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From inside the scrum: a firsthand look at Pitt Rugby

Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

Editors note: This is the first in a two part series about Pitt Rugby. I knew I should have packed my cleats. After endeavouring to partake in a University of Pittsburgh Rugby Football Club’s practice, in the style of late participatory journalist George Plimpton, I had asked a friend who played rugby w...

Music a critical aspect of athletes’ gameday rituals

Music a critical aspect of athletes' gameday rituals

By Jessica Boddy / For The Pitt News

February 3, 2015

The crowd in the Fitzgerald Field House was dynamic and lively the entire wrestling meet – fans feeding off of athletes, athletes feeding off of fans. While a deafening roar encouraged one wrestler, another, Nick Bonaccorsi, waited his turn behind the bench. The audible buzz of a full crowd and a tigh...

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