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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.

Toney, Coulibaly display growth despite Duke loss

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney looks for his next move between Boston College’s defense.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

While Pitt had its downfalls in Tuesday's Duke loss, a double-digit margin of defeat does not adequately tell the whole story.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s SRU scrimmage

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) attacks the hoop during Pitt’s 98-47 victory over Slippery Rock.

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

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Dinucci (3) gets tackled from behind by Georgia Tech defensive lineman Antonio Simmons (93) in the second half on Sept. 23, 2017, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won 35-17 over Pittsburgh.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 14, 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In May, the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, leaving the legalization of sports gambling up to individual states.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

Venezuela is in dire situation under President Nicolas Maduro. (Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist

September 20, 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

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Christian Snyder, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 7, 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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