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Gallery: One thousand take to the streets to promote love, protest Trump

Gallery: One thousand take to the streets to promote love, protest Trump

By Stephen Caruso | Online Visual Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Visual

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Gallery: Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Schenley Plaza

Gallery: Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Schenley Plaza

By Stephen Caruso / Senior Staff Photographer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Visual

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GALLERY: Trump Visit Sparks Protests in Downtown Pittsburgh

GALLERY: Trump Visit Sparks Protests in Downtown Pittsburgh

By Stephen Caruso and Jordan Mondell / Pitt News Staff

September 22, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, Multimedia, Visual

GALLERY: Pitt Vs. Penn State From the Student Section

GALLERY: Pitt Vs. Penn State From the Student Section

By Theo Schwarz and Stephen Caruso / Pitt News Photo Staff

September 10, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized, Visual

Gallery: Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

Gallery: Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

By John Hamilton & Stephen Caruso | Pitt News Photo Staff

September 5, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Visual

In photos: Pitt students welcomed to campus

In photos: Pitt students welcomed to campus

By Stephen Caruso and Abigail Self / The Pitt News Photo Staff

August 29, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Visual

After a lazy summer, Oakland is starting to buzz again with the sounds, sights and smells of college life. While it may still be summer, the first hint of an autumn breeze fills the air with the joyful hellos of new friends and heartfelt goodbyes of parents. Whether first-year or senior, the sense of opportu...

GALLERY: Mike Pence campaigns in Pittsburgh

GALLERY: Mike Pence campaigns in Pittsburgh

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Visual

Gallery: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Gallery: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

By Stephen Caruso and Jeff Ahearn

July 19, 2016


Filed under Visual

Gallery: Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Parade

Gallery: Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Parade

By Stephen Caruso and Alex Nally

July 12, 2016


Filed under Visual

Gallery: Black Lives Matter Protest

Gallery: Black Lives Matter Protest

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

July 12, 2016


Filed under Visual

Gallery: Sand-Sculpting Competition

Gallery: Sand-Sculpting Competition

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

July 12, 2016


Filed under Visual

Rugby team takes undefeated record into weekend matchup

Rugby team takes undefeated record into weekend matchup

By Stephen Caruso / Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Looking at Pitt’s ranked rugby team,  beards are cropping up everywhere — and it’s not just from No-Shave November. “I feel like I can’t shave it until we lose,” Pitt junior and forward Matt Dunleavy said. Pitt’s club rugby team is currently undefeated in Keystone Conference play with ...

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

By Stephen Caruso / Staff Writer

October 8, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Homecoming 2015, Specials, Sports

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a fontStephen Caruso / Staff WriterOctober 9, 2015Tony Dorsett smashes through the Notre Dame defensive line. Courtesy of ULS ArchivesThe University of Pittsburgh’s second most recognizable symbol — after the Cathedral of Learning — is a font.But describ...

Guilty or not guilty, do not hold star athletes above reproach

Guilty or not guilty, do not hold star athletes above reproach

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

One year ago, ex-NFL running back Ray Rice was all over the news. Now, another league’s star is embroiled in an equally ugly case, with little to no media backlash. Rice was a star athlete in the NFL, but Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is the absolute star of the NHL. Kane was the first overal...

Berra leaves off-field legacy of words

Berra leaves off-field legacy of words

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

As a Yankees fan, I’m not going to miss the departed Lawrence “Yogi” Berra most for his baseball career. His No. 8 will hang forever in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park — no player will wear it again. But as much as I love shutting down other baseball fans with “27 rings,” I was alive for...

Pitt football needs to find its running game again to win

Pitt football needs to find its running game again to win

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Losing on a 57-yard field goal is tough. Head coach Pat Narduzzi thinks the team can handle it. “We talked about being a tough-ass team, and that’s what our kids were today,” Narduzzi said. Toughness, however, won’t cover up the fact that Pitt had many opportunities to make sure its 27-24 road ...

