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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

Senior midfielder Peyton Reed (16) faces off a player from Akron during a Pitt women’s lacrosse game in March.

‘I see Pitt thriving’: Lacrosse seniors, grad students set bar for future teams

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2022
During their only season as Panthers, 14 Pitt lacrosse seniors and grad students have laid the groundwork for future teams, establishing a culture of hard work and dedication within the program that is consistent with Pittsburgh’s blue-collar mentality.
Pitt sophomore outfielder CJ Funk (39) bats at Sunday’s game against Louisville.

Baseball takes two of three from No. 11 Louisville

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer April 3, 2022
Pitt baseball earned a pivotal series victory over conference opponent Louisville, netting wins in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday and on Sunday due to strong starting pitching and offensive production across the lineup.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett displays the ACC Championship trophy.

Column | Top 5 best Pitt sports moments in 2021

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 22, 2022
Pitt athletics enjoyed a successful 2021, including championships and program firsts. Staff writer Alexander Ganias ranked the five best Panther moments from the past calendar year.
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.
German olympian Johannes Ludwig kisses the gold medal he won for the luge mens single at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Sunday in Beijing, China.

Editorial | No Olympic competitor should live in poverty

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 6, 2022
Despite the Olympic Games raising millions, and sometimes billions, of dollars in ad revenue, athletes from countries all over the world are left in a precarious position — hailed as superhumans yet not paid enough for their talents and efforts.
Opinion | Cheerleading proves that athletes can be tough and glamorous

Opinion | Cheerleading proves that athletes can be tough and glamorous

By Talia Spillerman, Staff Columnist February 2, 2022
As a society, we tend to believe that athleticism equates to aggressiveness and grittiness. Cheerleading shows us that this does not have to be true.
Pitt fans hold taunting signs during the Pitt vs. Miami game on Oct. 30 at Heinz Field.

Column | Teams that live ‘rent-free’ in Pitt fans’ heads

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 10, 2021
These teams seem to occupy a small portion of fans’ heads even when they aren’t competing on the field. Their logos make Pitt fans twitch or audibly groan when they see them, as thoughts of dread, anger or misplaced confidence start to flush through their mind.
De’Jovia Davis, a senior urban studies major, is a 2021 Homecoming Spirit of Pitt award recipient, Pathfinder, First Year Mentor, assistant drum major and the head student manager of the women’s basketball team.

De’Jovia Davis leads in all corners of campus life

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor October 19, 2021
It’s hard to be at Pitt — whether as a prospective student or head coach of the women’s basketball team — and not cross paths with De’Jovia Davis, a senior urban studies major known to friends as Jovi.
Weekend Watchlist | Sports

Weekend Watchlist | Sports

By The Pitt News Staff March 18, 2021
In honor of March Madness starting this week, our streaming recommendations include movies and television shows about sports.
Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers kneels for the national anthem at Levis Stadium in October 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

‘Big 4’ sports leagues focus on social justice issues in a year like no other

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Society’s problems have never blended into the sports world the way they have in 2020
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