The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

First-year forward and Brooklyn native Justin Champagnie (11) was the leading scorer during Pitt’s 2019-20 season with 12.7 points per game.

In the shadow of The Mecca: Reflecting on the Pitt-NY basketball pipeline

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 2020
During the heyday of Pitt men’s basketball in the Big East conference — the period in which former head coach Jamie Dixon’s teams appeared in eight straight NCAA Tournaments between 2004 and 2011 — nearly every borough of New York City was represented on the Panthers’ roster.
Saoirse Ronan attends the screening of "The Host" presented by The Cinema Society and Jaeger-LeCoultre in New York on March 27, 2013. (Dennis Van Tine/Abaca Press/MCT)

‘Brooklyn’ sails above stereotypes

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer December 8, 2015

From its universal ideas to its Oscar-bait-period-piece aura, everything about “Brooklyn” feels familiar — in a good way. The film’s magnetic central performance in Saoirse Ronan alone could...

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