The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Panthers’ mascot ROC dances on Heinz Field during Pitt’s game against Georgia Tech Sept. 15, 2018.

Pitt sports-themed cards to give your Valentine

By TPN Staff February 14, 2020
Woo your crush on Valentine's Day with one of our custom-themed cards, which include Pitt sports figures ranging from Roc to Heather Lyke.
Opinion | Top 10 things even scarier than Roc’s new look

Opinion | Top 10 things even scarier than Roc’s new look

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist April 16, 2019
Pitt's new Panther logo strikes fear not only in the hearts of the competition but students as well. Here are 10 things even scarier than Roc’s new look.
Panthers’ mascot ROC dances on Heinz Field during Pitt’s game against Georgia Tech Sept. 15, 2018.

The life and times of ROC the mascot

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer October 4, 2018
ROC, a human-sized bipedal Panther, has been at the center of Pitt athletics for more than a century now, bouncing around the field, waving his arms and entertaining fans with his goofy antics and unassailable school spirit.
Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Storify: Roc makes surprise appearance at CMA’s

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor November 5, 2015

While ABC was celebrating the best of country music, a little bit of Roc made its way onto the stage Wednesday night. Pitt's mascot and some of his well-known NCAA colleagues performed behind Brad Paisley...

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

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...

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