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Jackson selected by Buffalo in NFL Draft’s seventh round

Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Former Pitt defensive back Dane Jackson was selected 239th overall in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills.

Penguins prevail 7-5 in Pitt baseball’s home opener

Pitt junior Chris Cappas throws a pitch against Youngstown State Wednesday.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

After getting off to one of the hottest starts in program history, Pitt baseball struggled to find a rhythm Wednesday against Youngstown State and fell in its home opener.

Jackson works out at 2020 NFL Combine

Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The 2020 NFL Combine is in the books, and for former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson, little has changed. 

Reimagining the broken and senseless ACC

North Carolina was one of the ACC's seven founding members in 1953.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The conference has expanded, retracted and morphed in such bizarre motions as to create a loose confederacy that no longer can even claim the very region it abbreviates — the Atlantic coast.

Smutny, Vorster lead Pitt at Day 1 of ACC Championships

With 104 team points, Pitt currently sits in eighth place out of 12 teams on the first day of the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The Pitt men’s swim team got off to a strong start on the first day of the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, breaking school records and showing serious overall improvement upon previous seasons.

Women’s swimming and diving posts strong ACC Tournament

Senior Alecia Petrikis won floor exercise once again Friday with a 9.850.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by a major upset from wrestling and continued steady play from baseball, but both basketball teams continue to struggle. Women’s swim made a splash at the ACC Swimming and Diving Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, while softball played just down the road in Greenville.

Duke, Clemson on the rise in ACC standings

Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. (1) dunks against Miami at the Watsco Center in Miami on Jan. 4.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

While four teams have climbed to the shallow peak of the ACC and the bottom four have made themselves apparent, an astounding seven teams remain within two games of .500 in conference play.

Pitt softball hopes for health, improvement in 2020

Junior Brittany Knight pitches. Pitt softball looks to improve after finishing last in the ACC Coastal in 2019.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

After an injury-riddled and underachieving 2019 season, Pitt softball is looking to return to its winning ways in 2020.

Pitt band to find home in Victory Heights

The Pitt band currently uses the Sports Dome and Cost Center for most of its practice, but the new Victory Heights facility will give them a larger and more updated space.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

With Victory Heights on the horizon, the Pitt marching band will finally have something it has always lacked — an adequate home.

Take 5: Super Bowl, Boston, Brawling

Kansas' David McCormack (33) is held back by teammate Isaiah Moss during a brawl following a game against rival Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday. Kansas won, 81-60.

By TPN Staff

January 24, 2020

Who’s to blame for the brawl in Kansas? Why are both Super Bowl participants cursed? And just how many Celtics should make the NBA All-Star game?

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