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Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

The Panthers had their best day in a while on Saturday, when six football recruits committed to Pitt’s football program.

How women’s tennis led the field on coming out

How women’s tennis led the field on coming out

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

Women's tennis players were way ahead of the curve when it came to coming out.

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Many of Pitt’s great players have come through the WPIAL pipeline. Now, is Pitt struggling to win local stars to its football and basketball teams?

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

May 15, 2019

Khadim Sy was the latest big man to spurn Pitt basketball, leaving many fans to wonder why the Panthers can’t seem to catch a break on the recruiting trail.

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Senior staff writer Colin Martin reflects on Pitt’s best sports moments during his time on campus, from the football team’s upset over Penn State in 2016 to its ACC Championship appearance in 2018.

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Finals week is one of the most stressful times of the year, but you might feel more at ease after revisiting some of these anxiety-inducing Pitt games.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Pitt football added a couple recruits to its class of 2020, while Capel's basketball club looks to round out its remaining scholarship offers for the 2019 season.

Stewart’s injury ends season, turns spotlight to pay discrepancies

Stewart’s injury ends season, turns spotlight to pay discrepancies

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Months before it begins in earnest, the WNBA season was dealt a crushing blow. And while the incident was devastating, it is hopefully one that will drive long-lasting change for women’s basketball.

Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

By Pitt News Staff

April 18, 2019

From major comebacks to major upsets, the past week provided stunning losses for postseason favorites, but also the return of a fan favorite. The Sixers were challenged by the upstart Brooklyn Nets and Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to the Masters. The WWE also showcased some intriguing matchups and a potential title challenger.

Column: A requiem for Pitt Athletics’ old online layout

Column: A requiem for Pitt Athletics’ old online layout

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Along with drastic new changes to its color scheme, logo and uniforms, Pitt Athletics also made some new changes to its website. But in this case, newer doesn’t mean better.

Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

For the second year in a row Barry Trotz is showing he has what it takes to crack the Penguins’ ice. First with the Washington Capitals and now with the New York Islanders.

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The Warriors are the favorite to win the NBA Finals at 1-2 odds, with the Bucks at 6-1 and the Houston Rockets right behind at 8-1.

Sports fan bases that should share a beer

Sports fan bases that should share a beer

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019

A Pittsburgh bakery teamed up with a Cleveland brewery to make a cake-flavored beer, making us think about other rival fan bases that could benefit from an alcoholic culture mash-up.

Sports fan bases that should share a beer

Sports fan bases that should share a beer

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019

A Pittsburgh bakery teamed up with a Cleveland brewery to make a cake-flavored beer, making us think about other rival fan bases that could benefit from an alcoholic culture mash-up.

Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

While some consider it unsavory, administrators recognize the financial and safety benefits of selling alcohol at sporting events. And whenever Pitt fans find themselves bitter about the trek to Heinz Field, they can be grateful that their quest for a cold beer won’t be as taxing

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

WrestleMania ends on feel-good note, sets up fresh future feuds

WrestleMania ends on feel-good note, sets up fresh future feuds

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

In its most off-brand move of the decade, WWE gave its fans three baby face, feel-good winners for its top titles in both men’s and women’s divisions on Sunday at WrestleMania 35.

Women’s basketball powers cover lackluster opening rounds with electric Final Four

Women’s basketball powers cover lackluster opening rounds with electric Final Four

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

While much of the sporting world was fixated on the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four this weekend, the women also played their Final Four in Tampa. All three contests played this weekend went down to the wire.

Wilson-Frame reps Pitt in inaugural 3X3U Tourney

Wilson-Frame reps Pitt in inaugural 3X3U Tourney

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

While the NCAA Tournament and NBA regular season have been dominating headlines throughout March and into April, there was plenty more going on in the world of basketball that went under the radar of the average sports fan — including the inaugural 3X3U National Championship.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.

What are the odds: Final Four picks

What are the odds: Final Four picks

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

In the Final Four, Auburn’s fast-paced offense could cause problems for Virginia, while Texas Tech’s stifling defense will make for a low-scoring affair against Michigan State.

NBA Playoff race set for photo finish

NBA Playoff race set for photo finish

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

The NBA regular season is winding down, but much still remains to be determined as the final week of games begins.

Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Baseball’s opening weekend featured spectacular plays, dominant pitching and long-anticipated player debuts.

