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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

Students play basketball at Trees Hall.

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

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor April 19, 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 5, 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.
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett displays the ACC Championship trophy.

Column | Top 5 best Pitt sports moments in 2021

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 22, 2022
Pitt athletics enjoyed a successful 2021, including championships and program firsts. Staff writer Alexander Ganias ranked the five best Panther moments from the past calendar year.
Baseball fan Noah McMurrain stands outside of the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, on Monday.

Column | Regardless of lockout outcome, MLB owners and Manfred are tarnishing the game

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer March 2, 2022
The lack of punctuality seemed to demonstrate an absence of care and lack of eagerness from the owners to start the season on time. Also, the proposal didn’t please the players, further indicating that both sides were miles away from an agreement.
Pitt fans cheer and yell during the third quarter of the ACC Championship football game on Dec. 4, 2021.

Column | Pitt moments that made fans want to drink, in celebration or sadness

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer February 22, 2022
Being a Pitt fan is an emotional roller coaster and the Panthers can often drive their fans to the bottle. Big wins have caused them to pop champagne in celebration, but others compel them to down shots in defeat.
Las Vegas Raider wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, center, runs with the ball during Sunday’s Pro Bowl NFL football game in Las Vegas.

Column | The Pro Bowl is an embarrassment in current state, needs changes

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer February 6, 2022
In recent years, the Pro Bowl has turned into a game with no stakes played between two uninterested teams in front of an apathetic audience. Staff writer Jermaine Sykes argues that the game is an embarrassment to the league and needs changes.
Jeff Capel is Pitt men’s basketball head coach.

Column | Capel deserves credit for instilling strong culture in men’s basketball

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer February 1, 2022
It's clear that Jeff Capel has instilled a strong culture among his Pitt team. It isn’t the kind of achievement Pitt fans dreamed of when he was hired, but senior staff writer Frankie Richetti argues that Capel deserves credit nonetheless.
Pitt sophomore forward John Hugley (23), left, dunks the ball during Pitt’s game against Boston College at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Column | Pitt has begun a slow but steady climb back from the bottom

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 9, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball is showing signs of hope. After having to take moral victories from close losses at the beginning of conference play, Stephen Thompson argues the Panthers are playing their best ball with a wide-open conference schedule ahead.
Head basketball coach Jeff Capel watches from the bench as a penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset Louisville in January 2020.

Column | It’s starting to look like Jeff Capel’s final season in Pittsburgh

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2021
When Pitt men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel accepted his job in 2018, he was widely labeled a home-run hire. For his first two seasons, he looked the part, which makes his tenure’s sudden turn for the worse all the more surprising and disappointing.
Pitt junior linebacker SirVocea Dennis (7) and redshirt senior linebacker John Petrishen (0) tackle Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader (16) during Saturday’s game against Syracuse at Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.

Column | Win at Syracuse paves way for ACC Championship preparation

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 29, 2021
No. 20 Pitt football remained focused in its 31-14 win over Syracuse on Saturday. After passing the final hurdle of the regular season, Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers are primed for a high-stakes ACC Championship game.
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