The Pitt News

It’s complicated

It’s complicated

By TNS

June 19, 2015


Filed under Archives

Due a surprising number of detractors, Cleveland Cavaliers' star LeBron James sports a complicated legacy.

Big New World

Big New World

By TNS

May 26, 2015


Filed under Archives

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa (33) and two other new frontcourt members will be key to Pitt's potential to bounce back after a disappointing 2014-2015 season.

Baby Baller

Baby Baller

By Sam Riche / TNS

April 16, 2015


Filed under Archives

Duke center Jahlil Okafor (15) is just another example of a player who could have gone straight to the pros if the NBA hadn't changed its eligibility policy.

Duke

Duke

By Jeff Siner / TNS

April 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Duke's Justise Winslow (12) drives between San Diego State defenders in the third round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer

By CHARLES TRAINOR JR / TNS

March 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer in the third quarter against Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl.

Temple Owls

Temple Owls

By Yong Kim / TNS

March 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Temple's Josh Brown claps on his way to the bench during a timeout during the second half against Houston.

Top seed

Top seed

By Pablo Alcala / TNS

March 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Arkansas' Rashad Madden (00) fouls Kentucky's Trey Lyles (41) during the second half of the SEC tournament championship.

Ute talking to me?

Ute talking to me?

By TNS

March 16, 2015


Filed under Archives

Utah and Stephen F. Austin is one of the most anticipated matchups of the first slate of games. 

Questionable defense

Questionable defense

By George Bridges / TNS

March 5, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Several NBA stars, including Rockets guard James Harden, cause some fans to call their defense into question.

Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

By Nuccio DiNuzzo / TNS

March 3, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Derrick Rose suffered his third major leg injury last week.

Storm surge

Storm surge

By Bo Rader / TNS

February 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Kansas State fans and players celebrate after the team upsets No. 8 Kansas.

Seton Hall brawl

Seton Hall brawl

By Charles Fox / TNS

February 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono gets struck with a fist and forearm by Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs, top, after a scramble for a loose ball.

Dunk champion

Dunk champion

By Jeff Wheeler / TNS

February 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine won the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest.

Prince Amukamara

Prince Amukamara

By Richard W. Rodriguez / TNS

February 13, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Prince Amukamara, who formerly had abstained from sex until marriage, got married last Spring.

Comeback kid

Comeback kid

By TNS

February 6, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Wide receiver Mike Shanahan was hired by Paul Chryst as a graduate assistant.

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

By Jose Carlos Fajardo / TNS

February 3, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Damian Lillard was one notable name excluded from the 2015 All-Star Game.

Defensive Rookie of the Year

Defensive Rookie of the Year

By Chris Lee / TNS

January 31, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Aaron Donald won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors on Saturday night.

Gov. Wolf already abandoning campaign pledges?

Gov. Wolf already abandoning campaign pledges?

By TNS

January 28, 2015


Filed under Archives

Hillary Clinton, right, campaigning for then-gubernatorial candidate and current Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf, left, in October, 2014.

Touchdown Tom Brady

Touchdown Tom Brady

By Sam Riche / TNS

January 21, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Tom Brady and the Patriots are again in the middle of a controversy.

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

By TNS

January 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Marshawn Lynch has made headlines for avoiding the media after games.

National Champions

National Champions

By TNS

January 13, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Ohio State beat Oregon in the first College Football Playoff championship game.

Award Season

Award Season

By TNS

January 12, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

Aaron Donald is a leading candidate for the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

By TNS

January 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco made headlines when he called himself an elite quarterback.

ENTER TV-EMMY 27 LA

ENTER TV-EMMY 27 LA

By TNS

January 5, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Laverne Cox arrives for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Top of the class

Top of the class

By TNS

December 24, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Aaron Donald is one of three rookies to earn a Pro Bowl invite, joining Dallas' Zack Martin and Baltimore's C.J. Mosley.

