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Pitt Football gains 11 recruits

Pitt football will be taking on Syracuse in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. (TPN file photo)
June 20, 2018

Entering June with zero commitments from the 2019 recruiting class, Pitt’s football team found itself stuck with a late start to its recruiting trail. But despite the slow start, the pace suddenly changed...

5 Panthers drafted to MLB

Sophomore relief pitcher RJ Freure accepted an offer with the Houston Astros June 18. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)
June 20, 2018

After finishing the regular season as the 12th seed in the ACC Tournament, the Pitt men’s baseball team pulled off two incredible upsets against eighth-seeded Georgia Tech and top overall seed North...

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...

Pre-season preparation: Volleyball and soccer teams train in the offseason

Players of the Pitt men’s soccer team huddle together on the field during a game. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)
May 30, 2018

The beginning of summer sounds like freedom for many Pitt students. But for student athletes, it is just the beginning of a long grind that will continue from now until the end of their season. For...

Panther pride: O’Neill, Whitehead and Maddox’s journeys to the NFL

Avonte Maddox was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles 125th overall in the fourth round. He served as a team captain during his senior year at Pitt and was awarded the University’s Panther Award, for best promoting Pitt Athletics through outstanding athletic achievement. (The Pitt News File Photo)
May 30, 2018

Pitt’s 2018 NFL Draft selections — offensive lineman Brian O’Neill, safety Jordan Whitehead and cornerback Avonte Maddox — all share common skills that made them appealing to professional teams...

Pitt Softball loses ACC Championship game

Pitt Softball player Hunter Levesque celebrates the Panthers' success during their victory against Virginia Tech in the 2018 ACC Softball Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Delvin Jones)
May 15, 2018

The Panthers softball team finished its most successful season yet with a 33-18-1 record, earning head coach Holly Aprile the ACC Coach of the Year honor. With two victories over Louisville earlier this...

Weekend recap: Panthers break records, keep winning on track and field

Junior pitcher Sarah Dawson (4) allowed only two runs during Pitt’s 9-2 victory over Virginia Friday. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)
April 22, 2018

The Panthers come out of this weekend with records set on the track and with both the baseball and softball teams continuing their winning ways on the diamond. As students fight through finals this week,...

Panthers put out Golden Flashes, 6-4

Senior third baseman McKayla Taylor (15) scored the first run during Pitt’s 6-4 victory over Kent State. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)
April 18, 2018

Pitt softball moved to within two games of first place in the ACC coastal division after winning their second game in a row, 6-4, against the Kent State Golden Flashes Wednesday. Coming off a series...

Golden Flashes blind Panthers, 2-0

Redshirt freshman Derek West (46) surrendered one run on four hits and
one walk to go with five strikeouts during Pitt’s 2-0 loss to Kent State. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
April 18, 2018

After winning a huge series against Georgia Tech this past weekend, Pitt baseball looked to stay hot and get revenge on nonconference opponent Kent State. In the second of two matchups between the two...

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