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EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

E.J. Borghetti is the executive associate athletic director of media relations for Pitt Athletics, where he leads media operations for Pitt’s 19 intercollegiate sports.

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

An ever-present face in Pitt’s athletic department, Borghetti leads media operations for the University’s 19 intercollegiate sports, publicizing the same programs he cheered for growing up.

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics

Staff Picks: Much to be thankful for within Pitt Athletics

By Staff

November 20, 2018

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, The Pitt News Sports Staff took some time to reflect on what they are thankful for when it comes to Pitt Athletics.

Pitt basketball secures 4-star guard Au’Diese Toney

New men's basketball coach Jeff Capel received his first commitment for the 2018-2019 season with Trey McGowens, Pitt's first top-100 recruit since 2013. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Hannah Schneider | Sports Editor

June 2, 2018

Jeff Capel landed another highly rated recruit when Au’Diese Toney verbally committed to Pitt today — joining Xavier Johnson, Curtis Aiken and Trey McGowens in Pitt’s class of 2018. Committed — A.M.T (@thefuturetoney) June 2, 2018 The Fayetteville, North Carolina nat...

A new path for champions: Lyke discusses renovations, new hires, athletic culture

Heather Lyke discussed her ideas for the flipping of the Pete during a roundtable discussion. (Photo by Jordan Mondell)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

As Pitt’s highly anticipated McCarl Hall of Champions is under construction, Panther fans can expect the changes to continue — Pitt’s athletic innovation will extend up “cardiac hill” to all athletic facilities. In a question and answer roundtable discussion between Pitt athletic direct...

Column: Lyke is what Pitt Athletics needs for steady success

Heather Lyke received a contract extension to remain as the Athletic Director at Pitt through 2024 with Pitt’s hope of securing more athletic stability and success. (TPN File Photo)

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

The best way to build a strong athletic program involves consistency and a direction. It’s very difficult for schools to form their own identity with constantly changing leadership as Pitt has experienced over the past decade with seven different head football coaches. But Pitt now officially has...

Future ACC Studio offers opportunities for Pitt students

Pitt’s Board of Trustees dedicated $13.75 million to renovations for the Petersen Events Center. The main use for this money will be the new media studio. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

After claiming two conference championships, hiring new basketball coaches and entering the 2018-19 season with a promising young quarterback, Pitt Athletics seem to be entering a period of success. Further proof of that success is is the promise of a new media studio and the projected August 2019 ...

Lyke announces first class in Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame

Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced the first class to the Pitt Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday morning.  (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

May 3, 2018

After sorting through more than 300 nominations, it should come as no surprise that the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame selection committee chose Panther Football stars Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino and Mike Ditka as inaugural members of Pitt’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Some of the inductees — like class of 191...

‘Stallings 2.0:’ Fans react to Pitt’s reported interest in Mark Schmidt

Pitt is considering Mark Schmidt of St. Bonaventure to replace Kevin Stallings as the men's basketball head coach. (Ashley Landis/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

St. Bonaventure men's basketball coach Mark Schmidt interviewed for the vacant Pitt job Thursday, according to multiple reports. Days after learning Pitt offered Dan Hurley $3 million for the job, fans were underwhelmed -- to say the least -- that Pitt is considering Schmidt.

Pitt tests victory lights, new spotlight, prompting theories on Twitter

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Amanda Reed / Online Engagement Editor

February 5, 2018

Although the victory lights usually only come on when Pitt wins, on Monday the lights were lit up — along with a new blue spotlight. The strange spotlight shined straight up from the top of the Cathedral of Learning, prompting some on Twitter to compare the light to the Batman signal. Pitt tur...

Dickman discusses sexual assault

Pitt students and athletes head to Alumni Hall Monday night to attend an educational program with sexual assault prevention expert Kimberly Dickman of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Student members of Pitt Athletics and the Pitt community filled the seventh floor auditorium of Alumni Hall Monday night to listen to a talk about sexual assault prevention on campus. The conversation was led by counselor, educator and self-described “sexologist” Kimberly Dickman. Her visit to Pit...

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