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ACC officially cancels spring season

ACC Commissioner John Swofford issued a statement  regarding the conference's cancellation of athletic activities.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

With the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommending that gatherings of 50 or more people not occur for the next eight weeks, it became clear that no timeline in the near future would work for the conference’s spring athletes.

Pitt football holds first spring session of 2020

Pitt’s top two safeties, redshirt junior Paris Ford (pictured) and Damar Hamlin, chose to return to the team rather than going pro.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

No starting jobs were won or lost during Pitt’s first official spring practice, though several team developments were revealed.

March is for Martisor

Pitt’s Global Hub in Posvar Hall hosted a celebration Saturday for Martisor, a Romanian festival celebrated on March 1.

By Ananya Pathapadu, For The Pitt News

March 3, 2020

The red and white string tassels, called Martisor, are gifted to loved ones on March 1 as part of a month-long Romanian celebration — also called Martisor.

Top ways to soak up the spring in Pittsburgh

Top ways to soak up the spring in Pittsburgh

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Finally, after months of gloom, snowstorms and freezing rain, the sun seems to have found its way to Pittsburgh. Here are some funny ways to enjoy the sun:

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

First-year utility player V’Lique Carter (19) carries the ball during October’s matchup with Duke.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

With National Signing Day in the books and the Panthers 15 days away from spring camp, now is a good time to evaluate the current state of Pitt’s football team.

Friday Fight: After April tears, May’s in the clear

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 20, 2018

It’s April ― flowers around campus are starting to bloom, the weather is finally warming up and the end of the semester is upon us. Pitt lets out for the summer earlier than most other schools, and while we can’t wait for classes to be over, the early ending can have its downsides. Here’s ...

Spring Game analysis: Pitt defense shined while offense struggled

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 13 of 23 passes for 140 yards during Saturday’s Blue and Gold game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Cale Berger | Staff Writer

April 15, 2018

Pitt’s annual Blue and Gold Spring Game may be the first chance of the year for Pitt students, alumni and fans to tailgate and bring their favorite jerseys out of retirement, but it is also an opportunity to get a small taste of what the upcoming season will bring on the field. This year was no ...

Gallery: Spring Blue and Gold game

Redshirt first-year defensive back Paris Ford (12) runs past redshirt sophomore defensive back Phil Campbell (24) after receiving a punt. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor

April 15, 2018

The Panthers split their football team into Blue and Gold sides Saturday afternoon for their annual Spring Game, a contest in which neither offense looked exceptional. It proved fitting that a defensive touchdown — junior defensive back Dane Jackson’s 60-yard interception-turned-touchdown — handed...

Poetry: January 23-24

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Alexis Buncich | For The Pitt News

January 26, 2018

In spring, we walk to class in miniskirts; we’ve got our books in hand. Everything seems swell outside, the weather at our command. Runners jogging in the park, the warmth remains when it turns dark, and every decision appears to be a complete, brand-new start.   In spring, the l...

More than just a stopgap: spring brews provide myriad options

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

It’s springtime, and, when it comes to having a drink, all you can think of is that Sangria glinting in your glass as you soak up the summer sun. Yet, it’s still too soon. Spring is just the in-between season — a chance for nature to freshen up a bit after a miserable winter. While summer — still mon...

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