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Pitt Athletics unveils 2020 Hall of Fame class

Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced the 2020 Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame induction class Tuesday night.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Pitt basketball stars Jennifer Bruce and Brandin Knight headlined the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame 2020 induction class, unveiled by Athletic Director Heather Lyke Tuesday night.

Joe Solomon named to Pa. Sports Hall of Fame

Joe Solomon (behind) won an NCAA Championship at 167 pounds in 1954.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

The late Joe Solomon, a former wrestling National Champion at Pitt, was named to the 2020 class of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Pitt legend Jimbo Covert selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jim Covert celebrates the retirement of his number, 75, from Pitt Football.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Pitt football legend Jimbo Covert, who played offensive tackle for the Panthers from 1978-82 and then for the Chicago Bears from 1983-90, was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wednesday morning.

Meet Pitt’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

Pitt retired Billy Knight's number 34 jersey in 1989.

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

June 19, 2019

Former NBA all-star and Panther Billy Knight will be the Hall of Fame’s first chairperson.

Former Pitt athletes nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Pitt football players Matt Cavanaugh and Craig Heyward were added to the induction ballot for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame, located in Atlanta. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

Two former Pitt football players were added to the induction ballot for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame on Monday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Matt Cavanaugh and Craig Heyward were among several familiar college football stars, including former Texas and Te...

Lyke announces first class in Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame

Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced the first class to the Pitt Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday morning.  (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

May 3, 2018

After sorting through more than 300 nominations, it should come as no surprise that the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame selection committee chose Panther Football stars Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino and Mike Ditka as inaugural members of Pitt’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Some of the inductees — like class of 191...

Lyke announces creation of Pitt Hall of Fame

Pitt AD Heather Lyke made the announcement Monday morning. (Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2018

Heather Lyke announced the creation of a Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday morning, according to a release from Pitt athletics. The Hall of Fame — the first of its kind at the University — will honor collegiate athletes and coaches who have built a legacy while at Pitt. “[Pitt athletics has] a his...

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