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Pitt alumni look back on 60 years of The O

The famed 60-year-old Oakland restaurant had an empty storefront on Saturday evening.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

The shop, founded in May 1960, was famous for its hot dogs and gigantic stacks of fries that were comfort food to many generations of Pitt students.

Remembering Pitt’s finest final moments

Then-seniors Qadree Ollison (30) and Darrin Hall (22) shake hands after Hall surprises Ollison with a game ball on Senior Day — a celebration of the seniors at their last home game — after the Panthers defeated the Hokies Saturday.

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

Although final exams are undisputedly horrendous, not all things “final” are bad, especially when it comes to sports. From historic final seasons to the last game in Pitt Stadium, here are some of the most memorable closures Panther fans have witnessed in the past few decades.

Take me back to the ballgame: Fans reflect on Forbes Field

Posvar Hall was built on the plot where Forbes Field was demolished.(Photos via ULS Archives)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2017

Where students now slouch in their seats, fans once sat on edge, moments away from witnessing a historic sports event on Oct. 13, 1960 — now dubbed Mazeroski Day. In game seven of the 1960 World Series, Pirate Bill Mazeroski came to the plate at the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at nine. On a 1-0 pitc...

Longtime Pitt fans reflect on glory days

The Panthers and Nittany Lions will face off on Saturday at the Pitt-PSU game at Heinz Field. Courtesy of University Library System.

By Stephen Caruso / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2016

For the first time in 16 years, Pitt students will rise Saturday morning for a date with the Nittany Lions. It’s something no current Pitt student has done, but alums throughout the past century –– from the age of Chuck Berry and poodle skirts to Nirvana and chokers –– recall the annual Pitt...

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