The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


Junior pitcher Adriana Romano (16) winds up for a pitch during Saturday afternoon’s game against Florida State at Vartabedian Field.

Jenny Allard knows Pitt softball must ‘Dig Deep’ to compete in the ACC

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

Pitt softball’s first-year head coach Jenny Allard sought a new challenge at Pitt. After 29 seasons of success at Harvard, the legendary coach contemplated retirement.  With nine Ivy League championships,...

Sophomore Kennedy Duke performs her floor routine during a meet against Clemson in the Fitzgerald Field House on Feb. 9.

Pitt gymnastics prepares for first-ever ACC Championships

By Sara Meyer, Senior Staff Writer March 22, 2024

The last time the Atlantic Coast Conference sponsored a conference championship in women’s gymnastics was in 1984. Now, for the first time in 40 years, Pitt gymnastics (7-11, 1-5 ACC) will compete in...

Jeff Capel, head coach of Pitt mens basketball, yells on the court during the game against Wake Forest on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

‘I want more’: Jeff Capel displays the benefits of patience in college basketball

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2024

In a college basketball landscape filled with NET rankings, NIL, the transfer portal and constant coaching movements, what’s lost is a program's ability to build and rebuild. And rebuilding is exactly...

Pitt Club Women’s Basketball team stands for a photo while attending the NIRSA Championship Series in February.

Pitt’s club women’s basketball team demonstrates student athletes’ dedication to the sport they love

By Sara Meyer, Senior Staff Writer March 7, 2024

After taking a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students on the Pitt club women’s basketball team have dedicated substantial hours to rebuilding up the program. The 2023-24 season is a testament...

Jeremy Kohn looks to steal the Quadball during a match against Pitt on Saturday morning outside the Pitt Sports Dome.

Pitt Quadball Club brings inclusivity, wizardry to Oakland

By Grace McNally, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Whether a devoted “Potterhead,” or only vaguely familiar with the franchise, many are aware of the fictional sport Quidditch. Originating from the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling, Quidditch...

First-year guard Jaland Lowe (15) dribbles the ball during the game against Duke at the Petersen Events Center on January 9th.

Jaland Lowe is making the most of his promotion to the starting lineup

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor January 31, 2024

Heading into a season full of questions surrounding the backcourt, Pitt men’s basketball went the untraditional route. First-year guards Jaland Lowe and Carlton “Bub” Carrington were thrown into...

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to wide receiver Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday, September 1, 2011. The Vikings defeated the Texans, 28-0. (McKenna Ewen/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Former Pitt tight end Dorin Dickerson shines in sports media career

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The pipeline from athlete to employment in the sports industry is a popular and tested way for retired players to continue working in the field that they love. The most famous sports commentators, coaches...

Pitt women’s lacrosse players huddle up during a game against Duke at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

‘Most excited I’ve been’: Pitt lacrosse gears up for its third season

By Camille de Jesus, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

As the spring season inches closer, both athletes and fans are gearing up to get back to playing and watching the sports they love.  Pitt lacrosse knows this feeling of eagerness all too well. The...

Senior Sam Otis runs during the XC ACC Championships in October 2021.

Pitt track and field’s Sam Otis uses creativity to pursue film degree

By Lily Peters, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

Senior film major Sam Otis, a track and field student-athlete, is proof that managing a track and field schedule on top of studying for a degree in film is possible. Along with a certificate in Television...

Pitt Panthers celebrate after scoring the first goal during the match against Duquesne at the Ambrose Urbanic Field on Oct. 17.

Feature | Filip Mirkovic and Guilherme Feitosa use their experience to lead Pitt men’s soccer

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

After an up-and-down season, No. 20 Pitt men’s soccer (6-4-3, 2-2-2 ACC) prepares to make another run at the college cup. Although they lack the experience of previous iterations, the Panthers know that...

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