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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

Kenny Pickett completed 13 of 23 passes for 140 yards and an interception in 2018s Blue and Gold Spring Game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Everything you need to know for Saturday’s Blue-Gold game

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer April 12, 2019
Pitt’s annual Blue-Gold game is this Saturday, marking the end of spring practice and pitting teammates against each other in a full regulation-style, four-quarter scrimmage between two teams drafted from the team’s roster.
Earvin Magic Johnson steps down as the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 9.

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

By The Pitt News Staff April 12, 2019
Former Steelers wideout Antonio Brown drew the ire of Pittsburgh fans, fellow NFL players and the general public at large this past week with a controversial tweet at ex-teammate Juju Smith-Schuster.
Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was the only Pitt player to attend this year’s combine.

Takeaways from NFL Scouting Combine

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer March 6, 2019
With the NFL Combine complete, it’s time to look at the standouts, draft implications and how Pitt’s lone representative fared against the competition.
Pitt gymnastics achieved its highest score this season on Friday night. It placed second against West Virginia University and Ball State, losing to West Virginia by less than half a point.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer February 25, 2019
The weekend in Pitt sports saw the wrestling team close the regular season with a win over a ranked opponent and the baseball team sweep its tournament competition.
The Minnesota Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns (32) pressures a 3-point attempt by the New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis (23) in the first half on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

By The Pitt News Staff February 15, 2019
Brown formally announced he wants out of Pittsburgh, several trades shook up the NBA landscape and MLB superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are playing hard to get in the offseason.
First-year point guard Xavier Johnson (1), pictured here against Syracuse on Feb. 2, scored nearly a third of Pitt’s 76 points during Pitt’s loss against Wake Forest Tuesday night.

Demon Deacons possess Pitt, 78-76, in overtime heartbreaker

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer February 6, 2019
In a game that saw 10 ties and seven lead changes, the Demon Deacons made clutch plays at the right times to deal Pitt its sixth straight loss.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to Antowain Smith (32) during Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome.

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer February 1, 2019
The game, featuring two of the league’s most highly touted coaches and some of its most prominent players, is sure to make headlines around the globe.
Ohio State running back Mike Weber Jr. (5) scores a rushing touchdown during the third quarter against Michigan on Saturday. Ohio State won, 62-39.

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

By The Pitt News Staff November 29, 2018
The Browns and Bengals faced off in a revenge game, while the previously struggling Buckeyes suddenly looked like one of the nation’s best teams once again versus Michigan.
Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald gets an arm on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Take 5: Bell, Butler, Brees

By The Pitt News Staff November 14, 2018
Does Pitt football deserve to be ranked? Did Le’Veon Bell make the right decision? Our staff answers these questions and more in this week’s Take 5.
Unproven Panthers show drastic improvement

Unproven Panthers show drastic improvement

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer November 12, 2018
The Pitt men's basketball team looks great when you compare this Pitt team to where last year’s team was at this point. The 2017 Panthers started out 0-2, losing to the similarly low-level squads of Navy and Montana.
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