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Panthers prevail in first round of ACC Tournament, 80-70

First-year guard Trey McGowens’ (2), pictured here against Louisville, scored a game-high 26 points against Boston College Tuesday night.

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball and its duo of first-year stars opened the 2019 ACC Tournament in dominating fashion, beating Boston College 80-70 Tuesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Panthers in the Pros: Patterson, Maddox and Zeuch

Philadelphia Eagles’ Avonte Maddox, right, tackles the Dallas Cowboys’ Cole Beasley, left, during the second quarter on Nov. 11, 2018, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Despite some disappointing results in the present day, Pitt athletics has proven to be able to turn out a high number of professional athletes.

Super Bowl Scoop: Covering America’s Greatest Spectacle from the beat writers who’ve been there

NFL senior director of event operations Eric Finkelstein takes questions from the media during a Super Bowl photo and interview opportunity inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during preparation for the game on Jan. 22.

By Ben Bobeck, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019

If it weren’t for journalists, most people would have no idea what’s going on at the Super Bowl. But while they’re bringing you the news, their jobs aren’t always easy. The Pitt News spoke with some journalists to find out the scoop on covering the Super Bowl.

What are the odds: Pittsburgh will come out on top

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) goes over the top against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 8, 2017, at Heinz Field.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Another week is over which means it’s time to start placing your bets on weekend sports. It looks likely both Pittsburgh football teams will come back with victories.

Weekly Pick ‘em: Staff gets out crystal ball for NFL Week 8

Cleveland Browns' Jarvis Landry makes a first quarter catch behind Pittsburgh Steelers' Joe Haden on Sept. 9 in Cleveland. The game ended in a 21-21 tie. 
Phil Masturzo/Beacon Journal/TNS

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

This week the “Weekly Pick ‘em” focuses on NFL games only. With some writers taking huge chances, there are a few games where the writers agree on who will win.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Clement, Coutee are top options

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith (29) stops Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement (30) on a punt return during the fourth quarter on Sept. 16 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

It's officially Week 6 of the NFL season, and for avid fantasy football fans, it means it is almost time to lock in those picks. From quarterbacks to wide receivers to running backs, it seems the best picks this week are Corey Clement of the Eagles and Keke Coutee of the Texans.

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

The NFL’s last flagless game occured in 1940 at the since-demolished Forbes Field. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018

More than 70 years have gone by since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 7-3 in the NFL's last game without penalties.

Photos and videos: Pitt Students celebrate Eagles Super Bowl win

Students climb on the skybridge over Forbes Avenue after the Eagles' Super Bowl win. (Photo by Thomas Yang / Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

February 5, 2018

The last time a Philadelphia sports team won a major championship, the United States was in a recession, former President George W. Bush signed a $700 billion bailout bill and O.J. Simpson was found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery. Now, more than 10 years later, hundreds of Pitt students took to...

Prediction: Patriots to pin 6th Super Bowl Win

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) goes up for a catch guarded by Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs (28) during the first half of a pre season NFL football game on Aug, 25, 2017 in Detroit, Mich. (Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Jon Shaiken | For The Pitt News

January 31, 2018

With their offensive and defensive coordinators in line for head coaching jobs elsewhere and quarterback Tom Brady on the wrong side of 40, this weekend may be the New England Patriots’ last legitimate shot at a championship for the foreseeable future. New England will be going for their second S...

Eagles blow out Vikings to earn franchise’s third trip to Super Bowl

By Sam Farmer | Los Angeles Times

January 22, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles secured a Super Bowl rematch Sunday, and denied the Minnesota Vikings in their bid to make history. Led by quarterback Nick Foles and a smothering defense, the Eagles posted a 38-7 victory over Minnesota before a towel-swirling crowd so raucous at Lincoln Financial Field that...

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