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

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 14, 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 20, 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 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.
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