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Pitt junior wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) during a game against North Carolina State in Oct. 2020.

Column | Players come and go but Pitt football’s culture stands tall

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer May 18, 2022
With star rising-junior wide receiver Jordan Addison entering the transfer portal, outsiders don’t view Pitt as one of the nation’s elite teams heading into the season. Don’t tell the players in the Panthers locker room that, though. 
Pitt senior pitcher Matt Gilbertson (45) pitches during a game against the University of Virginia in April.

ACC Baseball Tournament on the horizon after wild regular season

By Jack Markowski May 18, 2022
With the 2022 college baseball regular season winding down, all eyes are looking ahead to the upcoming slate of conference tournaments.
Pitt redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) runs with the ball during the first half of Saturday evening’s ACC Championship game against Wake Forest University at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Steelers draft former Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett No. 20 overall in 2022 NFL Draft

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 28, 2022
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett with the No. 20 overall pick.
Louis Riddick on the set of SportsCenter during ESPNs coverage of Super Bowl LVI in Anaheim, California in February.

‘Just one big family’: Louis Riddick talks commencement speech, Pitt football and Kenny Pickett

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 21, 2022
Former Pitt football defensive back Louis Riddick isn’t afraid to hide his love for his alma mater. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has tabbed the former Pitt football player and now nationally renowned football analyst as Pitt’s class of 2022 commencement speaker.
Take 5 | The Oakland A’s need to relocate, Celtics will win NBA Championship

Take 5 | The Oakland A’s need to relocate, Celtics will win NBA Championship

By The Pitt News Staff April 21, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at college football recruiting in Pennsylvania, the NBA Playoffs and more.
Defensive back Damarri Mathis catches a football at NFL Pro Day on last month.

Column | Projecting where Pitt prospects will land in the NFL Draft

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Excitement is at its peak as we are a little under a week away from the NFL draft. After a successful season for Pitt, many players are projected to be drafted. While nobody truly knows which team will select each player until the draft weekend is over, we have an idea of where some of these players could land.
Pitt senior pitcher Matt Gilbertson (45) pitches during Friday’s game against the University of Virginia.

Pitt sporting events to watch during finals week

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 20, 2022
Baseball, track and field and softball will all play over the course of the next week. If students need a change from the studying and exams, there are ample opportunities to watch the Panthers compete.
Senior midfielder Peyton Reed (16) faces off a player from Akron during a Pitt women’s lacrosse game in March.

‘I see Pitt thriving’: Lacrosse seniors, grad students set bar for future teams

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2022
During their only season as Panthers, 14 Pitt lacrosse seniors and grad students have laid the groundwork for future teams, establishing a culture of hard work and dedication within the program that is consistent with Pittsburgh’s blue-collar mentality.
Students play basketball at Trees Hall.

Column | All I need to know, I learned at Trees

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022
Outgoing sports editor Stephen Thompson has spent four years playing on and learning from Pittsburgh’s pick-up basketball courts. This is what they taught him and why he’s sad to leave them behind after graduation.
Panther Pitt fans cheer for Pitt at a home game against UNC in November 2017. (TPN file photo)

Sports Podcast | Spring semester in review

By Brian Sherry, Jermaine Sykes, and Sinead McDevitt April 19, 2022
Staff writers Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes look back on the spring semester and make predictions for next year’s football season.
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