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The Pitt Athletics primary Twitter account had 17 tweets in February surrounding Black History Month, with a greater volume of content coming toward the end of the month.

Pitt Athletics alums share concerns over Black History Month efforts

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 7, 2021
Pitt Athletics alumni said they saw the athletic department bring attention to Black History Month this year for the first time in a significant way, but shared many concerns they hope the department will address in the future.
Former Panthers Jordan Fields (left) and Ian Troost (right) lead the push for change within Pitt Athletics following the death of George Floyd.

Former athletes push for change within Pitt Athletics

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer June 19, 2020
Former Panthers Jordan Fields and Ian Troost have joined together to spearhead an attempt to hold the University accountable and effect change.
You know Ian Troost from his protest on the sidelines of Heinz Field, but did you know he also makes a delicious bacon pasta dish?

Ian Troost: Unmasking his truth

By Brandon Glass & Elise Lavallee March 28, 2018

You may have seen Ian Troost without even knowing it. It's possible he was a passing thought or a source of lingering ire. It all depends on your opinion of mustaches, mascots and kneeling during the national...

Ian Troost (right), a former Pitt football player, and LaTonya Sharif, athletic director at Holy Family Academy (left), talk during a panel on activism in sports Tuesday in Posvar Hall. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

Athletes, educators discuss activism in sports

By Brian Salvato | For The Pitt News December 6, 2017

When former third-string Pitt kicker Ian Troost took a knee during the national anthem at the team’s Oct. 14 loss to NC State, his motivation was rooted in his background. “My reason, other than...

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