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

Pitt basketball’s recent stretch defined by disappointment

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

Toney, Coulibaly display growth despite Duke loss

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

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.
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.

What are the odds: Best bets around college football

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In May, the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, leaving the legalization of sports gambling up to individual states.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.
Venezuela is in dire situation under President Nicolas Maduro. (Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

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...

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

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

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,...

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