The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Pitt mens basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

ICYMI: Spring Break

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 12, 2017

March 3 Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selection - Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA...

Pitts No. 18 285-pounder Ryan Solomon upset No. 3 Duke wrestler Jacob Kasper Saturday night with a 4-3 win. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

Pitt wrestlers top Duke to end regular season

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2017

After a season filled with distractions and disappointments, the No. 24 Pitt wrestling team closed out its regular season on a three-match winning streak after defeating Duke Saturday night. The team...

Taleb Rahmani pinned Iowas Colston DiBlasi on Friday. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Think Twice: Pitt wrestling defeats Iowa State and UVA

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News February 13, 2017

After a tumultuous month in which the Pitt wrestling team underwent a midseason coaching change and dropped its first three conference matches, the Panthers hit their stride this weekend. No. 24 Pitt...

Dom Forys wrestles against Davidson on Jan. 14. He returned to action Friday with a 15-4 major decision win against NC State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Panther wrestling pinned by Wolfpack, 23-15

By Luke Cannon | For The Pitt News February 5, 2017

The No. 25 Pitt wrestling team received a boost from the return of its best wrestler Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to hold off a late comeback from the No. 8 North Carolina State Wolfpack. Pitt...

Pitts Taleb Rahmani defeated UNCs Joey Moon 8-4, but the Panthers lost the dual meet, 20-16. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

North Carolina Tar Heels top Pitt wrestling, 20-16

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor January 30, 2017

The No. 24 Pitt wrestling team got one experienced starter back Saturday against North Carolina: senior 149-pounder Mikey Racciato. But junior Dom Forys — the team’s top-ranked wrestler — missed...

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...

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Pitt wrestling seeks revival following a disappointing season

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor August 30, 2015

Pitt assistant wrestling coach Drew Headlee recognizes that last season was a major disappointment — especially by the team’s self-created standards. “Anyone not standing on that championship podium...

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