Cheek to cheek: a day with Pitt rugby

Cheek to cheek: a day with Pitt rugby

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Club Sports, Sports Features

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a two-part, immersive story on Pitt’s Rugby Football Club. We were all pressed against the ground — shirts dirty, dripping sweat, panting heavily and waiting for the whistle that meant “go time.” With helmets, it could have been a scene fro...

From inside the scrum: a firsthand look at Pitt Rugby

From inside the scrum: a firsthand look at Pitt Rugby

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Sports Features

Editors note: This is the first in a two part series about Pitt Rugby. I knew I should have packed my cleats. After endeavouring to partake in a University of Pittsburgh Rugby Football Club’s practice, in the style of late participatory journalist George Plimpton, I had asked a friend who played rugby w...

Scheduling rivals could provide boon to football attendance

Scheduling rivals could provide boon to football attendance

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Sports Features

Two weeks ago, I wrote a column calling for Pitt and West Virginia to renew the Backyard Brawl. Last Thursday, by pure happenstance, fate intervened — in the form of Pitt and WVU AD’s Scott Barnes and Shane Lyons, respectively — and made my dream come true. The Panthers will now play the Moun...

Quarterback controversy brewing for Pitt after win in Akron

Quarterback controversy brewing for Pitt after win in Akron

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Doug Flutie or Rob Johnson? Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett? Nate Peterman or Chad Voytik? Because of a touchdown drive from the backup quarterback to end the first half against Akron on Saturday, Pitt may have the next big quarterback controversy. Pitt’s coaching staff pulled Voytik, the junior starter ...

Pitt defeats Akron 24-7 to advance to 2-0

Pitt defeats Akron 24-7 to advance to 2-0

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

AKRON, Ohio — It was steel city football in steel city weather in a city of rubber. The home of Goodyear Tires is also home to InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field, where Pitt beat Akron 24-7 on a rainy Saturday night. The water-logged win brought Pitt to a 2-0 season record. “What better weather...

Pitt renews Backyard Brawl with West Virginia

Pitt renews Backyard Brawl with West Virginia

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

Pitt announced four future matchups with rival West Virginia, with the first scheduled for 2022 in Pittsburgh. The Panthers will host the Mountaineers on Sept. 17, 2022.  The next matchup will be on Sept. 16, 2023 at West Virginia, followed by   in Pittsburgh on Sep. 14, 2024, and back to W...

Infusion of youth key to upstart MLB teams

Infusion of youth key to upstart MLB teams

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

There aren’t many ways to escape a losing past. However, one way is to field players who don’t remember it. At least that’s what the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are doing this year. With recent histories of futility — including four 100-loss seasons between them since 2009 — it seemed 2015 would ...

Time to shine: James Conner has the makings of a program great — now he has to win

Time to shine: James Conner has the makings of a program great — now he has to win

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

Whenever a young football player starts making an impact, the hyperbole emerges just as fast as the knock-off jerseys. From the most serious journalist to the biggest homer, everyone jumps to proclaim “He’s the next Dan Marino” or “the next Larry Fitzgerald.” But to be contrary, in junior runni...

‘Clavicle busters’: Pitt running back depth extends past Conner

‘Clavicle busters’: Pitt running back depth extends past Conner

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Features

The saying goes that two’s company, and three’s a crowd. But when it comes to a football backfield, Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney thinks otherwise. “I’m going to play everybody I feel like we can put on the field and win with,” Chaney said during Pitt’s training camp. The idea of...

Play Brawl: Why Pitt and West Virginia Must Renew Their Rivalry

Play Brawl: Why Pitt and West Virginia Must Renew Their Rivalry

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

As a junior, I’ve engaged in countless Panther rites of passage — having the Cathedral’s victory lights guide me home, eating at Primanti’s, singing “Sweet Caroline” at football games and promptly leaving after the last verse. Yet one item on my checklist remains unmarked — attending the...

Pitt baseball aims to learn from mental mistakes in new season

Pitt baseball aims to learn from mental mistakes in new season

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Yogi Berra, that old master of the befuddling — but truthful — phrase, once said “baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” For Pitt baseball, nothing could sum up the key to the upcoming season better. Competing in the ACC has been hard for Pitt since its transition two years ag...

