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Pitt sports venues, ranked

The Petersen Events Center, which opened in 2002 on the former site of Pitt Stadium, is home to the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

July 21, 2020

Pitt hosts 19 varsity sports teams, with eight different home fields between them. When you’re on campus for the first time, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go or what teams to see, so here are the definitive rankings for which facility to see first.

Language should bolster Black athletes in sports

Cam Newton became the target of people who just don't like “showboating” and celebrations.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 7, 2020

A 15-1 record, more than 4,500 total yards and 45 touchdowns, each one capped with a spirited end zone dance and football gifted to a child in the stands. But inevitably, Newton became the target of people who just don't like all the darn “showboating” and celebrations.

Baseball’s greed is killing it from within

Rob Manfred, the MLB commissioner, and Tony Clark, the MLB Players Association executive director, met face to face in Arizona in June to discuss a potential return-to-play agreement.

By Joe Mellio, Staff Writer

June 24, 2020

While both sides can be blamed for their lack of good-faith negotiation and compromise, the recent dispute exposes a disturbing trend that poses a real threat to America’s pastime — the insatiable greed of MLB owners.

White athletes cannot just stick to sports

The death of George Floyd and resulting protests have inspired Trevor Lawrence and many other white athletes to speak up.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2020

But the killing of George Floyd last week forced Lawrence — and other quarterbacks who fit his mold — to take a bolder push into uncomfortable conversations about race relations, a topic that has been put to task in Lawrence’s sport for more than a century.

Point-Counterpoint | The case for NCAA modernization

Jalen Green opted to forego the college route to play in the NBA’s G League.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

News flash — College basketball isn’t going anywhere. Even before a pandemic-induced shutdown and subsequent cancellation of the annual championship tournament, questions about the sport’s future bubbled below the surface as both federal authorities and NCAA leadership conducted investigations into top programs and coaches. These questions boiled over when three top recruits were lured away from the traditional road to the NBA by lucrative offers to spend a year of professional development with a startup team in the G League, the NBA’s minor league, before becoming eligible for the draft next year.

Point-Counterpoint | The case for the G League

Jalen Green opted to forego the college route to play in the NBA’s G League.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Top high school basketball players, like five-star prospects Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd and Daishen Nix, shocked basketball fans this commitment season by foregoing the traditional college route to play in the NBA’s G League. It’s a smart move, especially for players with serious dreams of lengthy NBA careers.

Sports editor Trent Leonard revisits predictive hits and misses

Sports editor Trent Leonard revisits predictive hits and misses

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

Sports editor Trent Leonard revisits some of his past takes that we can now look back on with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.

Senior staff writer Dominic Campbell reflects on TPN tenure

Senior staff writer Dominic Campbell reflects on TPN tenure

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Dominic Campbell has always dreamed of being a sports writer, and for the last four years, he’s been able to live out that dream.

10 sports video games to keep you sane in self-quarantine

There are a wide variety of different sports games that can be played.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

With nothing but time on your hands and zero motivation for anything school-related, now is the time to unearth that ancient, dust-covered collection of sports video games buried somewhere in your basement. Left behind since you upgraded to that last new console or replaced them with slightly newer but also slightly worse versions, these are some of the best from both today and yesteryear.

What are the Odds: Scouring a barren gambling landscape

Following the cancellation of most sports, and thus sports betting, betontheweather.io allows you to place bets on meteorologists’ high or low temperature predictions.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

If you find yourself desperately looking to scratch the itch, here are a few options that might satisfy your gambling urges.

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