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Gallery: Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech

Gallery: Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech

By Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

January 6, 2016

Pitt vs. Miami 11/27/15

Pitt vs. Miami 11/27/15

By Wenhao Wu

November 27, 2015

Students bring late night to Pitt

Students bring late night to Pitt

By Alessandra Roberto / for The Pitt News

November 24, 2015

The event with the most buzz at Pitt last week wasn’t a sporting event — it was a student talk show. With all 95 seats sold out, Jesse Irwin, senior political science and film studies major, will debut Pitt Tonight, Pitt’s first student talk show, Dec. 14. It will film its episodes in the Cathedral’s Studio Theater and wi...

Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit 11/20/15

Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit 11/20/15

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

November 20, 2015

‘Good Kids’ arrives at Pitt

‘Good Kids’ arrives at Pitt

By Valkyrie Speaker & Brady Langmann / The Pitt News Staff

November 12, 2015

We’re all good kids, every one of us. That’s what the ensemble of playwright Naomi Iizuka’s “Good Kids” keep telling each other throughout Pitt Stages’ latest production, inspired by real events from a 2012 high school sexual assault case in Steubenville, Ohio. But when the story rewinds t...

Duke Chronicle provides context for Pitt’s saturday matchup against Blue Devils

Duke Chronicle provides context for Pitt’s saturday matchup against Blue Devils

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 12, 2015

The Pitt football team is heading down to Durham, where they will face a Duke team fresh off of a 66-31 drubbing to their rival North Carolina Tar Heels. With the Panthers taking the Blue Devils on Saturday at noon, The Pitt News reached out to Duke Chronicle sports editor Ryan Hoerger to provide some...

Heed history in response to Missouri protests

Heed history in response to Missouri protests

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 11, 2015

In the face of racial adversity, a football team stood up for justice. The players stood as one, risking missing a game in order to ensure a safe environment for all people. This scenario casts the 2015 Missouri football team, where players ceased football activities until the school’s president, Ti...

Gallery: Pitt Football vs. Notre Dame 11/7/15

Gallery: Pitt Football vs. Notre Dame 11/7/15

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

November 7, 2015

Football: Pitt vs. UNC 2015

Football:  Pitt vs. UNC 2015

By Nikki Moriello and Wenhao Wu

October 30, 2015

Pitt poets finalists for National Book Award

Pitt poets finalists for National Book Award

By Jack Trainor / Culture Editor

October 14, 2015

Pitt is well represented in this year’s 20 National Book Award finalists. Pitt English professor Terrance Hayes was nominated Wednesday for his assortment of linguistic and investigative poems, “How to Be Drawn,” published by Penguin Books in March.    Ross Gay, another Pittsburgh poet, was ...

Roc-Star: the life of a college mascot

Roc-Star: the life of a college mascot

By Amanda Reed / for The Pitt News

October 9, 2015

We see him everywhere. At football games, in ads, on social media and in front of the Cathedral. His image is synonymous with Pitt Athletics and school pride — we call him Roc the Panther — yet his true identity is a closely-guarded secret. Theresa Nuzzo, coach of the cheerleading and dance team,...

False advertising: foreign students’ perceptions of Homecoming not always reality

False advertising: foreign students’ perceptions of Homecoming not always reality

By Alessandra Roberto / for The Pitt News

October 9, 2015

Homecoming week is meant to generate school pride, but for international students familiar with American stereotypes, it can end in disillusion. American universities’ homecomings continue many of the traditions that begin in high school, like pep rallies, football games and ample school spirit,...

Gaining ground: Cameron Johnson bulks up in offseason

Gaining ground: Cameron Johnson bulks up in offseason

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

Most students fear the “freshman 15.” Pitt shooting guard Cameron Johnson embraced all that and more with open, growing arms this offseason. Johnson, an unheralded 2014 recruit from Moon Township, arrived at Pitt as a slender 6-foot-8, 185 pounds  boy — taller and lighter than the average colle...

Editorial: Attend Pitt forum, help initiate positive change

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 5, 2015

Chancellor Gallagher and his administration are inviting the student body to have a say in policy making. Today, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the William Pitt Ballroom, the University will host a “Student Open Forum and Brainstorm Session,” where administration, such as Vice Provost David Dejong and In...

Editorial: Transparency needed to curb sexual assault

Editorial: Transparency needed to curb sexual assault

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 21, 2015

The White House is right. It’s on us — all of us — to solve the issue of sexual assault. Pitt voluntarily joined the national movement against rape culture last spring, when it and 27 other universities participated in a survey of student attitudes and experiences regarding sexual violence and har...

