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Jason Peters worked as Pitt’s assistant wrestling coach for 10 years and head wrestling coach for four years before he and three wrestlers were suspended in January 2017. Peters filed a lawsuit against Pitt in federal court Monday alleging a breach of contract and racial discrimination. (TPN file photo)

Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters sues Pitt

By Grant Burgman | News Editor June 5, 2018

Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Pittsburgh for racial discrimination and termination without just cause after he was fired last January. In...

Cornerback Avonte Maddox celebrates after Pitts 43-42 win over No. 2 Clemson Nov. 12. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

Year in review: Five moments to remember in Pitt sports

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor April 24, 2017

The 2016-17 academic year will go down as one of the most memorable years in Pitt sports for a number of reasons. Several varsity programs underwent transitions, as high-profile coaches and administrators...

Keith Gavin gets his hand raised after winning the 174-pound national championship in his final match as a Panther in 2008. Gavin was hired as Pitts new head wrestling coach Friday morning. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

Keith Gavin returning to Pitt as new head wrestling coach

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor April 14, 2017

Heather Lyke made the first big hire of her tenure as Pitt’s athletic director Friday morning, naming former national champion Keith Gavin as the Panthers’ new head wrestling coach. “We are thrilled...

TeShan Campbell announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State two days after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament, but his mind had already been made up for more than a month. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 23, 2017

After 21 years in the steel city he’s called home, TeShan Campbell is moving out. Campbell announced his decision Monday to transfer to Ohio State University to spend the final two years of his college...

Pitts LJ Bentley wrestles Davidsons Camden Bertucci on Jan. 14. Saturday, Bentley outlasted VMIs Dalton Henderson in a 2-1 decision. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Without Peters, Racciato, Pitt wrestling sees mixed results

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer January 22, 2017

Without former coach Jason Peters and wrestler Mikey Racciato, the Pitt wrestling program attempted to recover, if only briefly, from a tumultuous week. The weekend started poorly for the No. 23 Panthers...

Jason Peters was relieved of his duties as Pitt head wrestling coach Thursday morning and is no longer with the university. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

Relief of Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters came after incident in Evanston

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor January 19, 2017

Without clear explanation, Pitt relieved Jason Peters of his position as Pitt’s head wrestling coach Thursday. Peters no longer works for the University. Assistant head coaches Matt Kocher and Drew...

Pitt sophomore TeShan Campbell is ranked No. 13 in the country at 165 pounds. Theo Schwartz | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt wrestlers refocus after setbacks in Stillwater

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor January 5, 2017

After successful high school wrestling careers, Pittsburgh natives Dom Forys and TeShan Campbell are on the cusp of greatness at the next level. Both Forys and Campbell sit inside the top 15 of the...

133-pounder Dom Forys was one of two Pitt wrestlers to win against No. 11 Lehigh Friday night.  Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt wrestling season ends, promising future awaits

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor March 21, 2016

​Dom Forys nearly reached his goal of earning All-American status over the weekend, but the sophomore wrestler came up just one win short. While Forys still put together a strong showing at the NCAA...

Dom Forys will serve as a leader for Pitt wrestling 
Pitt News File Photo

Wrestling ready for opening slate this weekend

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer October 28, 2015

Eight months after watching Tyler Wilps climb down from the podium at nationals following his devastating NCAA championship loss, the Pitt wrestling team is primed to start another season. The Panthers...

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