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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts a pass during a game against the Washington Football Team at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on December 7, 2020.

Take 5: Brady, Big Ben and Backyard Brawl

By The Pitt News Staff February 26, 2021
Is it time for Ben Roethlisberger to hang it up? Is Tom Brady the Michael Jordan of football? Hear the takes our writers have been dying to spew in this week’s edition of Take 5:
Bobby Grier was a fullback and linebacker, and only Black player on the team in 1956, for Pitt football from 1952-55.  Now, he is 88 years old, and known as the man who integrated the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2, 1956.

Column | Bobby Grier belongs in the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame immediately

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Legendary Pitt football alum Bobby Grier, who integrated the Sugar Bowl in 1956, must be part of Pitt Athletics’ next Hall of Fame class
Dabo Swinney, head coach of the Clemson Tigers.

Column | Expanding College Football Playoff exciting idea, but not calculated

By Dalton Coppola, For The Pitt News February 19, 2021
Fans have begged for an eight-team College Football Playoff for years, but Dalton Coppola argues it would simply delay the inevitable and dilute the importance of the regular season.
Sophomore guard Justin Champagnie entered his second year with the Panthers coming off a season in which he averaged 12 points and seven rebounds per game, starting 27 of 33 games as a first-year.

Column | Champagnie has earned his status among ACC’s elite

By Zack Gibney, For The Pitt News February 19, 2021
Historically, the conference gives ACC Player of the Year to an outstanding player on an exceptional team primed for a deep tournament run in March — where Champagnie has a problem.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett chose to forgo the NFL Draft and return for a fifth year- Staff Writer Carson Zaremski would grant him a 96 for throw power in EA Sports’ College Football.

Pitt football’s fictional video game ratings

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
The players will be rated out of 100, based on the more specific attribute ratings they would get in the game.
The Petersen Events Center.

Column | After decades of football mediocrity, Pitt has become basketball school

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer February 12, 2021
With the emergence of the Petersen Events Center as the prime location for a Panther event, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck argues basketball has been Pitt’s identity in the 21st century.
The New England Revolution drafted senior forward Edward Kizza (9), who broke a number of school scoring records, in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft in January.

Column | Men, women’s soccer coaches have ushered in new era of Pitt sports

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
While basketball and football get the most attention, staff writer Griffin Floyd argues a new era is upon us — Pitt is a fútbol, not football, school
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a first-down reception as he is hit by Cleveland Browns defensive back T.J. Carrie in the first quarter, Dec. 15, 2019, at State Farm Stadium.

Column | History, location make Pitt a football school

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
A football town isn’t complete without a college-level program, which has culminated in Pitt’s identity as a “football school.”
Journalist Vincent Schilling from the Mohawk Tribe has called upon the Kansas City Chiefs to change their name.

Column | Remove Native American mascots from pro sports

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 10, 2021
It’s long overdue: change the names of sports teams with Native American mascots.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi.

Satire: The love-hate relationship between Pitt fans and Pat Narduzzi

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 9, 2021
Relationships go through their fair share of ups and downs, and nothing exemplifies that love-hate connection more than Panther Nation and Pat Narduzzi.
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