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

The Sweet 16 featured a number of blowouts and left fans hungry for more, but the Elite Eight made up for it with late-game drama.

Top five Brad Pitt sports roles

Top five Brad Pitt sports roles

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

Whether flashing his sword skills or brazenly managing a baseball franchise, Pitt has carved out a respectable niche for himself in the fictional athletic industry.

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

All four of the games on Friday are the top four seeds from the regions, potentially making for great-quality games.

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Despite slightly outperforming expectations in 2018, the Pittsburgh Pirates will face extremely tough competition in the NL Central and did little in the offseason to improve in 2019.

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

The first weekend of the tournament is always a spectacle, filled with upsets and exciting games — and it’s the best weekend to gamble, with games on all day Thursday through Sunday. Let the Madness begin.

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

With no Pitt basketball to look forward to, we can only look back — so let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the highs and lows of Panther tournament yore.

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

With the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket officially released, it’s time to start parsing through the opening matchups to look for the best entertainment value.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

With the NFL Scouting Combine in the books, it’s time to re-evaluate our first mock draft based on all that has taken place over the past month.

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

The NBA season starts winding down and teams are competing for final playoff spots, while the NCAA March Madness Tournament begins in just two weeks.

Takeaways from NFL Scouting Combine

Takeaways from NFL Scouting Combine

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

With the NFL Combine complete, it’s time to look at the standouts, draft implications and how Pitt’s lone representative fared against the competition.

What are the odds: UFC 235

What are the odds: UFC 235

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

UFC 235 has one of the best fight lineups in a long time, with both the welterweight and light heavyweight bouts having appeal.

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

It’s never too early to start looking for an edge that will push your bracket over the top, and picking the right national champion is half the battle.

What are the odds: NBA playoff hopefuls

What are the odds: NBA playoff hopefuls

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

With less than two months left in the NBA regular season, we look at the odds from some playoff contenders in action this weekend.

Panthers in the Pros: Patterson, Maddox and Zeuch

Panthers in the Pros: Patterson, Maddox and Zeuch

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Despite some disappointing results in the present day, Pitt athletics has proven to be able to turn out a high number of professional athletes.

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

WWE superstar Kofi Kingston is in his late 30s and still has as much dexterity and agility as an Olympic gymnast, but has yet to hold a world title in WWE.

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2019

Brown formally announced he wants out of Pittsburgh, several trades shook up the NBA landscape and MLB superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are playing hard to get in the offseason.

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

After a successful betting slate last week, it’s time to look at who will win the contests during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

Column: Pirates set for another average season

Column: Pirates set for another average season

By MIchael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

With the lack of significant additions and the largely unproven talent across the roster, don’t expect big things from the Pirates this year.

What are the odds: NBA post-trade deadline matchups

What are the odds: NBA post-trade deadline matchups

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

With football season coming to an end, it’s time to shift focus toward the NBA, where an eventful trade deadline just came and passed.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

With the NFL draft just around the corner (sort of), The Pitt News breaks down how the first round will shake out.

Column: Patriots-Rams Snoozer Bowl was one to forget

Column: Patriots-Rams Snoozer Bowl was one to forget

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019

Sunday’s Super Bowl was an anticlimactic, painfully boring viewership experience, and if you claim to think otherwise, you’re lying to yourself.

What are the odds: Super Bowl edition

What are the odds: Super Bowl edition

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

There's the game itself, featuring the veteran New England Patriots against the young Los Angeles Rams. But more importantly, we are going to look at all of the Super Bowl prop bets.

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

The game, featuring two of the league’s most highly touted coaches and some of its most prominent players, is sure to make headlines around the globe.

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Even with a separate women’s Royal Rumble, there still isn’t equal opportunity for women in professional wrestling.

What are the odds: NBA’s bottom teams look to tank

What are the odds: NBA’s bottom teams look to tank

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

NBA tanking season is now in full form, with teams trying to lose more games in hopes of a higher draft position.

What are the odds: Don’t bet against Brees, Brady in championship weekend

What are the odds: Don’t bet against Brees, Brady in championship weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

It's tough to bet against two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Drew Brees in Tom Brady — so don't do it.