With Boyd response, Narduzzi will set tone for tenure at Pitt

With Boyd response, Narduzzi will set tone for tenure at Pitt

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Upon his appointment as Pitt’s head football coach in December, it appeared that Pat Narduzzi’s first challenge would come Sept. 5 on the gridiron. Now, it appears his first test will stem from his own locker room.Following a June 12 incident, the Jefferson Hill Police Department arrested Pitt s...

Royal pain: Kansas City fans abuse of All-Star voting an abomination

Royal pain: Kansas City fans abuse of All-Star voting an abomination

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Sports Features

America has always styled itself as a nation of equality — if you have the skills, you will be rewarded.Of course, this has always been counterbalanced by people’s love of rewarding those they know, that great enemy of democracy and equality — nepotism.Yes, from Tammany Hall to getting that intern...

Three Panthers selected in 2015 MLB draft

Three Panthers selected in 2015 MLB draft

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For the third straight year, the MLB Draft has put three Panthers on the road to the bigs.In the 28th round of the MLB Draft on June 10, the Oakland Athletics drafted junior starting pitcher Marc Berube. In the 31st round, the New York Yankees selected senior relief pitcher Hobie Harris. Finally, in the ...

On football Saturdays, throw worries to wayside and stay four quarters

On football Saturdays, throw worries to wayside and stay four quarters

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

May 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

It’s a tradition as old as the sport itself.I encountered it at my first Pitt football game, a 41-13 drubbing at the hands of Florida State University and one young quarterback by the name of Jameis Winston.At the end of the third quarter, the score was 34-13 in favor of the visitors, the subdued crow...

Pitt baseball needs added consistency to compete in loaded ACC

Pitt baseball needs added consistency to compete in loaded ACC

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

May 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Joining a new athletic conference is never easy. Pitt head baseball coach Joe Jordano is learning that firsthand.Since Pitt hired him in 1998, Jordano led Pitt to nine Big East tournaments, including five straight from 2009-2013, and became the winningest coach in Pitt baseball history. Under Jordano, the te...

Pitt ends down season on high note with series win against Virginia Tech

Pitt ends down season on high note with series win against Virginia Tech

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

May 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Sitting at 18-31, all Pitt baseball had to play for was pride.With a weekend series win against Virginia Tech (27-26, 13-16 ACC), they accomplished that goal.Out of contention for the ACC tournament with a 9-20 conference record, the Panthers played well against a team fighting for their own tourney ...

Pitt baseball loses two of three to Yellow Jackets in Atlanta

By Stephen Caruso / Staff Writer

May 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Georgia Tech struck early and often last weekend, setting up Pitt baseball’s third consecutive conference series loss, as it lost two of three games in Atlanta.Starting pitching, or a lack thereof, served as foreshadowing for each game’s winner. Only in games where their starter pitched more th...

T.J. Zeuch gem sparks 2-1 series win against Wake Forest

T.J. Zeuch gem sparks 2-1 series win against Wake Forest

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

April 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Following a game in which he set career worsts in earned runs and hits, Pitt sophomore pitcher T.J. Zeuch needed confidence.“After the last two weeks, any pitcher [is] going to have his confidence shaken,” said Zeuch, who went 0-2 with a 12.00 ERA and 2.56 WHIP in his last two starts.Carrying a thr...

Hope springs eternal: Bold predictions for a big season

Hope springs eternal: Bold predictions for a big season

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

April 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

My fridge is full of hot dogs, and I’m listening to “Centerfield” on repeat, so you know baseball season is here. As the old adage says, you can’t predict baseball, but that doesn’t stop anyone from trying. Let me give it my best attempt and present you with some bold predictions for the coming ...

Sun sets on Pitt’s playoff push: A story of sports cliches

By Chris Puzia and Stephen Caruso / The Pitt News staff

March 31, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Editor's note: This story is satirical. Pitt looks to bounce back after a tough road loss in unfamiliar waters. The Panthers quickly found themselves up the creek without a paddle after the defense stood tall against an anemic Pitt offense.After a hard-fought battle, Pitt lost to Notre Dame on the ro...

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