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Cheaters sometimes win: Oakland Zoo ups distraction tactics

Cheaters sometimes win: Oakland Zoo ups distraction tactics

By Jessica Boddy / For The Pitt News

February 16, 2015

“Joel! Joel! Joel! Joel, how’s Shannon? Joel!”“Hey, Marcus! Retweet me after the game! OK? Marcus!”“Meeks, you suck! You look like the Pillsbury Doughboy!”Anyone who has ever been in the Oakland Zoo during a pregame warm up knows that strangely personal shouts to opposing players, like these exclamations heard at Sa...

Prince Amukamara

Prince Amukamara

By Richard W. Rodriguez / TNS

February 13, 2015

Prince Amukamara, who formerly had abstained from sex until marriage, got married last Spring.

Athlete sees benefit of sex on the field

Athlete sees benefit of sex on the field

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 13, 2015

Prince Amukamara is getting action in more places than on the football field, and one of his teammates is making sure everybody knows it.The 2011 draft pick and New York Giants cornerback had not initially performed up to his first-round draft choice billing due to injuries and poor performance. But h...

Pump up the jam

Pump up the jam

By Nate Smith

February 2, 2015

Athletes like wrestler Mike Racciato rely on specific music to get them in the right mindset for competition.

Music a critical aspect of athletes’ gameday rituals

Music a critical aspect of athletes’ gameday rituals

By Jessica Boddy / For The Pitt News

February 2, 2015

The crowd in the Fitzgerald Field House was dynamic and lively the entire wrestling meet – fans feeding off of athletes, athletes feeding off of fans. While a deafening roar encouraged one wrestler, another, Nick Bonaccorsi, waited his turn behind the bench. The audible buzz of a full crowd and a tigh...

Brothers of the cup

Brothers of the cup

By Courtesy of Andrew Taglianetti

December 4, 2014

Andrew and Jon Taglianetti pose with the Stanley Cup.

Taglianetti twins’ bond grows as Penguins’ employees.

Taglianetti twins’ bond grows as Penguins’ employees.

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

Andrew and Jon Taglianetti got to do the unthinkable after the Detroit Red Wings won the 2008 Stanley Cup over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 17-year-old fraternal twins drank from the NHL championship’s nearly three-foot-tall, 35-pound trophy.Working the visitor’s locker room at the now-demolishe...

Float on

Float on

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

November 18, 2014

Joe Uchebo (50) unleashes a floater in mid-air.

Recovering Uchebo hopes to return to form

Recovering Uchebo hopes to return to form

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

November 18, 2014

This is the second installment of a two- part story on Pitt basketball player Joe Uchebo. The first installment appeared in the Nov. 18 edition of The Pitt News.Trust would also be paramount in Pitt center Joe Uchebo making an optimal recovery. He’d have to trust his right knee, something he wasn’...

Ed Lucas and Willie Mays

Ed Lucas and Willie Mays

By Courtesy of Ed Lucas

November 10, 2014

Ed Lucas (right) interviewing Willie Mays after a New York Giants game.

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