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Brian O’Neill builds body, changes positions

Brian O’Neill builds body, changes positions

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 3, 2015

It wasn’t a GNC protein bar or rare animal meat that Pitt redshirt freshman Brian O’Neill credited as a staple of his weight-gaining regimen this offseason. Instead, the first of six meals he ate every day was much more mundane. “I’d wake up at about 3:30 in the morning and eat two peanut but...

‘Clavicle busters’: Pitt running back depth extends past Conner

‘Clavicle busters’: Pitt running back depth extends past Conner

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2015

The saying goes that two’s company, and three’s a crowd. But when it comes to a football backfield, Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney thinks otherwise. “I’m going to play everybody I feel like we can put on the field and win with,” Chaney said during Pitt’s training camp. The idea of...

Pitt aims to improve fan gameday experience

Pitt aims to improve fan gameday experience

By Jessie Wallace / For The Pitt News

September 1, 2015

Turning the tide is no easy feat — especially when that tide is a tsunami of students ditching Pitt football games right after “Sweet Caroline” — but new athletic director Scott Barnes won’t ride those waves alone. In June, Barnes revealed his plan for a Panther Fans Experience Committee to en...

Royal pain: Kansas City fans abuse of All-Star voting an abomination

Royal pain: Kansas City fans abuse of All-Star voting an abomination

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 16, 2015

America has always styled itself as a nation of equality — if you have the skills, you will be rewarded.Of course, this has always been counterbalanced by people’s love of rewarding those they know, that great enemy of democracy and equality — nepotism.Yes, from Tammany Hall to getting that intern...

GoFundMe page hopes to better connect fans to Pitt athletics

GoFundMe page hopes to better connect fans to Pitt athletics

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

June 9, 2015

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone with a better perspective on the modern age of Pitt athletics than Dave Jedlicka.A Western Pennsylvanian since birth, Jedlicka began rooting for Pitt 16 years ago, following a campus tour that solidified the University as his college of choice. He would end up...

A football life

A football life

By Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers

May 28, 2015

After a long and successful playing career, former Panther Jerry Olsavsky has been bitten by the coaching bug.

After long playing career, Olsavsky finds passion in coaching

After long playing career, Olsavsky finds passion in coaching

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Jerry Olsavsky thought often about what he’d do after his career playing in the NFL ended. Not because he liked to, but because common sense just dictated it. “You could get hurt at any moment, and your career would be over,” Olsavsky said. The 1989 Pitt graduate, who majored in information ...

A new game

A new game

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

May 28, 2015

Opened in 2014 by former Steelers Baron Batch and John Malecki, Studio AM is thriving in Homestead.

Former Steelers bring art to Homestead

Former Steelers bring art to Homestead

By Joe Rokicki / For The Pitt News

May 28, 2015

For most NFL retirees, life after football is a more direct continuation of the sport — analysts, anchors and coaches all apply the knowledge obtained from their youthful days into a respective post-player genre. However, for entrepreneurial artists and former NFL players Baron Batch and John Maleck...

Running high: Some athletes seeing beneficial side of the pot leaf

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2015

Not everybody pays extra attention to birds singing or the texture of the dirt while they’re running. But Billy Davis said smoking before working out makes you more attuned to life’s simple pleasures.Davis and Tim Smith, who ran cross country in high school shortly after he started smoking, said the p...

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