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Pitt Football gains 11 recruits

Pitt Football gains 11 recruits

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Entering June with zero commitments from the 2019 recruiting class, Pitt’s football team found itself stuck with a late start to its recruiting trail. But despite the slow start, the pace suddenly changed as the the count rocketed to 11 commits in just one weekend, with nine of those players verbally ...

Former Pitt athletes nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Pitt athletes nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Two former Pitt football players were added to the induction ballot for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame on Monday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Matt Cavanaugh and Craig Heyward were among several familiar college football stars, including former Texas and Te...

Hear me out: The sexiest mascots in college sports

Hear me out: The sexiest mascots in college sports

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

During the first media time-out of No. 2 seed Duke against No. 15 Iona in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last week, the mascots from both teams hit the court for a dance-off. As I looked on in boredom, waiting for the game to resume again, my mind wandered, and I got to some serious thin...

Alabama, Georgia brace for bruising national-title battle

By David Wharton | Los Angeles Times

January 8, 2018


Filed under National News

This is the type of football game that Alabama wants. "Grimy, hard," linebacker Rashaan Evans says. "Physical, violent." This is the type of football game the Crimson Tide defense feels it was built for. "We always try to out-physical our opponents," defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said. "Get...

Year of the Tiger: 2016 College Football Preview

Year of the Tiger: 2016 College Football Preview

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

An Aug. 26 matchup between California and Hawaii in Sydney notwithstanding, the 2016 college football season begins in earnest today with a slate of 16 Football Bowl Subdivision games. The Panthers’ season begins on Saturday and the team figures to be a contender once again in the ACC Coastal D...

Looking back on the college football championship

Looking back on the college football championship

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

January 13, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The experts picked Oregon to win.But, by beinga little noncommittal, they left themselves just enough room for error.“It’s tough for me to say this, and it’ll be close,” they said. One regretful skipping of “The Bachelor” and four quarters of football later, the Ohio State Buckeyes are nationa...

Parody Twitter account collateral damage of Pelini’s firing

Parody Twitter account collateral damage of Pelini’s firing

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The college football carnival may be on its way out of town, but the coaching carousel has just started to spin.Within days of the conclusion of the regular season, head coaching vacancies are popping up in college football programs nationwide. Brady Hoke, on whom I’ve talked a lot of smack since ...

Making college football predictions a fool’s errand

Making college football predictions a fool’s errand

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In what seems like no time at all, we’re at the halfway point of the college football season. About a month before the first kickoff, I made a handful of bold predictions about college football, its players, its coaches and its media personalities.As it turns out, I’m really bad at predictions.The fi...

Price of tickets an obstacle in enjoying sporting events

Price of tickets an obstacle in enjoying sporting events

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

October 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It’s been said time and again that the best things in life are free. By that logic, being a sports fan is far from one of the best things in life.The time and emotional energy that many of us invest in our favorite teams is significant. I can’t count the number of times that Penn State football or ...

Big Ten conference already in poor playoff position

Big Ten conference already in poor playoff position

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

September 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With the BCS era behind us and the College Football Playoff era now underway, every college football game is crucial to the initial legacy of the new system. Every Power-5 conference program is giving its all to be one of the teams left fighting for a shiny new trophy at season’s end.It’s evident...

Rush to compare new and old college players irritating

Rush to compare new and old college players irritating

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

September 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

As a self-proclaimed healthcare professional, I’ve been trying to think of a clever name for the medical condition that’s crippling college football.This condition has caused frustration and rage to build inside of me. The disease is symptomized by the inability to stop comparing a new player to the o...

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