Last-second field goal downs Pitt against Iowa

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 19, 2015

After a fourth quarter comeback by Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers thanks to a game-winning 57-yard field goal by Marshall Koehn as time expired. Pitt fell by a final score of 27-24, marking the first loss of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure at Pitt. It was a game of m...

Gallery: Pitt vs. Akron Football Sept. 12, 2015

Gallery: Pitt vs. Akron Football Sept. 12, 2015

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

September 12, 2015

Editorial: Pitt, let’s be clear on mental health

Editorial: Pitt, let’s be clear on mental health

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 9, 2015

In the wake of three student suicides in less than a year, Pitt is working to transform the way it combats the effects of mental illness. Here on campus, Student Government Board, along with other student organizations, has formed a coalition with the University administration and the Counseling Center...

Pitt reportedly tabs Utah State’s Barnes as new athletic director

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 23, 2015

After a four-month process, Pitt has found its new athletic director.According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the school has hired Utah State University’s current athletic director Scott Barnes to the same position. An official announcement is expected Friday.Barnes, a former basketball player at Fresno State University, has ser...

You’ll never believe what happened when Tyga crashed the Indoor Show

You’ll never believe what happened when Tyga crashed the Indoor Show

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

April 1, 2015

Editor's Note: This is a satirical story.Halfway into “The Show Goes On,” Tyga took to the Fitzgerald Field House stage at the annual Indoor Show on Saturday and grabbed the mic from Lupe Fiasco.“What are you doing here? I didn’t offer you a guest spot on this joint — that was ‘Dumb It Dow...

Varsity, club, intramural soccer thrive at Pitt

Varsity, club, intramural soccer thrive at Pitt

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Allison Combs looks contemplatively at the grass. Her thoughts whirl as she tries to focus her eyes beyond the ground in front of her. She inhales, steps back and lets it fly. The ball goes soaring through the air.Rewind to 1863, and see the same scene unfolding: the game of soccer.Although the idea ...

Playing the ball

Playing the ball

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 29, 2014

Julian Dickenson in action in 2013. He has missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a foot injury.

Sweet Caroline: A history of Pitt’s sing-along tradition

Sweet Caroline: A history of Pitt’s sing-along tradition

By Abby Hoffman / For The Pitt News

October 24, 2014

As a University with nearly 30,000 students, some may argue that there is no way for the entire Pitt population to rally together and generate enough school spirit to rattle an entire stadium, but one popular ‘60s song makes it a possibility. At home football games every fall, Panther fans anticipate...

Bend, but no snap: The logistics behind a successful Pitt Band show

Bend, but no snap: The logistics behind a successful Pitt Band show

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

October 24, 2014

Right before every Pitt football game, a famous scene from “The Matrix” is duplicated — without any flying bullets or slow motion.Stephen Ruzzini, the Pitt band’s drum major, slowly lowers his back until it’s nearly parallel to the ground, and the feathers of his plumed hat touch the 50-yard-li...

Pitt: take art cues from rest of ‘Burgh

Pitt: take art cues from rest of ‘Burgh

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

Quick: what’s the most dismal building on campus? Chances are you answered Posvar Hall — a five-story, concrete slab. With its bare, dimly lit halls that transcend zip codes and colossally bleak walls, it’s no wonder why the answer is so obvious. So what’s the answer to this one: what should we d...

Pitt overwhelmed early in shutout defeat

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

September 20, 2014

Before many fans could even make it to their seats, the Blue Devils had scored.Right from opening kickoff of the women’s soccer game on Friday night, Duke operated at a speed superior to Pitt, coasting to a 3-0 victory in the ACC opener for both teams.In the third minute of the contest,  Duke freshman...

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women’s Final Four

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women’s Final Four

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 11, 2014

The Pitt women’s basketball team might not make the Final Four next March, but by November, the University and the city of Pittsburgh may have secured a role hosting the prestigious sporting event in the near future.At the David Lawrence Convention Center Wednesday, people from various sectors of ...

Leading the way

Leading the way

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

August 19, 2014

Senior Hilary Boxheimer is a key runner this season. 

Plant to Plate an urban garden ‘oasis’ for Oakland, Pittsburgh

Plant to Plate an urban garden ‘oasis’ for Oakland, Pittsburgh

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

July 15, 2014

Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou crouched by the wooden planter box picking beets and kale. While this sounds like a scene from a rural or suburban landscape, she harvests these vegetables from a lot on Oakland Avenue. Kaloyeropoulou, a Pitt junior majoring in Africana studies and history, is co-president of the student organization Plant to Plate,...

