The Pitt News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.

Michael Sam

Michael Sam

By MCT Campus

February 20, 2014


Filed under Archives

Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

Rise above

Rise above

By MCT Campus

February 19, 2014


Filed under Archives

Ward gained fame as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Lewis

Lewis

By MCT Campus

February 19, 2014


Filed under Archives

Lewis made a Super Bowl appearance as a Philadelphia Eagle in 2005.

Vick MCT

Vick MCT

By MCT Campus

January 8, 2014


Filed under Archives

Vick's past is something to be forgiven, but not forgotten

McCoy celebrates

McCoy celebrates

By MCT Campus

January 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy had a regular season to remember, leading the league in rushing yards, but the Philadelphia Eagles were dispatched from the playoffs last Saturday.

Redskins vs. Eagles

Redskins vs. Eagles

By MCT Campus

November 19, 2013


Filed under Archives

With 77 yards rushing Sunday against Washington, LeSean McCoy eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

McCoy wowing through Week 10

McCoy wowing through Week 10

By MCT Campus

November 11, 2013


Filed under Archives

LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles continues to stand out as former Panther, leading the NFL in rushing yards through 10 games.

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

By MCT Campus

October 21, 2013


Filed under Archives

Larry Fitzgerald recorded only two receptions for 17 yards this weekend. 

McCoy runs over Buccaneers

McCoy runs over Buccaneers

By MCT Campus

October 15, 2013


Filed under Archives

LeSean McCoy leads the NFL with 630 rushing yards this season -- nearly 100 more than the next closest running back.

The West-Schaub divide

The West-Schaub divide

By MCT Campus

October 14, 2013


Filed under Archives

Matt Schaub drew widespread sympathy when trespassers set foot on his home.

Lesean McCoy

Lesean McCoy

By MCT Campus

October 7, 2013


Filed under Archives

Although he still leads the NFL in rushing yards, former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy had a relatively unproductive day for the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Revis and Fitzgerald

Revis and Fitzgerald

By MCT Campus

September 30, 2013


Filed under Archives

Revis limited Fitzgerald to 68 yards on nine targets, but Fitzgerald had the last laugh when he caught the game-tying touchdown Sunday. 

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

By MCT Campus

September 23, 2013


Filed under Archives

LeSean McCoy took command of the NFL rushing lead this weekend. 

Eagles vs. Chargers

Eagles vs. Chargers

By MCT Campus

September 16, 2013


Filed under Archives

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had a standout performance in their loss against the San Diego Chargers. 

College Sports

College Sports

By MCT Campus

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel faces a possible suspension, raising issues of athlete's compensation. 

Pat’s Tense

Pat’s Tense

By MCT Campus

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Parents may start enrolling their children in hockey programs, as opposed to football. 

Saul: Kansas City responds after horrific tragedy

Saul: Kansas City responds after horrific tragedy

By JOHN SLEEZER

December 4, 2012


Filed under Archives

Kansas City head coach Romeo Crennel (left) witnessed his linebacker's suicide. (MCT Campus)

Two former Panthers enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

Two former Panthers enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

By PAUL TOPLE

August 4, 2012


Filed under Archives

Former Panther Curtis Martin speaks during the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium on Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

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