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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Active fraternities and sororities have been conducting virtual recruitment this year.

‘We know better’: Greek life leaders address fall recruitment, partying crackdown

By Thea Barrett and Maura Scrabis September 8, 2020
Amid a crackdown on Oakland parties and the student organizations hosting them, some groups are holding themselves to a higher standard. John Altvater, the vice president of recruitment for the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, said his chapter has closely followed COVID-19 health rules and encourages all Greek life chapters and other organizations to follow them.
Delta Phi Epsilon members cheer on potential new members at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall during Sunday’s sorority Bid Day.

Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer January 20, 2020
Spring sorority recruitment is a two-weekend process that ran from Jan. 10-12 and Jan. 16-18 this year, ending with Bid Day on Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.
Jeff Capel secured a legacy player with Curtis Aiken Jr.s verbal commitment to Pitt Thursday night. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Aiken basketball legacy to continue at Pitt

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer May 4, 2018

The Panthers men’s basketball team secured a legacy talent Thursday night when North Allegheny High School senior Curtis Aiken Jr. verbally committed to Pitt via Twitter. ✅ —...

Offensive tackle Chase Brown announced in June that he committed to Pitt football for the 2018 season. (Photo courtesy of Chase Brown)

Chase Brown brings talent to young Pitt offense

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Offensive tackle Chase Brown announced in June that he will attend the University of Pittsburgh, marking the Panthers’ ninth commit of the 2018 recruiting class and — more interestingly — Brown’s...

Today’s signees bring Pitt’s total 2018 recruit class up to 22 after college football’s new early signing day, which occurred in December. (John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Pitt nabs top recruits on National Signing Day

Pitt football has almost rounded out its squad for the 2018 season after National Signing Day Wednesday. Some players who signed were expected, including Belle Vernon offensive lineman Blake Zubovic...

Noah Palmer played defensive end and tight end while attending Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Noah Palmer)

Noah Palmer brings local flair to Pitt defense

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer January 24, 2018

Noah Palmer finished his high school football career with a win at Heinz Field. The 2018 Pitt football signee is hoping for many more victories in the stadium during the next four years — but this time...

Virginia native Wendell Davis was one of 17 players to sign National Letters of Intent to Pitt on Dec. 20. (Photo courtesy of Wendell Davis)

Wendell Davis brings linebacker depth to Pitt

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer January 17, 2018

When Wendell Davis committed to Pitt in June of 2017, the Panthers realized right away they had gotten a good one. Head coach Pat Narduzzi tweeted his excitement fewer than 20 minutes later, with a...

With Zelinski’s addition to the roster, it is unlikely head coach Pat Narduzzi returns all quarterback options. (Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editor)

Junior-college quarterback commits to Pitt

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor December 10, 2017

Pitt football just signed a junior-college quarterback for next season, extending their roster under center. Tyler Zelinski of Erie Community College said Sunday on Twitter he committed to Pitt as a...

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