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Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters sues Pitt

Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters sues Pitt

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, News

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 the lawsuit, Peters claims Pitt violated his employment contract by firing him “without ‘just...

Year in review: Five moments to remember in Pitt sports

Year in review: Five moments to remember in Pitt sports

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

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 came and went. The basketball programs stumbled, but the football and volleyball teams excelled, ...

Keith Gavin returning to Pitt as new head wrestling coach

Keith Gavin returning to Pitt as new head wrestling coach

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

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 to announce Keith Gavin as the new head coach of the University of Pittsburgh wrestling progra...

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 career wrestling for coach Tom Ryan and the Buckeyes. The standout sophomore started out wrest...

Without Peters, Racciato, Pitt wrestling sees mixed results

Without Peters, Racciato, Pitt wrestling sees mixed results

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 (8-3 overall, 0-1 ACC) as they took a beating Friday in Blacksburg, Virginia, losing to No. 5...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 19, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 Headlee will act as co-head coaches for the remainder of the 2017 season. Senior 149-pounder Mi...

Pitt wrestlers refocus after setbacks in Stillwater

Pitt wrestlers refocus after setbacks in Stillwater

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 latest InterMat NCAA rankings — Forys is ranked No. 7 at 133 pounds, while Campbell slides in at N...

Pitt wrestling season ends, promising future awaits

Pitt wrestling season ends, promising future awaits

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

​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 Wrestling Championships Friday, his performance reflected the Pitt wrestling team’s up-and-down season...

Wrestling ready for opening slate this weekend

Wrestling ready for opening slate this weekend

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 open action this Sunday at the Terrapin Duals in College Park at the University of Maryland, whe...

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