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What are the Odds: Super Bowl LIV

A visibly moved Demi Lovato belts
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

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