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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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.
Pitt first-year utility position player Josh Overbeek (17) prepares to bat during Friday’s game against the University of Virginia.

Panthers baseball wins rollercoaster series versus No. 6 Virginia

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
With a 4-1 victory on Easter Sunday against No. 6 Virginia, Pitt baseball won its fourth consecutive ACC series. The win boosts the Panthers’ chances of reaching the NCAA Tournament.
Pitt softball player Dani Drogemuller (16) pitches at the softball game vs. Clemson last Saturday.

Weekend Sports Recap | Baseball upsets No. 6 Virginia

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
As the semester winds down, Pitt baseball is heating up. The team continued a hot run through conference play with a 2-1 series win over No. 6 Virginia, headlining the weekend in Pitt athletics.
New York Yankees Gerrit Cole pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during Wednesday’s game in New York.

Take 5 | Gerrit Cole’s potential turnaround, NBA Playoffs and more

By The Pitt News Staff April 15, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at the Grizzlies’ NBA title chances, how Cale Makar is revolutionizing hockey and more. 
Former Pitt linebacker John Petrishen participated in the broad jump at NFL Pro Day on March 21.

Johnny Petrishen poised to get his shot in NFL

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 15, 2022
The Pittsburgh native played in every game for the Panthers in 2021, registering 74 tackles and three interceptions as a linebacker. The road to the NFL became a little bit more clear after the season concluded, given his increased on-field role within the team.
Kris Letang (58) of the Pittsburgh Penguins brings the puck up ice as Alexandre Carrier (45) of the Nashville Predators defends during Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.

Column | The Penguins should be considered as a great modern sports dynasty

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
The Penguins have established themselves as hockey’s dominant powerhouse, drawing hate from rivals who wish to copy the team’s success. No other team in the league has won more games than the Penguins since 2010.
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