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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt baseball stands in a huddle before the game against Bucknell on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Swim and dive sends 12 to NCAA Championships, softball throws no-hitter during spring break

By David Scott, Staff Writer March 12, 2023
Pitt athletics stayed active during spring break, with swimming and diving, baseball, men’s basketball, softball, women’s gymnastics and women’s lacrosse competing throughout the week.
A Pitt swimmer competes during the Western PA Invite this weekend.

Weekend Sports Recap | Wrestling and men’s basketball climb up the ACC

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer January 30, 2023
Pitt athletics had one of its busiest stretches of the winter this weekend with six teams in action last weekend. The Panthers were largely successful, notching huge upset wins in wrestling and men’s basketball.
Jamarius Burton (11) drives toward the hoop during Saturday’s game against Florida State.

Weekend Sports Recap | Men’s basketball falls to FSU, wrestling stays hot against Virginia

By David Scott, Staff Writer January 22, 2023
Pitt track and field, wrestling, gymnastics and men’s and women’s basketball teams continued their seasons over the weekend. Here’s how they fared in their respective events.
Senior Pitt wrestler Cole Matthews celebrates a win against Arizona State’s Cleveland Belton on Jan. 14, 2022.

Weekend Sports Update | Men’s basketball improves in ACC play, swim and dive wins Backyard Brawl

By David Scott, Staff Writer January 16, 2023
Much of Pitt athletics stayed active over the weekend, with swimming and diving, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, track and field, wrestling and gymnastics continuing their winter slates.
Pitt’s Felix Wolter jumps over hurdles in the ACC Indoor Championships at Virginia Tech on Feb. 26.

Players to watch for during Pitt’s 2023 spring sports calendar

By Richie Smiechowski, Sports Editor January 11, 2023
Hot starts, promising outlooks and second-year programs all highlight Pitt athletics’ 2023 spring slates. Here’s a quick guide of players, coaches and storylines to keep an eye on for each of the respective second-semester seasons.
Clemson forward RJ Godfrey, center, cant get a shot off as Pittsburgh guard Nike Sibande (22) and Guillermo Diaz Graham (25) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. Clemson won 75-74.

Winter sports recap: Men’s basketball, wrestling off to strong starts

By Richie Smiechowski, Sports Editor January 9, 2023
While most Pitt students spent the winter break enjoying the holiday season, the Panthers continued their respective seasons. With plenty of time left for the winter sports calendar, here’s how the athletic department fared over the last few weeks.
Graduate student Jackson Walti (24) celebrates with Pitt mens soccer team after winning a game vs. West Virginia in August.

Thanksgiving sports recap: Volleyball clinches share of ACC title, soccer teams battle in NCAA tourney

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
Pitt athletics stayed busy over Thanksgiving break, with all its fall and winter sports continuing in action. Volleyball clinched a share of the ACC title and both men’s and women’s soccer battled in the NCAA tournament.
Pitt softball player Dani Drogemuller (16) pitches at the softball game vs. Clemson last Saturday.

Weekend Sports Recap | Baseball upsets No. 6 Virginia

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
As the semester winds down, Pitt baseball is heating up. The team continued a hot run through conference play with a 2-1 series win over No. 6 Virginia, headlining the weekend in Pitt athletics.
A courtroom in the U.S. Courthouse and Post Office on Grant Street in Downtown.

Trial date set for former Pitt strength coach’s suit over alleged age, race discrimination

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor February 13, 2022
A trial for former Pitt strength and conditioning coach Tim Beltz’s civil lawsuit against Pitt is set for Oct. 17 at the federal courthouse Downtown.
Dr. Freddie Fu, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon renowned locally and internationally for innovative Achilles tendon treatments and worked as the lead physician for Pitt athletics, died last Friday at the age of 70 at a UPMC hospice facility, surrounded by family.

Pitt athletics figures grieve, remember late Dr. Freddie Fu

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor September 29, 2021
Leading figures from the Pittsburgh sports community and Pitt athletics came together to express messages of grief and appreciation for Dr. Freddie Fu, the pioneering orthopedic surgeon who passed away last weekend at the age of 70.
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