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Relive Pitt’s famed final moments

Senior Chinaza Ndee reacts after Pitt’s 2019 NCAA Tournament loss.
November 17, 2020
Pitt sports teams are familiar with such a feeling and are hardly strangers to both the joy and agony inevitable after a close game. Although the outcome may not always be in the Panthers’ favor, the last decade has given Pitt fans their fair share of nail-biters. Here are some of Pitt’s famed moments that came down to the wire.

Column | Depth makes up for lack of starpower in 2020 NBA draft

Georgia's Anthony Edwards reacts to his breakaway slam dunk after making a steal late in the second half against Texas A&M on Feb. 1.
November 15, 2020
With a record-tying 17th Los Angeles Lakers championship in the rearview, the NBA rapidly approaches its start of the season on Dec. 22. To accommodate the altered schedule, the NBA draft will take place Thursday. An incomplete college season will make prospects harder to evaluate, but most of the top 10 picks should come easily.

Column | Pickett needs healthy finish to maintain professional prospects

Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw four interceptions in Pitt's 52-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday
November 1, 2020
Senior staff writer Tyler Mathes argues that Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett will need a productive end to the 2020 season in order to keep his chance at a professional career alive.

What are the Odds: Bouncing back with bets on the gridiron and the pitch

The Ohio State Buckeyes face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions this Saturday at Beaver Stadium.
October 29, 2020
After an unsuccessful college football slate last time around, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck hopes for a bounce back weekend on the sportsbook, putting his faith in Ohio State for a fierce rivalry matchup Saturday.

Column | NCAA’s conference-affiliated referee system must go

Referees make an impact on every game played.
October 29, 2020
Nobody wins when poor officiating decides a thrilling sporting event, and fans come away underwhelmed. Staff writer Griffin Floyd argues the NCAA should reduce inconsistent ref performances by getting rid of the conference-affiliated officiating system.

Column | WNBA players lead renewed push for empowered athletes

Sabrina Ionescu of the New York Liberty walks across the court during halftime of a game against the Phoenix Mercury on Aug. 2.
October 27, 2020
July 2020 marked two months since the killing of George Floyd, four months since the killing of Breonna Taylor and the start of one of the most controversial professional sports seasons in recent history.

Column | It’s time for the ‘Hounds to become the city’s champion

The Riverhounds, a soccer club that plays on the bank of the Monongahela, are Pittsburgh’s fourth professional sports team. Hayden Schiff | Wikimedia Commons
October 23, 2020
Although the Pittsburgh Riverhounds fell short in the 2020 USL Playoffs, Alexander Ganias argues that they proved themselves as the city’s best chance of winning a title in the near future

Column | Next level nowhere in sight under Narduzzi

Football head coach Pat Narduzzi, is in his sixth year as a head coach at Pitt.
October 23, 2020
While the unprecedented circumstances of the 2020 college football season have raised reasonable questions regarding how to evaluate a coach’s performance, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has made this task quite easy.

World Series Preview: Talented Dodgers to prevail over outmatched Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Zunino, right, celebrates a solo home run with teammate Kevin Kiermaier against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Petco Park in San Diego on Oct. 17.
October 20, 2020
The series will turn out competitive, but the Dodgers will win in six games.

Column | Pitt boasts decorated Mount Rushmore of hometown heroes

Tony Dorsett walks onto Heinz Field with Pitt Football in 2016.
October 20, 2020
Throughout its decorated athletic history, Pitt has produced numerous phenomenal athletes. The greater Pittsburgh area has also been home to some of the greatest high school athletes of all time. While it is always fulfilling to see former Panther athletes succeed at the professional level, it is perhaps even more special to see homegrown talent shine at Pitt.
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