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Pitt softball stays hungry for next year after first NCAA berth

Pitt softball stays hungry for next year after first NCAA berth

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The previous record-setting season for Pitt’s softball squad will be a tough one to follow, but the Panthers are ready. Just ask one of the keys to Pitt’s surprise run, Maggie Sevilla. “It was a lot of fun and a great send-off for the seniors, and great for the younger players to get a taste ...

Summer Surveys: Ron Sherman

Summer Surveys: Ron Sherman

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

With Summer Surveys, The Pitt News hopes to better familiarize the Pitt community with some top Panther athletes. In this installment, we got to know Pitt baseball senior infielder Ron Sherman. What’s a goal you have for the summer?To learn how to play the piano. I’ve always loved instruments, so it’s t...

Summer Surveys: Shelby Pickett

Summer Surveys: Shelby Pickett

By Jesssica Boddy / Staff Writer

May 28, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

With Summer Surveys, The Pitt News hopes to better familiarize the Pitt community with some top Panther athletes. In this installment, we got to know Pitt softball rising senior infielder Shelby Pickett.1. Who’s your favorite athlete? Andrew McCLUTCHen (McCutchen, but that’s what I call him!)2. D...

Pipers’ Pub provides a Premier taste of England

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

You don’t have to travel more than 3,000 miles from Pitt’s campus for authentic British Isles eats accompanied by a warm atmosphere. In fact, it’s just a bus ride away on Port Authority’s 54 line.Piper’s Pub on East Carson Street in South Side serves cuisine of the British Isles while provid...

Panthers win defensive struggle against Kent State

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt softball team didn’t let an afternoon downpour affect its game on Wednesday, and it weathered the storm to score just enough to beat the Kent State Golden Flashes.Both teams exhibited stellar defense during the 3 p.m. matchup, as Pitt (26-14, 6-9 ACC) defeated Kent State 1-0 at Vartabedia...

Walk off shot lifts Pitt over North Carolina State

Walk off shot lifts Pitt over North Carolina State

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

March 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Despite facing a deep 8-3 seventh-inning deficit, freshman Giorgiana Zeremenko and the rest of Pitt’s softball team kept calm.In the second matchup of the day at Vartabedian Field on Saturday, the efforts of senior outfielder Carly Thea, junior outfielder Ashlee Sills and freshman infielder McKayla Ta...

Diop finds success on the court at Pitt thousands of miles from home

Diop finds success on the court at Pitt thousands of miles from home

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

It was 4:15 on a Wednesday afternoon in the Petersen Events Center, and the Pitt women’s basketball team was just finishing up a vigorous practice session. The final drill was underway, during which trios of players rotated around a hoop and took turns making free throw shots. One player, Yacine Diop, off...

Rose’s latest injury does not mean end of career

Rose’s latest injury does not mean end of career

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Derrick Rose’s knee problem on Feb. 24 spurred a range of reactions as varied as it has been the past two times that one of his knees failed him.Some thought the doctors had perfectly sutured the Chicago Bulls’ star point guard, sending him back on the path to reclaim MVP. These people are filled...

Cheaters sometimes win: Oakland Zoo ups distraction tactics

Cheaters sometimes win: Oakland Zoo ups distraction tactics

By Jessica Boddy / For The Pitt News

February 16, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

“Joel! Joel! Joel! Joel, how’s Shannon? Joel!”“Hey, Marcus! Retweet me after the game! OK? Marcus!”“Meeks, you suck! You look like the Pillsbury Doughboy!”Anyone who has ever been in the Oakland Zoo during a pregame warm up knows that strangely personal shouts to opposing players, like these exclamations heard at Sa...

Building up resume a challenge for student-athletes

By Jessica Boddy / For the Pitt News

February 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Time is a precious commodity when it comes to building up a résumé. College students need to make time for internships, part-time jobs and other work experiences. This time is much harder to find as a student athlete.Student-athletes are worked hard perpetually throughout their college careers. Between ...

Music a critical aspect of athletes’ gameday rituals

Music a critical aspect of athletes’ gameday rituals

By Jessica Boddy / For The Pitt News

February 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

The crowd in the Fitzgerald Field House was dynamic and lively the entire wrestling meet – fans feeding off of athletes, athletes feeding off of fans. While a deafening roar encouraged one wrestler, another, Nick Bonaccorsi, waited his turn behind the bench. The audible buzz of a full crowd and a tigh...

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