt men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel and his squad hope to continue their success from last year, in which they won two NCAA tournament games. After the departure...

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 4, 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...

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