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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

New York Yankees Gerrit Cole pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during Wednesday’s game in New York.

Take 5 | Gerrit Cole’s potential turnaround, NBA Playoffs and more

By The Pitt News Staff April 15, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at the Grizzlies’ NBA title chances, how Cale Makar is revolutionizing hockey and more. 
The Pittsburgh Pirates Corey Dickerson (12) reaches second base with a double ahead of the tag from Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist in the ninth inning April 12 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Pirates won, 6-1. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Pirates end season with impressive record

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer October 5, 2018
The Pittsburgh Pirates finished off their season with a 82-79 record. Considering the team played without Andrew McCutcheon and Gerrit Cole, this record was quite good. From winning their first game of the season, the team started off fresh and continued that streak, despite the struggles with fan attendance.
The Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) shoots over the Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (5) during the first half at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Nov. 20, 2017. (Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Take Five: London, Luther, lazy reporting

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer January 12, 2018

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....

Andrew McCutchen celebrates with Travis Snider after the teams 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in May 2014. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

Weak division gives battling Bucs opportunity

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer June 20, 2017

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...

Andrew McCutchen drove in 20 runs for the Pirates in September. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

Pitt Night sets standard for Pirates going forward

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer July 28, 2016

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...

Francisco Lirianos .348 batting average is higher than any qualified Pirates position player. TNS

Pirates’ pitchers helping themselves at bat

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer May 31, 2016

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...

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