Pitt Athletics

An Olympic medal from 1936

See a Piece of Olympic Games History

The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were famous for Jesse Owens’ sweeping victories, but did you know that Pitt shares in the history too? A 21-year-old runner named John Woodruff (A&S ’39) paused mid-race and still managed to win the 800 meter competition. Pitt has his gold medal.

Track and Field Olympian Reflects on Time at Pitt, Plans for New Facilities

Alumnus Herb Douglas (EDUC ’48, ’50G), the oldest living African American Olympic medalist, says plans for new training spaces for athletes will bring recruiting and Pitt Athletics to new heights.
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Pitt Hosts Students from Franklin Regional School District for Disability Mentoring Day

The University of Pittsburgh hosted 13 students from Franklin Regional School District as they participated in Disability...
tether device in foreground with swimmer in pool in the background wearing script Pitt swim cap

Tether Device Aims to Improve Swimmers’ Times, Go Beyond the Pool

A University of Pittsburgh research team has developed a new device for swimmers, called Impulse, which measures force production to aid coaches and athletes in determining better ways to improve performance and prevent injury. And they’re starting with students on Pitt’s Swimming and Diving team.
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Inaugural Broadcast Course in Pitt Studios Gives Hands-on Experience to Students

Alumnus Kevin Smith brought his expertise back to Pitt after a 17-year Hollywood career writing movie and TV screenplays to instruct the innovative new course.