Column: Pitt basketball’s rebuild is ahead of schedule

Column: Pitt basketball’s rebuild is ahead of schedule

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 16, 2019

It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Pitt basketball, but a nationally relevant defense and a couple star-caliber talents have the Panthers ahead of schedule.

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

When it comes to the NFL playoffs, Nick Foles has proven that you should never bet against him.

Take 5: Football Drama, who should stay and who should go

Take 5: Football Drama, who should stay and who should go

By Staff

January 10, 2019

Even though the season just ended, college football is already full of drama. Is Tua Tagovailoa as good as everyone thinks he is? Will Justin Fields get the starting quarterback job at Ohio State? You can read what our writers think and more here.

WWE ‘TLC’ doesn’t take care of McIntyre, Ziggler

WWE ‘TLC’ doesn’t take care of McIntyre, Ziggler

By Alexa Marzina, staff writer

January 8, 2019

A staff-writer takes a look at the WWE, arguing some of its top performers deserve to be treated better.

Pitt sports: A semester in review

Pitt sports: A semester in review

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

From playoff berths to championship games to championship titles, the Panthers have seen it all. Here is a recap of the biggest moments in Pitt sports this semester.

TPN staff breaks down bowl season

TPN staff breaks down bowl season

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018

Who is going to make it to the National Championship? Will Pitt ever win again? You can find out what the Pitt News Sports Staff thinks here.

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

By The Pitt News Staff

December 6, 2018

Our Pitt News Sports staff had some things to rant about this week, from Pittsburgh figures who irk them to who should be taking home hardware during awards season.

Navigating college football’s bowl season

Navigating college football’s bowl season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

The sport is dominated by the playoff discussion around this time of year, but there are plenty of other marquee matchups that are worth your attention during this bowl season.

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

The Panthers were held back by several factors, but there were a few bright spots to build on for the season finale and next year.

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 29, 2018

The Browns and Bengals faced off in a revenge game, while the previously struggling Buckeyes suddenly looked like one of the nation’s best teams once again versus Michigan.

Column: Sweet 16 on the horizon for Pitt volleyball

Column: Sweet 16 on the horizon for Pitt volleyball

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

This will be the team’s third consecutive appearance in the tournament and 14th appearance in team history — and fans can expect the Panthers to go further in this tournament than ever before.

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

In a controversial match, Charlotte Flair was ultimately disqualified from the WWE's Survivor Series and Ronda Rousey snatched the belt.

Take 5: Bell, Butler, Brees

Take 5: Bell, Butler, Brees

By The Pitt News Staff

November 14, 2018

Does Pitt football deserve to be ranked? Did Le’Veon Bell make the right decision? Our staff answers these questions and more in this week’s Take 5.

Unproven Panthers show drastic improvement

Unproven Panthers show drastic improvement

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

The Pitt men's basketball team looks great when you compare this Pitt team to where last year’s team was at this point. The 2017 Panthers started out 0-2, losing to the similarly low-level squads of Navy and Montana.

Take 5: Bama, Blue Devils, Bryant

Take 5: Bama, Blue Devils, Bryant

By The Pitt News Staff

November 8, 2018

Two dominant college programs staked claims as the best in their sport, while polarizing wide receiver Dez Bryant finally found a home. Read the full range of topics in this week’s Take 5 column:

Take 5: NFL, Le’Veon Bell, Hue’s farewell

Take 5: NFL, Le’Veon Bell, Hue’s farewell

By The Pitt News Staff

November 1, 2018

This week’s Take 5 column features two Pittsburgh-centric football storylines, including the Panthers’ quest for an ACC Coastal title and the Steelers’ success without Le’Veon Bell. In other news, a dark-horse Cy Young candidate has emerged for the 2019 MLB season and the Browns are still the Browns.

Column: WWE women thrive at ‘Evolution’ despite backstage politics

Column: WWE women thrive at ‘Evolution’ despite backstage politics

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

WWE’s first all-women pay-per-view — properly dubbed “Evolution” to signify the transformation from divas from superstars — was a success, highlighted by Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch’s electric Last Woman Standing match.

Stadium Foods: The good, the bad and the crazy

Stadium Foods: The good, the bad and the crazy

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

From NFL teams to minor league ball clubs, some organizations will try any promotion to get fans into their home stands — such as replacing burger buns with donuts.

