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Randy Juhl to serve as Pitt’s acting athletic director

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher appointed Dr. Randy Juhl as Pitt's acting athletic director on Tuesday. Kate Koenig | Senior Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 10, 2017

When it comes to sports, a little bit of chemistry can go a long way. The Pitt Panthers will get just that from their new acting athletic director, Randy Juhl. Juhl has spent the majority of his time at the University of Pittsburgh as a distinguished service professor in the School of Pharmacy, with h...

Scott Barnes leaving Pitt to take over as athletic director at Oregon State

Scott Barnes officially accepted a position as Oregon State's new athletic director Thursday night, resigning after less than two years at Pitt. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 22, 2016

Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes announced Thursday that he will leave Pitt in the new year for the AD position at Oregon State. After denying an initial report that he was leaving for Oregon State, Barnes cited “personal family considerations” as motivation for the move in a press release Thu...

Pitt AD Scott Barnes denies Oregon State rumor, mum on whether he’s considering leaving

Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes takes in a practice alongside E.J. Borghetti during football training camp in August. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer.

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 16, 2016

Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes denied a report Wednesday night claiming he would be resigning and taking over as athletic director at Oregon State. But he has yet to deny reports that he is considering leaving Pitt. Barnes has served as Pitt’s athletic director since April 2015. But on Wedn...

Pitt LB Mike Caprara named to 2016 AFCA Good Works Team

Linebacker Mike Caprara celebrates a safety against Virginia.  Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 15, 2016

Pitt senior linebacker Mike Caprara is off to a fast start to his 2016 season, playing a big role in each of Pitt’s first two wins with 1.5 sacks against Villanova and two fumble recoveries against Penn State. On Thursday, though, he was recognized for all the work he’s put in off the field. A 6...

Pitt Athletics announces Panther Club donor acquisition campaign

Pitt Athletics Director Scott Barnes talking about donor acquisition during the Town Hall Meeting in January. Jordan Mondell | Assistant Visual Editor

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2016

The University’s Panther Club announced a three-week initiative on Tuesday that will seek to procure more than 11,000 monetary donations from 220,000 possible donors. With over 300,000 living alumni, only 8,000 donated to the athletics department last year, making Pitt’s donor engagement rate ...

Pitt sets new record for season ticket sales at Heinz Field

Pitt eclipsed its all-time record for football season ticket sales Saturday. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographers

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 6, 2016

Pitt has officially broken its all-time record for football season tickets sold, athletic director Scott Barnes announced Saturday via Twitter. The school has sold over 53,775 season tickets for the Panthers’ upcoming football season, surpassing the previous record set in 2003 –– and achieving the go...

Pitt Athletics unveils strategic plan for long-term growth

Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes will oversee the athletic department restructering plan. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 24, 2016

Pitt athletics unveiled a detailed strategic plan for the next three-to-five years in a letter from Athletic Director Scott Barnes on Thursday. “[The plan] is the product of thorough assessment, detailed analysis and dynamic collaboration between the University community and our own coaches, st...

Pitt closing in on record number of football season ticket sales

Attendance is on the rise heading into the 2016-17 Pitt football season.  Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 7, 2016

The stands at Heinz Field aren’t always full on football Saturdays, but they’re trending in that direction. Pitt’s athletic department announced in a letter Tuesday morning that 93 percent of season ticket holders have renewed their subscription for the upcoming football season. On top of that, Pi...

Pitt Athletics kicks off wave of renovations

Posters previewing the athletic facility renovations. Photo by Meg Millure

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Shiny new uniforms and flashing lights may have diverted attention away from posters bordering the walls at the Pitt script unveiling earlier this month. The posters featured millions of dollars worth of improvement plans for Pitt’s athletic facilities, some of which have already begun. The three-year p...

Pitt Twitter reacts to the Pitt Script reveal

Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Amanda Reed | Social Media Editor

May 18, 2016

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