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

Redshirt Senior M.J. Devonshire (12) and Junior Phillip OBrien Jr. (5) celebrate in front of the Panther Pit during Saturday nights game against Louisville at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt football pulls off an upset, defeats No. 14 Louisville 38-21

By Ben Pisano, Staff Writer October 15, 2023

Pitt football (2-4, ACC 1-2) snapped their losing streak and spoiled No. 14 Louisville’s undefeated season at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday night, beating the Cardinals 38-21. The Panthers dominated in...

Junior running back Rodney Hammond Jr. (6) runs upfield during Saturday nights game against UNC at Acrisure Stadium.

Preview | Pitt football looking for a spark against No. 14 Louisville

By Ben Pisano, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

Following a much-needed bye-week after a brutal 1-4 start, Pitt football returns to Acrisure Stadium for a homecoming matchup against No. 14 Louisville.  The Pitt and Louisville football programs are...

Window painting decorates the pedestrian bridge over Forbes Ave in celebration of Homecoming 2023.

‘Pitt for life’: Roundup of 2023 homecoming events

By Anna Kuntz, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

Tyler Welsh and Jennifer Greevey said Pitt’s homecoming celebration goes far beyond showing school spirit as an undergraduate. They said homecoming is an important tradition because it represents the...

Collection of all the 2023-2024 Spirit of Pitt Homecoming candidates.

Meet the nominees running for Spirit of Pitt

By Spencer Levering and Jack Troy October 9, 2023

Fifteen candidates are vying for the Spirit of Pitt award as part of this year’s Homecoming week festivities. Two students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and service to the...

Bea Amsalu and George Barakat were announced as the winners of this years Spirit of Pitt award during halftime at Pitts homecoming football game against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Bea Amsalu, George Barakat win this year’s Spirit of Pitt award

By Allison Radziwon and Madison Dean October 8, 2022
Bea Amsalu and George Barakat were announced as the winners of this year’s Spirit of Pitt award at the homecoming football game on Saturday during halftime.
Fireworks over the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt Program Council’s Homecoming Laser and Fireworks show in fall 2021.

Opinion | College homecoming is better than high school

By Emily O'Neil, For The Pitt News October 5, 2022
Pitt’s homecoming dates back to the 1940s, when students and alumni came together to perform skits, make floats for a parade and elect a homecoming court.
Primanti Bros in Oakland.

Five sports bars where students can watch the homecoming game

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
If you’re opting to avoid the crowds at Acrisure Stadium, here are five sports bars where you can watch the homecoming game.
Pitt students gather at the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday night for the annual Homecoming Fireworks and Laser show.

Students reflect on first in-person Homecoming since 2019

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
With a new semester underway, students reflected on their Homecoming weekend, which was the first in-person Homecoming for first-year and sophomore students.
DeJovia Davis (left) and Ian Montelius (right) receive the Spirit of Pitt awards at Saturdays Homecoming game at Heinz Field.

Meet this Year’s Spirit of Pitt Winners — De’Jovia Davis and Ian Montelius

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
At a packed stadium for Pitt’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, De’Jovia Davis and Ian Montelius won Spirit of Pitt awards. Davis said it was “surreal” and she “couldn't do anything but smile” after winning.
The Pitt football team.

Opinion | Transfer Panther’s Homecoming advice

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist September 21, 2021
Back on campus, masked and fully vaccinated one year later, I am ready to see what a Pitt Homecoming might look like while we’re still stuck in a pandemic.
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