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The East Atlantic Gymnastics League announced Thursday that Pitt will host the 2021 EAGL Championship, taking place at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday, March 20.

Petersen Events Center to host 2021 EAGL Championship

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 5, 2021
It will be the first time Pitt’s hosted the event since 2016, and the first time at the Pete since 2004.
Pitt held a vaccination clinic with the Allegheny Health Department Thursday to vaccinate around 800 healthcare workers, including Pitt students, in the 1A priority group.

Pete transformed into vaccination site to administer shots to around 800 health care personnel, students

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor January 28, 2021
The Petersen Events Center, a complex usually associated with Pitt athletics and working out, can now add vaccine administration to its list of uses.
The Petersen Events Center was once a major filming location of “Warrior,” a film that features some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

Cast and crew of “Warrior” remember filming at Pitt

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer April 16, 2020
Pitt students probably know the Petersen Events Center as the home to their Panther men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as an adequate concert venue. They might not realize that the venue once was a major filming location of a film that featured some of today’s biggest stars in Hollywood.
The Panthers moved to 15-0 in the ACC after a 3-1 win over FSU on Friday

Volleyball defends unfamiliar homecourt vs. FSU

Pitt volleyball has built a reputation as today’s most dominant Panthers team, and their undefeated conference record and No. 2 ranking backs that claim up. But only one thing has proven capable of slowing down the Panthers. 
By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2019
Pitt volleyball has built a reputation as today’s most dominant Panthers team, and their undefeated conference record and No. 2 ranking backs that claim up. But only one thing has proven capable of slowing down the Panther
Chick-fil-A moving to upper campus, other dining changes start this fall

Chick-fil-A moving to upper campus, other dining changes start this fall

By Jon Moss, News Editor August 8, 2019
Pitt Dining’s Chick-fil-A location has left the Cathedral Cafe, located in the basement of the Cathedral of Learning, and will reopen in the food court at the Petersen Events Center in January 2020.
Trevor Noah at a “Loud and Clear” performance in Ohio.

Trevor Noah brings laughs to Pittsburgh

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer June 4, 2019
Following a slickly produced video that was a cross between a pump-up video and an ad, Trevor Noah walked on stage to raucous applause from the audience at the Petersen Events Center Friday.
First-year guard Trey McGowens (2), pictured here against Clemson, led Pitt with 16 points against Notre Dame.

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Wrtier February 28, 2019
Pitt Men’s Basketball team shot 23.8 percent from the field in the first half, where they managed to only score 16 points. The lack of offense led to a 62-48 loss to Clemson, Pitt’s 11 straight loss.
First-year guard, Jahsyni Knight (0), feels the Pink the Petersen game is a good chance to empower women and bring awareness to breast cancer.

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer February 7, 2019
Pitt’s Women’s Basketball team will be playing in its 12th annual Pink the Petersen game this Sunday against Miami. While this game always holds special meaning for coaches, players and survivors, this year it hits especially close to home for members of Pitt’s team.
Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

Pitt extends contract with Athletic Director Heather Lyke

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer May 1, 2018

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced last week a six-year extension to Athletic Director Heather Lyke’s contract. Lyke was hired in March 2017 to replace Scott Barnes — and she had a busy first year. “I...

(TPN File Photo)

Lyke Plans to “Flip the Pete”

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer April 25, 2018

Athletic Director Heather Lyke wants to “flip” the basketball court at the Petersen Events Center. She announced that the Athletic Department will be changing the layout of the court at a media...

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