The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Jason Delay (61) runs after batting during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday in Miami.

Column | Pirates set up for future success barring more brutal trades

By David Scott, For The Pitt News July 21, 2022
The Pirates haven’t done much to inspire hope in their fans in recent years. The team hasn’t made the postseason since 2015 and has only finished with an above .500 record once during that time. While the team is currently well out of playoff contention in 2022, the Pirates are beginning to show signs of life.
Column | EA should prioritize consumers in new college football video game

Column | EA should prioritize consumers in new college football video game

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer July 8, 2022
EA Sports announced it will revive its college football video game, with an intended release for Summer 2023. EA hasn’t released a college football game since 2013, and fans are highly anticipating getting their hands on the newest edition. 
Toronto Raptors Khem Birch (24), a former Pitt player, scores over Houston Rockets Kevin Porter Jr. during an NBA game in Toronto in April.

Column | Former Panthers with the best chance to win an NBA Finals ring

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer July 6, 2022
Pitt has produced a couple of NBA prospects, four of whom are actively playing on championship-contending teams. Which begs the question, which former Panther has the best chance of winning a championship?
Pittsburgh Pirates Oneil Cruz hits a solo home run during Monday’s game against Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington.

Column | The Pirates should not wait to extend Oneil Cruz

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer June 29, 2022
Shortstop Oneil Cruz is well on his way to becoming the most popular Pirate since Andrew McCutchen. Like McCutchen once did, Cruz is quickly opening eyes on a national scale.
Pitt players line up during the Blue vs. Gold spring football game in April.

Column | Pitt football doesn’t need to change its uniforms

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 21, 2022
Pitt football boasts some of the best uniforms in football and there’s no reason to stray from them. Sure, the color scheme goes against the grain when it comes to the other teams in the city. But the blue and gold is what Pitt is all about — embrace it.
Column | NIL has its flaws, but it is still an inherently good system

Column | NIL has its flaws, but it is still an inherently good system

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer June 8, 2022
After less than one year since the NCAA instituted new NIL rules allowing players to capitalize on their name, image and likeness, college athletics finds itself in murky waters. 
Leketor Member-Meneh (13) jumps to spike the ball during the Pitt vs. Purdue matchup in the NCAA womens volleyball tournament in Dec.

Column | Volleyball deserves a national spotlight

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer June 1, 2022
There may not be a sport on earth that is as exciting on a point-to-point basis as volleyball is, and it’s time for mainstream sports media and investors to realize that.
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 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.
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