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The Pitt News

Chicago Blackhawks Connor Bedard is introduced before an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Kights, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, in Chicago.

Opinion | It’s not easy being no. 1

By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist October 23, 2023
The pressure on Connor Bedard is harmful. Number one draft picks deserve time for development like everyone else.
Pitt’s defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver (pictured) and Patrick Jones II received AP All-America honors on Monday.

Column | Panther draft class filled with most first-round talent in years

By Tyler Mathes, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2020
The NFL Draft will be held April 29 to May 1 in Cleveland. Pitt comes in with a strong class including not only the six players listed below, but at least five others who have a shot at a late selection or at least might receive training camp invites.
Georgias Anthony Edwards reacts to his breakaway slam dunk after making a steal late in the second half against Texas A&M on Feb. 1.

Column | Depth makes up for lack of starpower in 2020 NBA draft

By Eddie Lasker, For The Pitt News November 16, 2020
With a record-tying 17th Los Angeles Lakers championship in the rearview, the NBA rapidly approaches its start of the season on Dec. 22. To accommodate the altered schedule, the NBA draft will take place Thursday. An incomplete college season will make prospects harder to evaluate, but most of the top 10 picks should come easily.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to throw downfield against the Carolina Panthers in the second half on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The beginner’s guide to 2019 fantasy football

By Michael Elesinmogun, for the Pitt News August 29, 2019
As the NFL season gets ready to begin on Thursday, fans are starting to put their fantasy football teams together. It’s a challenging process that brings plenty of uncertainty, leaving you to make educated guesses as you draft. To help with this drafting process, here are five dos and don'ts that will help prepare you for draft day — along with the biggest sleeper at every position that you may want to keep your eyes on.
After the combine, gave Qadree Ollison an overall rating of 4.93, putting him in the second-lowest category a player can get.

Panthers show off at Pitt’s NFL Pro Day

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer March 21, 2019
Pitt held its annual Pro Day on Wednesday to give seniors who weren’t invited to the NFL Combine a chance to perform in front of NFL Scouts.
Dukes Zion Williamson (1) falls to the court under North Carolinas Luke Maye (32), injuring himself and damaging his shoe during the first half of the game on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Take 5: WWZD: What Will Zion Do

By Pitt News Staff February 28, 2019
No one knows for sure what any athletes’ futures hold, but people can speculate. Morant will make it, Zion should come back, the Phillies should walk away from Bryce and Murray needs to throw.
Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he will transfer to Oklahoma.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

By Pitt News Staff January 16, 2019
Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”
Safety Jordan Whitehead gets drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected 117th in the overall draft. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

Tampa Bay selects Jordan Whitehead with the 117th overall pick in the NFL Draft

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer April 28, 2018

Pitt football had its second player taken off the board— after offensive lineman Brian O’Neill— when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected safety Jordan Whitehead in the fourth round with the 117th overall...

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