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Heather Lyke is Pitt’s athletic director.

First stage of Pitt’s Victory Heights plan set to be completed in 2024

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 26, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of construction on Pitt’s Victory Heights project. With construction expected to begin this year, Pitt band, one of the beneficiaries, eagerly awaits the new practice facility promised in the plan.
The Pitt band currently uses the Sports Dome and Cost Center for most of its practice, but the new Victory Heights facility will give them a larger and more updated space.

Pitt band to find home in Victory Heights

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer February 6, 2020
With Victory Heights on the horizon, the Pitt marching band will finally have something it has always lacked — an adequate home.
Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

Pitt to announce plans for Victory Heights

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief January 13, 2020
Heather Lyke and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will discuss the new project at a news conference in the Petersen Event Center, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Heather Lyke discussed her ideas for the flipping of the Pete during a roundtable discussion. (Photo by Jordan Mondell)

A new path for champions: Lyke discusses renovations, new hires, athletic culture

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2018

As Pitt’s highly anticipated McCarl Hall of Champions is under construction, Panther fans can expect the changes to continue — Pitt’s athletic innovation will extend up “cardiac hill” to all...

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