The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Athletes are people, too

Opinion | Athletes are people, too

By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist October 10, 2023
Athletes should express themselves freely and not feel confined by the masculine stereotypes created by the culture surrounding sports.
Opinion | PWI homecoming has nothing on HBCU homecomings

Opinion | PWI homecoming has nothing on HBCU homecomings

By Ajani Powell, For The Pitt News October 20, 2020
Homecoming at HBCUs welcomes back those who have completed their ancestors' wildest dreams and gives motivation to those still on their journey.
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald signs autographs during the first day of training camp in Irvine, California, on July 29.

Panthers in the Pros: Old and new carry football legacy to NFL

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer October 23, 2019
While Pitt football is struggling to gain national recognition, the program is still producing NFL players at a frequency and quality that rivals some of the nation’s top programs.
Down with the monarchy

Down with the monarchy

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist October 3, 2018
There is no place for homecoming court in 2018. That may sound harsh, but after all it’s just a silly tradition for students who want to have fun.
Last-minute picks for homecoming court

Last-minute picks for homecoming court

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor October 3, 2018
The nominees for homecoming court are decided, and it’s too late for any last-second additions. But there’s so many contestants who were disqualified just because they’re not students — and many would totally win if they could enter. If I could decide Pitt’s homecoming king and queen, these would be my choices.
Qadree Ollison finds a hole. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Narduzzi and company not taking 1-3 Cavaliers lightly for homecoming weekend

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer October 9, 2015

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t put special emphasis on any game — even in the case of Pitt’s Saturday homecoming game against Univeristy of Virginia. “It will be my first homecoming...

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Three years after resurrection, Panther Pitt aiming to make a difference

By Steve Rotstein / for The Pitt News October 9, 2015

Pitt football’s student section has regained its identity.    The Panther Pitt disappeared during the mid-to-late 2000s when the students who started the group graduated and no one else stepped in...

Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt Band brings new flair to old tradition

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer October 9, 2015

A minor throwback is making a major comeback this year at Pitt’s homecoming football game. Every year, Pitt’s homecoming halftime show features Pitt band alumni and their current counterparts performing...

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

By Stephen Caruso / Staff Writer October 8, 2015
Tony Dorsett smashes through the Notre Dame defensive line. Courtesy of ULS ArchivesThe University of Pittsburgh’s second most recognizable symbol — after the Cathedral of Learning — is a font.But describe Pitt script’s curves to any alum, and you realize a font can mean a whole lot.The famous script represented Pitt football in every battle, every bowl, every brawl from 1973 until 1996. And starting next year for all Pitt sports teams, it will follow Pitt into the future.The story of Pitt scrip
Father and son share longtime connection to Pitt football

Father and son share longtime connection to Pitt football

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer October 24, 2014

When Elijah Zeise was eight years old, his parents took him to see a Pitt football game at Heinz Field.It was 2003. The Panthers upset No. 5 Virginia Tech 31-28 beneath a visible eclipse that lit up the...

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