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10 sports video games to keep you sane in self-quarantine

There are a wide variety of different sports games that can be played.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

With nothing but time on your hands and zero motivation for anything school-related, now is the time to unearth that ancient, dust-covered collection of sports video games buried somewhere in your basement. Left behind since you upgraded to that last new console or replaced them with slightly newer but also slightly worse versions, these are some of the best from both today and yesteryear.

Heather Lyke talks uncertainty, adaptations amid COVID-19 restrictions

Heather Lyke addressed a group of local reporters via Zoom Thursday to discuss Pitt Athletics’ adaptations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

Addressing members of the local media during a Zoom conference Thursday afternoon, Athletic Director Heather Lyke fielded questions regarding how Pitt is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lacrosse recruits remain active despite quarantine

Pitt’s inaugural lacrosse team has nine players lined up for the 2020 season.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Although in-person schooling, practices and competitions have been placed on hold, Pitt's lacrosse recruits have continued to improve their games.

Kyla Nelson to transfer from Pitt

Kyla Nelson announced that she will be transferring out of Pitt on Twitter around 6 p.m. Thursday night.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball will be short one of its veteran players next season, as junior guard Kyla Nelson announced Thursday she will transfer from the program.

What are the Odds: Scouring a barren gambling landscape

Following the cancellation of most sports, and thus sports betting, betontheweather.io allows you to place bets on meteorologists’ high or low temperature predictions.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

If you find yourself desperately looking to scratch the itch, here are a few options that might satisfy your gambling urges.

Redemption and Rosie O’Grady’s: Pitt’s 2008 Big East Title from the stands

Archival photos of Pitt’s 2008 Big East Tournament win.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

New York has a distinctive basketball culture. It is blue-collar, born from pick-up games on blacktops and manifested through moxie. So when the Big East basketball tournament moved to New York City in 1983, member teams embraced the natural fit — and no one embodied the host city’s gritty personality more than the 2008 Pitt Panthers.

Five Pitt gymnasts earn All-EAGL Honors

Five Pitt gymnasts earned all-conference honors in the 2020 East Atlantic Gymnastics League, including senior transfer Michaela Burton, who wrapped up her career with three First Team honors for bars, beam and floor.

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Pitt's Michaela Burton, Deven Herbine, Olivia Miller, Alecia Petrikis and Ciara Ward received all-conference honors on Monday.

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix (8) accidentally bumps into a referee. Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, announced Monday afternoon.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

“Space Jam” is an iconic basketball movie and is available on Netflix.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Day 18 without sports.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find some sort of alternative to live sports entertainment. Many innovative fans have come up with multiple ideas already, but one obvious solution is to start binging sports movies at an unhealthy rate. Right about now we’d normally be enjoying the fruits of March Madness and the conclusion of the NBA regular season, but instead we can only turn on the best basketball films available.

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

Ben Howland took over as Pitt’s Men’s Basketball head coach in 1999 and built the Panthers into a contending team on the national stage.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2003, was the day Pitt basketball fans became acquainted with one the greatest shooting guards to ever play the game — Dwyane Wade.

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