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Senior diver Amy Read, originally from Leeds, England, prepares to dive. Read broke Pitt’s record in women’s platform diving last year.

Swimming and diving international athletes embrace challenges of competing in America

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
Swimming and diving head coach John Hargis and the rest of his coaching staff haven’t hesitated to pursue international talent. Between the men’s and women’s teams, the rosters combine to have 13 international athletes from nine different countries — a significantly higher number than some other top programs across the country.
Serena Gray (21) celebrates during the Panthers volleyball game vs. UVA at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 29.

Preview | Pitt volleyball’s roadmap to hosting an NCAA regional

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
The 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball tournament is just around the corner and the No. 3 Panthers (24-2, 13-2 ACC) are still very much in control of their own destiny.
Bubba Wallace won the YellaWood 500 on Monday in Talladega, Ala.

Take 5 | Duquesne could be dangerous in the FCS, Dallas Cowboys are contenders

By The Pitt News Staff October 7, 2021
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News sports desk gives their opinions on everything from the Duquesne Dukes’ chances of making some noise in the FCS playoffs to the MLB needing to restructure their playoff format.
Highmark Stadium will be the home of Pitt women’s lacrosse for its inaugural 2022 season. Pictured is the Panthers lacrosse team’s first practice on Aug. 30.

Pitt women’s lacrosse finds new home for inaugural 2022 season

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer September 13, 2021
Pitt women’s lacrosse announced Monday afternoon that it will call Highmark Stadium on Pittsburgh's South Side home for their inaugural 2022 season.
The Panthers wore the word “TEAM” to training camp last Thursday as a tangible representation of their 2021 mantra — “We Not Me.”

‘We Not Me’: Pitt football embraces selfless 2021 mantra

By Richie Smiechowski, For The Pitt News August 31, 2021
While each player’s name, appearance, jersey number and position may differ, there was one constant among each athlete on the field that Thursday and every day of training camp thus far — the word “TEAM” was on the back of their jerseys instead of the players’ last names.
Saying “Coach Webb” at T&F practices may cause confusion. Instead, there’s Coach Zo (left) and Coach Webb (right).

Pitt track and field father-son coaching duo look to build upon award-winning season

By Richie Smiechowski, For The Pitt News August 18, 2021
Fast forward to 2021 and Webb III, better known as “Coach Zo,” has led the jumps and multis teams for a decade as an assistant coach. The 2020-21 season was unquestionably his most successful year to date.
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