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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.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

“Space Jam” is an iconic basketball movie and is available on Netflix.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Day 18 without sports.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find some sort of alternative to live sports entertainment. Many innovative fans have come up with multiple ideas already, but one obvious solution is to start binging sports movies at an unhealthy rate. Right about now we’d normally be enjoying the fruits of March Madness and the conclusion of the NBA regular season, but instead we can only turn on the best basketball films available.

Making the case for Pitt’s defensive line

Pitt led the nation with 3.92 sacks per game during the 2019 season.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

The Panthers return nearly all of their defensive line production from last season and should only improve thanks to a combination of incoming recruits and previously injured starters returning to health.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

 LSU’s Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow will likely be claimed as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Each year, the NFL Combine has massive implications for the upcoming NFL Draft — which won’t be held in Las Vegas as originally scheduled, but should still be held in some capacity on April 23.

Pitt basketball’s recent stretch defined by disappointment

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney made only three of 14 shot attempts during Wednesday night’s 73-57 loss to Georgia Tech.

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Pitt hasn't looked hungry or aggressive during its seven-game losing streak, instead appearing complacent and fatigued.

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