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Members of the “Pitt Twitter” community gather to tailgate outside of Heinz Field before a Pitt football game in 2019.

Panthers fans share drinking traditions before games at Heinz Field

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Football, tailgating and alcohol — a trio that never separates for many Pitt fans. Three fans spoke with The Pitt News to share some of their favorite drinking and tailgating traditions on Panther gamedays at Heinz Field.
The Bidens at the Heinz Field rally on Monday evening.

Biden makes closing pitch to voters at North Side rally

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 3, 2020
Lady Gaga used her singing voice — and a rendition of her song “You and I” — to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at a Monday evening rally.
Pitt hosted fans for the first time since Nov. 2019 on Saturday.

Pitt fans in attendance at Heinz Field for first time since 2019

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor October 24, 2020
Pitt hosted fans for the first time since Nov. 2019 on Saturday. The Pitt News spoke with some attendees about how the limited crowd felt.
Pitt announced Thursday that it would allow fans to return to Heinz Field to watch the football team’s two remaining home games.

Editorial | Allowing students to attend football games is too risky

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 19, 2020
Fans should not be allowed back inside Heinz Field, as there is no foolproof way to stop people from congregating inside the stadium or to ensure that all precautions are followed.
Pitt planning Heinz Field return as governor announces looser gathering restrictions

Pitt planning Heinz Field return as governor announces looser gathering restrictions

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor October 6, 2020
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announced looser restrictions for large gatherings this afternoon, paving the way for Pitt fans to return to Heinz Field. The Panthers say they are working on attendance plans, and will announce them “very soon.”

VIDEO: ‘Roll’ with the Panthers Gameday Recap: vs UNC 11/14/19

November 17, 2019

Watch the highlights from University of Pittsburgh's 34-27 win over UNC on 11/14/19 at home.

The Panthers say they are working on attendance plans, and will announce them “very soon.”

Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer April 11, 2019
While some consider it unsavory, administrators recognize the financial and safety benefits of selling alcohol at sporting events. And whenever Pitt fans find themselves bitter about the trek to Heinz Field, they can be grateful that their quest for a cold beer won’t be as taxing
First-year defensive back and wide receiver V’Lique Carter rushes the ball during the Panthers’ 54-45 victory over Duke Oct. 27.

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer November 6, 2018
Pitt had one of its performances of the year on both sides of the ball and on the road last Friday. The Panthers emerging defense held a hot Virginia offense to 44 rushing yards and earned its first road win of the season.
Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitt's first touchdown against Georgia Tech.

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

By Sarah Cutshall and Thomas Yang September 15, 2018

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Pitt fans witnessed a complete turn-around of Panther football. Exhibiting a major improvement from last week’s game against Penn State, the Panthers showed promise both...

Redshirt first-year defensive back Paris Ford (12) runs past redshirt sophomore defensive back Phil Campbell (24) after receiving a punt. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Gallery: Spring Blue and Gold game

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor April 15, 2018

The Panthers split their football team into Blue and Gold sides Saturday afternoon for their annual Spring Game, a contest in which neither offense looked exceptional. It proved fitting that a defensive...

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