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Cast and crew of “Warrior” remember filming at Pitt

The Petersen Events Center was once a major filming location of “Warrior,” a film that features some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

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.

Volleyball defends unfamiliar homecourt vs. FSU

The Panthers moved to 15-0 in the ACC after a 3-1 win over FSU on Friday

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

Pitt Dining’s Chick-fil-A location will reopen in the food court at the Petersen Events Center in January 2020.

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 brings laughs to Pittsburgh

Trevor Noah at a “Loud and Clear” performance in Ohio.

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.

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

First-year guard Trey McGowens (2), pictured here against Clemson, led Pitt with 16 points against Notre Dame.

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.

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

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.

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 extends contract with Athletic Director Heather Lyke

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

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 am grateful to Chancellor Gallagher and our Board of Trustees for their belief in me, our team a...

Lyke Plans to “Flip the Pete”

(TPN File Photo)

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 roundtable discussion at the Pete Wednesday morning. According to Lyke, when Pitt built the eve...

Pitt introduces Jeff Capel as new head basketball coach

New head basketball coach Jeff Capel speaks at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues / Contributing Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke introduced Jeff Capel as the next men’s basketball coach during a ceremony at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday. The gym floor was packed with University students and staff, including Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, women’s head basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Ser...

The Zoo sticks around for basketball ups and downs

Participation at the Oakland Zoo reached a high at December’s Backyard Brawl game against West Virginia. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Samuel Ruppert | For The Pitt News

March 12, 2018

Half of the cobalt blue seats in student section of the Petersen Event Center remained empty as the Pitt men’s basketball team battled UC Santa Barbara on the court Nov. 15. On the first shot, only a sparse showering of ripped-up newsprint filled the air. But even during the out-of-conference game f...

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