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Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck reflects on his career at The Pitt News as he prepares for graduation.

Bobeck reflects on the highs, lows and in between of his TPN career

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
From quirky columns to pivotal features, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck reflects on the highs, lows and everything in between of his career at The Pitt News.
The Panthers (13-3, 9-2) fell to No. 4 Clemson (13-3-2, 8-3-2) 2-0, the team’s second loss of the season to the Tigers. The ACC’s automatic qualifier play-in game Saturday night took place at Clemson’s Historic Riggs Field.

No. 1 Pitt men’s soccer foiled again by No. 4 Clemson in chance for NCAA tournament bid

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2021
The Tigers earned the ACC’s automatic NCAA tournament bid with the win, meaning Pitt will have to wait until selection day.
Senior center Terrell Brown plays against NC State on Feb. 17.

In four rocky years with sweeping changes, Terrell Brown embraces role in Pitt’s rebuild

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021
Among it all, Brown has stood as a soft-spoken 6-foot-10 figure among the Pitt men’s basketball program, working quietly to serve as a brick in the foundation laid by the coach who did not recruit him.
The Petersen Events Center.

Column | After decades of football mediocrity, Pitt has become basketball school

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer February 12, 2021
With the emergence of the Petersen Events Center as the prime location for a Panther event, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck argues basketball has been Pitt’s identity in the 21st century.
Pitt men’s basketball missed the services of second-leading scorer Au’Diese Toney in the Louisville loss and had two games postponed for COVID-19 protocols.

Column | Time for Pitt men’s basketball to prove it can get off the mat — and stay up

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2021
After two ugly losses and a daunting schedule looming ahead, the Panthers need another bounce-back response, and they need it fast.
The Ohio State Buckeyes face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions this Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

What are the Odds: Bouncing back with bets on the gridiron and the pitch

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 30, 2020
After an unsuccessful college football slate last time around, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck hopes for a bounce back weekend on the sportsbook, putting his faith in Ohio State for a fierce rivalry matchup Saturday.
Pitt football’s equipment team has had to adjust sanitation and cleaning practices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Equipped to adapt: Pitt Athletics hones in on finer details of equipment care

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 14, 2020
Pitt football has avoided the schedule-altering COVID-19 outbreaks that have afflicted other programs so far this season, thanks in no small part to Assistant Athletic Director Derek Moos and his student staff.
Pitt soccer announced last week that Edward Kizza, the second highest goal scorer in program history, is no longer on the team.

Pitt soccer parts ways with leading scorer Edward Kizza

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 8, 2020
Pitt soccer announced last week that Edward Kizza, the second highest goal scorer in program history, is no longer on the team.
Louisville, one of the best offensive units in the conference, managed just two field goals while struggling to move the ball and protect their quarterback against Pitt.

What are the Odds: Full football slate awaits

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer October 2, 2020
Welcome back to a new season of What Are The Odds.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi discussed new uniforms, opponents and future stars in his weekly Monday press conference. Kaycee Orwig | Assistant Visual Editor

Narduzzi talks future opponents, stars

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer September 22, 2020
Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi talked about new uniforms, opponents and future stars making contributions in the Syracuse game.
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