The University fields varsity intercollegiate teams in men's and women's sports. The men's varsity sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, and wrestling. The women's program includes basketball, cross country, gymnastics, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball.
The University of Pittsburgh is a member of the BIG EAST Conference. The men's and women's basketball teams, the men's baseball and soccer teams, and the women's volleyball and soccer teams play a round-robin regular season conference schedule, and also compete in BIG EAST Conference Championships. The women's softball team plays in the Conference round-robin schedule. The cross country, indoor and outdoor track, swimming and diving, and tennis teams do not play a round-robin regular season schedule but do participate in BIG EAST Conference Championships. The women's gymnastics team participates in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League, and the wrestling team is a member of the Eastern Wrestling League. The football team is a member of the BIG EAST Football Conference and plays a regular season schedule against the other members to determine the Conference Championship.
Up to four season football tickets may be purchased by full-time faculty members at a 20 percent discount. Individual game tickets for football are also available at a 20 percent discount. On an as-available basis, full-time faculty may also purchase two men's basketball season tickets at a savings of 20 percent. Information concerning football ticket purchase plans is sent to all University employees prior to the start of each season. For additional ticket information, telephone the Panther Ticket Office, 412-648-PITT .