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Pitt brings script helmets back for Homecoming

Pitt brings script helmets back for Homecoming

By Joey Niklas / Staff Writer

October 28, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Oh what a day Friday, Oct. 24 was — all due to an announcement from Pitt athletics. Based on the Twitter and media reaction, it seemed like Pitt had won the National Championship that Friday. But the announcement was quite different — Pitt would wear formerly-retired script decals on its helmets Sat...

What rivalries? Pitt’s relationship with PSU, WVU changing

What rivalries? Pitt’s relationship with PSU, WVU changing

By Joey Niklas / For The Pitt News

October 23, 2014


Filed under Specials / Homecoming2014, Sports, Sports Columns

Rivalries have helped build college football into the financial machine that it is today. The Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma — played in Dallas — and the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between Florida and Georgia — played in Jacksonville — come to mind as two notable ri...

Tiara Chadran talks upcoming season, life as a gymnast

Tiara Chadran talks upcoming season, life as a gymnast

By Joey Niklas / For The Pitt News

October 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When Tiara Chadran came to Pitt to continue her gymnastics career, she didn’t know a high school rival would follow her to the team a year later.She and sophomore teammate Kelly Burak competed against each other for years before they became teammates on a collegiate level.“I was [a member of] Pittsb...

Conference structure to blame for routs in WPIAL

By Joey Niklas / For The Pitt News

October 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Friday nights are supposed to be exciting and competitive during the football season. Bands are playing their respective school’s fight song, teams are competing against their local rivals and parents are cheering on their sons — and sometimes daughters — on the field.The Western Pennsylvania In...

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