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Staff picks: Pitt athletics Hall of Fame

Tony Dorsett was a running back for Pitt from 1973 to 1976 and is the only Panther to have received the Heisman Trophy Award. (Photo courtesy of ULS Archives)

By The Pitt News Staff

April 4, 2018

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced in January that Pitt will be implementing its own Hall of Fame, with the inaugural class to be inducted Sept. 7. We’ll have to wait a few months to find out who will make the first Hall of Fame class — in the meantime, The Pitt News sports staff has ...

Pitt remembers wrestling legend Rande Stottlemyer

Former Pitt wrestling head coach Rande Stottlemyer’s career includes a 304-231-12 record, making him the winningest coach in the program’s history.

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

When former Pitt track and field coach John Vasvary first came to Pitt, he was looking for someone to help him find his way. Help came quickly from Rande Stottlemyer. “I became head coach in 1982. I didn’t know anyone except the administrative staff,” Vasvary said. “Rande was one of the fir...

Pitt wrestling icon Rande Stottlemyer dies at 62

Rande Stottlemyer served with Pitt wrestling for nearly four decades. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2018

Rande Stottlemyer, an iconic former Pitt wrestler and longtime coach, died today due to complications of early onset Alzheimer's, according to the University. He was 62. Stottlemyer — whose association with Pitt spanned nearly four decades — was a three-time All-American wrestler for the Panthers. Enrolling...

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