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Panthers band together in split performances

Panthers band together in split performances

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 10, 2018

With Pitt's band split between three different locations on the weekend of Nov. 30, Director of Bands Brad Townsend had to get creative.

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Last season, the Pitt men’s track and field team came in last place in the ACC indoor competition. while the women’s team finished 12th out of 15 teams. They believe they can drastically improve on that in 2018.

Volleyball ends season with tournament loss to Michigan

Volleyball ends season with tournament loss to Michigan

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

After losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament the past two years, Pitt volleyball thought 2018 was its year — but Michigan ended the Panthers’ dreams of dancing into the Sweet 16 on Saturday night.

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

In two and a half seasons at Pitt, Valerie Daigneault has broken six swim team records — four relay events and two solo events. She started this season undefeated through nine races.

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

The morning of Oct. 27 seemed like just another Saturday for Pitt’s swimming and diving coach and his two Jewish swimmers. But an evil act quickly turned it into anything but.

Pitt figure skating spins into 2018 competition season

Pitt figure skating spins into 2018 competition season

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

The Pitt figure skating team is gearing up for its first competition at New York University in November — but just two years ago, there was no team at all.

Panther Spotlight: Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena, Kayla Lund

Panther Spotlight: Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena, Kayla Lund

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Panther athletes Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena and Kayla Lund are all having standout seasons on the field and on the court, leading their respective teams.

Touching me, touching you: The story behind ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Pitt

Touching me, touching you: The story behind ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Pitt

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Just like any great idea Pitt students have, the school’s most beloved tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline” was born at Hemingway’s Cafe, in 2008.

Volleyball picks up the slack for Pitt sports over weekend

Volleyball picks up the slack for Pitt sports over weekend

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

While Pitt's soccer teams didn’t fare so well, volleyball picked up the slack by sweeping Virginia Tech for the Panthers' 13th straight win.

Q&A: Jodi Hermanek brings fresh perspective to Pitt softball

Q&A: Jodi Hermanek brings fresh perspective to Pitt softball

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

The Pitt News sat down with Hermanek after her first series as head coach, a 2-0 sweep against Slippery Rock, to see what her plans are for the softball program and learn more about who she is.

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