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Weekend sports: Softball causes upset, gymnastics competes at regionals

Weekend sports: Softball causes upset, gymnastics competes at regionals

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Though some students may be struggling with the stresses that the end of the semester brings, Pitt athletes weren’t cracking under the pressure over the weekend. Track athletes continue to set personal bests, the baseball team improved on their impressive win percentage and the softball team registere...

Gymnastics competes at NCAA regional competition

Gymnastics competes at NCAA regional competition

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt gymnastics team competed in the NCAA Regional Championship in the St. John Arena at Ohio State University Saturday, placing fifth overall out of six teams and finishing with a score of 195.125. This season — Samantha Snider’s first year as head coach — was the first time since 2013 ...

Weekend sports: Panthers provide weak performances

Weekend sports: Panthers provide weak performances

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Basketball season may be officially over for Pitt, but it was still a packed weekend for athletics, as four teams took the stage with varied results. Gymnastics saw strong individual performances once again and softball swept their series. Baseball had a mixed bag against a ranked Duke, and tenn...

Weekend sports: Baseball opens season, wrestling tries to pack the Pete

Weekend sports: Baseball opens season, wrestling tries to pack the Pete

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It was a quiet weekend on upper campus as Pitt sports traveled across the states to take on new and familiar foes. While many students stayed in Oakland this weekend, the baseball team travelled to Florida to compete against Oakland University. And while Pittsburgh experienced some snow, baseball and s...

Weekend sports: Panthers experience strong starts, struggling streaks

Weekend sports: Panthers experience strong starts, struggling streaks

By Stephen Cuddy | For The Pitt News

February 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While some Panthers started off seasons strong this weekend, others continued painful bouts of loss. The softball team dominated their opening weekend in sunny California, and wrestling saw the clouds part on a four-game losing streak, the men’s basketball got drenched in another record-setting ...

Weekend sports: Pitt sets records high and low

Weekend sports: Pitt sets records high and low

By The Pitt News Staff

February 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It was a weekend for the record books, as Pitt sports topped past streaks in wins and losses. The track and field team broke two school records with best times, while men’s basketball broke the record for longest losing streak in a season with 11 straight and wrestling, tennis and gymnastics fell...

First-year gymnast Haley Brechwald brings talent, poise to Pitt

First-year gymnast Haley Brechwald brings talent, poise to Pitt

By David Leftiwch | Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

Gymnastics has always provided first-year gymnast Haley Brechwald a creative space to learn and have fun. “Gymnastics is a crazy sport because there is just always something new to learn,” Brechwald said. “You never really get bored or tired of it.” She fell in love with the sport when ...

Weekend sports: records set on the track, in the pool

Weekend sports: records set on the track, in the pool

By The Pitt News Staff

January 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Though Pitt athletics experienced a few bright spots this weekend — which included record-setting performances and wins — there were usual losses for Pitt’s struggling teams. While both Pitt men’s and women’s basketball suffered double-digit defeats at home and wrestling lost a grapple to ...

Weekend sports: Gymnastics sets records, wrestling gets pinned

Weekend sports: Gymnastics sets records, wrestling gets pinned

By The Pitt News Staff

January 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It was a packed weekend for Pitt sports, as teams both claimed historic victories and continued prolonged losing streaks. Pitt gymnastics made history setting a new program record, and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams claimed decisive victories. Still, men’s basketball continued ...

Weekend sports: Panthers flip out, fall short

Weekend sports: Panthers flip out, fall short

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While most of Oakland hunkered down because of the winter weather, three teams were in action on campus over the weekend. The track and field squad traveled to an equally snowy State College. The women’s basketball team earned its first ACC win, and the track and field team secured 22 top-five fi...

Stretching for Cirque: O’Rourke reaching for acrobatic dreams

Stretching for Cirque: O’Rourke reaching for acrobatic dreams

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Three-year-old Katie O’Rourke was on vacation in Texas when her parents first realized her natural talent for sticking a landing. “I was bouncing on the bed and flipped off and somehow landed on my feet,” O’Rourke, a former Pitt gymnast, recalled, “so my parents put me in gymnastics.” O’...

Two Pitt gymnasts earn EAGL honors

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Due to a solid weekend performance at Towson University, some members of the Pitt gymnastics team were beaming Tuesday. Two members of the Pitt gymnastics team earned East Atlantic Gymnastics League weekly honors, as seniors Lindsay Offutt and Miya Dotson earned Gymnast of the Week and Specialist of t...

Music a critical aspect of athletes’ gameday rituals

Music a critical aspect of athletes’ gameday rituals

By Jessica Boddy / For The Pitt News

February 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

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...

Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

By Alex Fischbein / Staff Writer

January 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s gymnastics team traveled to New Hampshire to compete this weekend, while the track and field team performed at the Youngstown State Invitational. Here’s how they fared.GymnasticsPitt’s gymnastics team (2-4, 0-3 EAGL) traveled to Durham, N.H., to face off against the University of New Hampshire. Pitt had a couple bright moments in junio...

Gymnastics, track and field ready for weekend meets

Gymnastics, track and field ready for weekend meets

By Brandon Duerr / Staff Writer

January 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

This weekend, two of Pitt’s varsity sports teams will head away from the city to compete in weekend meets. Here is a preview of their weekend action.GYMNASTICSThe gymnastics team will travel to the home of its East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) foe New Hampshire in Durham to try to pick up a ke...

Tiara Chadran talks upcoming season, life as a gymnast

Tiara Chadran talks upcoming season, life as a gymnast

By Joey Niklas / For The Pitt News

October 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When Tiara Chadran came to Pitt to continue her gymnastics career, she didn’t know a high school rival would follow her to the team a year later.She and sophomore teammate Kelly Burak competed against each other for years before they became teammates on a collegiate level.“I was [a member of] Pittsb...

Club sports enjoying strong performances to start year

Club sports enjoying strong performances to start year

By Ashley Drwal / For The Pitt News

September 30, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

While varsity sports typically are best known for fiercely competitive games, Pitt also has plenty of successful competitive sports outside of the Division-I level. The University has more than 20 different men’s and women’s club sports, ranging from hockey to soccer and from fencing to Quidditch t...

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