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Preseason favorite Virginia grabs top spot in Coastal power rankings

Preseason favorite Virginia grabs top spot in Coastal power rankings

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

As temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall, college football kicks into high gear. It’s around this time that audiences start to see contenders and pretenders for who they are — a fact which certainly holds true for the ACC Coastal. Six weeks into the season and the division is once again wide open.

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

By TPN Staff

September 27, 2019

The TPN sports staff voices its displeasure with ownership in both the NFL and NBA, and also weighs in on the underachieving Baker Mayfield and Michigan football team.

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

By TPN Staff

September 13, 2019

TPN sports staff tackles a variety of topics in this week’s Take 5, from the Steelers bounceback opportunity to Bianca Andreescu’s rise to tennis stardom.

Looking ahead to Week 2 in the NFL

Looking ahead to Week 2 in the NFL

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

There’s plenty excitement in store for NFL Week 2 now that the world has gotten a taste of how this season may pan out. What follows are some matchups to look forward to, as well as players and stories to keep an eye on for this weekend’s slate of games.

Take 5: Football Friday

Take 5: Football Friday

By TPN Sports Staff

September 5, 2019

In this week’s Take 5 it’s all about football — of every variety. The NFL hierarchy gets shaken up, the Heisman Trophy race gains a new front runner and history was made while fighting for a spot in the 2020 FIFA World Cup.

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

Takeaways from Pitt football’s opening loss

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Under the helm of new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, the Panthers utilized a pass-heavy attack as the backfield took a backseat.

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

By The Pitt News Staff

April 12, 2019

Former Steelers wideout Antonio Brown drew the ire of Pittsburgh fans, fellow NFL players and the general public at large this past week with a controversial tweet at ex-teammate Juju Smith-Schuster.

Wilson-Frame reps Pitt in inaugural 3X3U Tourney

Wilson-Frame reps Pitt in inaugural 3X3U Tourney

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

While the NCAA Tournament and NBA regular season have been dominating headlines throughout March and into April, there was plenty more going on in the world of basketball that went under the radar of the average sports fan — including the inaugural 3X3U National Championship.

Free throw woes doom Pitt in 76-63 loss at Miami

Free throw woes doom Pitt in 76-63 loss at Miami

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Turnovers, poor free throw shooting and bad rebounding prevented Pitt from coming out on top at Miami and the Panthers lost their 13th straight game.

College students find big-league niches

College students find big-league niches

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

A vast majority of people don’t ever get the shot to pursue a sports-related job, yet alone their dream job –– but some do.

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

By The Pitt News Staff

December 6, 2018

Our Pitt News Sports staff had some things to rant about this week, from Pittsburgh figures who irk them to who should be taking home hardware during awards season.

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

Three takeaways from Pitt vs Clemson

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

The Panthers were held back by several factors, but there were a few bright spots to build on for the season finale and next year.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Pitt Football is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. After coming up just short of No. 3 Notre Dame and then getting blown out by unranked Miami, no one is sure what to expect from the Panthers this weekend.

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 29, 2018

The Browns and Bengals faced off in a revenge game, while the previously struggling Buckeyes suddenly looked like one of the nation’s best teams once again versus Michigan.

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

By The Pitt News staff

October 17, 2018

As the NFL season nears its halfway point, Los Angeles’ two teams seem to be destined for a cross-city clash, while the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell continues to divide public opinion.

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

The senior running back tandem of Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall carried Pitt to an overtime victory, rushing for a combined 299 yards and three touchdowns.

Prediction: Orange to squeeze out victory over Panthers

Prediction: Orange to squeeze out victory over Panthers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Syracuse looks to bounce back from a narrow loss against No. 4 Clemson, while the Panthers are reeling from a blowout loss to No. 12 UCF.

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

By The Pitt News Staff

September 27, 2018

The NFL gave us a surplus of story lines in a wacky Week 3 with the Patriots struggling, the Browns finally winning and Le’Veon Bell continuing his holdout.

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