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Pitt to announce plans for Victory Heights

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

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.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

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.

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.

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

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By The Pitt News Staff

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

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By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

April 8, 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

By Staff

November 20, 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.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

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.

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

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)

By Hannah Schneider and Joanna Li

June 21, 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 his resignation. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead this program with integrity, pas...

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)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

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 athletic facilities. In a question and answer roundtable discussion between Pitt athletic direct...

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