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The Pitt Athletics primary Twitter account had 17 tweets in February surrounding Black History Month, with a greater volume of content coming toward the end of the month.

Pitt Athletics alums share concerns over Black History Month efforts

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 7, 2021
Pitt Athletics alumni said they saw the athletic department bring attention to Black History Month this year for the first time in a significant way, but shared many concerns they hope the department will address in the future.
Lance Aiken: The caretaker of Pitt Athletics

Lance Aiken: The caretaker of Pitt Athletics

By Alex Lehmbeck | Thomas Yang, Sports Editor April 6, 2021
As Pitt Athletics has undergone changes in staff, facilities and athletes over the past 28 years, custodian Lance Aiken has remained.
Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt fans are all too familiar with Pitt sports’ heartbreaking habit of dropping close losses and, conversely, the kind of alcohol that may help them forget about that heartbreak. But each of these sports offers their own experience, each different from their counterparts, and I’ve chosen alcoholic drinks to match.
Pitt Athletics announced in 2019 that it would begin allowing alcohol sales at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt Athletics stands to gain big from alcohol sales at the Pete

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 23, 2021
Christian Spears, the deputy athletic director at Pitt, estimates Pitt Athletics stands to gain anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000 annually from alcohol sales when the Petersen Events Center can return to full capacity for home basketball games.
Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 30, 2020
Pitt launched the Voting Matters campaign in an effort to register every single Pitt athlete to vote.
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.

EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

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.
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)

Pitt basketball secures 4-star guard Au’Diese Toney

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...

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

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

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...

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)

Column: Lyke is what Pitt Athletics needs for steady success

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...

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