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Finding your place as a transfer student

Finding your place as a transfer student

By Saket Rajprohat | Columnist

August 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It was a cold and snowy January day. With my backpack and suitcases heavier than they seemed leaving home, I stepped into my new dorm. I was excited to finally be at Pitt. After my short and easy semester at Robert Morris University, a private school in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, I was ready to move out of the house, ha...

Councilman Gilman talks district, student issues

Councilman Gilman talks district, student issues

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under City, News

For many of the thousands of new and incoming Pitt students, this fall in Pittsburgh will be their first. It’s an experience that City Council Member Dan Gilman shared with them many years ago. “Whether I’m a native depends on how original you go,” Gilman said, laughing. “We moved to Pittsburgh...

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports

Durand Johnson penetrated the right side of the lane, heaved a running jumper, got fouled and landed awkwardly on his right leg. He cringed for a minute, clutching his knee on the floor, then stood up and sank two free throws.Pitt fans inside the Petersen Events Center sighed in relief. Johnson was the...

Welcome Back: Battle tested, Pitt looks to build on solid first year in ACC

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The members of the Pitt volleyball team can all agree on their goals for this season: make the NCAA Tournament and finish in at least the top four of the ACC.“The team goal is my personal goal,” said sophomore outside hitter Maria Genitsaridi, who spent her entire summer training with the Greek natio...

Welcome Back: International players coming to Pitt in record numbers

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Soccer is known as the world’s game and, this fall on campus, there will be plenty of evidence to back up that reputation. The Pitt men’s soccer team has eight players from abroad — its most ever. Prior to this season, the team had seven players from outside the country since 2000, with no mo...

Welcome Back: Men’s and women’s XC hoping to make strides this fall

Welcome Back: Men’s and women’s XC hoping to make strides this fall

By Megan Boyle / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

A year can make quite the difference for a struggling team. In 2012, members of a young Pitt women’s cross country team found themselves at the end of their season finishing in sixth place at the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships while their male counterparts did not even qualify...

Welcome Back: Pitt alum chasing pro basketball dream in Pittsburgh

Welcome Back: Pitt alum chasing pro basketball dream in Pittsburgh

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports Features

Pittsburgh basketball fans probably haven’t heard of Jared Culbreath, and you can’t really blame them.Culbreath didn’t play for Pitt. He didn’t even play for his high school team in Augusta, Ga., after he failed to make the last cut. An unknown player, he didn’t receive any athletic scholars...

Welcome Back: Summer proves to be anything but dull for sports fans

By Alex Wise / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports Columns

To the average sports fan, summer is typically a boring period of the year. Baseball is the only “big four” sport in season and, though it’s America’s pastime and the sport of summer, we can pay only so much attention to it. But this summer has been anything but typical. The humdrum that occup...

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

Welcome Back: Offense, or lack thereof, will dictate outcome of season

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Unable to find the goal last season, the Pitt men’s soccer team has taken steps to make sure that doesn’t happen again this year.The Panthers finished last season with an overall record of 1-11-4, and they went winless in conference play.Although their first season in the ACC was a rude awakening, he...

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

Welcome Back: Despite their youth, Panthers determined to win

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Members of the Pitt women’s soccer team will wear the roman numeral “XI” on their jerseys this season, signifying the mantra that head coach Greg Miller and the rest of the coaching staff instilled in the team last November: “Year of 11.”This season is the “Year of 11” — a unifying p...

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