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Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign
October 29, 2020
Pitt launched the Voting Matters campaign in an effort to register every single Pitt athlete to vote.

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.
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
November 19, 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)
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 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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

‘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)
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...

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

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual 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...

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