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Former Washington State University head coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after a football game against Stanford University on Oct. 16. WSU recently fired Rolovich for not following the state’s vaccine mandate for public employees.

Editorial | WSU made the right decision by firing Nick Rolovich

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 24, 2021
Firing Nick Rolovich shows that WSU is serious about enforcing Washington’s vaccine mandate and is leading by example in higher education.
Unmasked Pitt students at a football game against New Hampshire at Heinz Field on Sept. 25.

Opinion | We need a little bit of blissful ignorance to get by in COVID times

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 24, 2021
As the once “unprecedented” pandemic now becomes a normalized aspect of our every interaction, waiting for a perfectly safe environment is simply no longer an option.
Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws against Purdue.

What are the Odds: CFB 150 Edition

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 8, 2019
Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck is celebrating 150 years of college football — and a fourth straight week of successful picks — by winning four more prospective bets this week.
A narrow loss at Happy Valley, snapping UCF’s regular season streak, and nailbiter victory over Duke have contributed to Pitt’s ranking.

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.
Jalen Hurts (1) of the Oklahoma Sooners breaks free on a run from Osa Odighizuwa (92) of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game on at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 14 in Los Angeles.

What are the Odds: Maintaining momentum in Week 7

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 10, 2019
After benefiting from some late covers last week, staff writer Ben Bobeck looks to keep the momentum rolling — and money flowing — in this week's column.
Redshirt sophomore Todd Sibley Jr. put up 106 yards rushing against Delaware on Saturday, making him the first Pitt halfback to break the century mark on a game this season.

Pitt football needs to regroup, refine before Duke

By Elliot Borawski, Staff Writer September 29, 2019
Pitt football suffered — if that’s even possible — a disappointing win on Saturday afternoon against Delaware. And as the ACC schedule looms, the Panthers have to clean up the mistakes in order to avoid a letdown against Duke.
The Panthers say they are working on attendance plans, and will announce them “very soon.”

Pitt, Heinz Field ahead of the curve on alcohol policies

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer April 10, 2019
While some consider it unsavory, administrators recognize the financial and safety benefits of selling alcohol at sporting events. And whenever Pitt fans find themselves bitter about the trek to Heinz Field, they can be grateful that their quest for a cold beer won’t be as taxing
Pitt football will be taking on Syracuse in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. (TPN file photo)

TPN staff breaks down bowl season

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor December 7, 2018
Who is going to make it to the National Championship? Will Pitt ever win again? You can find out what the Pitt News Sports Staff thinks here.
Clemson sophomore running back Travis Etienne (9) is a major contributor to the Tigers rushing offense.

Navigating college football’s bowl season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer December 5, 2018
The sport is dominated by the playoff discussion around this time of year, but there are plenty of other marquee matchups that are worth your attention during this bowl season.
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