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

By The Pitt News Staff

October 23, 2018

TPN’s weekly hot takes are here a little earlier this week, but it doesn’t stop our staff from voicing their opinions on pro-sports. From the city’s own Riverhounds to the Lakers’ Lebron James, our staffs takes will surely keep you in the loop with what is going on in the sports world.

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

By The Pitt News staff

October 17, 2018

As the NFL season nears its halfway point, Los Angeles’ two teams seem to be destined for a cross-city clash, while the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell continues to divide public opinion.

Column: Riverhounds strive for success as Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team

Column: Riverhounds strive for success as Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

As the Riverhounds prepare to host a first-round playoff game Saturday — the first home postseason game in the club’s history — their achievements shouldn’t go unnoticed. How much success will it take for soccer to be among Pittsburgh’s sources of pride?

Waiver Wire Weekly: Gabriel and Mack are best bets

Waiver Wire Weekly: Gabriel and Mack are best bets

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

If you happen to own Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and James Conner, fear not — these players should be able to fill in admirably in the NFL’s Week 7.

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

In honor of the basketball returning, we broke down where each team stands heading into the 2018 NBA season.

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

By The Pitt News staff

October 11, 2018

The Pitt News staff takes a look at each of America's three ongoing professional sports, from Markelle Fultz' improvement to the Bengals' false hopes.

Column: Josh Gordon provides ‘Flash’ of inspiration

Column: Josh Gordon provides ‘Flash’ of inspiration

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Josh Gordon has received criticism for his inability to maintain an NFL roster spot, but his continuous effort to overcome personal demons is nothing short of admirable.

Column: ‘Super Show-Down’ confuses roles of WWE’s top women

Column: ‘Super Show-Down’ confuses roles of WWE’s top women

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

The way the WWE has cast the Charlotte Flair - Becky Lynch feud doesn’t make sense to the multi-talented women involved in it.

Take 5: Preseason, playoff, Jared Goff

Take 5: Preseason, playoff, Jared Goff

By The Pitt News Staff

October 3, 2018

We’re at a crucial crossroads of America’s three major sports, with the NFL entering midseason form while the MLB playoffs and NBA preseason get underway. The Pitt News staff leaves none of these stones unturned as we take a look at storylines from the past week.

Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Nobody’s sure what animal or interdimensional being new Flyers' mascot 'Gritty' is supposed to be, but we can all agree he’s ugly.

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Pitt Athletics says it's looking to expose fans to every Panther sports team with its new television show “Pitt: Beyond the Script," but it could do better.

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

By The Pitt News Staff

September 27, 2018

The NFL gave us a surplus of story lines in a wacky Week 3 with the Patriots struggling, the Browns finally winning and Le’Veon Bell continuing his holdout.

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

By Colin Martin, Blogger

September 21, 2018

In this week's "What are the odds" blog, blogger Colin Martin examines his losses and how he can make a comeback in the upcoming games. He offers an analysis of each game in college football, providing spreads, over/under numbers and bet suggestion.

Column: Pitt is a volleyball school now

Column: Pitt is a volleyball school now

By Stephen Thompson, For the Pitt News

September 19, 2018

The Pitt volleyball team is driven, experienced and talented — and they deserve all the support our Panther community can give them.

Take 5: Patriots, pass-rush, Patrick Mahomes

Take 5: Patriots, pass-rush, Patrick Mahomes

By The Pitt News Staff

September 19, 2018

In a week with an abundance of compelling NFL storylines, The Pitt News staff provides some insight on the top talking points.

Hardy, Orton embody “Hell in a Cell”

Hardy, Orton embody “Hell in a Cell”

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018

WWE superstars Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy provided one of the greatest Hell in a Cell moments in the history of the sport on Sunday night.

Weekly Waiver Wire

Weekly Waiver Wire

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

With the popularity of fantasy football and the constant weekly changes, it can be difficult for participants to keep up with what is happening. Now, fans have to look no further than this brief list of weekly wire additions to keep an eye on.

What are the odds: Best bets around college football

What are the odds: Best bets around college football

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

In May, the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, leaving the legalization of sports gambling up to individual states. The betting is legal in Pennsylvania and is actually a popular past-time. The Pitt News examines the best college games this weekend to put your money on.

Column: Universities should recognize student athletes as employees

Column: Universities should recognize student athletes as employees

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

September 13, 2018

It's time for Universities to recognize athletes as student employees and mitigate the exploitation of players under demanding sports programs.

