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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Jermaine Sykes, assistant sports editor, poses for a photo with a copy of The Pitt News March Madness Edition.

Column | The Last Dance

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor April 19, 2024

I’m an opinionated person, so it’s natural that over my time at The Pitt News, I loved writing sports columns. I love writing, period, as I’ve written nearly 100 articles since joining The Pitt News...

Zack Gibney stands on the field during a Pitt Football game against Boston College at Acrisure Stadium on Nov 16, 2023.

Column | The benefits of writing an email

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2024

As vividly as I can see the computer screen in front of me as I type this, I remember lying down in my bed during my first year at Pitt and having a bit of an introspective moment. After moving into the...

Junior guard Ishmael Leggett (5) high-fives other Pitt players during Pitt mens basketballs game against Canisius on Dec. 9, 2023.

Column | ACC’s wins in tournament proves Pitt should’ve made it in

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Selection Sunday is a national holiday among sports fans. While some teams are all but expecting a ticket, or have gained one through conference titles, the rest of the tournament hopefuls await that fateful...

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams throws during the NCAA college football teams NFL Pro Day in Los Angeles on March 20.

Take 4 | NFL rule changes, Steelers and Caleb Williams

By The Pitt News Staff March 29, 2024

In this week’s Take 4, The Pitt News Sports Desk gives its take on the sports world, including polarizing takes on Caleb Williams. Bears should draft Maye, not Williams // Ari Meyer, Staff Writer With...

Pittsburgh Steelers newly signed quarterback Russell Wilson speaks with reporters during an NFL football press conference in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 15.

Take 4 | Ohtani, Wilson, Hip Drop and NCAA

By The Pitt News Staff March 22, 2024

On this week’s Take 4, The Pitt News’ Sports Desk gives their takes on topics such as the Steelers, March Madness, NFL defenses and Shohei Ohtani.  The Steelers should start Justin Fields // Brian...

Senior forward Blake Hinson (2) drives to the basket during Saturday evening’s game against Virginia Tech in the Petersen Events Center.

Column | Blake Hinson has pro potential

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

With the NCAA men's basketball season nearing a close, many senior players are hoping to take that next step into professional play. Draft season is in swing, with NBA mock drafts becoming more and more...

NFL legend Jerry Rice, a three-time Super Bowl Champion, helped FedEx with the final delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center ahead of Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11. Rices delivery was assisted by longtime FedEx Express courier Bob Fini and FedEx HBCU Student Ambassador, Chanelle Houston on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Column | Super Bowl Sunday is a polarizing, interesting holiday

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

The Super Bowl has gained unrivaled cultural relevance over the last 58 years, entering the exclusive, “unofficial holiday” category. Similar to actual holidays, like Thanksgiving, which falls on the...

Senior Foluke Olujide-Ajibade performs a weight-throw during a meet on Feb. 16, 2021.

Take 5 | Track and field is overlooked, Chiefs are unstoppable

By The Pitt News Staff February 2, 2024

In this week’s Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk gives takes on track and field, Patrick Mahomes, Taylor Swift and the Detroit Lions. Give track and field the recognition it deserves // Grace McNally,...

Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass (2) attempts a field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter of an NFL AFC division playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bass missed the field goal.

Take Five | Pitt News Editors give their hot sports takes

By The Pitt News Staff January 29, 2024

In this week’s Take Five, editors from the non-sports Pitt News desks give their hot sports takes. From opinions on the NFL to predictions for the 2024 Olympics, The Pitt News editors provide their takes...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin holds his season-ending meeting with reporters at the NFL football teams practice facility in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Column | Steelers need to boost roster, believe in Tomlin to return to glory

By Elijah Carter, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

While the Pittsburgh Steelers are never terrible or find themselves among the basement dwellers of the NFL, they aren’t particularly great either. The perfect word to describe them is mediocre. But positive...

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