Steve Pederson

Steve Pederson

By TNS

December 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Former athletic director Steve Pederson with senior basketball player Cameron Wright.

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

By TNS

December 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Both Bo Pelini (L) and Brady Hoke (R) were fired over the past week.

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

By TNS

December 1, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

LeSean McCoy scored a touchdown against Dallas on Thanksgiving.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

By TNS

November 17, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Aaron Donald sacked future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday.

Up in smoke

Up in smoke

By MCT Campus

November 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Miscommunication has plagued LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers in the early part of the season.

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

By MCT Campus

November 10, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Larry Fitzgerald moved into 18th place on the all-time receptions list Sunday.

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

By MCT Campus

November 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Larry Fitzgerald led the Arizona Cardinals in receiving yards again on Sunday.

In your face!

In your face!

By MCT Campus

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Illegal hands to the face penalties are being called at a higher rate than ever before.

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

By MCT Campus

October 28, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passes in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys.

Dana Holgorsen

Dana Holgorsen

By MCT Campus

October 27, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Dana Holgorsen has said he wants to schedule Pitt in non-conference games, but no efforts have been made towards doing that.

Jabaal Sheard

Jabaal Sheard

By MCT Campus

October 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Jabaal Sheard combined with K'Waun Williams for five tackles.

Dana Holgersen

Dana Holgersen

By MCT Campus

October 23, 2014


Filed under Specials / Homecoming2014, Sports, Sports Columns

Dana Holgersen, head coach of West Virginia, now competes with Pitt mostly just for recruits.

Good behavior

Good behavior

By MCT Campus

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Aldon Smith (99) looks to potentially garner a reduced suspension after multiple transgressions.

The Bryce is right

The Bryce is right

By MCT Campus

October 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Bryce Petty is a favorite to bring home the prestigious Heisman Trophy.

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

By MCT Campus

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Star running back Todd Gurley was suspended for last week's game for signing autographs in the spring.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

By MCT Campus

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Aaron Donald played on almost every defensive snap on Monday night, and is solidifying a playing spot on the St. Louis Rams.

Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals

By MCT Campus

October 7, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Kansas City Royals are this year's surprise playoff team and are headed to the ALCS.

Pitt vs. Penn State

Pitt vs. Penn State

By MCT Campus

October 7, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt will renew its series with Penn State, beginning in the 2016 season.

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

By MCT Campus

October 6, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Larry Fitzgerald still has not scored a touchdown this season, and much of the blame is on his quarterbacks.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

By MCT Campus

October 6, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pirates have a few holes to fill this offseason, including first base and catcher.

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

By MCT Campus

October 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Dallas Cowboys are off to a 3-1 start this season, but against mostly mediocre teams.

Week to week

Week to week

By MCT Campus

October 1, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Players like Frank Gore are driving fantasy football players mad this year with their fluctuating performances.

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

By MCT Campus

September 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

LeSean McCoy had a subpar performance in the Eagles' first loss of the season Sunday.

Options for veterans at Pitt

Options for veterans at Pitt

By MCT Campus

September 23, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

Pitt is among the top 15 percent of military-friendly schools. 

Takedown

Takedown

By MCT Campus

September 22, 2014


Filed under Archives

Jabaal Sheard [making tackle] had a solid performance for the Cleveland Browns against the division rival Baltimore Ravens. 

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

By Courtesy of MCT Campus

September 14, 2014


Filed under Archives

From left, University of California, Berkeley student Shannon Thomas, 21, former student Nicoletta Commins, 22, and student Aryle Butler, 20, prepare to speak during a press conference at the Graduate School of Journalism in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Thirty-one female students h...

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

By MCT Campus

September 14, 2014


Filed under Archives

Sixty-five percent of women and 25 percent of men experience some type of street harassment at some point in their lives.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks

By MCT Campus

September 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer with Al Horford. The Hawks' owner stepped down after self-reporting a racist email.

