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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

Drake performs during the Summer Sixteen Tour 2016 in Toronto.

Former Pitt center Jeff McCurley reacts to Drake wearing his jersey

By Camille de Jesus, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Earlier in February, rap sensation Drake made a stop in Pittsburgh to play for a couple thousand highly anticipated listeners. He performed two sold-out nights at PPG Paints Arena, which was one of the...

Pitts football team and head coach Pat Narduzzi walk out for the first game of the season against Wofford at Acrisure Stadium on Sept. 2, 2023.

Column | Don’t panic about Pitt football

By Ari Meyer, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

After a disastrous 2023 season, the Panthers faithful are reluctantly getting ready for another Pitt football season, as spring practices are just about to kick off for the 2024 season. Following the departures...

Pitt football players run out onto the field before Pitts game against Syracuse on Nov. 5, 2022.

Column | Grading Pitt football’s 2024 transfer class

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor February 5, 2024

Last year, Pitt football brought in an exciting class of highly touted transfers to round out its roster. While some of these players — like wide receiver Daejon Reynolds and safety Donovan McMillon...

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to wide receiver Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday, September 1, 2011. The Vikings defeated the Texans, 28-0. (McKenna Ewen/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Former Pitt tight end Dorin Dickerson shines in sports media career

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The pipeline from athlete to employment in the sports industry is a popular and tested way for retired players to continue working in the field that they love. The most famous sports commentators, coaches...

The Pitt News Sports Podcast | Pitt basketball and NFL Playoffs

By Jermaine Sykes and Camille de Jesus January 31, 2024

On this episode of “The Pitt News Sports Podcast,” assistant sports editor Jermaine Sykes and sports writer Camille de Jesus discuss the current state of Pitt basketball in the ACC, including their...

An image of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Opinion | Let’s Talk About CTE

By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist December 1, 2023

America loves their contact sports — and I get it. There’s nothing better than getting together with a group of friends and watching whatever game is on. There is a reason why sports are so popular...

Pitt fans and their families sing Sweet Caroline during Saturday evenings game against FSU at Acrisure Stadium.

Point | Pitt football needs its own on-campus stadium

By Jenna Paler, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

Acrisure Stadium became the home of Pitt football in 2001 when it first opened. The stadium is located in the North Shore neighborhood, which is about a 10-minute drive with no traffic from the University...

Redshirt freshman defensive back Javon McIntyre (20) attempts to tackle a Syracuse player during Pitt football’s game against Syracuse on Nov. 5, 2022.

Pitt football faces abysmal 28-13 loss to Syracuse at Yankee Stadium

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor November 11, 2023

When a football game is played at a baseball stadium, one would expect home runs to ensue. But that was not the case in Pitt football’s matchup with Syracuse on Saturday in Yankee Stadium, as the Panthers...

Redshirt senior Bub Means (0) celebrates after a play during the game on Saturday, Oct. 14, against Louisville at Acrisure Stadium.

Preview | Pitt football looks for an upset against No. 14 Notre Dame

By Lily Peters, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

After a devastating loss to Wake Forest last weekend, Pitt (2-5, ACC 1-3) travels to South Bend, Indiana, to take on No. 14. Notre Dame (6-2). This is the 73rd game between these two teams. The Fighting...

Redshirt Senior M.J. Devonshire (12) and Junior Phillip OBrien Jr. (5) celebrate in front of the Panther Pit during Saturday nights game against Louisville at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt football pulls off an upset, defeats No. 14 Louisville 38-21

By Ben Pisano, Staff Writer October 15, 2023

Pitt football (2-4, ACC 1-2) snapped their losing streak and spoiled No. 14 Louisville’s undefeated season at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday night, beating the Cardinals 38-21. The Panthers dominated in...

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