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Jackie Sharp: For the love of the game

Jackie Sharp: For the love of the game

By Trent Leonard & Theo Schwarz

April 1, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

If you had told Jackie Sharp two years ago that she would eventually become the first Pitt women’s ice hockey player to have her number retired, she would have thought you were crazy. At that point, there was no women’s hockey team at Pitt, and Sharp hadn’t played organized ice hockey in nearly ...

Finger making strides after icing cancer

Finger making strides after icing cancer

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / For The Pitt News

February 23, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Sports Features

It was a late January night when pain pushed Jonathan Finger to trudge halfway up cardiac hill and walk through the UPMC Presbyterian Emergency Room entrance. The piercing pain in his abdomen had caught the 19-year-old hockey player by surprise and had become excruciating. Doctors listened to Fing...

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

If memories of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup win seem distant, it’s because they are. It’s been six years since Pittsburgh beat Detroit to earn its third NHL Championship. Despite a playoff berth every year since, those playoff trips have ended once in the conference finals, twice in the qua...

Guilty or not guilty, do not hold star athletes above reproach

Guilty or not guilty, do not hold star athletes above reproach

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

One year ago, ex-NFL running back Ray Rice was all over the news. Now, another league’s star is embroiled in an equally ugly case, with little to no media backlash. Rice was a star athlete in the NFL, but Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is the absolute star of the NHL. Kane was the first overal...

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