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 football players celebrate Pitt’s win over Wake Forest in the ACC Championship game in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 4, 2021.

Column | Time to have a few cold ones

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor December 5, 2022
Outgoing Sports Editor Dalton Coppola says thank you and farewell in his final column for The Pitt News.
Pitt men’s soccer handles Cleveland State 2-1, set to take on Akron in second round

Pitt men’s soccer handles Cleveland State 2-1, set to take on Akron in second round

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor November 17, 2022
Pitt men’s soccer advanced to the second round of the NCAA National Tournament on Thursday night, taking down Cleveland State 2-1. With the win, Pitt moves on to the second round and will face the Akron Zips.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) is sacked by Cleveland Browns Jacob Phillips (50) and Myles Garrett (95) during the second half of an NFL football game in Cleveland on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Column | Stop trying to place blame, the Steelers just aren’t a great team

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 12, 2022
The Steelers are off to an abysmal 1-4 start after falling to the Bills 38-3. Many are placing blame on head coach Mike Tomlin, but Sports Editor Dalton Coppola argues that the issues go beyond Tomlin and fans should stop searching for a scapegoat.
Junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) carries the football against the New Hampshire Wildcats at Acrisure Stadium on Sept. 25, 2021.

Abanikanda’s record-breaking performance garners national, conference recognition

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 10, 2022
After a record-breaking performance, junior running back Israel Abanikanda earned national and conference awards, including the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.
Abanikanda’s record breaking day lifts Panthers to 45-29 win over Virginia Tech

Abanikanda’s record breaking day lifts Panthers to 45-29 win over Virginia Tech

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 8, 2022
Junior running back Israel Abanikanda ran for six touchdowns and 320 yards against Virginia Tech, breaking multiple long standing Pitt records. The Panthers improved to 1-1 in conference play, taking down the Hokies 45-29.
Pitt football helmets.

Preview | Narduzzi needs to right the ship against Virginia Tech before it’s too late

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 5, 2022
Head coach Pat Narduzzi lost as a favorite at home for the third time in the past two seasons last week. Sports Editor Dalton Coppola argues the eighth-year head coach needs to right the ship now before it’s too late.
Fullback George Aston (35) is tackled in a Pitt football game against Georgia Tech in 2016.

Preview | Panthers look to take advantage of wounded, coach-less Georgia Tech

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor September 28, 2022
Pitt finds itself in an intriguing situation this weekend as Georgia Tech comes to town on the heels of firing its head coach. Sports Editor Dalton Coppola breaks down what the Panthers can do to take down a floundering Georgia Tech team.
Western Michigan linebacker Ryan Selig (27) sacks Pitt quarterback Nate Yarnell (19) Saturday, Sept. 17 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Nate Yarnell earns ACC Rookie of the Week honors after win over Western Michigan

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor September 19, 2022
The ACC named Pitt’s redshirt first-year quarterback Nate Yarnell the conference’s Rookie of the Week. Yarnell started in his first-ever college game this past week against the Western Michigan Broncos. 
Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi walks the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Western Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Yarnell takes advantage of opportunity, leads Panthers to a 34-13 win over Western Michigan

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor September 17, 2022
Behind a mistake-free performance from redshirt first-year quarterback Nate Yarnell, Pitt took down the Western Michigan Broncos 34-13 on Saturday night.
Pitt football players face Western Michigan during their last matchup on Sep. 18, 2021.

Preview | Panthers need defense to step up in week of uncertainty with banged up offense

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor September 14, 2022
Pitt will face its demons this weekend as the Panthers travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan, for a matchup with the Broncos. Senior defensive lineman Habakkuk Baldonado said he and the team will practice with a little more juice this week knowing the Broncos are waiting for them at the end of the week.
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