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After season abroad, Patterson striving to stick with Hawks

By Jasper Willson / Senior Staff Writer

October 27, 2015

During his one season abroad, Lamar Patterson never talked about hanging around Europe for another campaign. He was going to come home to America to play and stay for good. Last season, the former Pitt basketball player spent his rookie professional season playing for Tofaş Bursa, a top-level Turk...

Pitt women’s soccer wins first ACC home game against North Carolina State 2-0

Pitt women’s soccer wins first ACC home game against North Carolina State 2-0

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2015

Ambrose Urbanic Field is finally starting to feel like home to Pitt women’s soccer. With a 2-0 victory on Sunday, the Panthers  (7-1-1, 1-0-0 ACC) tallied their first ACC home win against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The victory also extended the team’s winning streak to six games. Pitt trans...

National treasure: Quartet of Pitt Ultimate players headed to London for Championships

National treasure: Quartet of Pitt Ultimate players headed to London for Championships

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

July 7, 2015

Despite all the success that members of Pitt’s Ultimate team — entitled “En Sabah Nur” — have achieved, including winning two consecutive national championships, a quartet of them have their eyes set on something bigger.Trent Dillon, Tyler Kunsa, Marcus Ranii-Dropcho and Max Thorne are among...

After long playing career, Olsavsky finds passion in coaching

After long playing career, Olsavsky finds passion in coaching

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Jerry Olsavsky thought often about what he’d do after his career playing in the NFL ended. Not because he liked to, but because common sense just dictated it. “You could get hurt at any moment, and your career would be over,” Olsavsky said. The 1989 Pitt graduate, who majored in information ...

Women’s lacrosse caps off strong season despite roster turnover

Women’s lacrosse caps off strong season despite roster turnover

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

May 12, 2015

Entering this season, Pitt women’s club lacrosse head coach Gary Neft figured his team wouldn’t be as good as last year’s. The man who has led the program for 18 seasons had good reason for thinking so.It’d be hard for any team to follow the standard set by the 2013-2014 Panthers, considering they ...

Women’s ultimate team reaches finals after extended drought

Women’s ultimate team reaches finals after extended drought

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2015

Since she started at Pitt, fifth-year senior Katelyn Loughery’s seasons playing Ultimate have become somewhat repetitive.In the fall semester of each school year, Loughery and her teammates on Danger, the Pitt women’s Ultimate frisbee team, would set the goal of making Nationals. And then each year...

Running high: Some athletes seeing beneficial side of the pot leaf

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2015

Not everybody pays extra attention to birds singing or the texture of the dirt while they’re running. But Billy Davis said smoking before working out makes you more attuned to life’s simple pleasures.Davis and Tim Smith, who ran cross country in high school shortly after he started smoking, said the p...

After the final buzzer: Brianna Kiesel looks to WNBA following Pitt career

After the final buzzer: Brianna Kiesel looks to WNBA following Pitt career

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

Even though Brianna Kiesel’s college basketball career has ended, she may not have taken her last shot.After a decompression period following the Pitt women’s basketball team’s 77-67 loss to University of Tennessee on March 23 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the senior met with associa...

Petersen Events Center sees unusually sparse crowd for NIT game

Petersen Events Center sees unusually sparse crowd for NIT game

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

High above midcourt, in section 220 of the Petersen Events Center, a handful of people watched the Pitt men’s basketball team painfully slog through its National Invitational Tournament first round matchup against George Washington University. They were the only occupants in the arena’s entire darkened...

Kiesel fuel: Senior guard’s four-year career culminates in NCAA berth

Kiesel fuel: Senior guard’s four-year career culminates in NCAA berth

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

Brianna Kiesel couldn’t make a shot. She couldn’t even come close.The starting point guard of the Pitt women’s basketball team, who currently ranks fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,893 points, has rarely had this issue of draining baskets over her past four seasons leading t...

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