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Column: Wrestling is Pitt’s top winter product

Column: Wrestling is Pitt’s top winter product

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

12:16 am

Though Pitt volleyball’s magical run ended in December and the men’s basketball team is still years away from national relevancy, there’s still a top-ranked Panther team to support on campus.

Houston’s cheating hurts league’s legacy

Houston’s cheating hurts league’s legacy

By Joe Mellilo, For the Pitt News

January 20, 2020

The 2017 Houston Astros will forever be stained by their sign-stealing and should receive the same treatment that baseball has given steroid users.

On paper, Pitt football set to improve in 2020

On paper, Pitt football set to improve in 2020

By Henry Jackson, For the Pitt News

January 9, 2020

Centered on a strong core of returning starters, and with a promising class of incoming recruits, Pitt looks to remain solid on defense and improve its offensive productivity next season.

Durkin doesn’t deserve to coach again

Durkin doesn’t deserve to coach again

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 6, 2020

Recently, “tragic” has been misused time and time again to describe the death of former Maryland football player Jordan McNair. His head coach D.J. Durkin, strength coach Rick Court and Maryland’s athletic administration all came under scrutiny, and the conclusions of the investigations paint Durkin as someone unfit for a college coaching job — though that didn’t stop Ole Miss from hiring him last month.

Conference Power Rankings: ACC is Duke’s domain

Conference Power Rankings: ACC is Duke’s domain

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

As the halfway mark of the college basketball season approaches, ushering in the marathon of conference play across the nation, one thing is clear –– parity is this year’s defining trait.

Hope, expectations and the dilemma of Pitt football

Hope, expectations and the dilemma of Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 6, 2020

Despite finishing the season with Pat Narduzzi’s first bowl win, Pitt football still finished as it has nearly every season for the past 30 years — unranked and with five or more losses. Should we expect more?

Remembering Pitt’s finest final moments

Remembering Pitt’s finest final moments

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

Although final exams are undisputedly horrendous, not all things “final” are bad, especially when it comes to sports. From historic final seasons to the last game in Pitt Stadium, here are some of the most memorable closures Panther fans have witnessed in the past few decades.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Crucial additions for fantasy playoffs

Waiver Wire Weekly: Crucial additions for fantasy playoffs

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Only a select few fantasy teams remain as playoff season begins. With late-season injuries taking their toll, these players could prove vital to keeping your season alive.

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Justin Champagnie has done more than just contribute as a newcomer — he has perhaps become the Panthers’ best player.

What are the Odds: Giving thanks to the Gophers, Rainbow Warriors

What are the Odds: Giving thanks to the Gophers, Rainbow Warriors

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Senior staff writer and resident TPN degenerate Ben Bobeck is thankful for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors over this pre-Thanksgiving weekend — and not just because of their unique mascots.

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