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Pitt to announce plans for Victory Heights

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)
January 13, 2020
Heather Lyke and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will discuss the new project at a news conference in the Petersen Event Center, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Lyke responds to low Pitt sports rankings

Pitt is ranked 137th out of the NCAA Division I’s 295 sports teams in Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup’s recent ranking.
July 9, 2019
Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke acknowledged the low rankings and said the Panthers hoped to improve in the future.

Meet Pitt’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

Pitt retired Billy Knight's number 34 jersey in 1989.
June 18, 2019
Former NBA all-star and Panther Billy Knight will be the Hall of Fame’s first chairperson.

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

April 12, 2019
Former Steelers wideout Antonio Brown drew the ire of Pittsburgh fans, fellow NFL players and the general public at large this past week with a controversial tweet at ex-teammate Juju Smith-Schuster.

Pitt Athletics unveils new style at Bigelow Bash

April 7, 2019
Pitt partnered with Nike’s Graphic Identity Group to design new royal blue and yellow uniforms across all sports.

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics
November 19, 2018
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, The Pitt News Sports Staff took some time to reflect on what they are thankful for when it comes to Pitt Athletics.

Pitt Announces Addition of Women’s Lacrosse Team in 2021

Pitt is planning to add a division one women’s lacrosse team for the 2021-22 season.
November 1, 2018
Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced the addition of the women’s lacrosse team on Thursday, its first season will be in spring 2022. Pitt’s last varsity sports addition was over 20 years ago when women’s softball was added in 1998.

Mike Bell named new Pitt baseball head coach

Mike Bell's hire follows the Panther's first ACC semifinal appearance in program history.
July 14, 2018
Former associate head coach at Florida State Mike Bell will take over as head coach of Pitt Baseball.

Joe Jordano resigns as baseball coach

Under Joe Jordano, the Panthers finished the 2017-18 season with a 29-26 record. (Photographer: Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics)
June 20, 2018

Joe Jordano resigned as head coach of Pitt’s baseball team Thursday night, according to a report from the Post-Gazette. An official announcement released by the University Friday afternoon confirmed...

A new path for champions: Lyke discusses renovations, new hires, athletic culture

Heather Lyke discussed her ideas for the flipping of the Pete during a roundtable discussion. (Photo by Jordan Mondell)
May 30, 2018

As Pitt’s highly anticipated McCarl Hall of Champions is under construction, Panther fans can expect the changes to continue — Pitt’s athletic innovation will extend up “cardiac hill” to all...

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