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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

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz completed 26-of-43 passes for 242 yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Football Trade Targets: Now’s the time to buy low

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer October 9, 2020
This is the perfect time in the fantasy football season to make that bold trade you’ve desperately needed to turn your season around. Check out staff writer Jack Clay’s recommendations for Week 5 trade targets.
First-year guard Trey McGowens’ (2), pictured here against Louisville, scored a game-high 26 points against Boston College Tuesday night.

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

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.
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.

Panthers in the Pros: Patterson, Maddox and Zeuch

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.
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.

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

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

What are the odds: Pittsburgh will come out on top

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.
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

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

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.
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.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Clement, Coutee are top options

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

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

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

Photos and videos: Pitt Students celebrate Eagles Super Bowl win

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...

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)

Prediction: Patriots to pin 6th Super Bowl Win

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...

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