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Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s SRU scrimmage

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s SRU scrimmage

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

A 51-point exhibition win against a lesser opponent might seem above analysis, but Pitt men’s basketball showed some strengths — and weaknesses — that could carry over into the regular season.

What are the odds: Best bets around college football

What are the odds: Best bets around college football

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

In May, the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, leaving the legalization of sports gambling up to individual states. The betting is legal in Pennsylvania and is actually a popular past-time. The Pitt News examines the best college games this weekend to put your money on.

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist

September 19, 2017

The streets are filled with protesters. The shelves at grocery stores are empty, and pockets are even emptier. Right now, Venezuela looks bleak — and Veronica, a Venezuelan immigrant living in Pittsburgh who requested that her last name be withheld for her family’s safety, said the country is f...

Analysis: How a 1999 NATO operation turned Russia against the West

Analysis: How a 1999 NATO operation turned Russia against the West

By Christian Snyder, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 6, 2017

The name Boris Yeltsin should ring a bell, whether it brings to mind images of him leaping upon a tank during a coup in 1991 Moscow or standing drunk in his underpants in Washington, D.C. in 1995. Yeltsin, the first president of the Russian Federation, may be remembered for his drinking habits, but...

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