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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A Pitt player bats during a game against the University of Virginia in April.

Column | Inconsistency continues to keep Pitt baseball, Mike Bell out of national tournament

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer May 31, 2022
One word defined the 2022 Pitt baseball season — inconsistency. The Panthers finished the season with an overall record of 29-27 after a loss to NC State in last weekend's ACC Tournament semifinal ended their season. 
Pitt senior infielder Jeffrey Wehler (2) runs during Wednesdays game in the ACC Baseball Tournament against Georgia Tech in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pitt baseball advances to ACC Tournament semifinals

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor May 25, 2022
The Panthers went to Charlotte, North Carolina for the ACC Baseball Tournament and needed to pull off two straight upsets to move on to the semifinals — and they did just that. Pitt took down Georgia Tech on Tuesday 12-6, then beat the Louisville Cardinals 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon.
Pitt players line up during the Blue vs. Gold spring football game in April.

Column | What to expect from Pitt’s offense in 2022 sans Pickett, Addison, Whipple

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor May 24, 2022
Cignetti has lofty expectations to meet after joining a program that just won a conference championship. Right now, establishing a run game that will chip away at opposing defenses is his best option. This team will win and lose games in the trenches this season.
Pitt sophomore forward John Hugley (23) scores during the men’s basketball exhibition versus Gannon at the Petersen Events Center in November.

Column | Recent additions put Pitt men’s basketball into ‘win now’ mode

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer May 24, 2022
Since April 1, Capel has finally started to show some of the recruiting prowess he was so highly touted for during his tenures at Duke and Oklahoma.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett participates in drills during an NFL football practice on Tuesday.

Column | Making the case for Kenny Pickett to be the Steelers’ starting quarterback

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer May 24, 2022
While Trubisky — a pro bowler in 2018 — has found success in the league, the Steelers should opt to start the rookie. Here are three reasons why Pickett should start right away.
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, Staff Writer 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.
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