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Lyke responds to low Pitt sports rankings

Lyke responds to low Pitt sports rankings

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

Meet Pitt’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

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

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

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

Pitt Athletics unveils new style at Bigelow Bash

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

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

By Staff

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 Announces Addition of Women’s Lacrosse Team in 2021

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 named new Pitt baseball head coach

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

Joe Jordano resigns as baseball coach

By Hannah Schneider and Joanna Li

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 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

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

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...

Column: Lyke is what Pitt Athletics needs for steady success

Column: Lyke is what Pitt Athletics needs for steady success

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

The best way to build a strong athletic program involves consistency and a direction. It’s very difficult for schools to form their own identity with constantly changing leadership as Pitt has experienced over the past decade with seven different head football coaches. But Pitt now officially has...

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