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Pitt getting back on track with latest recruiting cycle

Men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel added five-star combo guard Jalen Hood-Schifino in late December. Capel is looking to score the highest ranked class of his tenure at Pitt.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

The latest Pitt recruiting cycle has been unusually generous, with both football and basketball nabbing some of their highest rated recruits in recent memory.

Prediction: Short-handed UNC to beat Pitt

The Pitt men’s basketball team opened the season with a victory over No. 10 Florida State only to fall to the little-known Nicholls State the following game.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

In an ACC clash between two inconsistent teams, rebounding and homecourt advantage give the Tar Heels a slight edge over Pitt despite their depleted backcourt.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt basketball strikes out on a trio of top talent

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt basketball strikes out on a trio of top talent

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Pitt basketball swung and missed on a few high-end recruits, while Pitt football strengthened its class of 2021 by landing a highly touted recruit with the ability to play on both sides of the ball.

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first quarter against the Miami Heat on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

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.

Take 5: Baylor, banking, Booth Jr.

The Orlando Magic's 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.

By TPN Staff

October 25, 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.

Take 5: Minshew, Murray, Minnesota

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.

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

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt basketball awaits a quartet of commitments

The Panthers are in a prime position to add two four-star players to the roster next season.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The Pittsburgh Panthers men’s basketball team has already secured its first commitment to the class of 2020 and now looks to add more elite talent. It recently brought in one of the most talented recruits in Pennsylvania and is in striking distance of a significant number of program-altering prospects. Pitt’s football team has also continued to strengthen its class of 2020 by stealing a highly touted recruit from bitter rival West Virginia.

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

Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first quarter, Sept. 29, at M&T Bank Stadium.

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.

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

By TPN Staff

September 27, 2019

The TPN sports staff voices its displeasure with ownership in both the NFL and NBA, and also weighs in on the underachieving Baker Mayfield and Michigan football team.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watches as the offensive coordinator talks with backup QB Mason Rudolph on Sunday.

By TPN Staff

September 19, 2019

In this week’s column, our staff weighs in on a couple Pittsburgh-related storylines — one hopeful, one bleak — and also shines a light on the incredible career of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

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