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Take Five: London, Luther, lazy reporting

Take Five: London, Luther, lazy reporting

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In the age of media saturation, a lot happens in the sports world in a short amount of time. At the Pitt News, we’re embarking on a journey to pick the five most enticing sports headlines each week. This week, staff writer Brandon Glass shares a few of the highlights and lowlights, from Pittsburgh to...

Weak division gives battling Bucs opportunity

Weak division gives battling Bucs opportunity

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

June 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Don’t look now, but two months into the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still hanging around in the National League Central. Heading into May, the team was in last place in the division and looked like a longshot for the playoffs. Now, thanks to a modest turnaround and a lackluster division, the team...

Pitt Night sets standard for Pirates going forward

Pitt Night sets standard for Pirates going forward

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

July 28, 2016


Filed under Sports Columns

The force was strong with the Pittsburgh Pirates this past Wednesday at PNC Park. On a dually-themed University of Pittsburgh Night and Star Wars Night, the Pirates put together a complete performance to blow out the visiting Seattle Mariners, 10-1. After Chancellor Patrick Gallagher hurled the...

Pirates’ pitchers helping themselves at bat

Pirates’ pitchers helping themselves at bat

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pittsburgh Pirates play in the National League, where baseball is played the way it used to be — without a designated hitter. But unlike most NL teams, there are no automatic outs in this lineup. It’s no secret this season the Pirates have an explosive offense. The team leads the NL with an impre...

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