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Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

Junior Demetrius Thomas lost his sudden-death overtime match, marking Pitt’s third straight wrestling loss.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

In an otherwise bleak three days, the tennis and track and field programs provided moments of victory with set wins and podium finishes.

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

Pitt gymnastics narrowly beat George Washington University winning 195.175 to 194.625 on Saturday afternoon.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Pitt swimming and diving headlined an eventful weekend in Pitt athletics, dominating the Western Pennsylvania Invitational and breaking multiple team records in the process.

Weekend Recap: Swimming and Diving gets only team win of long week

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi upset Oklahoma’s No. 2 ranked 133-pound Daton Fix during Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon.

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

January 21, 2019

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi was the lone bright spot of Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State this weekend. Phillippi upset the No. 2 ranked 133 pound wrestler in the country, Daton Fix.

Panthers in the Pros: Black, Perez, Washington, McDonough

San Francisco Giants pitcher Ray Black makes his debut in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park July 8, 2018.

By Stephen Thompson, staff writer

January 16, 2019

With 15 varsity sports, it is expected that some Pitt alums go on to become professional athletes. While some, like former Pitt football player James Conner, are more well known, there are still Panthers from all different sports performing at the professional level.

Weekend Recap: Wrestling starts season and Daigneault continues to roll

First-years Brendon Fenton and Louis Newell wrestle in the Panthers’ intersquad blue and gold wrestling scrimmage Saturday.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Valerie Daigneault is undefeated in her swimming events so far this season. The volleyball team improved to 25-1 on the season and the wrestling team only has one more week until their season begins. You can read about all of that and more in this week’s weekend sports recap.

Volleyball picks up the slack for Pitt sports over weekend

Sophomore Kayla Lund had 23 kills in the team’s victory over College of Charleston Sept. 14.

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

While Pitt's soccer teams didn’t fare so well, volleyball picked up the slack by sweeping Virginia Tech for the Panthers' 13th straight win.

Weekend sports: Track tabs top-10s, tennis trips up

Redshirt junior Liam Sabino (11) contributed two hits and three RBIs during Pitt’s 4-3 win over Georgia Tech Saturday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

April 15, 2018

This past weekend for Pitt Athletics looked like a repeat of the one before it. Track athletes again set personal bests and nabbed top finishes as softball and baseball each won two of three and tennis continued to struggle. Baseball Like tennis and softball, the baseball team also hosted Georg...

Weekend sports: Softball causes upset, gymnastics competes at regionals

Senior pitcher Kayla Harris threw complete game shutout across eight innings at Pitt’s 1-0 victory over Florida State Saturday. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

April 8, 2018

Though some students may be struggling with the stresses that the end of the semester brings, Pitt athletes weren’t cracking under the pressure over the weekend. Track athletes continue to set personal bests, the baseball team improved on their impressive win percentage and the softball team registere...

Cultures come together on Pitt’s tennis team

Senior Callie Frey is the only American-born player on Pitt’s women’s tennis team. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

April 3, 2018

A quick glance at the men’s top 10 world tennis rankings reveals that no two players share the same country of origin. The same can be said for the top eight women in the world — an unusual trend considering certain nations tend to specialize and often dominate in other sports. A microcosm of...

Weekend sports: Panthers split across the states

Sophomore Dante Watson finished the 800m in 13th place with a time 1:51.44 at Saturday’s Stanford Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Dante Watson)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

The Panthers’ track and field team found both faltered and found success from coast to coast during the weekend while Pitt baseball, softball and tennis stayed home for conference matchups. Track and Field The Pitt track and field team had a jam-packed weekend, with athletes competing in fou...

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