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Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

By Alex Fischbein / Staff Writer

January 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s gymnastics team traveled to New Hampshire to compete this weekend, while the track and field team performed at the Youngstown State Invitational. Here’s how they fared.GymnasticsPitt’s gymnastics team (2-4, 0-3 EAGL) traveled to Durham, N.H., to face off against the University of New Hampshire. Pitt had a couple bright moments in junio...

Should Aaron Donald be the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year?

By Alex Fischbein and Brandon Duerr / The Pitt News Staff

January 12, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

Former Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald entered the 2014 NFL Draft to a litany of questions about whether his 6-foot-1-inch, 285-pound frame could make the adjustment from college to the NFL. The skepticism soon vanished as Donald thrived for the St. Louis Rams, compiling nine sacks and earning a trip to the Pro Bowl as a ...

Athletes find ways to cope with practice, finals schedule

Athletes find ways to cope with practice, finals schedule

By Alex Fischbein and Brandon Duerr / The Pitt News Staff

December 8, 2014


Filed under Specials / Fallfinals2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Chuck Knoles, the head coach of Pitt’s swimming and diving team, picks up his phone. On the other line was Tony Galante, a sophomore diver, who requested off of practice to Knoles so he could work on a final project.Normally this would be an issue, as missing practice in a varsity sport is generally disallowed. But finals wee...

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy leads Eagles to another win

Pitt in the NFL: McCoy leads Eagles to another win

By Alex Fischbein / Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Week 12 of the NFL season provided a lot of offense Sunday. The game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans was no exception.Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy and the rest of the Eagles bounced back from a horrible loss in no time. The first play of the game set the tone for the Ea...

Tanking right decision for middling NBA teams

Tanking right decision for middling NBA teams

By Alex Fischbein / For the Pitt News

November 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The NBA and its fans can try to stop it all they want, but tanking is here to stay.Many people invested in the NBA are outraged about tanking — the process of intentionally fielding a weaker team in order to lose more games and secure a higher draft pick — but that’s because they fail to see anyt...

Penn State football dominates state, according to map

By Alex Fischbein / For The Pitt News

October 24, 2014


Filed under Football, Specials / Homecoming2014, Sports

Excitement, scoring, wins, championships and fan devotion comprise some of the “ingredients” of a sports fan. Students and alumni typically make up college football fan bases, but there are still schools that gain a following from regions that might not have a Division I school around them. On Oct...

Donald earning more playing time with Rams

Donald earning more playing time with Rams

By Alex Fischbein / for The Pitt News

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Pitt’s name has stayed relevant in the football world beyond college for a number of years now. NFL fans have seen Dan Marino, Tony Dorsett, Mike Ditka and Larry Fitzgerald — just to name a few — enjoy a great deal of success at the professional level. Now, it’s the latest Pitt player’s turn to...

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