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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

No. 29 Tyler Badgett wrestles his Iowa State opponent on Friday night.

Weekend Sports Recap | Women’s basketball picks up first ACC win, wrestling falls short to Iowa State

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer February 6, 2023
Pitt athletics had a successful weekend during this winter season, with women’s basketball picking up their first ACC win and gymnastics dominating in the Backyard Brawl.
Pitt junior infielder Brock Franks (11) high fives another player during Friday’s game against Clemson.

Weekend Sports Recap | Pitt beats ranked opponents, qualifies for championships

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 27, 2022
Pitt teams played five games against ranked schools over the weekend, while other Panthers qualified for regional championships.
Pitt junior infielder Sky Duff (3) celebrates a grand slam during Pitt’s first home ACC series win of the 2021 season against Miami University in April 2021.

Weekend Sports Recap | Pitt teams compete for national titles, ramps up spring seasons

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 20, 2022
Pitt lacrosse, baseball and softball searched for their first ACC wins, while gymnastics, track and field and swim and dive competed for conference and national victories through St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Pitt’s Cole Matthews celebrates a win in January against Arizona State’s Cleveland Belton.

Pitt swimmers, divers and wrestlers clinch spots in nationals during spring break

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
Championships for winter sports have arrived, and Pitt is well into the thick of title chasing. Meanwhile, spring sports are picking up steam with the Panthers knee-deep into their non-conference schedules.
Pitt vs. Arizona State at a wrestling match on Jan. 14 at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Weekend sports recap: Softball drops three of five to open season in Florida

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer February 13, 2022
Pitt softball dropped three of five opening weekend games to start its 2022 campaign, while Panthers lacrosse won the first game in program history, during a busy weekend in Pitt athletics.
Pitt graduate student forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15) defends the ball against Virginia Tech at Saturday’s game at the Petersen Events Center.

Winter sports hit home stretch during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 6, 2022
Pitt athletics was busy over the weekend, as many winter sports teams hit the home stretch of their regular seasons and prepare for postseason competition.
Pitt graduate Blaise Vera competes in January 2020.

Pitt swimming, track, gymnastics set records during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 30, 2022
Pitt swimmers and divers, runners and gymnasts set personal and school records, while both basketball teams and wrestling lost over this past weekend — a busy one for Panther athletes.
Pitt sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda (2) runs against Michigan State at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 30, 2021.

Pitt athletics powers on despite COVID-19 postponements over winter break

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 10, 2022
Pitt students departed campus after final exams in mid-December, but Pitt athletes remained with their teams as winter sports began their seasons in earnest. Some Panther teams had to navigate COVID-19-related postponements during the holidays.
Aly Raisman, a retired gymnast and two-time American Olympian, spoke at a Pitt Program Council event on Monday night.

‘Continuing to speak up’: Aly Raisman discusses gymnastics journey at PPC event

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer November 9, 2021
Pitt Program Council hosted “A Conversation with Aly Raisman” on Monday night in the William Pitt Union, where the gymnast opened up about her career and her experience with sexual abuse on the USA Gymnastics team.
The Pitt Athletics primary Twitter account had 17 tweets in February surrounding Black History Month, with a greater volume of content coming toward the end of the month.

Pitt Athletics alums share concerns over Black History Month efforts

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 7, 2021
Pitt Athletics alumni said they saw the athletic department bring attention to Black History Month this year for the first time in a significant way, but shared many concerns they hope the department will address in the future.
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