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Biden makes closing pitch to voters at North Side rally

The Bidens at the Heinz Field rally on Monday evening.
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 fans in attendance at Heinz Field for first time since 2019

Pitt hosted fans for the first time since Nov. 2019 on Saturday.
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.

Editorial | Allowing students to attend football games is too risky

Pitt announced Thursday that it would allow fans to return to Heinz Field to watch the football team’s two remaining home games.
October 18, 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
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.

Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

The Panthers say they are working on attendance plans, and will announce them “very soon.”
April 10, 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

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

First-year defensive back and wide receiver V’Lique Carter rushes the ball during the Panthers’ 54-45 victory over Duke Oct. 27.
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.

Photos: Pitt Football vs. Georgia Tech

Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) celebrates after running for Pitt's first touchdown against Georgia Tech.
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...

Gallery: Spring Blue and Gold game

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)
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...

Column: Tarps a temporary cover for Pitt’s attendance problem

A small crowd watches as Pitt beats Virginia on a cold day last month. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)
November 14, 2017

As the game clock at Heinz Field ticked down on the Panthers Thursday night, the already prevalent splotches of bright yellow seats grew as the paltry crowd dispersed. The team’s chances to beat a 1-6...

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