Take 5: Cy Young, NFL youth

Take 5: Cy Young, NFL youth

By The Pitt News Staff

September 12, 2018

From the first week of NFL action to the dog days of professional baseball, The Pitt News staff gives its takes on five hot topics in the world of sports.

Op-ed: ’87 alumnus, former TPN editor says Pitt football is here to stay

Op-ed: ’87 alumnus, former TPN editor says Pitt football is here to stay

By James S. Urban

September 11, 2018

In a rebuttal to former TPN editor and New York Times writer Murray Chass' op-ed, Pitt alumnus and former TPN editor says Pitt football is just a small, but important, part of the school's success.

Column: There’s more to blame for Pitt’s loss than sloppy conditions

Column: There’s more to blame for Pitt’s loss than sloppy conditions

By Griffin Floyd, For the Pitt News

September 11, 2018

The rivalry game that occurred on Saturday had many takeaways for the Panthers. Not only were the conditions bad for playing, but the offensive and defensive lines both fell short. With this culmination of mistakes, the Panthers have a lot to learn from and will need to improve if they look to have a successful season.

Steelers start off sluggish in stormy stalemate against Browns

Steelers start off sluggish in stormy stalemate against Browns

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

On top of Pitt getting pummeled by Penn State on Saturday, the Steelers also struggled to successful begin their season. Playing against the Brown's, the game ended in a 21-21 tie . Although there were several good plays, the Steelers still have much to improve on in order to have a successful season.

Op-ed: Pitt alumnus, former New York Times sports writer says time’s up for Pitt football

Op-ed: Pitt alumnus, former New York Times sports writer says time’s up for Pitt football

By Murray Chass

September 9, 2018

Former Pitt News editor Murray Chass — also known for contributing to The New York Times and Associated Press — doubles down on his 60-year old stance regarding Pitt football.

Rivalry week: Examining the shaky future of Pitt vs. Penn State

Rivalry week: Examining the shaky future of Pitt vs. Penn State

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

In 2016, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry was rebooted after a 16 year hiatus. Although only playing for the last two seasons, it seems as if the rivalry may reach an expiration date soon - which could actually benefit Pitt. Working hard to schedule the rivalry game every year doesn't seem like a worthy investment for Pitt.

Take 5: Mack, Miami, and Minnesota

Take 5: Mack, Miami, and Minnesota

By The Pitt News Staff

September 5, 2018

From Khalil Mack's move to the downfall of the U, The Pitt News staff gives its takes on some of the storylines that emerged from football's first week.

Watson’s west coast approach works for the Panthers

Watson’s west coast approach works for the Panthers

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018

The real MVP of Saturday's game was offensive coordinator Shawn Watson, who brought balance and consistency to the Pitt offense.

Former Panthers poised for success this NFL season

Former Panthers poised for success this NFL season

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018

The SEC isn't the only institution that produces notable football players -- the ACC does as well. As the NFL is underway, the Pitt News reviews major former Panther's that can positively impact their respective teams.

Take 5: Bell, Beadle and Basketball

Take 5: Bell, Beadle and Basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

August 30, 2018

From catsuits to contract holdouts, The Pitt News staff takes a look at the spiciest storylines from the past week.

New Coaches allow Pitt fans to dream big

New Coaches allow Pitt fans to dream big

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

During her first year as athletic director, Heather Lyke hired seven coaches. Because of these additions, Pitt fans can optimistically look forward to the next season.

Capel’s first year means improvement, not victory

Capel’s first year means improvement, not victory

By Cale Berger, Staff Writer

August 26, 2018

Pitt's hiring of Jeff Capel brought excitement and hope to the men's basketball program — but fans should temper expectations in year one.

Capel’s first year means improvement, not victory

Capel’s first year means improvement, not victory

By Cale Berger, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Jeff Capel's impact on the men's basketball program is notable — but the Pitt community shouldn't expect his first team to take the college basketball world by storm.

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

By Alexa Marzina | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

This year, I spent my Father’s Day the way anybody who feels awkward during family gatherings should — drinking a beer and watching eight beautiful women beat each other up with ladders. Though WWE’s 2018 Money in the Bank pay-per-view Sunday featured results I was in favor of, the show lacke...

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