Pitt’s football team began its offseason workout program on Monday, two weeks after the team first returned to campus and completed a period of medical testing and quarantine.
Next week, they’ll be joined by the members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s and women’s soccer teams and women’s volleyball team as athletic director Heather Lyke announced on Tuesday the next phase of the athletic department’s return to competition.
“We are excited to have our men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball student-athletes returning to campus June 29,” Lyke said in a press release. “We remain committed to our guiding principle – the health and well-being of our student-athletes and staff – as we continue to implement the campus return plan that we worked diligently with University leadership and medical experts to develop.”
Like the football players that preceded them, the returning and newcoming athletes will undergo a period of quarantine and medical testing, followed by a period of workouts based on the NCAA rules for their sport and a 10-athlete maximum.
Players will continue to go through mandatory daily screening and personal protective equipment will be used and social distancing observed whenever possible.
Return times for the remainder of Pitt’s student-athletes, including Pitt’s only other fall sport, cross country, will be announced at a later date.