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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 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 5, 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 11, 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 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...

A skateboarding event held by Blind Outdoor Leisure Development.

Pitt student Hana Goodman and local organizations join forces to create adaptive skateboarding events for the blind

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
A growing skateboarding culture in Pittsburgh has made it their mission to include people of all abilities. Pitt graduate student Hana Goodman recently teamed up with two local organizations to teach people with visual impairments to skateboard.
Senior Michaela Burton holds the highest individual scores for the season on both bars and beam with a 9.850 and 9.925, respectively, and she has earned 10 individual event titles so far.

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News February 20, 2020
Since the beginning of the 2020 competitive season, Michaela Burton has been a high-scoring all-around anchor for Pitt’s team.
Junior Blaise Vera holds Pitt’s school records in the 50- and 100-yard, as well as the 100-yard butterfly.

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

By Henry Jackson, For the Pitt News January 22, 2020
The Pitt men’s swim team brought back nearly every member of last year’s record setting group, including speedster Blaise Vera — who at one point this season held the national 50-yard freestyle record.
Kevin Kramer, the Max Scherzer lookalike, was a pitcher on the Pitt baseball team during the 1990s.

Kevin Kramer: Pitt pitcher turned Scherzer look-alike

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor January 7, 2020
As a junior pitcher in 1995, Kevin Kramer helped Pitt baseball win its only conference tournament championship ever. 20 years later, people started to confuse him for a perennial MLB All-Star.
Sitkiatnin Muay Thai head instructor David Reese (right) assists with the blessing of the gyms ring by Thai Buddhist monks on Sunday morning. Sitkiatnin Muay Thai is a Thai boxing gym in the basement of 1918 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill.

Sitkiatnin offers fitness, inclusion through Muay Thai

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 3, 2019
Although Sitkiatnin Muay Thai just held its opening on Sunday, the gym has been operational since February, with a steadily growing clientele since the space was first usable.
E.J. Borghetti is the executive associate athletic director of media relations for Pitt Athletics, where he leads media operations for Pitt’s 19 intercollegiate sports.

EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer February 13, 2019
An ever-present face in Pitt’s athletic department, Borghetti leads media operations for the University’s 19 intercollegiate sports, publicizing the same programs he cheered for growing up.
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