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2020 Fantasy Football “DOs” and “DON’Ts”: Draft Edition

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 29, 2019.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

August 27, 2020

As fantasy drafts begin to take place, I’m here to help you get through yours by presenting my 100% accurate and totally reliable Do’s and Don’ts for this year’s draft.

Chiefs face unforgiving history in title defense

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen Arik Armstead during the second half of the 2020 Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Sunday, Feb. 2.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

And as an Eagles fan, I was rooting for former Philadelphia and current Kansas City head coach Andy Reid to get his first ring and a well-deserved cheeseburger. But my Eagles are a cautionary tale for how quickly Super Bowl champions can fall from grace.

Column: Wrestling is Pitt’s top winter product

Senior Demetrius Thomas currently sits at No. 8 in the NCAA heavyweight division.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Though Pitt volleyball’s magical run ended in December and the men’s basketball team is still years away from national relevancy, there’s still a top-ranked Panther team to support on campus.

Backyard Maul: Pitt wrestling dominates WVU 29-6

Redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi improved to 8-0 on the year during Pitt’s 29-6 victory over West Virginia.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

No. 10 Pitt wrestling strolled out of WVU Coliseum with a dominant victory that saw its wrestlers pick up eight wins, three of them as major decisions and one more as a technical fall.

No. 3 Ohio State wrestling takes down No. 15 Pitt, 23-12

Micky Phillippi recorded one of Pitt's four individual wins during Friday's match against Ohio State.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

The up-and-coming Panthers hosted No. 3 Ohio State today in the Fitzgerald Field House in what could end up as their toughest test of the season.

Pitt wrestling continues climb back to prominence

Redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi is currently ranked No. 4 133-pounder in the nation.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

That match was simply a low-stakes warm-up. The real season is just around the corner, and head coach Keith Gavin believes his team is in a much better position to succeed than it was one year ago.

Take 5: Minshew, Murray, Minnesota

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) walks off the field after defeating the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game at TIAA Bank Field, Thursday, Sept. 19 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jaguars won 20-7.

By TPN Staff

October 10, 2019

The Pitt News Sports staff discusses a couple young quarterbacks proving their chops in the NFL — as well as a seasoned veteran making a serious case for league MVP — in this week’s Take 5

Football Takeaways: Ford, defense shine again

With three sacks, Pitt’s front seven put up the most tackles behind the line on Duke quarterback Quentin Harris for the season during Saturday’s 33-30 victory over the Blue Devils.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Paris Ford led another quality performance from Pitt's defense, but the offense must find more consistency if the Panthers want to run the table.

Take 5: Warriors, Jazz, 76ers can contend for Finals

Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first quarter, Sept. 29, at M&T Bank Stadium.

By TPN Staff

October 3, 2019

With the start of the NBA season just around the corner on Oct. 22, several staff members discuss which teams they think can surprise people and become NBA Finals contenders.

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

The Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) pressures a 3-point attempt by the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (23) in the first half on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2019

Brown formally announced he wants out of Pittsburgh, several trades shook up the NBA landscape and MLB superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are playing hard to get in the offseason.

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