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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Keith Gavin gets his hand raised after winning the 174-pound national championship in his final match as a Panther in 2008. Gavin was hired as Pitts new head wrestling coach Friday morning. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

Keith Gavin returning to Pitt as new head wrestling coach

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor April 14, 2017

Heather Lyke made the first big hire of her tenure as Pitt’s athletic director Friday morning, naming former national champion Keith Gavin as the Panthers’ new head wrestling coach. “We are thrilled...

TeShan Campbell announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State two days after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament, but his mind had already been made up for more than a month. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 23, 2017

After 21 years in the steel city he’s called home, TeShan Campbell is moving out. Campbell announced his decision Monday to transfer to Ohio State University to spend the final two years of his college...

TeShan Campbell would have been one of Pitts most valuable wrestlers next year, but he announced his intention to transfer to The Ohio State University Monday. TPN File Photo (2017)

Pitt wrestlers reflect on mixed season, look to next year

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 21, 2017

Pitt wrapped up its season at the NCAA Division I Championships last weekend without an All-American wrestler for the second year in a row. After a season marred by senior 149-pounder Mikey Racciato’s...

ACC Champion 165-pounder TeShan Campbell is transferring to Ohio State University. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

ACC Champion wrestler TeShan Campbell to transfer to Ohio State

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 20, 2017

The Pitt wrestling team absorbed another huge blow just two days after the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season, as 165-pound ACC Champion TeShan Campbell announced his intention to transfer to Ohio State...

Dom Forys lost against Bryan Landry from Buffalo in the Round of 16 Thursday, taking him out of title contention. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

No Panther wrestlers left in title contention at NCAAs

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 16, 2017

After a successful opening round at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, all four of Pitt’s competitors dropped out of contention for first-place titles by the end of the second session Thursday night. Junior...

Redshirt junior Ryan Solomon is one of four Pitt wrestlers set to compete in St. Louis at the NCAA Championships. TPN File Photo (2017)

Four Pitt wrestlers begin quests for NCAA titles

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 15, 2017

It’s been nearly a decade since Keith Gavin took home the Pitt wrestling team’s most recent individual title at the 2008 NCAA Championships in St. Louis. The annual tournament returns to the Scottrade...

The Pitt mens basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

ICYMI: Spring Break

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 12, 2017

March 3 Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selection - Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA...

Pitt redshirt freshman Taleb Rahmani became one of three first-time ACC champions for the Panthers on Saturday. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Pitt wrestlers Forys, Rahmani and Campbell capture first ACC titles

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 4, 2017

The No. 23 Pitt wrestling team appears to be peaking in the postseason, and the Panthers have three individual ACC titles to prove it. Junior 133-pounder Dom Forys (19-1) and sophomore 165-pounder TeShan...

Pitts No. 18 285-pounder Ryan Solomon upset No. 3 Duke wrestler Jacob Kasper Saturday night with a 4-3 win. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

Pitt wrestlers top Duke to end regular season

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2017

After a season filled with distractions and disappointments, the No. 24 Pitt wrestling team closed out its regular season on a three-match winning streak after defeating Duke Saturday night. The team...

Pitt sophomore TeShan Campbell is ranked No. 13 in the country at 165 pounds. Theo Schwartz | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt wrestlers refocus after setbacks in Stillwater

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor January 5, 2017

After successful high school wrestling careers, Pittsburgh natives Dom Forys and TeShan Campbell are on the cusp of greatness at the next level. Both Forys and Campbell sit inside the top 15 of the...

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