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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

Hard Rock Stadium in is readied in anticipation of Sundays Super Bowl, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers.

What to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer January 31, 2020
The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to conclude an NFL season to remember.
Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) goes up for a dunk during Pitt’s 87-79 victory over Canisius.

ICYMI: Basketball, wrestling performances headline winter break

By Ben Mankowski and Marshall Worth January 6, 2020
While the student body at large kicked its feet up around the holiday fireplace, Pitt’s winter athletes stayed active as ever over break, notching victories in wrestling, football and men’s basketball.
Jonathan Perlman (far left), Pat Gardner (far right) and other students spelled “Pitt Strong” in body paint at an October football game against Miami to honor the Tree of Life victims.

Tri Pi braves elements, paints chests for Pitt football

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer November 22, 2019
When a typical fan might choose to head for Heinz Field’s exits, a select few of Pitt’s most dedicated fans remain. Shirtless, painted and cold, they refuse to let their passion fade.
Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first quarter against the Miami Heat on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

By TPN Staff November 1, 2019
The sports staff takes a look at several of the storylines permeating through the sports world right now, including the downfall of the Warriors’ dynasty and an NBA player who could make a sneaky bet for Most Improved.
The Orlando Magics Markelle Fultz (20) soars above Cleveland Cavaliers defenders for a thunderous slam dunk at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Magic won, 94-85.

Take 5: Baylor, banking, Booth Jr.

By TPN Staff October 24, 2019
The sports staff breaks down two emerging storylines from the NBA’s opening week, while also adding to the conversation regarding college football and the World Series.
Senior safety Damar Hamlin (03) tackles Syracuse running back Jarveon Howard (28) during the 2018 matchup with the Orange at Heinz Field.

Football Takeaways: Aggression is a double-edged sword

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer October 22, 2019
The same aggressive defense that made Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi famous at Michigan State showed itself against the Orange, though Pitt kept the score close by making several avoidable mistakes.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks off the field after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, Oct. 13, at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Take 5: Getting excited for NBA, Williamson

By TPN Staff October 18, 2019
With the NBA season starting on Oct. 22, The Pitt News sports staff takes on several basketball-related topics such as the potential of Zion Williamson and the league’s improving parity.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) walks off the field after defeating the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game at TIAA Bank Field, Thursday, Sept. 19 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jaguars won 20-7.

Take 5: Minshew, Murray, Minnesota

By TPN Staff October 10, 2019
The Pitt News Sports staff discusses a couple young quarterbacks proving their chops in the NFL — as well as a seasoned veteran making a serious case for league MVP — in this week’s Take 5
Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first quarter, Sept. 29, at M&T Bank Stadium.

Take 5: Warriors, Jazz, 76ers can contend for Finals

By TPN Staff October 3, 2019
With the start of the NBA season just around the corner on Oct. 22, several staff members discuss which teams they think can surprise people and become NBA Finals contenders.
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