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Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt fans are all too familiar with Pitt sports’ heartbreaking habit of dropping close losses and, conversely, the kind of alcohol that may help them forget about that heartbreak. But each of these sports offers their own experience, each different from their counterparts, and I’ve chosen alcoholic drinks to match.
Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman reacts after his bench press performance, pumping out 40 reps of 225 pounds on Wednesday.

Twyman, former Panthers showcase athleticism at 2021 Pitt Football Pro Day

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 19, 2021
Pitt hosted 16 football players for its pro day on Wednesday, with Jaylen Twyman’s ridiculous performance on the bench press stealing the show.
Dabo Swinney, head coach of the Clemson Tigers.

Column | Expanding College Football Playoff exciting idea, but not calculated

By Dalton Coppola, For The Pitt News February 19, 2021
Fans have begged for an eight-team College Football Playoff for years, but Dalton Coppola argues it would simply delay the inevitable and dilute the importance of the regular season.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett chose to forgo the NFL Draft and return for a fifth year- Staff Writer Carson Zaremski would grant him a 96 for throw power in EA Sports’ College Football.

Pitt football’s fictional video game ratings

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
The players will be rated out of 100, based on the more specific attribute ratings they would get in the game.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a first-down reception as he is hit by Cleveland Browns defensive back T.J. Carrie in the first quarter, Dec. 15, 2019, at State Farm Stadium.

Column | History, location make Pitt a football school

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
A football town isn’t complete without a college-level program, which has culminated in Pitt’s identity as a “football school.”
Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi.

Satire: The love-hate relationship between Pitt fans and Pat Narduzzi

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 10, 2021
Relationships go through their fair share of ups and downs, and nothing exemplifies that love-hate connection more than Panther Nation and Pat Narduzzi.
Of the 21 commits, nine chose to enroll early at Pitt and are already here on campus, taking classes and working out with the football team.

Pitt football hoping offensive line gets boost on Signing Day

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
Pitt football hopes to secure the final two pieces of its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
The Atlantic Coast Conference revealed Pitt football’s 2021 schedule on Thursday, reverting back to a traditional 12-game slate after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a one-game reduction in 2020.

2021 Pitt football schedule released, featuring 7 home matchups

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 29, 2021
The ACC revealed Pitt football’s 2021 schedule on Thursday, featuring a seven-game home slate that includes defending conference champion Clemson.
Pitt’s defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver (pictured) and Patrick Jones II received AP All-America honors on Monday.

Weaver, Jones II earn AP All-America honors

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 31, 2020
As Pitt’s redshirt senior defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver and Patrick Jones II prepare for the NFL draft, they have both received a huge boost to their resumes.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.

Kenny Pickett announces return for fifth year

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 15, 2020
In a surprising development, senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.
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