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The Ohio State Buckeyes face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions this Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

What are the Odds: Bouncing back with bets on the gridiron and the pitch

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 29, 2020
After an unsuccessful college football slate last time around, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck hopes for a bounce back weekend on the sportsbook, putting his faith in Ohio State for a fierce rivalry matchup Saturday.
Pitt Chancellor Pat Gallagher and Athletic Director Heather Lyke stand on the field before the game. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

Lyke talks football scheduling, gambling and campus returns

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor July 24, 2020
Athletic Director Heather Lyke said she is not encouraged by the way the COVID-19 pandemic mitigation is progressing. As cases continue to rise across the country — particularly in Pitt’s home of Allegheny County — she offered a pessimistic, yet not definitive answer to what she called “the million dollar question” — will college football be played in 2020?
Following the cancellation of most sports, and thus sports betting, allows you to place bets on meteorologists’ high or low temperature predictions.

What are the Odds: Scouring a barren gambling landscape

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2020
If you find yourself desperately looking to scratch the itch, here are a few options that might satisfy your gambling urges.
Opinion | Legalized sports betting is a horrible idea

Opinion | Legalized sports betting is a horrible idea

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist February 25, 2020
The full legalization of sports betting will prey on individuals susceptible to the adrenaline rush and fast money associated with the act.
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.
AJ Dillon (2) ran for 178 yards and one touchdown in Boston Colleges win over Pitt.

What are the Odds: Giving thanks to the Gophers, Rainbow Warriors

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2019
Senior staff writer and resident TPN degenerate Ben Bobeck is thankful for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors over this pre-Thanksgiving weekend — and not just because of their unique mascots.
Nate Stanley (4) of the Iowa Hawkeyes warms up before a game against the Northwestern Wildcats.

What are the Odds: Backyard Brawl headlines loaded weekend

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2019
Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck likes the under on Pitt and West Virginia's Friday-night basketball game, and is also picking the Minnesota Golden Gophers to come through big again.
Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws against Purdue.

What are the Odds: CFB 150 Edition

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 8, 2019
Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck is celebrating 150 years of college football — and a fourth straight week of successful picks — by winning four more prospective bets this week.
Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm (11) is 2-0 vs. Florida as a starter, with only one sack and one turnover.

What are the Odds: Don’t shy away Fromm the under

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2019
After hitting on a three-team NBA parlay last week, senior staff writer and resident degenerate Ben Bobeck is now over .500 on the betting season — and ready to continue his hot streak.
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) looks to throw a pass against Mississippi State at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, on Sept. 28.

What are the Odds: Avenging last week’s picks

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 3, 2019
With an enticing slate of college football and NFL games this weekend, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck gives his best bets.
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