• Pitt football changing up ‘Sweet Caroline' game tradition


    PITTSBURGH - Pitt football is tweaking a game tradition that typically inspires “a stadium-wide sing-along that brings fans out of their seats and closer together.”

    Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” will no longer be played between the third and fourth quarters break -- but it’s not disappearing entirely.


    Pitt Athletics announced Friday that the fan engagement tradition will be moved around to different points in the games. The decision took into account feedback from the Pitt Athletics Fan Committee, The Panther Pitt, coaches and players.

    The sound of “Sweet Caroline” will now target “specific moments in an effort capitalize on its unifying effect and preserve the tradition of playing it at Heinz Field,” a news release said.



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