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

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

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.

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.

Takeaways from NFL Scouting Combine

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was the only Pitt player to attend this year’s 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.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

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.

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.

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to Antowain Smith (32) during Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome.

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.

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

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.

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.

Take 5: Bell, Butler, Brees

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.

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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