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Students play basketball at Trees Hall.

Column | All I need to know, I learned at Trees

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022
Outgoing sports editor Stephen Thompson has spent four years playing on and learning from Pittsburgh’s pick-up basketball courts. This is what they taught him and why he’s sad to leave them behind after graduation.
Kris Letang (58) of the Pittsburgh Penguins brings the puck up ice as Alexandre Carrier (45) of the Nashville Predators defends during Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.

Column | The Penguins should be considered as a great modern sports dynasty

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
The Penguins have established themselves as hockey’s dominant powerhouse, drawing hate from rivals who wish to copy the team’s success. No other team in the league has won more games than the Penguins since 2010.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett displays the ACC Championship trophy.

Column | Top 5 best Pitt sports moments in 2021

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 22, 2022
Pitt athletics enjoyed a successful 2021, including championships and program firsts. Staff writer Alexander Ganias ranked the five best Panther moments from the past calendar year.
Baseball fan Noah McMurrain stands outside of the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, on Monday.

Column | Regardless of lockout outcome, MLB owners and Manfred are tarnishing the game

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer March 2, 2022
The lack of punctuality seemed to demonstrate an absence of care and lack of eagerness from the owners to start the season on time. Also, the proposal didn’t please the players, further indicating that both sides were miles away from an agreement.
Pitt fans cheer and yell during the third quarter of the ACC Championship football game on Dec. 4, 2021.

Column | Pitt moments that made fans want to drink, in celebration or sadness

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer February 22, 2022
Being a Pitt fan is an emotional roller coaster and the Panthers can often drive their fans to the bottle. Big wins have caused them to pop champagne in celebration, but others compel them to down shots in defeat.
The New York Jets enter the field at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 10, 2021.

Take 5: Ohtani, Olympics, Optimism about the Jets and more

By The Pitt News Staff February 18, 2022
The Pitt News Staff is feeling optimistic, even about the New York Jets. They tackle that, the Olympics, an NCAA Tournament sleeper and more in this week’s Take 5.
Las Vegas Raider wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, center, runs with the ball during Sunday’s Pro Bowl NFL football game in Las Vegas.

Column | The Pro Bowl is an embarrassment in current state, needs changes

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer February 6, 2022
In recent years, the Pro Bowl has turned into a game with no stakes played between two uninterested teams in front of an apathetic audience. Staff writer Jermaine Sykes argues that the game is an embarrassment to the league and needs changes.
Pat Narduzzi’s coaches at a game against the University of Delaware’s on Sept. 21, 2019.

Column | It’s time to give Pat Narduzzi the credit he deserves

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor February 4, 2022
It’s time to give Narduzzi credit. He said he’d build a program and a culture at Pitt and he’s done just that. Pitt is no longer a second-class program — it’s a place people want to play.
Pitt graduate student forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15), left, and sophomore guard Femi Odukale (2), right, play defense against Wake Forest graduate student forward Dallas Walton (13) during Wednesday’s game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Column | Capel needs to add depth, more shooters before he can expect Pitt to win on the road

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer February 4, 2022
Head coach Jeff Capel has mustered just three road ACC wins in his tenure as head coach. Senior staff writer Kyle Saxon argues that before fans can expect this trend to change, Capel needs to add more depth and shooters via the transfer portal this offseason.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates with fans after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bengals won 27-24 in overtime.

Take 5: Steelers need to reevaluate how they do business, Bengals the real deal

By The Pitt News Staff February 2, 2022
In this week’s Take 5, The Pitt News sports desk takes a look at what the Steelers need to do to replace Ben Roethlisberger, the Cincinnati Bengals’ rise to the top tier of the league and more.
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