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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.

‘One pitch at a time’: Pitt baseball talks upcoming season

Nico Popa suffered a season-ending injury as a sophomore but fought back to earn second-team All-ACC honors in 2019.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

A year after a trying season — finishing last in the ACC with a 21-34 overall record — Mike Bell thinks that having a short memory is the approach his team needs.

Gymnastics, men’s basketball return to win column over weekend

Kellan Stout put Pitt (7-3) up 3-0 over NC State (12-0) at the start, but Pitt eventually fell to NC State 21-12.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by redemption for the gymnastics and men’s basketball squads, while wrestling and women’s basketball fell short of major upsets over ACC foes.

Swim supremacy and wrestling conquest highlight Pitt sports weekend

Pitt swept the 0-11 Duke Blue Devils 50-0 Saturday and beat out Edinboro 28-6 Sunday.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by the No. 10 wrestling team bouncing back in a big way after a tough loss against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Jan. 18. The swim and dive team excelled too — along with Senior Day festivities, they dominated other universities in the area in the Western PA Invitational at Trees Pool.

Track, gymnastics harbor hardware after first weekend

Senior Deven Herbine finishes her floor routine at Saturday's 194.225-193.800 loss to New Hampshire.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

Outside of the basketball teams, Pitt athletics had a relaxed start to the semester. The track and field and gymnastics squads were the only teams with events over the weekend, with both taking home hardware.

Students are away, athletes play: Pitt stacks victories over Thanksgiving break

Justin Champagnie (11) attempts a layup. He was the top scorer against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Pitt sports had a busy Thanksgiving break, with many games bridging the week-long gap. Volleyball concluded regular season play in dominating fashion, while both the men’s and women’s basketball teams took part in traditional early-season tournaments.

Second-half comeback fuels Panthers’ first win, 81-73, over CCSU

Junior center Cara Judkins (11) made three of three field goals during Pitt’s 81-73 victory over Central Connecticut State on Monday.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Pitt women’s basketball won its home opener in dramatic fashion Monday night, coming back from a 19-point deficit in the second half to beat Central Connecticut State.

Pitt club squash making a racquet in Oakland

The Pitt club squash team has been around since last year, but just became competitive this season.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Thanks to a couple underclassmen, the sport of squash has gained a foothold at Pitt with the introduction of a club team this fall.

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