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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a first-down reception as he is hit by Cleveland Browns defensive back T.J. Carrie in the first quarter, Dec. 15, 2019, at State Farm Stadium.

Column | History, location make Pitt a football school

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
A football town isn’t complete without a college-level program, which has culminated in Pitt’s identity as a “football school.”
Pitt men’s club lacrosse is waiting on permission from the University to play a 14-game slate in the spring.

Club sports navigate pandemic protocols, heavily modified seasons

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
COVID-19 restrictions forced club sports to abandon or dramatically alter their fall plans. While some found ways to practice last semester, spring plans don’t seem much clearer than when the school year started.
The Tampa Bay Rays Mike Zunino, right, celebrates a solo home run with teammate Kevin Kiermaier against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Petco Park in San Diego on Oct. 17.

World Series Preview: Talented Dodgers to prevail over outmatched Rays

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer October 20, 2020
The series will turn out competitive, but the Dodgers will win in six games.
Five Pitt gymnasts earned all-conference honors in the 2020 East Atlantic Gymnastics League, including senior transfer Michaela Burton, who wrapped up her career with three First Team honors for bars, beam and floor.

Five Pitt gymnasts earn All-EAGL Honors

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer March 31, 2020
Pitt's Michaela Burton, Deven Herbine, Olivia Miller, Alecia Petrikis and Ciara Ward received all-conference honors on Monday.
Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney made only three of 14 shot attempts during Wednesday night’s 73-57 loss to Georgia Tech.

Pitt basketball’s recent stretch defined by disappointment

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer March 6, 2020
Pitt hasn't looked hungry or aggressive during its seven-game losing streak, instead appearing complacent and fatigued.
Sophomore gymnast Olivia Miller (pictured) earned student athlete of the week recognition alongside track and field’s Noah Walker.

Miller, Walker earn Student-Athlete of the Week honors

By Hope Matyas, for the Pitt News March 4, 2020
Two Pitt athletes have marched their way into this week’s spotlight following their podium-worthy performances. Both competed as individuals, and their singular scores have boosted Pitt gymnastics and Pitt track and field to new records.
First-year forward Justin Champagnie’s layup is blocked by Syracuse.

Shooting woes have wiped out Pitt’s tournament hopes

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer February 28, 2020
Pitt has failed to shoot over 40% from the field since Feb. 8 against Georgia Tech, which was also the team’s last victory.
First-year guard Amber Brown pushes through Georgetown’s defense.

Weekend Sports Recap: Volleyball salvages sour results

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer November 17, 2019
Pitt Athletics found itself on the wrong end of a disappointing weekend. While both cross country teams failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet, women’s basketball and wrestling compounded those losses with stinging defeats. The second-ranked volleyball team provided the lone bright spot of the weekend, picking up an ACC title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Duke.
Friday’s match marked Pitt voleyball’s 100th ACC win.

Weekend Sports Recap: Men’s soccer, Volleyball make history

By Dalton Miller, for the Pitt News November 11, 2019
Pitt athletics put together a solid weekend, with the wrestling and volleyball teams picking up big wins, while both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams sank in their meets. Volleyball continued its conference match winning streak and wrestling opened its dual meet season with a convincing win.
Pitt volleyball swept Wake Forest 3-0 at home on Friday, improving it’s record to 22-1 overall and 11-0 in the ACC.

Weekend Sports Recap: Cross country winds down, wrestling heats up

By Dalton Miller, for The Pitt News November 4, 2019
Pitt athletics collected a mixed bag this Halloween weekend — of wins and losses, not candy. A record-setting volleyball win and title-winning bouts for Panther wrestlers were dampened by a rough outing in cross country and a tough loss in men's soccer.
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