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What are the Odds: Super Bowl LIV

A visibly moved Demi Lovato belts

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

For gamblers, the Super Bowl offers the chance to make some of the oddest and most interesting prop bets an event can offer.

Report card: Grading the Panthers’ UNC victory

Justin Champagnie scored 22 points and made four of his seven 3-pointers.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

It took a full team effort for Pitt men’s basketball to finally topple UNC, though two Panthers stood out above the rest on the grading scale.

Report card: McGowens passes RMU with flying colors

Staff writer Michael Elisenmogun gave Xavier Johnson a C- grade for his performance against Robert Morris University.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Pitt looked like an improved team across the board against RMU, led by a breakthrough performance from sophomore guard Trey McGowens.

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday. After opening their season with a statement win over conference foe Florida State earlier in the week, the Panthers earned a failing grade for their disappointing and inexplicable loss to the Colonels this past weekend.

Take 5: Getting excited for NBA, Williamson

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks off the field after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, Oct. 13, at FirstEnergy Stadium.

By TPN Staff

October 18, 2019

With the NBA season starting on Oct. 22, The Pitt News sports staff takes on several basketball-related topics such as the potential of Zion Williamson and the league’s improving parity.

Club football open doors for unfamed footballers in fourth year

Pitt club football is in the National Club Football Association in the Mid-Atlantic West conference.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Most students on a Tuesday or Thursday night are winding down for the night — but not senior Tyler Spalt. He’s warming up for two hours of full-contact practice ahead of his next football game. But he won’t be playing under the bright lights of Heinz Field on Saturday.

Take 5: Warriors, Jazz, 76ers can contend for Finals

Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first quarter, Sept. 29, at M&T Bank Stadium.

By TPN Staff

October 3, 2019

With the start of the NBA season just around the corner on Oct. 22, several staff members discuss which teams they think can surprise people and become NBA Finals contenders.

Prediction: Panthers to feast on Blue Hens

Kenny Pickett threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in Pitt's bowl victory over Eastern Michigan.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

In their final non-conference game this season, Pitt football gets the opportunity to catch its breath with an FCS Delaware opponent before getting into the true test of conference play.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watches as the offensive coordinator talks with backup QB Mason Rudolph on Sunday.

By TPN Staff

September 19, 2019

In this week’s column, our staff weighs in on a couple Pittsburgh-related storylines — one hopeful, one bleak — and also shines a light on the incredible career of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

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