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Staff writer Griffin Floyd argued that if students want to see Panther teams succeed at the highest level, they must turn to non-revenue sports such as baseball and women’s volleyball.

Column | To get full Pitt Athletics experience, fans must invest in non-revenue sports

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer June 27, 2021
Non-revenue sports are an untapped gold mine for viewing pleasure, especially as they leave Pitt’s flagship sports in the dust from a competitive standpoint.
Pitt star forward Amanda West was named ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday for her performance in the Panthers’ final game of the regular season against Kentucky.

Panthers receive recognitions across multiple sports

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 9, 2021
Punxsutawney Phil may have had Pitt in mind when he predicted six weeks of winter before one of the most “beautiful and brightest” springs ever. The Panthers got the spring started in great fashion with a slew of accolades across multiple sports.
Pitt’s wrestling team has 27 wrestlers who are from Pennsylvania. Redshirt senior Jake Wentzel (right) and redshirt junior Nino Bonaccorsi are both from Pittsburgh’s South Hills.

Pitt wrestling building success around local products

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The five Panthers who competed in the NCAA Championships have one thing in common — they’re all from Pennsylvania. In fact, 27 of the 31 wrestlers on Pitt’s roster hail from Pennsylvania. Pitt’s head coach, Keith Gavin, is also from Pennsylvania and had a successful career as a Panther wrestler.
Pitt wrestling placed 11th at the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Senior Jake Wentzel (pictured) and redshirt junior Nico Bonaccorsi made it to the finals of their respective brackets, but neither won in their finals matchup.

Baseball, volleyball, wrestling highlight another busy weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
Pitt baseball and volleyball capped off a packed weekend of Pitt sports with wins over ACC opponents. Earlier in the weekend, Pitt wrestling finished 11th in the NCAA championships.
Two-time defending ACC champion Jake Wenzel (9-1) won 1-0 in his opening match against Drexel's Evan Barczak (6-3) on March 18. Wenzel was also Pitt’s highest individual seed since Max Thomusseit (2 at 184) in 2015.

Returning wrestlers fight to keep All-American status at 2021 NCAA Championships

By Tricia Caucci, For The Pitt News March 19, 2021
The remaining three will compete in the quarterfinals on Friday, starting at 11 a.m.
Senior Blaise Vera finished third in the 100-yard freestyle and will represent Pitt in the NCAA Championships from March 24-27.

Pitt wrestling, swimming compete in ACC Championship meets

By Henry Jackson , Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Pitt athletics enjoyed an eventful and successful weekend. Men’s swimming competed in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the second round of the ACC Championships as the wrestling team competed in Raleigh, North Carolina, for ACC Championships of its own. One state over, the track and field team also competed for its conference championship in Clemson, South Carolina.
Pitt wrestling fell to Virginia Tech 27-12, finishing the shortened season at 3-4 overall and 1-4 in conference.

Wins in Track and field, wrestling highlight weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, For The Pitt News February 15, 2021
Pitt’s weekend in athletics saw cancellations in softball and soccer. However, the weekend was not without its standout performances. Wrestling’s Jake Wentzel and track and field’s Evan Addison and Greg Lauray did Pitt sports proud.
Jake Wentzel won the 165-pound weight class matchup against UNC’s Kennedy Monday.

Pitt wrestling, gymnastics fall over the weekend

By Jason Glancy, For The Pitt News February 8, 2021
A cold and overcast weekend was capped off with disappointment from Pitt wrestling and gymnastics. Stellar individual performances were not enough to turn the tide on any front.
The Pitt Gymnastics team earned its first victory of the season Sunday afternoon by narrowly beating out NC State and Towson with a final score of 195.700.

Gymnastics, swimming and diving take home big wins

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
The weekend was a mixed bag for Pitt sports teams. The high-powered wrestling team continued to struggle in a tight loss against Virginia, even as the track and field team finished last at the Notre Dame invitational. Nevertheless, Pitt swimming and diving furthered its unprecedented success in a dual meet sweep, and the gymnastics team earned its first win of the season.
The Pitt women’s basketball team has already surpassed its conference win total from last season, starting off this season with three wins and three losses in ACC play. The team will play Louisville on Feb. 18.

Mark your calendars: Key winter sports dates

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer January 29, 2021
NCAA winter sports have begun to wrap up, but many important matchups remain for several of Pitt’s athletic programs.
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