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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Orlando Magics Markelle Fultz (20) soars above Cleveland Cavaliers defenders for a thunderous slam dunk at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Magic won, 94-85.

Take 5: Baylor, banking, Booth Jr.

By TPN Staff October 24, 2019
The sports staff breaks down two emerging storylines from the NBA’s opening week, while also adding to the conversation regarding college football and the World Series.
Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first quarter, Sept. 29, at M&T Bank Stadium.

Take 5: Warriors, Jazz, 76ers can contend for Finals

By TPN Staff October 3, 2019
With the start of the NBA season just around the corner on Oct. 22, several staff members discuss which teams they think can surprise people and become NBA Finals contenders.
Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watches as the offensive coordinator talks with backup QB Mason Rudolph on Sunday.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

By TPN Staff September 19, 2019
In this week’s column, our staff weighs in on a couple Pittsburgh-related storylines — one hopeful, one bleak — and also shines a light on the incredible career of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.
E.J. Borghetti is the executive associate athletic director of media relations for Pitt Athletics, where he leads media operations for Pitt’s 19 intercollegiate sports.

EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer February 13, 2019
An ever-present face in Pitt’s athletic department, Borghetti leads media operations for the University’s 19 intercollegiate sports, publicizing the same programs he cheered for growing up.
Micky Phillippi only has one loss in the season and is ranked No. 2 in the 133-pound weight class.

Pitt wrestling shows improvement under Keith Gavin

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer January 23, 2019
When reviewing the resumé of Pitt wrestling head coach Keith Gavin, it’s no surprise that the wrestling program is heading toward success.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers rolls out to throw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 25.

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.
Ohio State running back Mike Weber Jr. (5) scores a rushing touchdown during the third quarter against Michigan on Saturday. Ohio State won, 62-39.

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.
Senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) carries the ball at Pitt’s 54-45 victory over Duke on Saturday.

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

By The Pitt News Staff October 31, 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.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked for a loss by Dallas Cowboys defensive back Kavon Frazier (35) during the first half on Sept. 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Jim Cowsert/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

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.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ Markelle Fultz (20) shoots over the Washington Wizards’ Marcin Gortat (13) at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on October 18, 2017.

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

By The Pitt News staff October 10, 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.
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