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 2, 2014

Five Panthers have secured their spots at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.Freshman Desmond Palmer, sophomore Evann Thompson and seniors Micah Murray, Carvin Nkanata and Brycen Spratling proved to be some of the United States’ best college athletes this weekend by reg...

Pitt men’s basketball recruits eager to contribute

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

In the last few years, Jamie Dixon has had to bring in larger recruitment classes than he anticipated, and likely wanted to. This has been mostly due to transfers. For his 2014 recruitment class, Dixon has voluntarily brought in a large class, signing five players to letters of intent.The first of those...

Freshmen football players join the Panthers

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Pitt football has finished the last two seasons with a combined record of 13-13, so why should fans be optimistic?Coach Paul Chryst’s steady improvement of the football program may not be obvious, but after examining his second recruiting class, it’s hard to ignore the depth the coach added this o...

Intramural sports an easy way to have fun and keep playing

Intramural sports an easy way to have fun and keep playing

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Intramural sports are an easy — and free — way to stay active on campus. The recreational atmosphere provides students an environment to enjoy the game, whatever it is, without being overly competitive. “Our goal is to service the Pitt community’s fitness needs,” Marilyn Ross, the director of Intramurals and Recreatio...

Q&A with Tairey Perez

Q&A with Tairey Perez

By Evan Malachosky / For The Pitt News

May 27, 2014

Hip-hop artist Tairey Perez, a rising sophomore at Pitt-Greensburg, has worked hard over the past six years to get where he is now. His father — also a rapper — exposed Perez to rap and hip-hop music while he was growing up.During his freshman year of college, Perez managed to continue releasing...

Men’s Basketball: Steven Adams receives NBA rookie honor

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 22, 2014

Former Pitt men’s basketball player Steven Adams has been named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, the league announced.Adams, who played at Pitt as a freshman during the 2012-2013 season before declaring for the NBA Draft, received a place on the five-person list on Thursday,  after garnering nine F...

Track and Field: Men’s 4 X 400 relay team sets school record over the weekend

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

April 29, 2014

Pitt track and field’s 4x400 men’s relay team set a school record at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday.The victory at the University of Pennsylvania coincided with the 75th anniversary of Pitt’s last win in the men’s 4x400 event there."It couldn't have been written any better than t...

Men’s Basketball: Former Panther Khem Birch declares for NBA Draft

Men’s Basketball: Former Panther Khem Birch declares for NBA Draft

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

April 24, 2014

Former Pitt men’s basketball player Khem Birch announced Thursday on Twitter that he will forego his senior season at University of Nevada-Las Vegas to enter the NBA Draft.Birch, a McDonald’s All-American and a five-star recruit in the 2011 Rivals.com high school class, transferred with abruptness ...

Football: Pitt looks to close up-and-down camp strong

By Nate Barnes / Sports Editor

April 2, 2014

Head coach Paul Chryst’s third spring football camp reached its midpoint this week, and the Panthers’ results on Tuesday mirrored the way camp has gone in its first two weeks.“As far as results, it was up and down on both sides of the ball,” Chryst said. “I think we’ve done a lot up to t...

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014

Matt Johnson is hitting .246 and has started all of the Panthers games but one. 

Hobie Harris

Hobie Harris

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014

Hobie Harris has posted a 3.15 earned run average in his team-high eight appearances.

Pitt Cookbook reflects shift in local food culture

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

September 23, 2013

Cookbooks from the past have a special quality. They show not only obvious differences in culture in general, but more specifically the differences in food culture. While scanning the shelves of my favorite part of the library, the cookbook section (yes, I am an unabashed cookbook reader), a slim spin...

XC

XC

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

September 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 31: The Pitt Panthers cross country team runs in the Duquesne Duals in Schenley Park on August 31, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Maria Nicholas

Maria Nicholas

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

September 18, 2013

Senior Maria Nicholas will play a key role this weekend. 

Roosa Arvas

Roosa Arvas

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

August 25, 2013

Roosa Arvas has been one of the Lady Panthers top scorers since arriving in the United States. 

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Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

April 19, 2013

Blanc has worked at Pitt for 25 years. (Courtesy Pitt Athletics)

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

January 7, 2013

Senior wide receiver Mike Shanahan catches a fourth quarter touchdown in Pitt's bowl defeat against Ole Miss. (Photo Courtesy Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics)

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