Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

“I’m told that girls would have an easier time doing a backbend because, I don’t know, something about your center of gravity,” Shannon said. “Because guys have their center of gravity closer to their shoulders, it’s apparently more difficult for them to stay upright.” It’s ironic, then, that female drum majors might actually enjoy a slight performance advantage over men. Because for the first 107 years of Pitt Band, the position was held strictly by male students. Women weren’t even permitted to join until 1972.

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

17 years ago today, Pitt fans found out who Dwyane Wade was. Not that Wade was shrouded in anonymity before his legendary 2003 NCAA Tournament run — he was already one of the nation’s most outstanding players, averaging 21.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.2 steals as a junior at Marquette. But for a casual Pitt basketball fan, March 27 was the day they became acquainted with one the greatest shooting guards ever.

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

By this time, Pitt fans already know all about four-star class of 2020 center John Hugley and four-star class of 2022 guard Jalen Hood-Schifino. The former committed to Pitt back in October and the latter in December. But the point of this article is to iterate just how special these two players are. Both possess the sort of polished, game-changing talent that Pitt hasn’t seen in years. Each alone is capable of elevating a program to its next level. Together, they would single-handedly — well, double-handedly — catapult the Panthers back into national relevancy.

Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

Junior Cami Moreno transferred from Pitt after the tennis program was discontinued and now plays at the University of South Alabama. Junior Cami Moreno transferred from Pitt after the tennis program was discontinued and now plays at the University of South Alabama. Junior Cami Moreno transferred from Pitt after the tennis program was discontinued and now plays at the University of South Alabama. Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close It’s now been

Column: LeBron is all for activism — until it’s an inconvenience

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Since Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a quickly deleted image on Oct. 4 that read “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” resulting in a Chinese backlash and blacklisting of the organization, the NBA has timidly tiptoed around the issue out of fear of losing further business overseas. “I don’t know enough about the situation to comment” has become the go-to deflective statement for the lea

Goal-line debacle costs Pitt in 17-10 loss at PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In a series of head-scratching play calls that may haunt head coach Pat Narduzzi — and Pitt fans — for years to come, the Panthers failed to capitalize on four straight plays from inside Penn State’s 1-yard line that would’ve tied the score at 17 late in the game. Instead, Pitt lost 17-10 in its 100th — and possibly last — game against No. 13 Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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