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

By MCT Campus

September 9, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

LeSean McCoy had an average day in the Eagles season-opening win.

College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff

By MCT Campus

September 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Jameis Winston and Florida State won the last BCS Championship under the previous playoff format.

Kenny Trill

Kenny Trill

By MCT Campus

September 3, 2014


Filed under Archives

Kenny Hill has been compared to his predecessor often  since his breakout performance on Thursday. 

End of an era

End of an era

By MCT Campus

September 3, 2014


Filed under Archives

Brad Guzan (right) has become the starting goalie for the U.S. national team.  

Elusive

Elusive

By MCT Campus

September 3, 2014


Filed under Archives

The outcome of Florida State-Oklahoma State was one of the many surprises from week one of college football.  

Manchester United

Manchester United

By MCT Campus

September 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Wayne Rooney is one of the last remaining members from the old Manchester United dynasty.

US NEWS CMP-ROTC-ADV05 LA

US NEWS CMP-ROTC-ADV05 LA

By Dave Getzschman

August 28, 2014


Filed under National News, News

Kaitlyn Benitez-Strine, 17, from left, speaks with ROTC representatives Anna Thompson, 22, and Isabel Lopez, 18, at Stanford University, April 29, 2011, in Stanford, California. Following a ban of about four decades, Stanford and many of the nation's elite universities are welcoming back the Reserve Offic...

Washington

Washington

By MCT

August 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Numerous media outlets and political figures have spoken out against Washington's controversial football team name.

Injured goods

Injured goods

By MCT Campus

August 25, 2014


Filed under Archives

A columnist's friend picked Sam Bradford (throwing) in their fantasy draft hours after the St. Louis Rams quarterback injured his ACL. 

US NEWS MED-FLU-HEALTHWORKERS 3 LA

US NEWS MED-FLU-HEALTHWORKERS 3 LA

By Mark Boster

August 19, 2014


Filed under Archives

Pitt requires all incoming freshman living on campus to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis.

Pa. Gay marriage

Pa. Gay marriage

By Yong Kim

May 27, 2014


Filed under Archives

Lindsay Vandermay, right, holds up her wedding ring with her partner Ashley Wilson after they received their marriage certificate at the marriage bureau office at City Hall on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT)...

NBA owner alleged to have made racist comments

NBA owner alleged to have made racist comments

By (MCT Campus)

April 27, 2014


Filed under Archives

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, is being investigated by the NBA after an audio recording surfaced, with a voice attributed to Sterling, containing racist remarks. 

NBA owner allegedly makes racist comments

NBA owner allegedly makes racist comments

By MCT Campus

April 26, 2014


Filed under Archives

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, is being investigated by the NBA after an audio recording surfaced, with a voice attributed to Sterling, containing racist remarks. 

Orlando City v Riverhounds USL Soccer

Orlando City v Riverhounds USL Soccer

By Stephen M. Dowell

April 14, 2014


Filed under Archives

Orlando City's Adama Mbengue (10) moves the ball past the Pittsburgh Riverhounds' Matt Dallman (20) during a USL playoff game at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, Saturday, August 24, 2013. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)...

Kain Colter

Kain Colter

By MCT Campus

April 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

Former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter led a movement that resulted in the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board deciding to allow the Wildcats football team to unionize.

Baseball argument

Baseball argument

By John Sleezer

April 2, 2014


Filed under Archives

Video review will save time by cutting down on on-field arguments.|MCT Campus 

Miley Cyrus performs in Minnesota

Miley Cyrus performs in Minnesota

By Jeff Wheeler | MCT Campus

April 1, 2014


Filed under Archives

Miley Cyrus performs at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on Monday, March 10, 2014.

APRIL FOOLS red Solo cup

APRIL FOOLS red Solo cup

By MCT Campus

March 31, 2014


Filed under Archives

South Oakland residents are stocking up on red Solo cups in anticipation of BYOC. 

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