The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior guard Ishmael Leggett (5) high-fives other Pitt players during Pitt mens basketballs game against Canisius on Dec. 9, 2023.

Column | ACC’s wins in tournament proves Pitt should’ve made it in

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Selection Sunday is a national holiday among sports fans. While some teams are all but expecting a ticket, or have gained one through conference titles, the rest of the tournament hopefuls await that fateful...

NFL legend Jerry Rice, a three-time Super Bowl Champion, helped FedEx with the final delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center ahead of Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11. Rices delivery was assisted by longtime FedEx Express courier Bob Fini and FedEx HBCU Student Ambassador, Chanelle Houston on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Column | Super Bowl Sunday is a polarizing, interesting holiday

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

The Super Bowl has gained unrivaled cultural relevance over the last 58 years, entering the exclusive, “unofficial holiday” category. Similar to actual holidays, like Thanksgiving, which falls on the...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin holds his season-ending meeting with reporters at the NFL football teams practice facility in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Column | Steelers need to boost roster, believe in Tomlin to return to glory

By Elijah Carter, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

While the Pittsburgh Steelers are never terrible or find themselves among the basement dwellers of the NFL, they aren’t particularly great either. The perfect word to describe them is mediocre. But positive...

Pitt band members celebrate during Pitt men’s basketball’s game against Boston College on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Column | The Oakland Zoo is the best student section in all of college basketball

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor October 31, 2023

Believe it or not, I’ve only sat in the Oakland Zoo once in my time at Pitt. It was in 2022, when Pitt men’s basketball faced off against Duke during former Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) rumbles for a first down against the Cincinnati Bengals on  Oct. 22, 2017, at Heinz Field.

Column | 49ers vs Steelers: A tale of two offenses

By Ben Pisano, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers have similar legacies in the annals of NFL history. Both teams had all-time great dynasties, separated by only a decade. The Steelers dominated the league...

Column | Don’t hate on Kedon Slovis

Column | Don’t hate on Kedon Slovis

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor June 21, 2023
After a turbulent 2022 football season, many fans are not so keen to give former quarterback Kedon Slovis any love for his efforts. But sports editor Brian Sherry argues that fans should not hate Slovis for his performance at Pitt.
Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore.

Column | Predicting the Steelers’ 2023-2024 campaign

By Matthew Scabilloni, Staff Writer May 24, 2023
As the NFL just released its official 2023 schedule, it’s time for fans to start speculating about how the season will play out. Staff Writer Matthew Scabilloni gives his predictions on the Steelers 2023-2024 campaign.
Column | Pitt is a top-tier NFL pipeline

Column | Pitt is a top-tier NFL pipeline

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor May 16, 2023
Teams like Alabama and Ohio State are constantly regarded as elite NFL talent producers. But what about Pitt? Sports editor Brian Sherry argues Pitt is a top-tier NFL pipeline.
Students play basketball at Trees Hall.

Column | All I need to know, I learned at Trees

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022
Outgoing sports editor Stephen Thompson has spent four years playing on and learning from Pittsburgh’s pick-up basketball courts. This is what they taught him and why he’s sad to leave them behind after graduation.
Head basketball coach Jeff Capel watches from the bench as a penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset Louisville in January 2020.

Column | Jeff Capel’s portal to a winning 2022-23 season

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer April 6, 2022
The road to constructing a winning roster will be long for Pitt men’s basketball, but early commitments and interests have shown that the road does exist. Senior staff writer Kyle Saxon outlines how he believes Jeff Capel can turn things around in one offseason.
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