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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

Kenny Pickett on the sidelines of the Backyard Brawl on Sept. 1.

Column | Pitt should retire Pickett’s number — just not right now

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer September 13, 2022
Pickett’s accomplishments put an arguably irrelevant Pitt football program back into the national spotlight for the first time in decades. With all the success Pickett had throughout his tenure at Pitt, it seems obvious that the program would retire his number, eight, in honor of this legend, right?
Pitt footballs.

Must-attend sporting events for new students

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer August 15, 2022
The Pitt News has compiled a list of must-watch sporting events for the fall semester. Only the football and volleyball teams have released their 2022 schedules, so here are a few can’t-miss events from those two programs.
Column | NIL has its flaws, but it is still an inherently good system

Column | NIL has its flaws, but it is still an inherently good system

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer June 8, 2022
After less than one year since the NCAA instituted new NIL rules allowing players to capitalize on their name, image and likeness, college athletics finds itself in murky waters. 
Arizona State wrestler Josh Nummer looks displeased as Pitt wrestler Gregg Harvey wins the match at the Fitzgerald Field House on Jan. 14, 2021.

Panther wrestling falls short at national championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer March 20, 2022
Pitt wrestling faced a disappointing end to its 2021-22 season at the NCAA National Championship in Detroit this weekend. The Panthers finished 24th nationally, a regression from last year’s performance.
Pitt’s Felix Wolter jumps over hurdles in the ACC Indoor Championships at Virginia Tech on Feb. 26.

Wolter finishes 12th of 16 competitors in NCAA heptathlon championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
Felix Wolter was the lone Panther in attendance at NCAA Championships last weekend, and he finished 12th in the men’s heptathlon. Texas’ men and Florida's women won the overall championships.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett throws a pass during the NCAA Senior Bowl football game on Feb. 5 in Mobile, Alabama.

Pitt in the Pros: Trio of Panthers have much to gain at NFL combine

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
Three former Panthers — Kenny Pickett, Damari Mathis and Cal Adomitis — all have a lot to gain and lose from their performances at the 2022 NFL combine this week.
Pitt fans cheer and yell during the third quarter of the ACC Championship football game on Dec. 4, 2021.

Column | Pitt moments that made fans want to drink, in celebration or sadness

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer February 22, 2022
Being a Pitt fan is an emotional roller coaster and the Panthers can often drive their fans to the bottle. Big wins have caused them to pop champagne in celebration, but others compel them to down shots in defeat.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford at Thursday night’s game against Duke University at the Petersen Events Center.

‘Have to be a tougher basketball team’: Panthers fall to Blue Devils 54-39

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer February 4, 2022
The Blue Devils prevailed over the Panthers 54-39 in a low-scoring game with plenty of turnovers. This loss marks the Panther’s fourth loss in their last five games.
Heather Lyke is Pitt’s athletic director.

First stage of Pitt’s Victory Heights plan set to be completed in 2024

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 26, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of construction on Pitt’s Victory Heights project. With construction expected to begin this year, Pitt band, one of the beneficiaries, eagerly awaits the new practice facility promised in the plan.
Pitt junior guard Dayshanette Harris (1) dribbles during Sunday’s game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center.

Weekend sports recap: Wrestling, gymnastics claim victories as basketball struggles

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 24, 2022
As the spring semester gets underway, winter sports are beginning to heat up. This weekend featured key conference and non-conference matchups for several Pitt programs. Some teams rose to the occasion against their conference opponents while others fell.
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