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Two Pitt athletes play for the Steel City that raised them

Dixon Veltri moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh and joined Pitt’s women’s soccer team after transferring from University of North Carolina Wilmington.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Homecoming normally presents an opportunity to travel back to one’s home to relive distant memories. But Pitt athletes Curtis Aiken Jr. and Dixon Veltri have chosen to stay in the city that raised them for their college careers.

Pitt cross country ready to hit the ground running

Pitt’s cross country team got an early start to training on campus this season due to schedule adjustments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Pitt cross country received extra preparation time this fall thanks to an early arrival on campus. The team hopes that will pay off as it settles into an unusual season.

Pandemic Panthers: Reliving Pitt’s 1918 national championship amid the Spanish flu

Pitt’s 1918 football team won the national championship amid the Spanish flu pandemic.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Even in an era where players didn’t wear helmets on the field, fans still had the sense to wear masks off of it.

Column | The Pirates are sinking, abandon ship?

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams pitches against the Cleveland Indians during an exhibition game at Progressive Field.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

To be an awful team is one thing, but to be an awful team with the worst series of injuries in the major leagues is another. The four starting pitchers remaining from the 2019 team have barely played.

Point-Counterpoint: Benefits will outweigh the consequences for college football this fall

Due to COVID-19, a football season is questionable for the Panthers.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

Game-altering concessions must occur to pull it off, such as the absence of fans, but the benefits outweigh the compromises that must be made in what will be a year like no other.

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

Even at a time when live sports are mostly on hold, the Panthers still managed to have an action-packed summer.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

August 24, 2020

From big-time recruits to social change initiatives, the Panthers have proven that even at a time when live sports are mostly on hold, one can still manage to have an action-packed summer.

Men’s soccer set to strike after breakout year

Coming off of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 54 years, Pitt men’s soccer is flying high and eager to build off of its breakthrough 2020 season.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Coming off of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 54 years, Pitt men’s soccer is flying high and eager to build off of its breakthrough 2020 season.

Pitt sports venues, ranked

The Petersen Events Center, which opened in 2002 on the former site of Pitt Stadium, is home to the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

July 21, 2020

Pitt hosts 19 varsity sports teams, with eight different home fields between them. When you’re on campus for the first time, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go or what teams to see, so here are the definitive rankings for which facility to see first.

Editorial | Black Lives Matter: Now is the time to lift up black voices

Protestors hold up a tapestry with a painted image of George Floyd during a protest Downtown.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 2, 2020

It’s our job to elevate voices who understand and are affected by a given issue the most. Right now, that means using our platform to elevate black voices.

Op-ed | Racial Justice: Get Connected, Get Committed

Protestors march in East Liberty in response to the death of George Floyd.

By James Huguley, Interim Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems

June 2, 2020

To many, this latest flurry of death feels unprecedented. Except it’s not. It’s absolutely not.

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