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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

Sports Podcast | Looking forward to the postseason

Sports Podcast | Looking forward to the postseason

By Sinéad McDevitt, Brian Sherry, and Jermaine Sykes December 2, 2022
Staff writers Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes discuss what the end of the season might hold for Pitt’s various fall sports teams.
Quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes the ball off to junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island on Sept. 24.

Panthers finish regular season on a high note, dominate Hurricanes 42-16

By Brian Sherry, Senior Staff Writer November 26, 2022
Pitt football closed out its regular season with a dominating road win over the Miami Hurricanes. Senior wide receiver Jared Wayne stole the show, racking up 199 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Redshirt senior defensive back Erick Hallett II (31) stands on the field surrounded by pigeons during Pitt footballs game against Duke Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt endures late push from Blue Devils, defeats Duke 28-26 on Senior Day

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2022
The Panthers welcomed the Duke Blue Devils for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon. Pitt gave its seniors a reason to celebrate, taking down the Blue Devils 28-26. Junior running back Israel Abanikanda finished the game with 117 yards rushing.
One of Patty Irrgangs cooking classes in her home in Murrysville.

‘Food connects people’: Pitt alumna to publish tailgate cookbook

By Serena Garcia, Senior Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Patty Irrgang, a Pitt graduate, plans to bring her first cookbook, “All About Tailgating!” to the University Store on Fifth by the first week of December.
Israel Abanikanda (2) and Calijah Kancey (8) celebrate a touchdown during Pitt football’s game vs. Miami on Oct. 30, 2021 at Acrisure Stadium.

Column | Where Pitt football’s draft-eligible players may land in the 2023 NFL Draft

By David Scott, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
Staff Writer David Scott evaluates Pitt’s NFL Draft-eligible players and where they may end up next season.
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi yells on the sidelines during the Backyard Brawl football game against West Virginia Sept. 1.

Preview: Panthers look to snap two-game losing streak against Syracuse

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
Panther football looks to bounce back against No. 22 Syracuse after dropping their last two games. The game features a clash of two of the nation's top running backs in Israel Abanikanda of Pitt and Sean Tucker of Syracuse.
Pittsburgh quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.

Sports Podcast | Football season predictions

By Jermaine Sykes, Brian Sherry, and Sinead McDevitt November 2, 2022
Staff writers Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes discuss Pitt football and make predictions for how they think the season will end.
Erick Hallett II (31) scores a touchdown after intercepting a throw made by Wake Forest during the ACC championship football game on Dec. 4, 2021.

Erick Hallett II named Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 24, 2022
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has named Pitt senior safety Erick Hallett II as a semifinalist for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award. The award recognizes the top defensive back in college football. The honor takes “performance on the field, athletic ability and character” into consideration as well.
Redshirt sophomore linebacker Solomon Deshields (23) celebrates after a touchdown during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island on Sept. 24.

Preview | Pitt football looks to take care of business on the road against Louisville

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer October 19, 2022
Pitt football is coming out of its bye-week well rested with the Louisville Cardinals next on the schedule. As the Panthers get ready to hit the road this weekend, Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti breaks down the matchup.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) is sacked by Cleveland Browns Jacob Phillips (50) and Myles Garrett (95) during the second half of an NFL football game in Cleveland on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Column | Stop trying to place blame, the Steelers just aren’t a great team

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 12, 2022
The Steelers are off to an abysmal 1-4 start after falling to the Bills 38-3. Many are placing blame on head coach Mike Tomlin, but Sports Editor Dalton Coppola argues that the issues go beyond Tomlin and fans should stop searching for a scapegoat.
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