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Fantasy Football Trade Targets: Now’s the time to buy low

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz completed 26-of-43 passes for 242 yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 20.
October 8, 2020
This is the perfect time in the fantasy football season to make that bold trade you’ve desperately needed to turn your season around. Check out staff writer Jack Clay’s recommendations for Week 5 trade targets.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 7, 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.
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.
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