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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

A visibly moved Demi Lovato belts Anyone at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 after choking up initially. Bets are being placed on whether Lovato’s rendition of the national anthem will be longer than two minutes.

What are the Odds: Super Bowl LIV

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

Report card: Grading the Panthers’ UNC victory

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

Report card: McGowens passes RMU with flying colors

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

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer November 10, 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.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks off the field after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, Oct. 13, at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Take 5: Getting excited for NBA, Williamson

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

Club football open doors for unfamed footballers in fourth year

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

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

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

Prediction: Panthers to feast on Blue Hens

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer September 25, 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.
Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watches as the offensive coordinator talks with backup QB Mason Rudolph on Sunday.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

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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